Sabriel is a great character. Through out the book she grows with the situations. I think her character is well written and her emotions seem real.
This book has it all action, adventure, love and magic. It is a unique story set in a vivid world. I can read/listen to this story over and over again.
Tim Curry's performance is amazing. I could listen to any audio book he read.
Always on the go but I love to read! A book worm at heart and audible makes my addiction possible.
I read this book when I was in middle school and loved it. Read it again in high school and loved it still. A decade later thought I would get it on audible and once again I loved it. The narrator wasn't bad but wasn't the greatest. It's a short book relatively speaking but a great trilogy. Book 1 in my opinion is probably the slowest to get into but we'll worth the time investment.
Tim Curry does a wonderful job with this classic YA fantasy novel. The story has lovely, well-developed characters whom Curry brings to life. Curry does an especially good talking cat.
Fantastic reader... Great story...
What didn't I like is a better question: Nothing.
The paperwing description is gorgeous..
This is worth the 18 dollar ticket
This is the first (new to me) fantasy I have heard/listened to in a couple of years where I lasted past the first chapter.. If you like this kind of stuff, no mistakes here.
not really sure... I love Tim Curry, but his voice was just putting me to sleep...
If Mr. Curry would have put some more emotion into the main character.. she is just so bleh....
I could not finish the book. I really really wanted to enjoy this, the story line is really neat and original but I guess I will have to pick up a hard copy to finish it.
I chose this title because of Tim Curry narrating the book. I found myself disappointed, his voice is monotone and I found it difficult to follow along. The book itself seems to be good enough that I will read it myself.
When I first downloaded Sabriel I was skeptical. I received a strong recommendation for the book, but the audio seemed faded and less clear than many of the crystal clear books I've listened to lately. The opening music was more of a distraction than a mood setter and the prologue seemed to drone.
Once the story started, though, I became hooked! Nix creates a world of magic that slowly unveils itself as the book continues. Trips into the grey and flowing world of death add even more intrigue into this mysterious world. Though not grand in scale (like books by Robbin Hobb, for example), the world is certainly one that deserves exploration.
The story starts with Sabriel, the main character, leaving school on a quest into a magical kingdom. She knows nothing more than the reader. Magical secrets reveal themselves one by one until a very exciting and dramatic end to her journey.
The style of writing lends itself to quick revelations about the plot. Nix often reiterates past plot elements and flashes back to important points to ensure the listener is following along. I found it helpful given the complexity of some names. Others who enjoy a more subtle unfolding of plot hints may find it transparent.
Overall, though, I'd recommend Sabriel as an enjoyable read. I fully intend to continue onto the second book in the series of three.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
Usually I'm a SciFi guy but I saw Tim Curry's name as the narrator and had to try this. This novel contains many of the features I would expect in a Science Fiction book: Namely there are rules that must be followed; not the laws of physics but rules for magic. And, like SciFi, whose rules are often just invented to suit the plot (Cloning, FTL, Time-travel), the rules for magic in SABRIEL make for some interesting situations. I appreciate the approach of Garth Nix to reveal these "rules of magic" gradually, working them into the unfolding of the story. By the time the climax of the story is near everything is in place. This was a good listen.
Tim Curry as the narrator is wonderful. He always kept me listening because his deep British accent is so pleasant to listen to. Curry really shines when the guards are speaking. He manages to throw in some Monty-Pythonesque accents on occasion. And his rendition of the cat Mogggit is always entertaining.
One would think that Tim Curry would be an odd choice to narrate a story about a young woman, but it works. You have to get past the first few chapters where Sabriel is still in an all-girls boarding school, and Tim Curry has to funnel the anguish of a young girl at the loss of her pet bunny. I actually can't get that ejaculation out of my head. Overall, excellent story, narrated by an expert who has a pleasant voice to listen to.
Was easy to put yourself into her shoes.
Great voice to listen to. Puts a nice twist on the character. Especially Mogat.
When she found Touchstone. Her ashamed but curious reaction.
Have read the books 2x already. Audio book is great to listen to when running or driving or when I can't sleep.