I am prejudiced in regards to this book, having loved it for over 20 years. It is truly an epic tale worth listening to. I had initially feared the narrator might not be up to the task, but those fears proved groundless. Overall it is well worth a read...or two...or three.
I've really enjoyed Stephen Lawhead's works, and this is no exception. Narration very well done, and the impression of the Paradise of Albion rang clear!
I've been a huge fan of Lawhead since I was a teenager and enjoy revisiting his books every so often. This series is one of my favorite - along with the Pendragon Cycle. I can't say enough about this story and thought the narration was fine (although I see some people didn't like it) - the richness is in the story and I don't think the narration does any harm. HOWEVER - I did take a star off for performance because all throughout the story there is a background echo of the audio. I heard it on both the Android and iPad clients, so I'm sure it's not a glitch. Sometimes it's faint, sometimes it's distracting. I've listened to a lot of audio books and have never heard this. Don't let it cause you to pass up this book - it's worth putting up with the echo - but just a warning.
3 kids, 2 moms, 2 dogs, 1 GREAT husband all in one house. Busy life - listening to books is the best escape I have found since I can't seem to find the time to read.
That it was storey modivated and not carried by a side Love storey.
Intrigued, not what I was expecting.
Pronounciation and passion.
Although I have read and listened to this type of storey many times this book had a few twists and characters I have not encountered before. Thank You
The story line was really good but the guy's monotone voice was ANNOYING. Overall it was a good book though.
I read Lawhead's Merlin Trilogy and enjoyed it but I was bit disappointed with this book. The bad language at the beginning surprised me! Not sure this belongs in the religious books category. I did enjoy the Celtic lore and the Scotland setting. It has "The Lord of the Rings" feel and I enjoyed that movie immensely!
It sounded like a great concept for a book - modern folks lost in a parallel ancient Celtic universe. It started off slowly, making me wonder if I was in the right story ... then it picked up, and I thought, hey, this might be all right. However, by midway through the book I could see the plot turns coming from miles away, and by the end I found myself saying "well DUH!" out loud to the characters, as they couldn't seem to grasp things I'd figured out an hour earlier. I wish it had turned out better, it's a really interesting concept and the author paints a rich picture of early Celtic life ... unfortunately, it just doesn't live up to it's promise. <sigh> Oh well.
Sixty years young. Surfer, Kayaker, Abalone diver, Backpacker. Rabid reader/listener. I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Not on your life. I waded through some of his earlier works some years ago and had forgotten how wordy and plot action free Lawhead is. He must get paid by the word. I listened for hours and about 15 minutes were interesting. Character development went away after the first third of the book and the parts that could have been interesting were never developed. Lewis' love interest faded to nothing. Simon's character was interesting to begin with, then faded to monochrome. Professor Nettles was great, then disappeared.yada de yada de yada
No I'm currently listening to The Red Pyramid and am quite enjoying it.
Langdon's voice became monotonous, more voices would have improved what action there was.
All the slogging through interminabile countryside to get to the fortress when they could have stayed put in the King's original strong hold and rebuilt. Weak plot device milked to make more pages. No doubt the further books will run to 14 volumes like Robert Jorden's work. I bailed on that series too!