After a few shaky outings is is nice to see this series get back on track. Some of the relationships are getting stale, but overall this was a lot of fun.
As always the interaction of Laurence and Temeraire is one of my favorite relationships in literature.
I love Simon Vance, and have discovered other books because he was narrating.
It is a good read, but the story does not go anywhere. This and the book in Australia read like filler material. This is better than that simply because of the return to the Napoleonic Wars, and how the Russian campaign is changed.
Rick yes, Nick...not a chance.
Nothing. He was grating, lazy, and monotonous.
Pick up the book in print, the story is great as usual, the narration ruins the story, especially after the wonderful job Jesse has done over the rest of this series.
Please re-record this travesty.
Nearly anyone. I love your writing Stephen, but please leave the reading to someone else.
This was my first WoW book and I liked it a lot. As an alliance player, seeing the journey our King took in this book was inspiring. I would recommend this to any WoW player.
As always I loved these stories. People were complaining that Roy Dotrice did not read the last book. I enjoyed the last narrator but was looking forward to hearing the familiar voices of the characters I knew. Unfortunately Dotrice changed many voices, Danerys, Mesisandre, and many other have vastly different voices than before. I hope he goes back and listens to his previous work and gets it right for the next book.
I loved the first three books of the Otori Series so I picked this up.
I appreciate character driven narratives, but there was no story. You would think incest and transvestites would be interesting....
The narration was monotonous, almost anyone would have been better.
All of them. This story did not need to be told.
I wish I had these 17 hours of my life back. I kept waiting for something to happen. Sadly the interesting part of this story, the fight for Japan to free itself from foreign dominance is secondary. Think Gone with the Wind without any reference to the civil war.
I am not sure how much the narrator colored my impression of this book, but this was my least favorite of the series so far. Eoin Colfer made the mistake of having someone else read his Artemis Fowl books, only to realize the mistake and bring back the amazing Nathaniel Parker.
I found the story to be lackluster with no real suspense. After all these are tales of Young James Bond, we know he is not going to die, and we know he is going to grow up to be the greatest spy the world has ever known. The Rat Run that is the focus of the finale of the book loses a great deal of suspense because you know he will make it through unscathed.
All in all, this book would have been an entertaining distraction if read by Nathaniel Parker, but Gerard Doyle made a dull book that much worse.
This book sat in my library for a long time. I am a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, but did not enjoy the one Terry Pratchett book that I read (The colour of magic). I loved American Gods, Talisman, and The Dark Tower Series. This book surpassed all of them to become my favorite.
Please read this book!
I wanted to explain my three star rating of this book. Let me first state that I think it is a must read for everyone. The horror of the Atomic Bomb has never been more clear to me after reading the first hand accounts of the survivors. It is a devastating book, and one that should not be read when you are feeling down already. The book finishes with a great message, omoiyari is something that I hope to embody in my life, and after reading this book I am sure you will as well.
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