My expectations of the book have been meant, but the performance was not what I had grown accustom too. Thus the poor rating of the performance. This book, and the series has so many strengths that are easily magnified in a great performance by the narrators in the previous books. This one is not at the same level, thus making it more difficult to get through the book initially before the action started. In no way am I down playing the authors writing, the book is superb as usual, its just the performance that has upset me. The Narrator has a wonderful voice, but the lack of inflection changes, phrasing , and other things, I had grown use to and enjoyed, are not there. I think he does a great job with the elder characters, but there is no change of substance between any of the others at all.
It has been my experience that some series suffer from drag. This book is even more high paced that the earlier ones. The books keep getting better and better, more story lines, unexpected twist, triumphs mixed with defeats. Taylor does an excellent job of blending a wonderful concept with the lives and experiences of his characters. What a purely exciting story. Has me longing for the next one already.
Once we got past the social politics of culture clashes, this was a really great read. This book was not a light hearted as the previous two, but the story line was well developed. Tyler Vernon is now one of my hero’s. The book seems to open ended to be an ending, there has to be at least 4 more books yet to come. I will keep re-listening to the series until I have dug out every bit of the book. Good books have to be listened to multiple times. This is a great book and series.
I really loved the pace of this book, it is very similar to the previous two in form, but the characters take on a different form due to the switching back and forth of the realities. When I first got into it, it took a while getting use to. Never found out what happen when the shifts did happen in the real reality, but the concept became clearer later. Narration was really well done as before. The short came together nicely in the end, despite some confusion at the beginning. You should listen to the other two in the series first. This was a really good listen and the last few chapters really picked up the pace fast. I would highly recommend this book.
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