©2009 Brent Weeks; (P)2009 Tantor
I was in love with the first 2 books, but all of a sudden the author decided to deal with the hornyness of all the virgin men in this one book. Beyond that the story was nothing short of the awesomeness I had come to love in the first to, until the character minds wandered off the battle feel and on his or her wife or husband at home. The other books seemed far more balanced with love and killing and a war and kings being killed.
The Night Angel Trilogy grows increasingly multi-threaded, leaving the reader wondering where Weeks is ultimately going. He finally ties almost all threads together in a memorable conclusion that is worth the effort. Narrator Paul Boehmer improves as the book goes on and finishes with fine drama.
The characters just never became believable and the story just seemed to spin out of control. Seemed like everytime he wanted to put it back on track he just interjected another character or changed the nature of the character. I keep reading the series hoping it would finally form into some kind of logic but it just never happened. I know you suspend your disbelief, but the story should weave a 'world' that holds together. The decisions and motivations of the characters just are not credible. At every turn in the story one is just left wondering, really?!
The performence was hard to rate as the story was so weak I am not sure that anyone could have done a great job with it.
Don't waste your time
Enjoyed the first listen would be awhile before I listened again
This book was not my normal read and I don't have that much to compare it with but I did enjoy it
I must admit that Mr Boehmer was an excellent reader, he did a fine job of each character and his talent is a pleasure to listen too.
Mr Weeks had both feel good moments and emotional moments in his story, did a great job
Look forward to reading the next one
I'm a soldier who likes fantasy novels
This book was captivating. I listened to all three books and loved them. I listen to books while I'm driving to work and every day I listened to this book I didn't want to leave my car. It's better than watching a movie! The whole night angel trilogy is just amazing! It's a must read/listen
I loved the first book. Really. But then I got to the second, and I was a little concerned. The story was ok, but it started doing what a lot of good series writing does...get melodramatic in the middle.
By the time I got to the middle of the third, I almost stopped listening. I wondered if it was the same writer. The reader is good, so it could have simply been poor direction in a production of decent writing. I don't know, but something sent the whole thing off track.
The ending redeems it somewhat, but then, I didn't like how the Wolf turned out.
The entire series is really good. Worth the credits.
Not having a book in your hands so you can drive.
Yes and no. Having listened to the first two books, I had to listen to this, the last, or I would have gone crazy. But, as with the first two, I found both the writing and reading lacking in anything really special.
Probably not. I thought the story line trite, reworked themes from other titles in the genre.
There was something weird in the reader's intonation or word emphasis or something that I can't quite put my finger on. As with the first two books, I kept finding myself re-saying the passages in my head to make them sound "right."
Beyond the Shadows wraps up the Night Angel Trilogy. I very much enjoyed this book, as it takes Azoth from Apprentice to hero. He must however juggle his responsibilities to his calling and his new wife. This book is the most exciting of the three, as the action is almost non stop. The conclusion wraps up most of the plot lines, but seems to leave the possibility of another book some time in the future.
Overall, I really enjoyed all three books in this trilogy. The story was very good, and Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite narrators. I would recommend this series to anyone.
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