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I don't need to say this but I will anyway once again Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis have done it again. This book is awesome. A MUST read for readers of the chess team. Also if you want a book that you can't stop listening to. Then this is a book for you.
The narrator Jeffery Kafer has as always done an excellent job at bringing the characters to life. I loved the story and I know I will be listening to it again.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. It is full of excitement and has references to the ancient world that merge well.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Herculean?
When they were successful in fending off the attacking birds.
Which scene was your favorite?
When the villain was left standing awaiting his doom.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Old world previews the present
Any additional comments?
I was provided this book in expectation of a review.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was full of excitement from start to finish. There were times when the good guys seemed a bit too gullible but they always seemed to work their way out of the trap they had been caught in.
The book was not predictable in any way and brought up points of historical myth and used them to weave a tapestry that explained many things about the modern world. The author did a fantastic job of this.
The narrator was outstanding. He did a great job with each characters voice ranging from female to elderly male. He added a lot when he expressed the excitement of the particular scenes also.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Generally speaking, thriller/scifi audiobooks are a good expenditure of time. This one, well, not as much as others. It is messy, in need of editing ( it truly is overly long and convoluted ) and sounds like an effort to cram as much research as they have done into one offering.
What could Jeremy Robinson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Edit, edit and edit. This offering is not up to JR's usual standards in this one area. It sounds unpolished to me.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Characters were consistent and logical, so I liked that. I liked some of the ambiguity of them as well.
Too much yelling and unusual choices, which added to the overall confusion of this book.
Do you think Herculean needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Most of JR's offerings are designed with a follow up in mind, and this one is no different in that arena.
Any additional comments?
I wanted to like this offering more than I did, frankly. It is messy, yet oddly interesting and entertaining in places. Unfortunately, not enough so to get my overall endorsement. I suppose if you are into JR, this works, but not recommended in my books.
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