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The story line sounded good. That was why I purchased this audiobook and it's sequel. There were too many characters so development was poor. As a result of too many characters there was a lot of sub plots. This led to my being confused as to what was going on. I frequently had to repeat and back track in my attempt to get thru this story and understand it. Some of the sub plots were boring I wondered what the author was tryng to write. It was difficult to figure out what was going on. The way this book was written made the subplots very incomplete. I found myself assuming things not named.There was a lot of naming of a male and female sexual parts. The reader and wording made this sound like a group of junior high boys locker room talk.
No, I wouldn't recommend this book to any one. Boring story read by a boring voice.
I don't know. I would have to read the book to think about this. I definitely wouldn't recast this reader for this book.
I really can't see any redeeming qualities.
I got this book by pre-order when it was released in September. I delayed listening to it until now. I delayed because this is supposed to be the last book of the series. I was reluctant to listen to it as I would be saying good bye to a series I have enjoyed. I wouldn't be checking for when the next book of the series. I listened again to the earlier books. I did this to refresh characters. I did this to remember why I liked some things and not others. Well this is a great ending. The character development is done very well. Marguerite Gavin did an excellent job with her narration during the series. Now I hope (want) Kim Harrison will do short stories and/or novellas. I want some things expanded and explained. Like how Rachel's father died. How her parents met. Rachel's mother and her story. Trent's father and mother explained. A story about the vampire ex-president and the turning. A lot of other things expanded. This series had a lot going for it; humor, tragedy, love, hate, friendship and bad guys changing into not quite good guys. For those who are new to the series, each book can stand alone.
I hesitated on the purchase of this book because of the weakness of Bastion, the last book of the Collegium Chronicles. But, Nick Podehl did a great job narrating that series. I also enjoy Mercedes Lackey books so decided to purchase this book. Well it is a waste. It starts out great. Then it flounders. Mags the implied hero of the book is a background character. He pops in and out of the story like an after thought. It is obvious his character is merely a thread to hold this story together. The story reads like a combination of teen romance or floundering fantasy among other things. I had to force myself to listen to it completely in the hope that I would change my mind. Well it didn't. If you are looking for Mags and a continuation of his story then don't purchase this book. If you are like me and enjoy Mercedes Lackey then request this as a gift so you can spend your credit or money on something else.
I was browsing looking for a new author. I have several books with Lorelei King as narrator and decided to give Darynda Jones a try. I only purchased First Grave. Before the book was completed, I purchased books 2 and 3 with my monthly credits. This is a fun book. I enjoyed the characters. It was fun discovering this author. As always I enjoy Lorelei King's narrations. I strongly recommend this book.
I enjoyed this book. This story isn't quite as good as the first 2 books. It should have repeated with a little more emphasis why the 2 main villains are out to get James Eckert. They sort of appear and are said to be the villains and that is it. This is especially true when one of the villains is left at the end of a book with all the appearances of turning over a new leaf. It also isn't too clear how the villains got in touch with The Gnarly King who is a villain. Paul Boehmer's reading fits the character very well. I enjoy his reading. There should be change in the description. Our hero James Eckert is not a mathematician. He was a teaching assistant at River Oaks who specialized in the Middle Ages. That is the reason why he considered staying in the 14th century setting for The Dragon series. He does/did not change into a non too bright dragon named Gorbash. He was transported into Gorbash's body and used it in book one. After that, he changes into a dragon who resembles the Cliff Side dragon community of which Gorbash is a member. I have found other books where the descriptions are wrong. Audible doesn't seem interested in making corrections even after this is pointed out to them.
No one I can think of would have enjoyed it due to its type of narration.
Told the narrator to stop whispering. Gotten him to stop hissing the 'sh', soft 'c' and 's' sounds. I would have had him listen to the parts of the story where he did this. I would have had him listen to the parts of the story where he did a good job and made the story enjoyable.
I enjoy audible books. When I saw Lord Darcy in audible I saw it as a chance to revisit an old friend. Well I shouldn't have wasted the money. The narrator is awful. I wonder if he was trying to read the book softly. He whispered the entire story. His voice was soft and low. The 'sh', soft 'c', 's' and similiar sounds were hissed at you. Story narration with a need for lowered voice were difficult to understand. At times Victor Villar-Hauser would seem to forget about whispering. He would raise is voice and would become a real narrator. After doing this, he would suddenly remember (or was reminded) that whispering was the desired effect. This is not a story with a need for a lowered voice. It is not a story that indicates a soft voice. I do not know what results the editors were aiming for. Selling this type of audio book was not one of them.
Cutting scenes was not the problem. This book was written in a different time. I would have given the previous editor a bad reference. I would have used a narrator who could have spoken in a normal voice. Mr Victor Villar-Hauser would have been used on a different audiobooks to determine his job fate.
Don't waste your money. Listen to samples of audiobooks using Victor Villa-Hauser before purchase.
This book has more the feel of short stories loosely connected. The Dragon Knight was briefly a dragon only in a very early chapter. That chapter had nothing to do with the theme. I don't think Djinn had a total of one chapter. For a supposedly powerful entity the Djinn's part was very, very small. It wasn't as good as the first books. The performance was excellent and that enhanced the story.
I compared the print edition to the audio version. I found the audio book to be a little slow and repeats things many times. I became bored with the print edition because of this. The narration is excellent and does a great job at keeping the story moving and interesting. There was a need to explain the other races and their traits and habits. This was well done. The problem came because of the number of races that had major roles and parts in this novel. There was repetition of these traits and habits that kept the story a little slow.
I was looking for a new author to start with. My daughter has read this series and convinced me to give this on a try. The plot is obvious with development of the characters good even though a little slow. I am willing to give other books by Michelle Sagara as well as reader Khristine Hvam future tries. I did enjoy this book.
I had no favorite scenes. I did enjoy explanation of the different races in this story and how the main character deals with them.
I listened to this book in two sittings. I did complete it all the same day.
This story is a little slow and repeats itself. It does hold together and the narration is excellent.
This audio edition is better than the printed version because of Paul Boehmer's reading. He does a great job and adds to the story.
Our main character trying to deal with his situations while keeping his 20th century self in proportion. It is especially evident as he tries to keep clean and free of lice, ticks in such a way not to give offense to his companions. It is funny in how he tries to keep his alcohol consumption to a minimum as the water is undrinkable and full of disease.
It is definitely when Jim Eckert tries to escape from an underwater female water elemental without giving offense and keeping his virtue intact.
I am not a movie person. I have no idea for a tag line.
A good second book of this series.
I read this book way back when. I enjoyed it immensely. I was hesitant about making this purchase. After all, did I remember it as well as I thought I did. Would the reader do the audio justice. Well I could only give this book 5 stars, that is the most I could give it. The story is a good as I remember it. I have listened to it twice before writing this review. Paul Boehmer's reading was excellent. His voice is well suited for the main character added to my enjoyment. I hope the rest of the series is as good.
tNot quite as good as previous books. Seems more like a series of related short stories or novellas. The first 2 books can stand alone and you need these for Book 3 to be understood.
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