This is my first book experience of anything written by Bujold. I'm not a big Romance novel fan, but I truly enjoyed how the book began with a shy, misguided, under appreciated farm girl who ran away from home to hide her poor judgement and shame. During her traveling adventure, she quickly came across fearful situations that brought forth fearless strengths and determination that quickly caught the interest of a living legend lake walker and malice slayer, named Dag. Absolutely lovely book, and I'm downloading Book 2 now, as I want to know what happens when Spark meets Dags' (the lakewalker) family and kin, and how their lives together will grow. Great book with just the right amount of romance, adventure, and peril, etc.
This book "Black", is the first of many I read by Ted Dekker. He's got a real nac for alternate realities like no other author. Intriguing story line snagged me from the get-go, so I had to listen to the next two books in this 3 book series. I highly recommend Ted Dekker for his orginality in unusual yet highly interesting story telling. Refreshing, new, and wonderful.
Loved the Outlander book, and was looking for to reading another book by Diana Gabaldon. I picked up Dragonfly in Amber not knowing it was book 2 to Outlander. Fantastic suprise me. What really makes this book or series of books so delightful, is the narrator. The narrator has the accents down perfectly, and her voice springs the characters to life. Highly recommend this book to all.
Fantastic story with a little history inter-twined. I got really wrapped up with all the characters (good & bad), and just wish there was sequel to this book as I just wasn't ready for this story to end. Wonderful book!
When I first started this book, I thought the explicit detail into each characters internal belief, desire and motivation was a bit overboard and distracting. But, the thoroughness of the physchology into each character was of inestimable worth in understanding exactly what drives individuals into a socialist economic system - based on the premise that if capital voluntarily surrendered its ownership of the means of production to the state or the workers, unemployment and poverty would be abolished. However, this book explained exactly how prosperity is gained, shared and lost within a capital economic system Vs an alternative. And, after listening to this book, I've learned to better appreciate the United States' capitalism economic system. This book also strengthen my abhor to an alternative economic system. Great book!
A must read for those with an interest in adventure, love, misfortune, cultures, survival and real life situations described at it's best and worst. I not only heard each word of this book, it left a heart felt connection with the characters in this book. I laughed, I cried, and could stop listening to the book. I became an instant fan of this Khaled Hosseini. Outstanding, incredibly wonderful book!!
Wow! What a book! Jordan develops his characters in the greatest of details, and the sheer volume of characters added throughout the story creates an intellectually intriging adventure with plots that twist and turn into subplots of subplots. I just down loaded book 3 to the Wheel of Time series, as books 1 and 2 have gotten me all wrapped-up in this exciting tale and looking forward to more, much more....I'm hooked.
This is the first book I've read by Robert Jordan. The author includes the taste, the feel, the emotion, the color, the texture, the detail of characters, places, and environments. Twist and turns all along the way. The readers Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are fantastic. Especially Michael Kramer, wow, he amazingly sounds different for each character, and makes it real easy to reconginize each characters unique voice and Kramer keeps it all straight. Kate is good too, but I prefer Kramer, possibly because he read most the book. I just downloaded book two, and noticed that a few of the books in this series is not in an audible format. Not good at all. Hopefully, this will get remedied real soon.
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