Can I just spend some time praising Tim Curry? THIS is the ideal audio book experience. Mr. Curry narrates to perfection, setting the standard for all others. How often are good books spoiled by sub par narrators who have as much eloquence as a novice reading to the class.
This is one of my alltime favorite books, and is one of the best fantasy series I have ever read. I do have to say though, a particular character death just, well, killed me. Though death is not as permanent a force here. Unfortunately for him this isn't Discworld. Anywho I would recommend this series 100%, just start with book one.
The sweet combination of Nix's writing and Curry's performance.
The voices of Moggat and the Dog, as well as his general cadence of narration.
It made me want to cross the Wall and see the Old Kingdom for myself.
Great story and fantastic narrator that I enjoyed while running. An epic story told from the perspectives of people that didn't realize how important they were.
I love this story and always tear up at least twice during the telling. Tim Curry does a fabulous job bring this book and the entire series to life. Garth Nix is a master storyteller. This book hooks you and takes you into the Old Kingdom for a awesome ride. Well worth every moment.
My favorite books are when rational characters are put into an interesting world and let go. Favorite narrators: Bronson Pinchot, Tim Curry
This book is more or less the 2nd half of Lirael and does a nice job wrapping up the trilogy. I think the two combined were just a shade below the quality of Sabriel, if only because they didn't push the envelope all that much. We got to learn more about the history & magic of the Old Kingdom, and we definitely got a deeper view into the characters, but the high-level plot structure was basically the same as in the first book.
But "Just a shade below" Sabriel still equals 5 stars in my book. I would happily listen to anything with this author/narrator combination. The goal is to be entertained, and that I was, most definitely!