Lois McMaster Bujold has characters you can respect and grow to love.
The loving couple was on the fifth day of their 2-day trip. That thought is quietly inserted into the descriptions.
The reader catches the voices of the aunt's patient comforting and of the youngest brother's careless teasing.
Lois McMaster Bujold puts words together with a true eye to human nabure and a wry humor. Grover Gardner enacts the scenes keeping those features.
No, the reader distracts from the story. The subtle humor of this author is lost when the reader so carefully rounds out every sound. A succession of things are read in a sing-song voice. The meaning is lost. The reader also mispronounces a few words and hasn't bothered to find out what they mean. Leaded windows do not have "leeds" - those should be pronounced "leds."
This is the third in a trilogy in a world with 5 gods, and all of them examine theology in some way while telling an exciting tale.
Too many sentences sounded just alike. More acting was needed.
Maybe. But I think I will get this title in another format to read again so I find out what I missed.
The main character is a smart aleck. I probably wouldn’t really want to know him, but I love his quick thinking in the novel. The plot twists and turns, and the disbarred lawyer turned into a prospector keeps up. And, of course, the fuzzies are adorable.
Crashed into the jungle, with his perimeter fence power drained and his ammunition missing, Jack Holloway desperately works with what he's got to put up a defense against the planet's native carnivores.
The plot is fast-paced, and the narration matched that.
Jack cried after he discovered the murders -- but not until he did as much as he could to ensure there would be retribution.
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