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This series is up there with the best...
I bought the first audiobook on a whim, it was enjoyable but not mind-blowing... Until Skippy came along. It got better and better and I'll now safely say that this series is one of my favourite sci-fi series, bested only by The Passage books.
Great author. Great story. Great narration.
On a whim
After really enjoying 'Ready Player One' I looked for other books by Ernest Cline. This is the only other audiobook that I can find.
while it didn't grip me quite as much as Ready Player One, I still really enjoyed it. Ernest is obviously a keen gamer.... I keep finding myself comparing Armada to Eve online (a PC game) - I wonder if he plays? :)
This book was recommended to me by a friend who is new to Audible. As this was his first Audiobook purchase I wasn't sure what to expect... But I'm glad that I listened.
It gripped me from start to finish. I do alot of driving with work up and down the UK and I know that I've got a good audiobook when I find myself slowing down so that I can spend longer listening!
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Flawless performance of a fantastic book
Flyers! Where to start with my review? Firstly, Scott Brick is an excellent narrator. He brings characters to life, he creates images in my mind that I wouldn't particularly get from reading the book.
Secondly, I have never cried over a book before... until now. I feel a deep connection with the characters and even on my second read through I cried at the second to last chapter of The Twelve.
In preparation for the third and final book (which has been released today) I have listened back through The Passage and The Twelve and both have been just as good, if not better than the first time I listened to them.
Definitely my favourite book trilogy of all time.
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A great listen
I was new to Brandon Sanderson before I got this book. Seeing as most of his books are trilogies, I thought I would give this book a listen.
A fantastic story with great narration and most definitely a brilliant introduction to Brandon Sanderson, I am now officially a fan.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I bought another, more popular book expecting to learn about TOR and hopefully give myself some lessons and education on the subject. However, this isn't what I got.
So I found this book, with some reservations as there wasn't any reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. The narration is good, but obviously narration isn't something that takes away from this as it is just an informative book with plenty of 'do's' and 'don'ts'. Exactly what I was looking for.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Gripping story, a great read!
I travel all over the country with work. Audio books are used to make the travel less tedious. However, I know when I'm listening to a good book when I sit in the slow lane with cruise control on and take as long as possible to get to my destination.
This was one of those books. Though I felt it was a little short (the audio books that are less than 20 hours usually unfold relatively quickly, this did take its time) I really enjoyed the story, it had several unseen twists and turns. It is a fun book, not too intense, a really good fantasy. I hope to hear more about The Reckoners in a sequel, facing more mighty epics.
An excellent read
This was my third audible purchase and as the other 2 books I bought were only 10 hours long, I fancied something a little longer.
The book felt a little slow to get going, I did get a little bored during the first couple of hours but it does get going and towards the end I couldn't take my headphones out! The second book is £25 though, so I am waiting for more credits before getting it.
Without spoiling anything, the book is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is filled with history and details that really help set the scene. Having read this, enjoyed it and read other reviews mentioning Stephen King's 'The Stand', I shall also be checking that book out!