Very near the top. The story is very complex and builds off of the previous books well.
Everything with Tyrion
He seemed to forget the voices he had chosen so consistently throughout the first 4 books. It made it a little hard to get into the characters in the same way I had before.
Definitely top 10.
There were several great moments, but I think the most memorable would be the description of r'lyeh when the sailors discover it. I have always liked descriptive language and Lovecraft's command of English is really demonstrated throughout the work.
He is without a doubt, the perfect narrator for these types of stories. His reading made the stories really come alive.
I now understand the popularity of Lovecraft and the reverence that people have for his work. Great stuff.
The narrator is superb and really sells the characters well. The story itself is the quintessential hero story and demonstrates the characteristics of a classic true hero, not the popular modern anti-hero that has become so prevalent.
Definitely the main character: John Carter. Unlike the "hero" in so many modern stories, John Carter represents traits that are ideals. He is painted as the hero that people should want to aspire to be and I find that very refreshing and inspiring.
again, John Carter. Scott just sells the confidence and self-awareness that seems so central to the character.
many many. The fact that the ending had me yelling "Noooo!" in my car really speaks to the writing ability of Burroughs. I simply HAD to get the next book in the series immediately and learn what happened next.
I plan to. I think the book will prove invaluable in helping me become better at relating to and dealing with people. Listening to it again will help concrete the principles in my memory.
How to Win Friends... really helps explain a lot about human behavior and helped me understand better why some people do and say what they do. It also helped me learn how to better approach those with whom I am having difficulty to at the very least smooth things over and at best win them to my point of view.
no characters in the book really unless you count the example stories
Vital communication skills. I can not emphasize enough how valuable I think this book will be. The principles even helped me better understand my own motivations and behaviors. I would almost say this is a mandatory read.
intense, thrilling, fantastic
main character: Jorg Ancrath
I listened to "King of Thorns" also performed by Clamp. It was also very good. His ability to make the different characters discernible from one another really helps the story.
This is an excellent book. I would highly recommend it to other listeners who like complex stories and aren't afraid of a very visceral experience. There is a lot of violence, but it fits with the character development and adds to the experience of the story.
Fantastic narrator performance.
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