I thought I remembered the story as being better when I read it years ago. Perhaps I was more aware of the similarities to The Lord of the Rings. There seems to be a lot of non action description but those parts may have come across better if the narrator did not have such a droll voice. I kept having to rewind because he lost my attention. If he narrated the other books in the series I definitely will not be buying them.
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After listening to Tolkien, I wanted something like those stories. Nice premise but the story just doesn't bring it home. Couldn't wait until it was over.
I read this book about 20 years ago. I found it as enjoyable this time as last. if you love Tolkien type books, you will love this book. While it might be epic fantasy, it is not a cheap knock off. Terry Brooks ' writes original books that you won't want to stop reading or listening to, depending on the medium.
I loved this book when I read it, however the narration of this book is really terrible. I won't be listening to anymore of them. I will go back and reread the books.
Just about anyone. There was no emotion in the narration just flat reading of text.
I love to make my mind think anew! For every book I read, my world grows. Maybe I need a bigger world, bigger then the one we have today?
It helps a great book when you have someone to give a good narrative of the story.
Looking forward to the next one.
To be fair I am writing this after 2 hours listenning and undecided wether or not to continue.
if you are a regular reader of fantasy then this story appears to be a collection of cliches. the author has a habit of using overly florid descriptions and the story routinely uses the 'amazing, miraculous, unexpected and unexplained escape' tool to extract the hapless heroes from the jaws of death or capture. I keep thinking 'oh crap the authors not going to.......' but he does.
The saving grace is that Scott Brick is narating, this guy can turn a shopping list into an enthralling yarn.
If you are new to this form of fantasy dive in and enjoy.
iI hope it improves as I try to get some value from buying it.
I read this originally over 20 years ago the book had great pictures which help to get an idea of the landscape and people