Tim Curry is magnificent, distinguishing voices seamlessly, and making me hang on every word. The man is a treasure, 'nuff said.
And just when I thought there was nothing left to explore in fantasy worlds, Nix's story and world building made me want to know more about the Old Kingdom, the Charter, and its mysterious Builders.
As impressive (for one sick of choppy, plausibly deniable, tropes) is his ability to bring a consistent and believable approach to the problem of a magic and a nonmagic world coexisting, yet rubbing uncomfortably up against one another. Throw in his strong characters and an intriguing exploration of magic and the supernatural, and I went right out to buy the rest of the series. No regrets!
A coming or age story. Sabriel knew her father's work, knew her talents aligned with his, the dead. She didn't what she was getting into when her father sent her The Bells, and required her to return to her birth place.
This is a great story, wonderfully narrated by British actor Tim Curry. The first in a series of 3 (Lirael, Abhorsen), it's a completely original world that Nix creates and the story is engrossing every step of the way.
Great story, and good narration by Tim Curry. But that creepy horror-movie music at the end of the story was a bad choice, didn't fit the tone of the story at all, made no sense.
This story pulled me in from the opening line, and Tim Curry's narration couldn't have been more on point. The world Garth Nix created is incredibly complex and very different from the one we know, but it was introduced in such a gripping way that the gaps in your knowledge are filled quickly.
Also, Tim Curry is a genius. There couldn't have been a better choice for someone to read this book, it was a perfect blend of easy listening and subtle creepiness - completely fitting for the dark subject matter. I need him to read all of my textbooks.
I am a huge fan of Tim Curry, I have been since I was a child. I grew up watching Clue and The Three Musketeers, loving how well he played a villain. When I first read this book, almost 20 years ago, I fell in love with it and the following two. When I looked up the audio version of this book, I was beyond excited to see it was read by Tim Curry! He also reads the next two! I can't wait to listen! His performance is wonderful, the story is exciting and well written it is a gem. Currently my favorite audio book, sure to be at the top of my list for years to come.