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Natalie’s review of Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
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Sep 04, 2012 11:56AM
Definitely different strokes! I actually read another VERY LONG book and loved it. I noticed some of its reviews were mixed as well. (Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss) Oh well, we just read on!!
Sep 24, 2012 10:50PM
I'm struggling to get thru this one also. At half way point. Loved book 1. Story just going on and on and on and on. Haha. If doesn't pick up shortly I will give up and not finish it.
Oct 12, 2012 05:03AM
"Just because you can write 600 pages doesn't mean it all needs to be published." amen sister.
Nov 02, 2012 08:19AM
I actually bail much faster on audio books than book books. Even though I'm a captive audience in the car, if the narrator's voice really annoys me (as opposed to merely annoys me, as most of the narrators are untalented idiots who think they are the next Olivier), I will quit listening. Some of the narrators are just so incredibly bad that it distracts from the book.
Dec 03, 2012 10:30PM
Wow. We really must have been reading different books. I also listened to the audio book and absolutely loved the story (you're right about the reader. She's amazing). I respect your opinion but have to say that I completely disagree with it. I'm thrilled that the book was as long as it was and wish the 3rd one was out!!!
Dec 10, 2012 08:57PM
I loved the first book. Was so looking forward to this one. Didn't like it at all. Found myself skimming pages waiting for it to get better& it never did.
Feb 21, 2013 04:15AM
I agree that it's too long. The first parts dhould have probably been condensed a bit. but the story is good and
Feb 21, 2013 04:20AM
Last comment was sent prematurely. I think the story picked up as it progressed and I'm fairly certain that all the characters from the beginning will have some impact on the third book, so while the book was slow at first I thought the story and the characters were compelling.
Apr 02, 2013 08:12PM
I'm about 100 pages into this book and I don't find it slow at all. I think DH has done a great job introducing the new characters and helping us understand who they are. The length of the book is complaint of yours and many others on here but many books I read are between 500 and 600 pages so that to me makes no sense. And finally, you feel this book is confusing....once again, not sure what you found so confusing, I know I'm only in chapter 9 but unless it goes totally crazy as the book goes on, I'm not sure what's got you so confused. So far the book is awesome and just as good as the first. To each his own I guess
Feb 08, 2014 11:59PM
Loved the story. The historical detail was excellent! I don't feel any part of the story was unnecessary. Was I happy with the behavior of some characters all the time? Of course not. They do not always behave the way we wish them to. This creates angst and is the fuel for a good story.
Jun 26, 2014 04:32AM
Sorry to all those who,bravely, keep on defending the book, but I totally agree with Natalie. The story does not make any sense. Yes, agree, the historical notions are good, but we are reading a fiction at the end of the day. There is a story plot too. I can't believe people decide to completely ignore all the no-sense that DH created with the time-travel business... ( Reed brilliant review of Mary
Please, people who give a 4 stars ( and sometimes unbelievably 5), can you tell me what's so brilliant about this story? As I really don't get how you can read a book, pick only what you like, and ignore all the rest
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