Reviews of books in this format:

The Way of Kings by

I elected to listen to this, in part, due to the length. The 1,000+ pages turn into around 45 hours of audio to work through. And this is just the first book of the trilogy, so it’s somewhat immense. As with a story that runs to this length, we end up with not only a – Read the rest of this review

The Lies of Locke Lamora by

I was finally convinced by so many people recommending this one. And I’m very glad I listened. This isn’t your typical story and it’s grittier than most fantasies I’ve read — aside from a morally dubious protagonist, there are plenty of deaths, beatings and torture. This adds a sense of peril most books seem to – Read the rest of this review

Hyperion by

This was one of those books I have been monitoring on my wishlist for some time, but it never quite convinced me enough to take the plunge. Having had a few more recommendations added to the scales, I finally relented. Set in the 29th Century, it follows a group of pilgrims making their way to – Read the rest of this review

The Blade Itself by

I picked this up as a recommendation from some of the BookTube community. For starters, this is a pretty big. Well over 500 pages, or 22 hours of audio. And yet, it feels like the first act of a three-act story. It is the first part of a trilogy, so setting up the story would – Read the rest of this review

The Idiot Brain by

Our brains are amazing things. They’re how we perceieve the world. What we forgot is they exist separate from the world, isolated in a bone box. Everything they experience is fed to them tiny input channels: sight, sound, smell, etc. This book tries to explain some of how it works. And offers some reasons for – Read the rest of this review