I'll preface my review by saying I haven't read the rest of the series yet, but I'll be purchasing book two right after I submit this review.
..Show More »>This is a very raw and gritty story. It's not a pretty one either. If you've read Stephen R. Donaldson before, see Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, you'll know he doesn't shy away from uncomfortable topics. Rape, physical and mental torment, and questioning the grey area sanity are all things he exposes the reader to and this "short" novel contains them all.
You won't feel comfortable listening to portions of this book but I do think you will come to the same conclusion I have. If this book's quality is indicative of the series to come I think you're going to be in for a great ride.
Scott Brick's narration as always was great, no complaints there.
This book is well written, but brought me no value for my credit. The prose is very good, and well edited. However, readers need relaxation from the..Show More » tension, and hope for the future. This book is just misery, and when it ended abruptly with little resolution I rejoiced, since I wouldn't have to listen to it any more. If you enjoy endless human cruelty, perhaps you would like this book, but I found little in it to recommend. Stephen Donaldson is a very competent author, but perhaps I'm not the right reader, because I have no interest in listening to another chapter of this malevolent torture.
Scott Brick is the perfect narrator for this captivating tale of corruption, redemption, and heroism in the most unlikely places. Stephen R. Donaldson..Show More » is a master of crafting stories with characters that have such depth that the line between good and evil is blurred beyond recognition.
This series was Donaldson's best work, even better than the Covenant series. 5 stars is not enough to rate this excellent story. I would highly recomm..Show More »end not only this book but the entire series. The book was so good that I did an all-nighter because I COULD NOT STOP LISTENING.