Repetitive. That's why it's so long.
Not worth it.
The story was just okay.
There were some parts that made me stop and think. The author could write a good book someday if he learns to edit his work.
Boring. Not to mention...The author is a fear merchant. Evil.He argues that drug companies want to make their customers sick so they can sell more drugs, which on some level makes sense, but in reality, is not true. I know the people who develop drugs, as a student of biochemistry (metabolism). They are my professors, classmates, mentors, and friends. They are ordinary, not cruel. They are into health, athleticism, diet, sleep, all that. They hate sickness. It is wrong to accuse them of slow murder just to make a dollar.No would go through years of intense, stressful, expensive schooling without a light at the end of the tunnel. Money and making a worthwhile contribution to the human race are the two brightest lights. Making a contribution to the human race is about healing and helping, not poisoning and harming. Making lots of money in the drug development business is like winning the lottery. It is not a path you would choose if you wanted to get rich. Marketers can be evil, as we know. But, they can only sell what the developers make.Logically, these lies do not add up. Drug companies get sued if their drugs harm people.The lawsuits can lead to bankruptcy. Also, most businesses prefer their customers alive and well, so they can make (and therefore spend) more money. However, the author is perfectly okay with meth, heroine, and coke... which is exactly what the medical society would sell if they were all about making money and getting people sick. No one would sue them then, as they'd be hooked and broke.I'm not off the deep end. Some drugs are legal that shouldn't be. I think it's stupid that doctors do not aggressively try to talk women into using copper ion IUDs rather than hormonal birth control, which causes blood clots. I strongly advocate doing your own research, checking WebMD, and talking to your pharmacist. Basically, being a mature adult. Please, don't support this nonsense.Please, do not purchase this.
Some slow parts, but worthwhile!
Not much of this book is like hard action like the 5 minute sample.
But, you will find everything you expect in a saga; suspense, betrayal, some simple romance. Also coming-of-age.
It is not boring or depressing like a history lecture, although it is set in a feudal society and the characters face problems like racism, sexism, class struggle, and religious intolerance.
You are always looking through the eyes of a character with a strong will.
The setting and tone of the book are very distinct and artistic. Reality is re-defined to include some elements like magic-ish stuff and destiny.
This book was a little to long, slow, and heavy for me to purchase the rest of the series right away, although I probably will eventually and might even re-listen to this one.
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