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A great adventure story. I don't know why Audible doesn't have an adventure category. That is my favorite genre and this book falls in there easily. I imagine Errol Flynn playing Blackjack, but I am old and most of the readers will not know his pictures. It is a page turner that I almost missed because for some reason I could not get the sound bite for the book to work. I never have downloaded a book without checking out the narrator until this one. Not to worry though, as the narrator does a very fine job and is easy to listen to. I finally let my curiosity over how Gene Hackman would do as an author override my doubts. If you like adventure and action books don't pass on this one.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is a great story that feels familiar enough to get right into but with enough originality to keep you in the story. I only wish there was a sequel, this feels like it should be the first part of a series. Even though the main plot line is resolved at the end, the characters and writing style are so appealing you want more.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
It's a really good listen. I became engrossed in the story and continually wanted to know more. It gives you a real sense of how it might have been to live in the early 19th century.
What other book might you compare Wake of the Perdido Star to, and why?
I don't really have anything I can compare this story to, but I will be looking for further period books that might compare.
Have you listened to any of James Daniels’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is my first time with James Daniels as the narrator and I certainly will look for other books he has done.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I had great difficulty putting it down. If I had the time I would have listened all in one sitting.
Any additional comments?
I nearly overlooked this altogether as I am very wary of famous people turning to writing books. I was impressed.
I only have time to listen to small bites at a time, but the anticipation for the next listen was almost overwhelming.