Sorry Elizabeth Moon but I could not wait for this story to end. I almost stopped completely several times but forced myself to slog through. It is all about the warfare and not much about the character development. The narrator tries but the story is not well develped. Sorry I cannot give this book a better review.
For the first time in all the years on Audible I just could not slog through this book until the end. Only two hours left and it became too tiresome. The author repeats himself over and over. I have listened to many other books that are cultural in nature and was very disappointed with this one. The narrator did try and was good!
This book was a pleasant surprise! I was not sure what to expect when it first began but after listening I would highly recommend it. A journey through the culture and cuisine from China via a story. The narrators are excellent!
I really liked this book and could not stop listening. At first, the book reminded me of Bryce Courtenay's writing style and not because Humphrey Bower was reading or that the author is Australian! Of course, Humphrey Bower as the narrator always is always an added bonus! The storyline takes you to the understory of India and sheds life on the everyday people while also revealing a seedier darker side. I am looking forward to the release of Gregory Roberts' second book and hope that Audible adds it with the same narrator.
This could have been an interesting story line if the narrator had been better. I have listened to other young adult series (like the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik and Dragon Series by EE Knight) and this one is not the best for young adult. Primarily because the narrator over exaggerates the dialogue and makes the characters sound like little girls or worse. Not the best choice for a strong girl image! Perhaps with another narrator this would have been better. The story line seems to be a good one.
I like the books in this series and hope that there are more. It is a different type of other world and quite interesting.
The Temeraire Series is fresh and original. The writing is well done and Simon Vance is splendid as always. Great series which builds upon history but with a twist. Highly recommend!
Excellent writing by Michelle Sagara and really good narration. Love this whole series. I find myself checking as to when the next installment will be on Audible. If you like fantasy this is a really great series. I highly recommend.
I really enjoyed this series and now hear there is another book in the works! Can't wait. A clever theme that is totally different coupled with action. The narrator is very good. I find myself checking when the new book will be out.
I like the series with the cats which is a new twist in this genre. Too short but it is aimed at young adults. I hope to see more in this series. Not a bad listen at all and a nice other world series. One for the whole family to enjoy on a road trip!
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