I enjoyed the book as always and thought this reading was much better. I'm not sure of the specifics changed, but I thought this was a much better performance than the first one.
Reading is a wonderful narrator, and the story is quite engaging. This book continues to add all sorts of shades of gray on the charicters. no one is simply black or white...well perhaps exept for Tavi.
This is a great book. The reading quality was superb and the material was fantastic. However, when they converted this from CD They forgot to take out the trumpets that signal the end of the CD. So every 60-70 minutes you hear Trumpet fanfare in the middle of a paragraph. Unfortunately, this is not the only book in the series that suffers this . I have read through the first book, and am listening to the third book and they both have this issue as well. other than that, this is definitely worth your time.
Book 2 did not disappoint! Kate's beautiful voice and talent for bringing a story to life is the cherry on top of the great story spun by Jim. The events take place two years after the first book and leave us with hints at Tavi's origins. It follows the main characters from the first book and adds in some new friends. Plot twists, enemies and frienemies add nice layers. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I am starting the next book as soon as I finish typing!
Teacher & musician.
Loved it. Need to listen to the next book at once.
The different characters are brought individual voices in a great way. And the story it self has deep and growing plot lines that will keep most listeners loosing sleep in trade for longer stretches of adventure inside this great wild world.
The story and the performance are both five star quality. The only reason for the overall four star rating is that the audio recording itself is not of the high-quality one would expect from audible. There are horns that will randomly sound throughout the book. It is clear that these are where they have edited together the book from a different audio source. Rather than do this editing in a quality manner, they have haphazardly thrown in these ridiculous sounding trumpet sounds to cover where they have edited together the recording. The story in and of itself is excellent. The characters are ones that you come to care about and come to root for. I would highly recommend the book and would give it five stars if audible would fix the recording. The narrator is excellent and the story leaves you ready for more! Get it. You won't regret it.
Loved this book from start to finish. Filled with adventure and action. The voice over work is some of the best, especially for a single person. The characters are interesting and well developed. If you're looking for fantasy and are sick of all the death and rape from RR Martin or Goodkind then give this series a read.