SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States | Member Since 2013
George Guidall, the narrator of the first book, is an amazing talent. I look forward to when he returns to this series with book 5...however...Frank Muller IS The Gunslinger. His talents and abilities shine through on this book unlike any narrator of any book I have listened to. I may be a little biased due to my unyielding love for this series, but this audiobook is a real treat.
One of the best stories of the series, The Drawing of the Three leads the listener into the world of the Gunslinger, and then into the worlds of The Drawing, right from the beginning...and you will never want to leave. One of the biggest compliments that I can give a book is one that I give this book. As I neared the end, I was at once enthralled to gain the climax, but also melancholy that the journey was nearly over.
DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!!
This series just gets better and better. My only complaint about this book is that is was too short! There are new characters introduced here, and they are fantastic. McCammon is just so refreshingly different with this series. There are no other novels like these. I just can't get enough.
I love these books! This is another great installment in the series, and it is still as fresh as the first one. The Matthew Corbett character is such a great one. Very well crafted characters in this series, and The Providence Rider is no different. I loved being introduced to Professor Fell finally, after all of the talk about him in the preceding books, and the idea behind the story line of this book is so great.
Edoardo Ballerini is a masterful narrator. I think one of the reasons that I like these books so much is due to his narration. Can't wait to listen to the 5th book!
This book, and the writing style of Cussler, is quite a change of pace from what I usually read. That being said, I quite enjoyed this book. The story is set at the turn of the 20th Century, and I loved the quaint, slow-paced setting. The characters were believable, and fairly well developed. I didn't find myself becoming overly attached or invested in any of them, other than the possible exception of the main protagonist, Mr. Bell. However, the story line was quite witty and entertaining.
The narrator nearly caused me to quit this book after a few short hours. His style is very over-dramatic (think J. Peterman from Seinfeld), but once I got a little more "in tune" with it I actually began to enjoy it for this style of book. Overall a good experience, and I am intrigued enough to venture further into the Bell series.
Fantastic! John Grisham is one of the great storytellers of our generation. I know that there are camps on both sides of the fandom of Grisham books, but count me on the PRO side! I love the intelligence and authenticity that he is able to bring to the "law" side of his tales because of his background. I also appreciate the smart plots. But, what really makes Grisham books so great, in my opinion, is the unmatched way that he can create a character. Early on in his books, I find myself so wrapped up in the characters that I feel as if they are real people. He makes you care for those whom should be cared about, and want dead those who bring harm to the "good guys". I love it.
I also love the way that Grisham's plots never drag. The pacing is always so good and quick. I never find myself trudging through a Grisham novel, hoping for the pace to pick up or the book to "get somewhere already!"
Frank Muller is my all time favorite narrator, but I have to say that Michael Beck is the perfect Grisham narrator. I actually preferred his reading in this two-book set to Mullers.
I love the way Dan Brown writes. I would have loved to see inside his head as the plot for this book came to him. Such a creative, intriguing, complex story line. I really loved it! I love how he takes objects and people from history that we all know about, to some degree or another, and turns them into such living, mysterious things! The scavenger hunt angle to the story line, and the rich symbolism in the pieces is so great. Such a refreshing, intelligent story. I have read this book before, and I will read it again! The narrator did an adequate job. Not my favorite, but still good. On to the next book in the series!
This was a great book, and a great record of a horrible tragedy. The author did a fine job of relating the events in a very unbiased, journalistic way. There was a lot about those boys that I did not know. Simply a tragedy.
If you are looking to read this book, I would assume that you have read the previous installments in this series. If you haven't, please do not read this one until you have. If my assumption is correct, then you will be pleased with this book. The author stays very true to his story line, and his characters. Some of the other comments about this book have stated that there is not much meat in this book, and they are correct. There really aren't any major developments in this one, and it is about half the length of the previous books in the series, as well as those that come after it, and that leaves we to wonder why. That being said, this is a great book, and I look forward to the next one! Duke Fontaine, once again, is amazing and really breathes life to this series!
In my opinion, most stories about time travel have major flaws in them, and this one was no exception. There are simply questions that can not be answered...too many overlaps and paradox's. The way this author chose to deal with the paradox's was to simply say that time doesn't like paradox's, so it simply brushes them aside. A little too convenient. I know that there is a large measure of suspension of reality needed in most novels, especially those dealing with time travel, but this one was just too much of a stretch for me.
I know that what I have written so far really sounds like I did not enjoy this book at all, and that is not the case. I did enjoy it, and I thought that most of the characters were quite well developed and very likable. The negative aspects just overshadowed the positives for me, and left me slightly underwhelmed. The narrator does an adequate job, but felt slightly disjointed from what I thought the author was going for in some instances.
If you enjoy time travel books, this will probably be right up your ally because it is very well told. Just a little too many holes for me.
Great book! I loved the romantic idea of the Frankie character. A tough, invincible ex-hit man, who has retired to an easier and much more serene llife. Being called back into action in order to clear his name, and save his life...not an entirely new idea, but one that works very well here!
This book is very well written, and very well narrated. The story line bounces between the current events and the past that Frankie tried so hard to get away from, and that was a nice continual change of pace as the novel wore on. I will definitely listen again, and that is the greatest compliment I can give!
Another great Lizzy Gardner book. I have really learned to love these novels. The combination of Ragan and Rudd is a pretty great one. The continuation of the development of the characters, both main and supporting is very well done, and Lizzy especially is very endearing. The storylines are not always the most believable, and the author does take a few liberties. That is the only thing that keeps me from giving these books 5 star ratings. Other than that, they are great!
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