The story was decent. I probably would've enjoyed it more had it not been for the performance. The narrator's voice drones on until you think you're listening to white noise. Very useful if you're an insomniac trying to get some sleep.
Such an amazing story! I grew up reading Harry Potter so I love books that take place in a magical world. What made me fall in love is Lev did an amazing job of writing this book from an adult perspective. It's gut wrenching, emotional, powerful and most importantly, magical!
The names have been changed. The plot varies by a bit but i call it like I see it. It is a ripoff of the lion witch and wardrobe and a bit of the explicit version of harry potter thrown in. I listened to the entire depressing story it should come with a Prozac prescription. I know it is supposed to be on tv. Maybe the change it up. It couldn't make it worse.
this by far the most negative book i have and in my experience and please don't have any one want
This book does a good job making you care about the characters, which makes it especially emotionally draining when there flaws are explored in full. They are just likable enough that you want then to be happy, and just terrible enough that they always screw it up. Things get dark, and there is just barely enough relief sprinkled about the story to keep you from falling into despair.
This book covers a remarkable amount of narrative ground with ordinarily great pacing. The exception is a part in the middle of the book between the book's two narrative arcs. This part is slow, little happens, all of it bad. During this part you just have to keep chewing, things get good again.
The performance is great, the narrator gives the characters easily distinguished voices and accents, which really helps you follow the action. I really hated Penny's voice, but the rest fell somewhere between great and fine.
The writing itself seems to lend itself well to an audio book. There are some great lines that work because of the way the sentence is arranged, and wouldn't have the same impact on me if I could see the words coming.
Read the book, it's a lot of fun except for the part when it isn't.