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Glenn Hansen

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Complete fantasy nonsense

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

Reviewed: 06-04-2018

I'm not sure how this book is sold as non-fiction. The author is clearly a fabricator, and it's an insult to everyone who has served that the pseudonym he is using is the name of an contractor killed in an IED attack while trying to save a woman's life. Steer clear of this pile of garbage.

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Another great performance, but a meandering plot

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2017

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I always love a Pendergast book, so yes, it was time well spent, but compared to the rest of the series, this is certainly one of the lesser efforts from two authors who are usually guaranteed to deliver the goods.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Much of the book sees the story meandering around in search of a strong unifying theme. IT reads like a first draft in places (not because of spelling and grammar problems, but because there are so many places the story could be tightened up and made more impactful).

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I honestly can't, offhand, think of one scene where I went, 'Wow, that was great!' Unlike their previous efforts, this book is a cliche in search of a greater purpose.

Do you think The Obsidian Chamber needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Well, yes, it needs a follow-up, because I want the story of Pendergast to continue. I hope, though, the writers go back to their usual standards and not mail the next one in. One more effort like this and I'll let Pendergast rest in peace.

Any additional comments?

Maybe hold off buying this until the next in the series comes out, in the hope you can follow a mediocre story with something much more enjoyable.