Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.
©1995 David M. Weber (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"Weber builds [worlds] with a nice eye for detail, above-average knowledge of history, and a pleasing amount of wit." (Booklist)
Avid reader and huge sci-fi/fantasy fan
This was a real pleasure to listen to. It was just fun, well written and performed. Not a heavy story.
Good Story few slow parts!
Ending felt rushed but rest of book was spot on. This book really gave you a feel for the world and its races which i'm sure will help with next few books in series.
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
Whilst this really doesn't have anything new as a fantasy epic, but the story is engaging and well written. The performance is sound, and keeps you engaged throughout.
This is one of David Webber's early works and he has matured as a writer since then so if start at the beginning knowing it will only get better, this is a great start.
It's enjoyable. Nothing special but well written and well narrated. Good for long trips as the story flows easily around you.
Story is solid and progresses logically. The characters don't even need to be named as their mannerisms are unique and interesting. The magic system is not original but the application is ingenious. The narrator is brilliant as always and the performance is consistent in all the books he read.
A black and white classic villain and hero, a linear and predictable storyline and unremarkable characters in a yarn that is at times amusing but mostly tedious.
The reading style is very dramatic yet superbly executed, with an attention to detail that is commendable. The reader pulls the experience up considerably, which is why I rate this audiobook as mediocre rather than just plain bad. An excellent performance by the reader.
Cannot reccomend the book, it is neither clever, amusing nor innovative enough for that.
SV Wings of the Dawn
The performer is a poor reader. He is over working his voice trying to make the story exciting where it is supposed to be a normal voice. The names of the characters are difficult as so many sound nearly the same.
There is too much history alluded to that presupposes the listener has read a previously published serial, but there is none. Otherwise it seams that the book was written overnight without the use of a HUMAN editor. But then that seems to be the case with most modern tomes.
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