I like the print version because I visualize the setting a bit better when I see it in print, but I love Tim Curry's voice, which I find both engaging and soothing at the same time. Also, whenever I'm listening to an audiobook, I catch bits that I might have missed when I was reading it in print.
I thought all of the voices were really good, but Mogget's has stuck in my head the most.
The book in any form is amazing and this trilogy ranks up there with the best books I've ever read, no additional qualifiers necessary. The addition of Tim Curry just makes it that much better.
Tim Curry! His narration was impeccable, he was able to make amazing evil cat sounds!
When Sabriel has to find her father in death, the scene is very emotional.
Mogget, he could make the cat snarl and talk at the same time, amazing!
Yes! Such a different story, not like anything I have ever read!
What a wonderful bookand series, it is one that sticks with you for a long time and makes you yearn for more.
Tim Curry needs to be one of your top narrators and narrate more books! He is amazing!
This series is great! the only problem I had was with Tim Curry's narration. It's probably just me, but his voice is very easy to tone out. I found myself losing track of the story because of it.
I must have re-listened to this series 6 times. It rates as one of my all time favorite book series. I might like it better than Harry Potter. Garth Nix has woven and incredible world with such detail. I didn't want it to end. I believe my favorite character is Lirael or the Dog? hmmm....you've got to read this it is very unique. I love Tim Curry but he is a little wierd doing female voices but his overall reading skill negates the akwardness.
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This was recommended to me as wonderful. I would say it was good. Its well read and the story is interesting. Its a little predicable and I'd say its a little younger feeling than the average YA book. I'd say more in the 10-13 age range rather the later teens. I will not complete the series.
I had not listened to anything from the author, Garth Nix, but I had listened to a book read by Tim Curry before and liked his voice, so I decided to give it a try. Wonderful. I immediately went on to listen to the other two novels in this series. Tim Curry's voice is clear and steady, yet filled with emotion and vigor at just the right time. A true performance. The story is very engaging and the world Garth Nix creates is exciting and interesting. This world does not have the huge cast of characters of Harry Potter, but this magical world is much richer and the storyline more engaging and more classic "good vs. evil". The strength of the book comes from how Nix unfolds this magical world both to Sabriel and the listener at the same time. Very well put together. Highly recommended.
Tim Curry has a wonderful reading voice. It's very resonant, but he still manages to voice female characters well. As actually narration, he does an excellent job, and unlike some readers he clearly has read the material before. Wonderful. The story is excellent as well, but I knew that before I purchased the audiobook, have read it before.
I really enjoyed the narrators voices - gives the book a tone resembling a play. This is also a good book. Well thought out plot, no obvious resolutions; yes, good triumphs over evil but not without death and destruction of some of my favorite people along the way. Without giving away the plot, the characters have a chance to grow up and do take that chance, but not without some backsliding along the way to make things interesting.
Sabriel learns to use her powers through all kinds of odds overcomes her obstacles. She fights her fears and the dead. Garth Nix keeps you on the edge of your seat as you wait to what horrors Sabriel will conquer next.
Great fantasy adventure. I'm glad I didn't start listening to it when it first came out so I can go out and get the next books in this trilogy!