I love all of Lawheads 'Arthur/Merlin' stories.
This is a good story as well.
What it needs is less elaboration upon the feelings and more
story at the end.
I thought that I was listening to a parody done by Monty Python
and not a real story... One needs no more than 3 (at most)
representations of the conditions of the situation. There are
cases where the count of a dozen are exceeded...
Additionally, the ending is weak... this leaves no answers to most
of the real 'mysteries' and little desire to get a subsequent
story in a series if that is the intent of the precipitous and
meaningless end of this saga.
I KNOW SRLawhead is a great writer. Let's see his real skills
I was having a hard time getting into Law Lawheads works, but being able to listen to the tales and not having to try and decipher pronunciations really helped me enjoy his writing. I love the story and the world that's been established. Looking forward to the continuation of this story.
Minister, MDiv, Outdoor Education
This review is for the entire series, because I hate starting a series and not get all the way through it. I thought the series was just OK. I decided to listen to this story because I loved Lawhead's Robinhood series, but this one isn't even close in comparison. I'm having a hard time exactly identifying why, something along the lines of bad overall story flow. It was engaging enough for me to finish, but I can't say I ever caught myself thinking about the book when I wasn't reading it and I won't be recommending it to anyone either.
I loved the story! Very imaginitive, and the narrator did a great job! I'll only wish I couldn't hear muffled voices in the narrator's background. It was quite distracting.
The narrator's voice was really hard to get used to. It detracted from the story. The story itself was really slow starting and dream out. I will not be continuing this series.
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.