The Treecat interactions with each other are a big part of what this book is about. I don't know if there will be more in this series but I want more...That said, a bit too much time is spent on Stephanie and Anders and their relationship. All in all a good book.
So, I really dig Jack Campbell's military sci-fi books. It's a genre I don't feel is done well by many people, but I think his stories are quite satisfying. He is one of two authors I feel this way about...and when I saw he was writing a Fantasy novel I admit I was trepidatious to say the least. The switch in Genre after writing SO much military Sci-Fi left me assuming I was going to get that but with Wizards and Dragons and armies of humans clashing in great big battles all over the world.
And, to be fair, we might yet get there.
Instead, what I got was incredibly different then I expected and it was wonderful! We get a very well developed world, with real problems and believable social classes. And all through it there are sprinkled little hints of an even deeper story.
Great story. Great characters. Great start to a hopefully great series. I can't wait for more.
The Giver. I know a lot of people compare it to The Hunger Games but I really don't think there is much comparison there other then basic framing. The Giver was a book that actually addresses similar themes and asks similar questions about the way we live.
I only ever listened to Emma in the previous 2 books of this series, and she was excellent in all 3 books. Aaron was hit or miss on the characters but that likely has more to do with the fact that I already had 2 books under my belt with Emma's style rather then anything he was doing wrong. Looking at it from a more isolated perspective it was a good performance.
This book blew me away in that I just did not expect it to go the direction that it took. And that is an enormously good thing. Too many books aimed at teens always go for the happy ending where everybody is okay at the end. Well, this book is not that. This book tells a story, and it is not a happy ending. It's real, and it's a very human look at the way things really are today and our society as a whole.
Definitely. It's a story that almost anybody can relate to, and it holds together extremely well.
The ending isn't great...it kind of feels like it was cut off mid-chapter, which is fine considering it just made me want to immediately pick up the second book and begin listening to that.
It's still a solid performance by the narrator.
The book repeats itself endlessly...re-affirming things already stated over and over without actually adding anything new, and the magic continues to be inconsistent to the rules set down earlier.
I have, this is on par with his other performances. He is a great narrator.
This book wouldn't really fit in a movie. Maybe a tv show, but that's been done and already messed up.
Hell Yes! This is easily the most important book in the story so far. Peices of the overarching plot are tied together and made whole, and the status-quo of the series is broken.
Her portrayal of Keasley is surprisingly racist. I cringed every time he spoke, which was thankfully only very small amounts of time. She tries to keep distinct character voices, but slips into the wrong voices at some points leading to some confusion. Also her pixie voices, while probably more accurate to what the author was going for then with the previous narrator, were none the less aggravating to listen to and broke my suspension of disbelief each time. I found myself hoping my favorite character would remain vacant from scenes to spare my gritted teeth when he talked. On the other hand, I thought her actual narration voice was quite pleasant. If she could stay in the right characters and didn't use voices that made me need to use q-tips after listening, I would totally listen to more of her work.
When Rachel realized it was time to 'grow up' so-to-speak, it really struck home. Everybody has that sort of moment in their lives and it resonated with me.
The sudden addition of musical interludes between chapters was unpleasant. It added nothing but extremely awkward pauses before
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