While Curry's voice does very a bit low and gravely, which can make volume balance a bit off, overall he gives an incredible performance of an incredible story.
Tim Curry's performance is unparalleled. Very easily top-5 for me now. The world building is extremely vivid, but not over done by any means. If you're thinking of getting this audio-book, do it, you will not regret it if you love fantasy books.
Add more of the history of Sabriel and her family's background, give us something more to care about her
Tim brought life to the story - he's easily my top 3 favorite narrators, the other two being Tim Gerard Reynolds and Peter Kenny. He has the best voice, diction, and really makes the book much better.
Overall the story is alright, with a different mix of netherworld evil spirits and an early 20th century setting. There is better fantasy out there (there's no "I can't put this down" feeling), but you're missing out on Tim Curry if you skip this one. It's very sad that he's unable to do this kind of work anymore :(
When you cant read a book at work, listen to one instead!
I adore this trilogy, ive read them multiple times. Listening to the audiobooks gives it new life. new perspective. No regrets buying them.
The only problem I have with Tim Currys narration was he sounds kinda nasally as a woman.
One of my absolute favorite books! Tim Curry is perfect as a narrator, and I adore his Mogget. I've listened and re-listened to the Abhorsen trilogy three times now and I love it the same each time.