Occasionally the main character can be exasperating but overall a wonderful book and fantastic narration.
Like Wheelmen, this book falls short due to being written by someone outside the sport looking in and trying to piece together what happened. This is the trouble with all non-first account reports. This is why Hamilton's book is the best out of the three. This book was second. Also, it may be a function of audio narration but the tone of the book was so mocking it was distracting. I actually think when a female attempts to do a male voice it just comes across as comical mockery. That is just my impression after listening to the book. Anyway, worth a credit and a listen if you follow this story like I do.
The book was great for the first few chapters but then just went downhill. The main character can't stay focused and it is obnoxious. The first few times he does it you give him a pass and it offers some comic relief but as it continues, and actually gets worse, you want to kill the guy. The main character also paints himself as an old rusty x-marine who is a self described non-English major but then uses some way out there vocabulary. It just isn't consistent. I bought and went through the 2nd book but I'm done with the series now.
First off, someone should have taught the narrator how to pronounce names and places in the book. Second, most of the information in the book is old news from Lance's books and other sources and the only new info was the last part about the USADA. Third, the book had a strange voice, at one time in ecstasy about Lance's achievements and in the next, mocking. This may have been due to the narrator's poor consistency but it felt like the authors admire Lance but feel snubbed by him and bitter about it. Lastly, if I haven't made it clear, the narrator was a poor choice.
Loved the book. Anyone who is a fan of physics, chemistry, or just science in general will enjoy this. My only gripe is the last chapter ends too abruptly for me but I really enjoyed the book.
If you like focus on inconsequential character for pages on end, if you like ridiculous sexual descriptions and a focus on rape/incest, and if you like it when the coolest aspect of the story (and what made the first book in the series so great) is given a back seat, well then you may like this book. I couldn't even finish it. Such a disappointment.
I don't know. This book burned me out for a while. I think I'll listen to music for a while.
If you liked the Warded Man you should skip this sequel. It isn't worth the time.
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