I really enjoyed this book. It was captivating from the beginning. The characters are flawed, but they draw you in. I couldn't give a better endorsement. Also, the reader was wonderful.
At first the readers voice was a bit annoying and the story was slow to develop but once the story began to take shape the voice actually fit the character perfectly. It was not fantasy on a high level in terms of magic and tolkien type imagery but rather a simpler story that developed the characters and helped the reader to understand the times and the lay of the land. The chivalry and etiquette of the time was interesting as compared to todays lack of loyalty and humility so it was refreshing. I could not wait to here what would happen next to lift the curse from Chalion and I felt I wished the book would go on and on rather than ending. Great read!
I had read Cordelia's Honor and was looking for more Bujold. The Curse of Chalion was exciting. I sat in the driveway just to listen to the next few lines and now I want the next in the series on Audible as soon as possible.
The story was not a bad one but I wish that I had read the book instead of listened to it. The narrator's voice and style were wrong for a fantasy novel and his habit of mumbling his words almost drove me over the edge. It was all that I could do to finish the tale.
If you are looking for an excellent story that is read extremely well and you don't mind a little sex and violence then check out George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire".
I kept waiting for something to happen but it never did. It's like Roger Zelanzy's writing but without the story, and without the characters.
First let me say that this is one of Bujold's best books. The story is satisfyingly dire, happy, thrilling, and sad. The world is convincing and the religion nicely nuanced.
Lloyd James reads all of the characters consistently and always seems to understand what is funny, what is tragic, and acts without overacting. I have listened to this book several times and always enjoy it.
The new whole new world created by the author...
I think this book is similar version of the series of Lord of the Ring
Lord Casarell was my favorite.
No - I love to read, but the audio version is very good
The way the characters are developed and the way the story holds together. You find yourself almost part of the story
I think the choice of voices used for each character.
I liked the miracle of Caz and the mules
I recommend reading Paladin of Souls after reading the Curse of Chailion
Out of over 200 titles in my library The Curse of Chalion is my favorite. I have listened to the whole book at least three times.
I love how the story comes unfolds, I love the characters, I think the world that Bujold has created, with its own political intrigue and mythology is exceptional.
I think it would be a spoiler to discuss my favorite scene, but it involves Caz and the Royce and when the met in the book.
I'm a big fan of Bujold's -- have been ever since I read this book. But the sequel to this book. Paladin of Souls as well as her some Vokosigan Saga are all in my top ten. Highly reccomended.