I'm afraid this is the worst audiobook that I've had from Audible. Absolute, total and utter drivel! The plot leaps about, the characters are not only unbelievable, but also lacking in development; I honestly couldn't care less what happened to them. Some of the plot lines just go nowhere - the father of one of the main characters is caught having an affair and then nothing is said about it again. The story meanders pointlessly and the ending is just utterly uninspiring and irrelevant. Another of the main characters makes his living by producing modern art that he himself openly admits is rubbish (or, more accurately a word that begins with c and ends with rap). I get the distinct impression that the author of this book wanted to emulate his character, but in his case, in print, not modern art. I kept waiting and hoping for something interesting to happen; it didn't. PLEASE don't waste your money/credit on this - you will only be completely wasting you time and money.
Total waste of a credit. As has been said by some, this is a mumbo jumbo rehash of other philosophical rubbish not a "new" way of life at all. The droning monotone of the author doesn't help either - AVOID!
Overall this just wasn't worth the effort. Nothing particularly surprising and the ending is very weak. Like I said, disappointing...
Utterly dreadful. As someone else has already said, Jordan really needs to get back to telling a story where things actually happen. How many hours did this take and what exactly did happen? Simple answers are "far too long" and "not a lot" respectively. So Mr Jordan, when exactly are you going to write a sequel to this where something actually happens instead of all this drivel? Just as an example, Egwene is called into a meeting and it takes 35 minutes of listening to boring descriptions of all sorts of everything before you actually get to hear what happens in the meeting - and even then it takes far too long to find out. Talk about stretching a story out - this is getting ridiculous and we really do need to get to something approaching the end of the story... please... no, really, please... finish the story!!
Well I got this on the strength of the majority of the other reviews and I can only say that I completely disagree. The story plods along with all the speed of a comatose snail, and the so-called "twist" was definitely not worth the wait, nor was it particularly surprising. Sorry, but I cannot agree with the other reviews- avoid this at all costs!
I have to agree with Ionnac on this one, so that makes two dissenters. This is a weak story, badly narrated. I honestly have no idea how anyone could like it. The characters are uninteresting and the story plods along at a snails pace. I am a big fan of fantasy novels and this quite frankly is a poor example of the genre. Avoid!
Having read Reichs' previous novels I was extremely disappointed with this book - the story is quite frankly poor and very predictable. The so called climax is dull and boring and I was just glad when it finally finished, except that I wished I hadn't wasted my time. Most authors get better with time, but based on the evidence of her latest offering, it appears that Reichs is an exception. Not a patch on her previous novels. Use your credits on something else - this really isn't worth a listen.
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