Okay, yeah, I pre-ordered this book last fall...and waited anxiously...
and I was NOT disappointed!
Orson has written another fantastic fantasy, a world filled with mages who were once so powerful they became the gods of mythology. But since the Gate Thief began stealing the great gates which allowed the mithermages to travel back and forth between worlds, their power has been fading.
A new Gate Mage has been born on earth and has defeated the Gate Thief only to discover a different, more powerful threat.
This book was exciting, full of tense precipices of decisions. Orson is a master storyteller, he is amazing at developing detailed three dimensional characters, worlds and, in the mithermages world, a system of magic and mages.
Another thing I love about Card is that he started his career as a playwright, and LOVES audiobooks. This come out in his stories. With the idea of never using unnecessary words and expecting his stories to be read aloud.
And Stefan Rudnicki is the man to read them. every time I pick up a book narrated by Stefan I cringe for the first minute or so. His voice is...unusual at first...but I quickly get caught up in it and for the rest of the book I am completely enveloped in a well narrated book. I've never heard Emily Rankin before this one but I must say she fit this story well.
I very much enjoyed The Lost Gate and was excited for this book and probably one of my favorite things about this one...I was captivated u[p until the satisfying conclusion...
BUT I was expertly set up already longing for the next book.
Read it, you'll love it.
To be honest this book sat in my library for a while before I got around to listening to it. The 47 hour long classic can be a little bit intimidating. But I finally picked it up and stuck to my 'once started it must be finished before moving on' rule. Let me just say-
Boy I'm glad I did!
This story is amongst some of my favorites.
The epic story of justice both for revenge and reward is captivating and moving. Mr. Dumas has done a great job with plot in this book. With seemingly random characters and surprise twists galore, what seems lengthy before reading is actually building superb suspense that you may not even know is there
until it is relieved.
John Lee does a great job with the narration also, I took some time picking the narrator when I purchased the book and I think I did well. I especially liked his portrayal of Gaspard Caderousse, creating a aural picture well suited to the character.
If you have started this book but put it down after the first hour or so- PICK IT UP AGAIN!.
If you haven't started it yet, I highly recommend doing so.
It is worth finishing.
I'd recommend with this book:
by Alfred Lansing
by Michael Crichton
I found this book to be very helpful, I tend to be at a job for about a year and then I get discouraged by something or someone. I start to look around for some other job, I mean there must be something better out there right? I find a job that promises better pay, better benefits, whatever.
A year later, I'm out looking again.
This book asks great questions about what you like to do, and in different ways than the typical-
"What would you do if you didn't have to go to work?"
kind of questions. So there I was, at my workstation, trying to figure out what i wanted to do with my life. and i looked back on my little scrap of paper and realized-
I am DOING work that I love.
Now, it might not be this job but Mr. Miller makes a great point in separating job, career, and vocation.
He gives great information on how to decide what you enjoy doing, and then how to find a way to
Whether it is to start your own business, start several "side jobs", or how to land the job at the company that you really want to work for.
Couple this book with
by Jon Acuff
by Dave Ramsey
No, this is a book where the information is probably absorbed better when seen. Plus I believe the print version has budgeting forms and the such.
Dave Ramsey for one is a world-class speaker. Also I believe the author of a book can often emphasize and express their own thoughts best.
He spent to much time describing physical acts and seemed to spend a lot of focus trying to make the reader uncomfortable than making the story interesting.
George Guidall is probably my favorite narrator, his voice is expressive, rich, and he develops fantastic voices for various characters. Couple his narration with this epic of a story and you have a real winner.
I would listen to this again, I have listened to it several times and will listen to it more.
I loved the Chapter called "Who told you you were naked?" I laughed, cried a little and laughed again in a five minute section.
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