April 11, 2011

"Final Summit" Book Review

First off - if you love to read and have a blog - have you joined Book Sneeze yet?  Its an excellent way to get free books, as well as get to read some stuff before its even released yet.  Now for the review...

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a sequel to The Traveler’s Gift.  This time the main character, David Ponder, joins his fellow travelers – some that he met in the previous journey as well as others he meets for the first time – for a summit to save humanity.  The world is in trouble and it’s the travelers’ job to come up with the two word solution that will put the world right.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the first part of the book. Partly due to confusion having never read the first story, but partly because the character sketch seemed so closely based on the life of Dave Ramsey (even sharing a first name) his character felt cheap.

As the story progressed, I began to see David for the hero that he is. I also enjoyed the history lesson provided in meeting the travelers. Many were people we are familiar with from times past. We’re also introduced to someone who is just as historical as the other characters, yet certainly not as well known. My history teacher sister had never heard of him!

Just like Andrews’ other books, it was an easy read. Light reading, without being inconsequential. Andrews writes fiction that doesn’t beat the reader over the head to teach a lesson, but valuable lessons are learned in the process.

I very much enjoyed this read.

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  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to read both of them!

  2. I just read another review on this book. She really enjoyed it too. I'll have to look for it!

  3. This is pretty cool. As much as I like to read I decided to become a reviewer for the BookSneeze too!! What could be better? Free books to read and I get to tell my opinion!!

  4. sounds great! thanks for the tip on book sneeze...

  5. I'll have to try to find both books! And I just may have to join Book Sneeze!

  6. I wish I had time to read. Maybe in between baseball games. Ha!

  7. I just heard about this on the dave ramsey podcast. he was interviewing the author. i need to check it out!

  8. Ok this booksneeze business sounds wicked cool.


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