I love Tim Curry, really I do, but hearing him read from a female protagonist's point of view was almost more than I could bear. The story is fascinating, well paced, and unfolds quite nicely. The characters were likable and flawed just enough to make them real but not so much that it was frustrating or distracting.
No, but I can't read while driving; so I am quite willing to listen to my all time favorite book when unable to sit and read it.
Lirael is my favorite. I can very easily relate to her, and the hardships that she goes through. Though mine have been completely different, I still find it quite easy to sympathize with her situation, having been in similar circumstances.
He brings the characters to life. His voice is not annoying, like some other narrators can be.
Yes! I've done so on several occasions. I keep coming back to this book.
Can't wait for Clariel to come out. Both in physical and audiobook form.
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I would DEFINITELY listen to this book again! I'm so glad its now in my library and at my finger tips! It is a thrilling book and VERY well written.
Of course the disreputable dog! She was amazing and her sardonic remarks, almost caustic at times, make me laugh. Not to mention the great relationship she has with Lirael!
When it comes to characters by Tim's imagination, naturally I choose Mogget! I feel, not only did he have the voice right, but the over all attitude as well.
After having read all 3 books, its hard to distinguish which event took place in which books! But I do know, there were MANY times I was taken aback by an unforeseen event!
This is a great book, a must have for any fan of fantasy and good characters!
Tim Curry narrates a wonderful story. His voices are distinct and clear, and his Mogget in particular is wonderful. Lirael is very much the "in-between book" of the trilogy, but in fact, is the book that I most enjoyed. This particular audiobook is one that I often return to when I need a good classic.
This is the beginning of an unsual relationship between a lonely girl and a magical creature called the Disruptable Dog. Unlike Mogget, the DD is fully loyal and caring and Lirael is needy but also individually proud. I found myself completely in love with this duo because it was so believable in their self centered view that gradually grew to include the concerns of the other.
I really liked Sabriel, the first book. However, after making it most of the way through this one I feel like giving up. Both protagonists are so whiny! Maybe I am just used to young adult protagonists in other literature sounding older, but these 19 year olds sound like 9 year olds to me, with no hope of improvement in the near future. I keep hoping it will get better, but the whine-fest continues. Anyone have some cheese?
Grown up (over *0), voracious audio book listener and e-reader. Prefer fiction, since my own reality is quite enough, thanks.
Love the book and the trilogy (so far). The characters are well developed, and Tim Curry reads each with his or her own personality or voice. The women come across as women, but he doesn't speak them in a falsetto or falsely feminine voice, unlike many male readers of female characters. The powerful characters' voices are obviously powerful, and the more gentle voices are softer. As for the story itself, it's an excellent one for listening! Compelling parts, and "hide under the covers" parts, and "I can't wait to hear what happens next" parts! Absolutely perfect for a long drive to work (even if I did find myself speeding to escape an attack from the Dead, as our protagonists were doing). I confess to having skimmed an online summary of the plot of the trilogy. There are some elegant overlaps and intricate plot developments that aren't going to be revealed until the end (or some point after the end of the second book). It might be one of those stories that needs a second listen to catch it all.
I love this series by Garth Nix, and Lirael is great. I wish this had been around when I was younger. The story is griping, very suspenseful in some places which keeps you glued to your ipod. And as always, Tim Curry is a fantastic reader.
She's a loner, introspective but resourceful. I loved the Disreputable Dog, who wouldn't? The story doesn't slow down and you're just waiting for the next installment!
This is my favorite one of the series.