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A long book full of insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-19

I won't pretend that this is the sort of book you get through quickly, it is dense and there is a lot to take in. However, if you allow the information to sink in, you see the surprisingly simple story threads that carry over millenia from the distance past into the future.

My only issue with the performance was that the sounds of sighs, swallows and drinking from the reader were not always edited out.

Unequivocally worth a listen!

Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, match made in heaven!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-19

Douglas Adams is already an incredible source of observational and absurdist wit, coupling it with the deadpan delivery of Fry made it wonderful!
Of anything, I'm only disappointed that it ended so soon!

Fun, enjoyable, not his best work

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-19

I'm a big fan of Andrew Rowe, especially the Corrin Cadence books, but this book seemed to be lacking something the other books have. Perhaps it's the reduced threat because Kerris is so powerful, perhaps I'm just less of a fan of the writing style for this series.
Nick Podehl remains my favourite audiobook voice actor but I did notice him slipping out of character a couple of times, especially when the narrator starts sounding like his natural voice (sorry if you can't unhear that).
Overall, the quality isn't up to their normal standard but it is still fun and well worth it if you like Kerris or want to know more about the lore, history and connection between series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Just great all around!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

The story, as always with Sanderson, was compelling and filled with interesting lore.
The narration is excellent and both perform brilliantly during the emotional moments.
My only problem with this audiobook is the slight lack of continuity between voices. Since the narrator for each chapter does each voice, many characters end up with two related but distinct voices.

Good overall with a few issues

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-18

The biggest problem was the lack of consistency between the two narrators, especially pronunciations.
In terms of story I felt it dragged a little at the beginning. It's worth pushing through though. Perfect for the kind of people who love other epic fantasy nonetheless.

Eye opening. More importantly, funny and clever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-17

This is a welcome insight into the world of the white house and the real running of government. That's why I started reading it.
What kept me hooked was the skill with which he writes. Every personal detail is a metaphor, a running joke or both and the skill with which he explains the art of speech writing in chapter 7 unbelievable!

Start to finish fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-17

It's hard to know where the author specialises because he seems able to speak knowledgeably on almost every subject in human history, literally.
Although I personally would prefer to have a dit down conversation with him, this seems the best way for most people to learn about the many interconnected facets of Homo Sapiens.

Very good, but not as good as Arcane Ascension

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-17

All of Rowe and Podehl's good points are still here but a lot of the magic just feels a little less complete. The interpersonal relationships are still fun.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Really great book, just what I wanted

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-17

This book has all of the world building and adventure you want in an epic fantasy. I really enjoyed it, especially with the great vocal work of Nick Podehl who brought further life to every character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Hilarious start, thoughtful ending, always useful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-17

The author clearly has a strong empathy for things that happen to people in life. And it shows through his witty and insightful descriptions of many common problems and his solution to them.
The narrator matches this with a gregarious tone that maintains the honest yet playful tone.
This book genuinely made me reconsider what i considered a 5 star review.