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I usually never leave a book midway but....

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-19

the story started with so much promise, it seemed ingenious. then it fell really flat. random characters coming and going without making a dent on the actual story. everytime a new character is introduced the story takes 90 degree turn then after sometimes, it abandones the whole arc and comes back to the original one without any closure. i gave up midway.
the narrator's voice is nice the only good thing about this. although the background music while speaking just obfuscate the speech. instead of putting a same spooky music at the beginning and end of each chapter, why couldn't they just used some in the middle during tense situations??

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with great details comes way too many characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-19

The only thing that bugged me, was the sheer number of characters in this story. I understand It's common for a non fiction work and an almost accurate one. Still I wished instead of using the names, the author used some unique traits to refers those hundreds of characters, who had a little to do with the main story.

other than that, the performer should've used a bigger range of gamut of tones while delivering dialogues of a main character. since we depend on those cues in a audio book to guess who's speaking, unless explicitly mentioned.

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Mundane, just like they humans in the book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-19

only reason i finished this cause i bought it. after finishing all i can say is 'meh....'
the story starts really nice with a girl as a protagonist. then come her knight in shining armour to save the damsel in distress. a aloof rude but good at heart knight, a goofy inventor a sick and wise kid. clichés everywhere. the whole world she tried to create has way too may elements and very little conviction. i especially hated it when during a intense scene she would suddenly start describing the clothes and surrounding. and the description of fight scenes are just so bland and boring. even the twists in the end was not that great. i wonder how on earth this became best seller.
btw about the end.. i can write better cliffhangers while in the can.