I've enjoyed other Card books, but this one doesn't make the list. I felt that the author needed to explain each persons powers or the events surrounding them is such detail that is was pretty unbearable to listen too. Card takes the explanation of moving through time to such a level that it makes this narration almost unbearable. I do not recommend this book.
I've enjoyed other books, so I had high hopes for this one. I was very disappointed.
The narration was good when done by the primary person, but the addition of two more people made the story disjointed and annoying to listen too.
I would trim down the scenes discussing the abilities. I appreciate that Card tried to detail the abilities of the characters and not water down what was happening, but it was such a tedious amount of detail that it was hard to keep my interest. I don't like it when an author say's 'and he time-traveled' and that is the end of the description, but the minute by minute accounting of how something was done became very annoying.
I think this is a dumb question as listening to the book and reading it are two totally different things. Yes, I enjoyed listening to the book, but that is why I joined Audible...
I am a huge Sherlock fan, so I enjoyed all the primary characters. I also found the secondary characters well developed and added a great deal to the story.
I have not yet, but I believe I will definitely seek him out in the future as this was very well performed.
Pure Evil vs Pure Genius
As a huge Sherlock Holmes fans I find that often authors trying to spin off their own version fall flat. However, this did not disappoint. It was very true to form for a Sherlock story, sticking closely to the original Sherlock and Watson.
More interesting plot, less about the lives of Victorian well-to dos, and more about the investigation.
No, I love books of this genre, but I doubt I will ever read another book by Anne Perry
She actually was quite good, well read, and she kept the story going, for what it was worth.
Not really - dull characters (though heavily developed, which might intrigue some people), poor story (I am a huge Victorian mystery fan, and I was very disappointed).
If you want to read the authors take on what life was like back then, this is a decent book. The characters are fully flushed out, giving much detail about their thoughts and lives. If you are looking for a Victorian mystery, I would look elsewhere.
Yes, I enjoyed this better, as it gives the characters a life of their own.
Harry Dresden - a good mix of sarcasm, self-deprecating humor, and compassion make him a faulty hero that everyone can root for.
I have listened to the entire Dresden File series narrated by Jame Marster and he has always done an excellent job.
I did find myself rooting for Harry and enjoying the twists and turns throughout the book,.
This was another good book in the Dresden Files series. Well written and well narrated, it was enjoyable from start to finish. If you are a fan of the supernatural (think Harry Potter not Twilight) then you'll enjoy this book.
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