The story is, of course, superb. The performance suffers from having different voice actors playing the same character even within the same scene. This was quite confusing at times.
overall I liked the multiple voice actors each with a different character but it switched without a clear pattern. some chapters have different across for the different characters but other chapters have only the narrator changing his voice for the different characters. it made it confusing and difficult to follow for the first half of the book
if you are a lifelong to Dume fan like me chances are you have been left feeling somewhat short changed by the several attempts to bring this saga to the screen. For me this audiobook has been a wonderful new and refreshing way to enjoy the story. I should hope that any future effort to render the story are half as good as this rendering plays out in the theater of the mind.
the narrator was amazing! the extra touches with the sounds. if the story was on a ship you had engine noises, if you were in the desert you had shifting sands. the voices were well done for nearly everyone.
the story was fasinating. loved the characters and teriffic descriptions. the Narrators were great but very inconsistent. sometimes it was the narrator sometimes it was an actor. was hard to follow because of this. look forward to the next book though. also loved the background sound effects.