Review: Ambition

Ambition by Yoshiki Tanaka

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very much like the first novel in this series, it earns an additional star point just because of the stunning narration from Tim Gerard Reynolds. His voice talent soars above the generic, overly-linear, and wholly prosaic prose which, in my opinion, runs the risk of undermining this entire literary endeavour.

There is a good story here and fascinating characters taboot, but the writing style is so cut-and-dry that it doesn’t necessarily make for a pleasurable reading experience. You just sort of zip through wondering if you’re ever going to hit the fun part…or at the end.

As long as Reynolds is here to narrate, I’m here to listen, because only his talent for accents and character voices makes this book more interesting than it really is.

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