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God Stone War is the first in this series (Other than the prequel) that I was entertained from start to finish and then even kept you intrigued for Final Redemption. With the previous 3 installments, I kept loosing interest before being caught up again. Manning does that really well. He wants there to be filler in the books so that they aren't over in a 100 pages, but the filler is never that great. With God-Stone War, he doesn't need filler, and the filler he does use is intriguing (Like the discussion over the World Road and the Trip to see Marc).
The fight between the people of Cameron and the Gods is brilliantly done because it tells us how smart Mort is beyond how powerful he is. It also brings together the characters and binds them even more into a family. Which makes it much more of an intriguing story.
Then after all that, you get the battle between Mort and Timmy, and the horribleness that follows that fight. It's a great/sad conclusion to this book that sets up everything in the future.
Book 4 is fantastic and you can tell that Manning is getting better at his trade with every word he writes. I always wondered how Embers of Illeniel was so great while Blacksmith's Son and Unbound felt a little lacking, but with God Stone War and now listening to Final Redemption, it's clear that Manning is finding his stride.
McLaren does his usual fantastic job.
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Where does The God-Stone War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is a high rank as far as medieval time of books.
What did you like best about this story?
The Humor of the main character's troubled times.
Have you listened to any of Todd McLaren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I don't remember, but Todd does change his characters while reading.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Just waiting on the next installment.
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