The sample should really have the horns blowing mid-sentence so people can get an idea of how annoying that is before they spend money on this series. It's a good story & great narration if it just didn't have the stupid horns left over from the CD format.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
Yes it was a good story. I kind of felt, Jim was playing Starcraft when he wrote the book. In fact after completing the book I am now playing Starcraft again. (the new one) Killing Vorg left and right oooo i mean Zerg.
Breaking Max out of the tower.
For me Kate just gets the job done. She is not my favorite, but I would still listen to a book she narrates.
No, In fact I thought there was a little to much romantic mush in this book.
Kind of have a love hate relationship with the magic system that has been developed. Its different and fun but not really explained in detail. The magic system is just kind of figured out as you go along.
Entertaining - tricky to remember all the names - that wouldn't be an issue in a written version. Narrator is tremendous. The bugles and horns that divide sections of the books wake up the animals and my spouse. Those goofy horns are like commercials with volume 10x louder that the TV show.
The story is brilliantly written, and Kate is always a joy to hear.
So why not a perfect score? That blasted fanfare that comes up regularly have no place in the audial, and are a bloody nuisance every time they play!
I mean, don't get me wrong, the story was quite good. The scenes with High Lord Kalare made me want to string that little good for nothing by his thumbs, and I always like it when a book gives me a visceral reaction. But the parts where the horn played out made no sense to me, and drew me completely out of the story. Some may understand what they were for, but they weren't doing anything productive for me.
At least part of one of the chapters, which covers the dramatic culmination of one of the plot lines, is missing from the books. It makes me worry that there are other sections missing that I don't know about. There are also also the same annoying horns from the first novel. I assume they are to denote section breaks, but the story picks up immediately where it left off before the horns. It's almost like a commercial break on a television show. Semi-dramatic line - HORNS - Pick up where we left off. It's bizarre.
I have enjoyed these novels and the narration is well-done for the most part, but I think I'll be reading instead of listening in the future.
The horn sound that I assume marked the end of the cd when it was on CDs is extremely annoying. It is especially jarring if you are listening to the book with a play speed greater than normal. The story is excellent and the series so far is amusing but those stupid horns are starting to really get to me. I mean so much so that I was inspired to write this silly review but I doubt it's going to keep me from the next book in the series.
Loved the story, the growth of the characters and the developing relationships. Really disappointed by the fact that the Audible version is missing the crucial end to Chapter 50. The end of that chapter ties up a major plot line while helping to set up a dynamic that is pivotal for the rest of the series. THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME TIME NOW. Come on Audible, step up.
I originally gave it 5 stars all the way around till my wife pointed out that 1/2 a chapter was missing. For $20+ I expected a full book, and not to miss out on the finish of an AMAZING battle. Other than that a great audio book.