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Would you listen to Valhalla again? Why?
Absolutely! It was a great adventure/mystery story with wonderful characters. There is so much detail I'm sure there are things I missed that would be even clearer the next time I listen. The narrator was greatly skilled with all the different accents and ages of the characters as well as different male and female characters. It kept my interest all the way through, and made me laugh out loud at some points as well as being on the "edge of my seat" at other times.
What other book might you compare Valhalla to and why?
Some parts are similar to Clive Cussler's "Plague Ship", but the story has much more to it.
Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Christopher Lane has been one of my favorite narrators ever since I heard him narrating "Lightening" by Dean Koontz. I like his voice and his skill at making many different characters seem like they are speaking with different voices.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, it is a long one, and there are lots of details.
Any additional comments?
After I listened, I immediately looked to see if this author has any other fiction books available. So far, he has only written two other non-fiction, historical books. I hope that he will write another fiction adventure. I really enjoyed this. HIs characters are interesting and multi-dimensional. He adds humor which is a plus to any adventure story (for me) and he seems to have done lots of research on historical facts. Of course, reviews are only really opinions, so they can be as varied as the diversity of people who give them. I really enjoyed this book and that is nice to be able to say.
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I really liked this book. The narrator was a little over the top on most of his voices. Some for good, some bad. I was loving all the Viking stuff literally frozen in time and found myself wishing there was much more than there was. But overall really enjoyable. Reminded me of Dan Brown's earlier stuff like Deception Point.
19 of 20 people found this review helpful