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    Last 5 Books

    Okay, I spent the last few months listening to a variety of books.

    #1 - The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

    Fun read and very engaging. This was the first book in The Stormlight Archive. The characters are great, the story is fantastic. It made me hungry for more so I went right to the second book.
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    I always enjoy an interesting cast system. In this world, the people are divided into different groups by the color of their eyes. WHAT?!? I shouldn't be too surprised though, I remember another author (maybe Sanderson) that did another world where it was the color of their hair.


    #2 - Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

    The story gets better and I feel as if justice is finally being met here.
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    I think it is nice to see the true hero finally getting some love early in a series for a change. He's lucky he isn't living in GRRM world. LOL.


    #3 - The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

    Wowser's. Great job Jim. I enjoyed everything about this book but I hope he gets back to Dresden!

    #4 - The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

    I read through a bunch of these over the years but I never went straight through these in one go. Plus, I found I missed about half of the stories. Probably more like 75% of them. That or I just don't remember them at all. Anyhow, now I think I have them all down. I think all the stories took me a month or two to complete.

    #5 - The slow Regard for Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

    Interesting story about a simple character, Auri, from the Kingkiller Chronicles. She's kind of crazy and I think Patrick does a wonderful job describing her. If you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of someone like Zorus, then this is a good read for you!

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    I just started The Chronicles of the Dragon Collection by Craig Halloran. Sadly, I'm not very entertained by it so far. It's too direct. There is no mystery or anything I want to know about the character or the world. I'm going to try and finish the first book and start on the second. If it doesn't get better, I'll give up on the series.

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    I'm a big fan of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick rothfuss, I've read another series by Brandon that escapes me right now, but all good stuff. I'm looking forward to the next storm light book

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    So, I listened to that Craig Halloran book for another hour and I had to shut it off. It just got worse.

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    The first book just goes on and on about the main hero trying to save dragons as if that should be a major problem. WTF, they are dragons! When I think of dragons, I think of the most fearful of beasts. I have no desire to read crap like this.


    While considering what book to read next, I decided to just go ahead and start on the 5th Malazan book. I thought the first 4 were great, but I felt exhausted after reading the 4th and needed a break. I really want to find another good series I haven't read yet. Preferably one with either a lot of books in the series or a short one that is completed. I hate having to wait a year or two or longer (GRRM) so I'm not starting any more series unless I can finish them in one go.

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