Springfield, VA, United States | Member Since 2013
My time was spent well, I would not say that I was in a hurry to finish it as it did drag on a bit.
READ IT YOUR SELF
Have to say the Central Park and the groaning from the backup.
A bit long and drawn out, enjoyed more of John Cory than the bad guy.
When you are reading a story or listening to a story in our case. It is the author's job to one entertain you and to to keep you in throlled in the story. Jack Campbell does both, in this series he is done an incredible job of getting you to like both the characters and the storyline. I would suggest to anyone who might think about purchasing this book that it's a no brainer. I have read a number of his stories and find myself looking forward to the next one ore than ever. I've been listening to audiobooks for close to 15 years now. There are few books for lack of a better word have binge read. Take my advice and give this story a chance.
As with the other's in this series I really enjoy the detail of the battles. Just to think how it was done during WWII is just unbelievable. Also as a Navy hospital corpsmen the discription of the Marines was outstanding.
I saw this book and figured what the heck, I love stories like this and I figured give it a shot. Wow was I surprised and very happy. I enjoyed the story and the writing was great but the kicker in this was the reader(Narrator) Bronson is outstanding in that he makes the story come alive. There are a few narrator's out there that I will buy a book just because they are reading them. Bronson Pinchot is one of the top 3 on my list. Larry and Mike have a great series here and i hope they keep it going I am looking forward to the next book. Don't lose Bronson!!!!
I picked up this story because it was on sale and figured it might be a good distraction, and it was so much so I figured I should see just what the back story is. So I am now going through the trilogy and am really having a great time. Looking to see where everything goes and how it all works out.
This is a very good book and rather interesting one to boot. I knew of the USSR and WWII but never in this way. The writer is brilliant and the way he weaves real history into the story is grand. I was not expecting to get so involved with the story but I did and happy for it. The Narrator was just great and made the 18 hour book rather fun even with the dark story line. Well worth adding to your libary.
This was a strange little book, but it was a fun one you actually wanted to finish. I get it on sale with a group and was better than I thought it would be. Dated but really good.
Not a bad story it was hard to get past the beginning which was a little slow going and many times I wanted to just stop... but I kept going and was well worth it. If you like steampunk you might like this. I enjoyed this and have moved on to the next in line.
When this book first came out I read all of the reviews and actually listened to them, boy was that a mistake. I left the book on my wish list and figured it would stay there for the foreseeable future since the reviews had me scratching my head. I am so glad I did not remove it. As I write this review I think folks are going to read this and wonder just what is he on about or what makes him a worthwhile reviewer. To be honest I listen to books because I have Dyslexia and it is difficult for me to read for a long time, that and I lose myself in books. When I start the iPhone app (sorry for the plug) I do just that I lose myself in the stories and it is a great feeling. When I listened to this and the rest of the books I was transformed to Alagaësia. Funny thing was; I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn’t listening and thinking just how is Paolini going to play everything out.
To take time to write a review is a big deal for me and to write one for this book was important especially because of the negative one’s I saw when the book first came out in 2011. The bottom line is that this book was well worth your time and I do feel if you have listened to the first three than you are going to see this is a great ending to this series. If you have not read the first three I would suggest investing in those books and enjoy the adventure that Eragon, Saphira and the rest will take you on. Alagaësia is a wonderful place to get lost in for a few hours at least.
All I buy books based on the reader first and the author second, I know that is strange but I have falling in love with a few more books this way and found authors like Meltzer this way.
Not really moved me but one that stood out was when the Archivist was looking out his window that was interesting kind of an Ahhh moment. Sorry no spoilers….
Enjoyed this book and will look forward to reading the next installment. Funny I normally pick books based on the reader first and then the story. Scott Brick is one of the best I have heard and really look forward to his reading. Meltzer really loves history and looks at it sideways which is really interesting. It is actually really cool to learn something from a fiction book.
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