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Overall : C
What a strange book. I’m not sure why I selected this. I jumped in due to RC Bray as the narrator. This is a story about a teen who has a connection to the continent of Antarctica and is sucked into the underworld of monsters, dinosaurs, and giants.
The writing is good. RC Bray is fantastic. But, I just don’t like the story very much. I don’t see a good vs evil theme. Just a survival story of a kid forced down a path he doesn’t want to go. I have no desire to continue this series.
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What did you love best about The Last Hunter - Descent?
That's a tough one. I can't honestly think of anything I didn't like. The characters were rich and textured. Even the villains were likable. Charismatic. Intriguing. The story had elements of the Noble Savage in reverse, as well as Peter Pan, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Survivor Man. It was light-hearted, yet there were elements that were disturbing in regards to Solomon's "descent" into savagery. I feared for the boy's soul...which says alot when considering how many physical dangers that threatened him. This shows expert craftsmanship on the part of the author.
But there was more to this audiobook than a great story. I have to say that R.C. Bray, the narrator, stole the show in this one. He was absolutely amazing. His voices captivated me. It sounds cliche', but it honestly seemed like a movie was playing in my head while he narrated and that different actors were playing individual parts. It was difficult to distinguish Bray's voice from that of the characters he portrayed, which, in my opinion, is the key to masterful narration.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Hunter - Descent?
Honestly, the most memorable for me was watching this sweet, innocent boy slowly, gradually be turned into a hardened, savage hunter. There were scenes in which Solomon, er, I mean Ull, scared me in regards for the boy's soul. No child should ever be so hardened as he. And this exploration of the savagery that a child can unleash fascinated me.
Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
First time listening to Bray's narration, but definitely won't be the last. I think he's going to go places. A fantastic actor and storyteller.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
From the first few minutes, I wished I had time enough to just sit and listen straight through.
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Can't wait to listen to the next one. Already purchased and will be downloading as soon as I finish this.
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