I wish they had just had the reader performing the book instead of having the addition of distracting noises and music that aren't necessary because Drew Karpyshyn is a competent writer that doesn't need these sort of things :/
The story, in all it's forms. The overall world and setting, and the individual and personal story of the main character and his life, and struggles, and the love he has for his wife.
The main character. A beautifully written, genuinely funny character. Kinda reminds me of Harry Dresden. And that is high praise from me.
Whenever he talked about the life he shared with his wife.
I absolutely hate the way John Scalzi can write dialogue between characters sometimes, but either Audible found a performer that was able to downplay it, or Scalzi is improving.
Overall, it was a beautiful piece of science fiction. I can't wait to start the next one :)
This book has an excellent story, just like Terry Goodkind's entire series. The backstory, the interweaving of ancient civilizations/wars/prophecies is . . . incredible. 10 out of 10 in that regard
Good grief though, this book could be a third as long and communicate exactly the same amount of awesome. He repeat's almost every single statement, concept, or plot device 2 to 3 times, just with different wording, and my god is it ever annoying. I understand if he just did that when going over what happened in a previous book, because it's been awhile since I read the Omen Machine, but it's literally every. Single. Thing. Except for combat, he manages to get out of doing that (mostly) because I guess that would break the flow.
It's such an excellent story and performance though, just needs a bit of love from an editor with pruning shears.
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