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Excellent book and a wild ride! I have listened to all of the author's Nightside books as well as his Secret Histories. I was expecting the same writing style in Shadows Fall and a continuation of the descriptions of Shadows Fall as described in the Nightside books. For the first two chapters I did not think much of the book or the reader because I was expecting a Nightside connection that was not there. By the third chapter the book and the reader became excellent. I was totally drawn in and couldn't stop listening. I listen in my car and found myself inventing places to go just so I could listen to the book. The readers range of voices and characters is amazing and it is easy to tell the characters apart by the voices. He does male voices, female voices and accents.
All of Simon R. Greens books have some horror and violence tempered with tongue in cheek humor to soften it. Not so in this book. This book is more Simon R. Green meets Stephen King. The book does contain Greens's usual whimsical characters but once it gets going the horror and violence are unrelenting and graphic. If nothing in the Nightside series has disturbed you then you will be fine with this book. Highly recommended for the Simon R. Green fan. Also recommended if you have never listened to Green as the book stands on it's own.
Minor Spoiler Ahead!
If you are a Christian who offends easily do not buy this book, I'm sure an offended Christian listener will post a review going into more detail but I will not.
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What made the experience of listening to Shadows Fall the most enjoyable?
I liked hearing about this other place that has been referred to in other Simon Greene stories. It was a fast pace and fun story. I am kinda hoping that this is going to be another series.
What did you like best about this story?
The characters were very interesting. I liked how the author developed them.
What about Kevin Stillwell’s performance did you like?
The narrator added alot to this book. Each character was distance and had its owned personality.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I liked this book and I wanted to keep listening to it. I found myself taking a longer walk or lunch or the long way home to keep listening.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I'm a fan of Simon r green, love his forest kingdom books, hawk and Fisher, drood books and sci fi like, hell world, mist world etc. I've always found the pace, imagination and humour of his books to be great entertainment.
which is why this was such a disappointment, just not up to Mr greens usual standard.
the narration not done well, in a lifeless bored tone that puts you to sleep and makes you loss focus on what is already a mediocre book.
sorry Mr green.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful