Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
I made it to this third volume due chiefly to the soothing voice of Tim Curry. The first two held my interest better. I found the plotting and characterization in SABRIEL and LIRAEL to be more engaging. The coming of age drama of the first two books and the conflict over evil seemed more accessible and interesting. Here in ABHORSEN, the culmination of the series, the drama falls flat and the story nearly incomprehensible. Tim Curry is always entertaining. He is hampered here with a weak and thin story.
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I personally love audio books! So in my opinion, the audio version is much better. When I'm cleaning, driving, at work with only so much to do, I can have my book playing! So while my hands are preoccupied with mindless tasks, my mind can still be stimulated!
As I said in a before review, the disreputable dog HAS to be my favorite! ESPECIALLY at the end. Get ready, its a crazy ride.
What I do like is that he brings each character to life in his own way! You know and love Tim Curry, so sometimes it can be weird to hear him do voices, but you forget that and get lost in his oh so unique story telling!
Yes, the end. The VERY end! So touching and...ok, you have to read this book. Go click buy. I'll wait here.
Phenomenal ending to a phenomenal series!
Just a wonderfully visual story, unique in his thoughts and names
too unique, I cannot think of one
Sabriel as expected
when she meets her mother for the first time
the whole series is fabulous, I have read and listened to it several times.
This trilogy has everything. Start with Sabriel, then Lirael, finally Abhorsen. Tim Curry does a great job as the narrator despite the fact that the trilogies are mostly told from female primary characters. I did find the middle book a bit slow going, but it is so worth it for the 3rd book. I had to go back and listen to the last half hour like 4 times because I enjoyed it so much. There isn't much humor in the first two books, but I did actually laugh out loud in the car several times during the third.
I love unusual relationships and the love between Lirael and the disruptable dog was gorgeous. The latter was the lonely girl's only friend for eons--and at the end, when I knew what was going to happen, I cried.
Even now as I write this review, I feel a lump in my throat--the ability to touch the reader--you can't get better than that.
If it where good? The story was boring the character I did not care about. I just couldn't get into this series. I have over 300 audio books and heard good things about Garth Nix but this series is just not good.
I have his keys to the kingdom series and I found that a lot of fun. But this series was just boring.
I'm sad that this is the last story in the series. I would like to learn more about the characters!