This story is interesting and a good extension of the first book of the series. But, I agree with many of the other readers that the teenage angst does drone on quite a bit. I often found myself disliking the characters because of this. You want to shout at them to "get over it , already".
The ending is abrupt and does not complete the book, so if you do read this, you will be obliged to get the next in the series
Tim Curry is excellent, as usual.
Tim Curry just makes the whole "Abhorsen" series for me. His reading voice is perfectly suited to the characters and I thought I would have a bit of a challenge warming to his reading of an often female point of view. But he pitches his voice just right and brings each character to life. And Curry as Mogget...wow, just wow. There is NO ONE else for me when it comes to his performance of Mogget.
The series is an old favorite from younger days but is still as captivating as it was in younger years. A great listen.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
This sequel continues the story and develops the "rules of magic" even further that SABRIEL. This seemed to me a little more low key than the first book, but one gets the impression that things are being aligned for a grand conclusion.
Tim Curry is again fantastic in LIRAEL. Now not only do we get to hear him doing Moggit the cat but his sarcastic delivery of the Disreputable Dog is just wonderful. Curry has one of the best voices for audio books of any of the performers I have heard. His voice forced me to become engaged in the story. Quite an accomplishment.
If it where good? The story was boring the character I did not care about. I just couldn't get into this series. I have over 300 audio books and heard good things about Garth Nix but this series is just not good.
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?