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To be frank, if it wasn't for the fact that there's a 5 year gap from the assassination to when Ronan makes his play I might have enjoyed this book. But 5 years! The story doesn't make sense with that and it rubbed me raw the entire book.
It's also just too much. It's a two book story smashed into 1 book. All the pieces are there and I couldn't put the book down at times, but at the end of the day it wasn't the worlds best story. It was also very predictable and a less than satisfying end.
Is it worth a credit, yes. But don't pay any more for this.
Narrations was excellent.
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What did you love best about Shard Knight?
I enjoyed the fight scenes. I was, for the most part, able to have a movie of the action running in my head. The writer paints vivid pictures with words.<br/><br/>
Would you recommend Shard Knight to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes, It is a beautifully told story.<br/>Matthew Ballard has created a wonderful world and a wonderful story. It is also a story that will carry through future books. The characters are the sort you felt like you could get to know.<br/>My issue with the book is that he rushed through some areas that could have used a little more time. Also there were jarring Time/Plot hops. At first I honestly thought there was something technically wrong with the download. This is what I mean when I say he needs to spend a little more time. Transitions are abrupt and rough. I see this as something that can be fixed. He also needs to work on the dialogue transitions. "He said, She said" are great tools but there are others as well. A little diversity will help a lot.<br/>I will buy more books by this author. I truly enjoyed the story and the world created and I look forward to future adventures.
What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?
I enjoyed his voices and accents the most. They carried me away and I was able to forget about the narrator. He helped wrap the listener into the story. There have been narrators who's voices to not mix well with the story. I end up thinking more about the person talking at me than the story. Being able to forget about the narrator as a person and have them be a storyteller is important to me.<br/><br/>The narrator, Greg Tremblay, has become one of my Top 5 Narrators on Audible. He brought the book to life. I was able to forget that the narrator was male. He became gender-less. His interpretation of some of the voices was a surprise when first used but quickly became a tone that worked for the characters. The flow of accent was smooth and made for some lovely listening. I look forward to listening to more of his narrations.
Any additional comments?
I do a lot of driving. The story kept me interested and the narration helped fuel my imagination. It made the hours go by more easily.
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