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Would you listen to Whirlwind again? Why?
No, but only because its so long, its a great performance
Who was your favorite character and why?
The Gorgon Khan, as always there is an orchestra of bombastic characters and he was one of the best
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Hard to Choose, but I like the early scence setting set up which contrasts with the chaos of the revoloution later
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I've never stayed awake that long in my life
Any additional comments?
I read most of Cavell's books while backpacking as a youngster, but didn't finish this. It's hard to concentrate while working on something so long. A great read that does the story true justice
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I realised after starting that I hadn’t read this when it was first published, unlike all the other Asian Saga books, so it was all new. Great story, fast-paced, and many threads all coming together in a satisfactory way. Narration was much better than the last book (Gai Jin). Really sparked my interest in learning more about what had happened in Iran at that time. Recommended!
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I loved the Asain Saga when I was younger and having now re-read or listened to books 1-5 I have no problem recommending them, but his 6th book just seemed to drag on and I found it a labour to finish. Go for books 1-5 (Shogun, Taipan, Gai-jin, King Rat and Noble House) and forget 6 (Whirlwind) and Escape which is just a cut down version of Whirlwind.
Has Whirlwind put you off other books in this genre?
No. But if you do read this definitely don't read Escape, it is a cut-down version of this novel with no new material.
Was Whirlwind worth the listening time?
I didn't think so. Loved Shogun, Taipan, Gai-jin, King Rat and Noble House but less so Whirlwind.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful