This is the second book in the continuing saga of the Berrybender 'tribe'. Even though the Berrybenders are Englishmen (and definitely WOMEN) to the core, this is a very accurate appellation since they seem to bring with them their version of reality to the untamed wilderness of early America. The characters and circumstances are so rich and novel, the author brings them alive to the point that I feel an active loathing and equal admiration for a number of the characters. This is a wonderful 'listen' that I recommend to all.
Been a member since 2001, have returned only 3 books since then, and this is one of them. I typically enjoy this type of book, military types succeeding against insurmountable odds with a bit of humor thrown in, as the description implies, but it certainly didn't deliver that. I didn't appreciate the constant put-downs of the one-dimensional female characters to self-aggrandize the men. It got even worse when the lead male character became more "friendly" with the females because he wanted to school them in the ways of dominance and submission. I asked for my credit back.
Story is as good as first 3, but they changed the narrator, which really ruins this series for me. Does the publisher really not understand how critical the voices are in an audio book to building the character? I know the author creates the story, but the performance aspect of audiobooks should not be discounted, as it obviously was on this series. If the prior narrator was poor, that's one thing, but he wasn't. The history I felt with Felix is totally disrupted now with some "stranger" pretending to be him. I will not buy more audio books in this series.
Subtle differences in outlook are interesting, good setup for on-going series. I am looking forward to more of these.
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