I really enjoyed the series until the end of this book which smacked of the "publisher is on my case, I better finish it." If there is another book in the series I could accept the ending... but barely.
I had not noticed previously but in this book Archer's technical knowledge lacks the depth to describe some aspects of the book.
This book is a never ending series of mishaps and implausible vignettes. None are entertaining. The book is at least three times longer that the story justifies. I did not bother to finish it.
After Roy Dotrice's masterful reading of the first three books in this series, I find the fourth and impossible listen. John Lee reads like a high school student on his first ever oral read of Shakespeare. It comes across as unimaginative poetry.
As much as I wanted to hear the end of this series I've given up 1/3 the way though this book
The readers simply make this book unlistenable.
There are many interesting aspects of this book but the story isn't one of them. It just muddles along and finally peters out in a disappointing ending.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and rate it at 5* but I winced every time the book swung over to Aiko Nakasone's child like narration which I rated as unacceptable.
I enjoy these tales, but endless minor character development, repetative language and a few virtually meaningless chapters,you're left scratching your head. Huh! I would have given this book a 3 or 4 star rating based upon the story, but after one chapter of Follet's 'Pillars of The Earth', I realized 'Knife of Dreams' isn't even close.
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