Nix has built. But, I do find fault with Tim Curry and his performance in this title. Often times I couldn't discern characters from one another and the women all sound like crotchety old hags (evil stepmother from Snow White popped into mind several times). I honestly regret buying the audio version of this not only because of the poor choice of narrator, but also the terrible sound quality and odd pauses throughout.
If you loved this book before (like myself) do NOT buy the Audible version. And if you're new to the book just get the text version. I promise you'll enjoy it way more.
An amazing story of magic and Adventure that is brought to life by Tim Curry's incredible voice acting. Garth Nix gives us a refreshing on Magic expertly weaves it into a world of realistic people and modern machines.
Garth Nix has woven a world that captures your attention as it envelopes you and leads you through its marvelous folds. The characters are as real and relatable as if they were your own relatives, and you will find your emotions ebb and flow along with their perilous journey to save a kingdom crumbling under darkness. I have read and now listened to this book many times, and each time it is as if I am meeting the characters and learning their tale anew. Tim Curry, with his infamous voice, brings this story to life with an eerie and appropriately dark tone the pace of which will have you absorbed for hours. I highly recommend this book for any reader interested in an ethereal fantasy journey that addresses some of the darkest fears of human kind.
I read this book when I was a young teen. I have read it over and over again. Now I can listen to it whenever I want. Tim Curry does a great good narrating and giving the characters different voices.
It's forever my favorite.
I am so thankful that I really started my audiobook experience with Sabriel. I had stared at the cover so many times in the book store, but never risked it. After a friend reviewed it and loved it, I decided to give it a try. Then I found out that Tim Curry did the audio and bought the audiobook. It still is one of my all time favorites and I am constantly recommending the series.
Mogget. He's such a cat! His appearance in the novel also revitalizes it. It is a very serious story about a serious subject, and the addition of the wise-cracking kitty really lightens things up. I was already drawn in by the story, but I think the book is so much better after Mogget appears.
I'm a fan of Curry, so I feel biased in saying I loved his performance. Its a shame that he could not perform the more recent novels in the series because nobody does it like he did.
What I love about Sabriel is that it can be read as part of the Abhorsen trilogy or just as a stand alone. Sabriel is still my favorite in the series overall, but the whole series is great. Nix is really adept at bringing to life strong female characters. The themes, while dark, are well thought out and explored. It is a young adult novel, but I think that its more on the adult side of things. I'd recommend it for older teens (16+) and adults, because it can be at times very dark and intense. Toward the end of the book I was completely spooked, but I had to keep reading because I had to know how it ended! Not for the faint of heart!