I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book! I had not paid much attention to the fact that this was only the first in a series so when the end of ..Show More »the book came around, in the fashion that it did, I immediately sought the next one!
This book kept me riveted through my 2 hours of commute each workday, and even gave me a great excuse to wander off on errands that took me a bit farther out of the way than usual just to give me time to hear "just one more chapter."
This is going to be my new BEST book to recommend to people, old and new alike!
My 12 year old son and I listen to audiobooks in the car on the way to school, we both enjoyed this continuing adventure. The story move along quickl..Show More »y and the developments with the characters we met in the first story keep you engaged right up to the exciting conclusion of this book!
Simon Jones is one of the best narrators we have ever heard - We have enjoyed his reading of other stories and he doesnt disappoint with this one!
Wow. Really, just wow. I loved this trilogy. It could have tried to end after the second book, but the third really finished the story. The second..Show More » book did not end as abruptly as the first, so I wasn't left desperately downloading the audiobook, but I was still hooked but the story. The reader, as always, is excellent, capturing a range of accents and characters and leaving me with a decided mental picture of everyone, down to the smallest ship's rat.
A lesson in friendship, loyalty and the importance of independant thought, this series also manages to cover forgiveness and redemtion. Whew! That's quite a bit for such a young-at-heart tale! This book rounds out the story, giving us the closure to the global tale that the personal reunion of book 2 did not. Once again, no one is quite as black/white or good/evil. Even a pretty minor character or two gets a little bit of background - just enough to let you know that there is a person under all that strange or inappropriate behavior. I recommend the whole series to anyone - a great quick read!