This series and book are amazing. The characters are well developed and the lore of the is intricate and wonderfully detailed and original. Mogget is one of the best characters I have ever read. Sabriel is one of the best role models I have ever read.
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
Sabriel is a wonderful role model. And the world she lives in is fantastic in that there is never any hesitation in respecting her - once you learn who/what Sabriel is, respect is automatic and that is something that is sorely lacking in most books/tv/movies these days.
Perfection. His voice is incredible!!!! He bring life and theater to the story - making the whole world come to life. Plus, his voice is just amazing.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
I have a tell me to get these book saying I would love them. I bought them a while back but always had a book I wanted to listen to first. Finally I got to this book and started it on Tuesday. Saturday I finished it as soon as I finished doing my home work. Every free minute I had I was listening to this book.
Most books I have read Necromancy is a evil magic, raising the dead and controlling them and making them follow your will. Here Sabriel is trained in the art of Necromancy to put the dead to rest. A interesting twist with the fight to stop the dead.
Tim Curry is the narrator here and he happens to be one of my favorite actors. From Home Alone 2 to Annie. He makes it so this story comes to life. adding to the magic of the world.
I love and recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy.
I would, for fantasy readers / listeners. It's a good story, with interesting characters, and an interesting magic system.
Sabriel certainly, gotta love a bad@$$ female lead :-)
Personally I feel that they should have cast a female voice actor *cough* Kate Redding *cough-cough*, but Tim Curry did okay. No caracters stood out as fantastic as far as voice acting.
Well I don't know about all in one sitting, but I did listen to the series back-to-back without jumping to other books, take that at face value I suppose.
I read this series before I listened to it, and enjoyed it just as much in audio format. I love the world, and expecially the magic system - mixing fantasy and semi-modern weapons was a lot of fun. This being the first book was great, and I feel the series as a whole was a good listen, I would suggest it to any fantasy buffs :-)
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.