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I did not enjoy this second book quite as much as the first, but am still a fan The narrator is getting old for me. Some of his character voices are cliche to my ears and used repeatedly for multiple characters (although mostly just the side characters). It also bugs me that some of his voicings of characters seem older than the character in my imagination ( Theon Greyjoy in the first book is an example of this). I still recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next.
These books are LOOOONNNGGGG! They are detailed, and character rich, and at times tedious, but they are excellent, and they immerse the reader in another word, full of magic, sex, violence, fear, and hope. sometimes you've got to battle to keep going, truly, but you're always glad when you do. a great reader who brings life to the characters. .. well worth the effort, but it is an effort. ..
Whether you've seen the dhows or not this is a great series. Fills in all of the necessary details. I would personally recommend also watching the show as you will have faces to put with the many many characters.
Thank goodness I don't have to worry about the book being organized by actual chapters. This is divided by 45 minute increments. That way you never know how to figure out where you are. What a ripoff. Production quality is horrible. To hell with the makers of this audio book. The makers clearly are novices. Thanks for nothing you hacks. What a bunch of utter moronic twats. You make terrible audio books. You are clearly not up to the quality of Black Water audio. Shame, this is a good book, but Random House is the dirty diseased whore of audio book makers. What utter garbage.