No, it wasn't the worst book ever written, but the characters are lackluster, and the plot in not remotely gripping. The main character is actually a bit unpleasant.
Probably the epilogue, it almost made me purchase the next book, it seemed as if it might actually have a plot to it.
The entire world. All the characters. Our hero! I love the way the author has made ALL of the characters special, usually the only girl of interest in the book is the one the hero falls in love with, in this book all of the are fascinating. He doesn't only have one friend but a bunch of them, and they are all well written characters. The author stays within the boundaries he has in his world, nothing in this book leaves me rolling my eyes thinking it doesn't make sense or that a character is acting out of character.
I love the time at the university, and all the moments with Elrond.
Kotve, of course! Bast is also awesome. (Forgive my spelling of names, it's one of the hazards of LISTENING to a book!)
This was a long book to listen to in one sitting, but I did manage it over 3 days.
Our hero! It pains me to wait for the final book to be released, and at the same time I am dreading this end of this magical world!
Yes, Katherine Kellgren is one of audible's best! her singing is great, and she is so enthusiastic in her reading, especially when Jackie gets excited, that she is almost exhausting!
Our heroine is truly lovable, she is not perfect but completely good-hearted. She has a few moments in the book when she makes the decision that you want to scream at her not to, but mostly her character is pretty authentic.
All of it, she's a star. It's great when the narrator can sing!
absolutely, I stayed in my car for an hour waiting to find a good stopping point, then just put on my headphones and cleaned the house so I didn't have to turn it off.
I don't like depressing books, and the first hour of the book had me ready to quit, but I'm really glad I held on. The whole series is great!
so much! you can't create a world in the first 2 books of a trilogy then rip the readers out of that one into a completely new world with new characters (because you kill off all the old ones) new drama, and new moral dilemmas. The characters, the problems, and choices had no chance to be explored, and by changing the factions basically into a Truman Show, the author completely cheapened what had happened in the previous books, and made me not really care what was happening to them in the current book (Which was a good thing because she barely talks about the characters.) SO many characters make COMPLETELY unbelievable choices, and it just grates on your ears to listen to them when they are so unrealistic.
Book 1 was great, book 2, eh, so so, but this was some of the worst writing I have seen. I am not just just speaking about the ending, which is an absurd ending for a young adult novel, the entire book pounded me with information on a world I just didn't care to get to know. the characters acted wildly out of character and selfish. Why should teenagers decide the fate of the world? Just ridiculous!
There was nothing I liked about this book.
DISAPPOINTMENT. What a waste of eagerly awaiting for these books to be released. Any listening would have been a better usage of time.
I am brave. I am selfish. That's how Tris started the series. She ended with I am self-righteous. I am judgmental. I am suicidal. I wish she had stayed true to her character.
Just yuck, the book, and all the events in it totally creeped me out. However my 11 year old son loves these books
Tim Curry is spectacular, I didn't love the full cast method in this instance, I think it would have been better with just Tim. Count Olaf actually had a very nice soothing voice, which I thought was miscast, I would have preferred for him to sound much more treacherous!
If you wanna know what happens to these poor kids...
I know this is an incredibly popular book series, I just don't understand why... I love listening to children's books with my 9 & 11 year old, but I can't think of one moment I enjoyed in this book. Disgusted by the evil adults in it, and frustrated by the others that refuse to listen to the children.
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