Enjoy time travel books? Madeleine "Max" Maxwell, the main character is tough, irreverent sarcastic historian who travels in time. The book is good fun, full of excitement and humor and the narration is great. Listeners who enjoy a bit of humor with their SciFi will enjoy this book. Worth the credit.
Erik Davies is not a bad narrator and if I had not just listened to the first three books in the series narrated by Jefferson Mays, I might not have even blinked. But he is different. I kept thinking Mr. Davies was rehearsing for and outback commercial when he was portraying a Belter accent. After the first few hours you get accustomed to the differences but I have no idea why they made this change. It was not smart.
That said, the story is very good and worth the credit. Holden and the crew of the Rosi are again hip deep in the sh**, and fighting against evil and a corporate villain. This time they are trying keep an alien world from coming apart and preventing it from killing everyone on it. Miller is one of my favorite characters from the first book and he continues to make his presence known.
One of the aspects I like the most about this series is that the authors really develop secondary characters and plot lines. Maybe it comes from writing as a team. Bottom line, if you liked the previous books, get this one. After suffering through the first hour or so of the narration, it does not seem as bad. Let’s all hope they bring back Jefferson Mays for the next one.
The Rise of Endymion is an outstanding ending to an epic series. This SF series is not a light read. I read Hyperion almost 15 years ago. I remembered I loved the first book but I had to go back and reread it before I could jump into the sequels. A complex landscape, covering many worlds, time travel, philosophy and religion in a struggle for the future of mankind. Victor Bevine does a great job narrating this complex landscape and wonderful characters. In the Rise of Endymion, Dan Simmons does a wonderful job wrapping up this multifaceted series.
The main character Felix Castor is a paranormal investigator and exorcist. He also has a strong tendency to be a wiseass. He can see ghosts along with other paranormal creatures and has some power over them. This is the first book in the series and he has been hired to get rid of a ghost but gets involved in discovering the why behind the haunting. The book is fun and the narration great. If you enjoy urban fantasy genre, give it a try.
Not the typical story of Drizzt. This story concentrates on Wulfgar's struggles to come to terms with his past and his demons. Watching Wulfgar’s decent into depravity, was not enjoyable. I tried but did not enjoy the story of the peasant girl and it was very hard to push through this novel. Victor Bevine is a very good narrator and he made the story tolerable. I hope that the next book picks up.
This is book two of the Yellowrock series and not sure I will listen to the third. Jane is a "skin walker" who shares a body and mind with Beast a.k.a "big cat." Hired by the vampire council as a bounty hunter to find and destroy a vampire who is turning young rogues in the city of New Orleans. The Bloodmaster of the city death vengeance out for her due to events from book one. The book seemed to drag at the start and there were several times I wondered why I had purchased it. The action in the last third of the book made it more enjoyable but still not sure I will ever buy book three unless it is on sale. Sorry, wanted to like it more.
First Grave on the Right is witty, enjoyable with an interesting premise. The main character is sarcastic (which I really like) and I found Ms. King to be a perfect fit as a narrator. A bit too much romance for me but overall, not bad.
Patricia Briggs has added another fast moving fun addition to the Mercy Thompson series. The series are light but full of action. The characters are likable, and sometimes mischievous, but Mercy and her pack hold your attention and loyalty. This book reintroduces Coyote and you get additional insight into the character. This is a quick listen that has almost a short story feel and it will end all too soon. Lorelei King who has narrated the series does a great job.
I liked The Lost Gate. I did not love it, but liked it. It was a solid 3 & ¾ star book. When I read the reviews of The Gate Thief, I was concerned.
Seemed like all the audible reviewers really liked the first book, but disliked the second book, thinking it was a significant departure from book 1. There are lots of discussions on OSC being overly “preachy”. I have read or listened too many of OSCs books, and almost all contain Moral dilemmas and have underlying moral lessons. I wanted to see where Mither Mages was going, so I took a chance.
I really did not find The Gate Thief much of a departure from the Gate Thief. It was a bit slower than book one but I did not find it any more “preachy” than I was accustomed to from OSC. If you liked the Lost Gate, I would recommend listening to the Gate Thief. I intend to purchase book 3 when it comes out.
The Ender series books are great and some of my favorites. I am not that big of a fan of the Maker series. This book falls in between. An interesting tie to ancient mythology in modern day. Limited action, but entertaining. Narration typical of other OSC novels. Still debating if I want to get the 2nd book, reviews seem questionable.
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