You can't go wrong with Garth Nix or Tim Curry. Curry does a perfect job of bringing the Old Kingdom and its citizens to life. I took off two stars from the "overall" score because the producers chose to blare loud music over the opening and closing of the book, which distracts and makes it hard to hear. It's the auditory equivalent to drawing a colorful picture over the pages of a book- DON'T DO IT. Play the music before or after, why do you need to obscure the author's words??
This last book in the Abhorsen series is one of the most magnificent books I have ever encountered. First of all Tim Curry ... wow!! His voice is so linked to these 3 books (Sabrielle, Lirael and Abhorsen) that I cannot bear to hear other books in this series. I will have to read them the "old fashioned way" with my eyes.... I am totally at a loss about how to go forward with a next book to listen to out of my library as the world I have inhabited while listening to these three books is so full and rich, I fear my next book will wither on the vine in comparison.... I cannot recommend this series highly enough. I have read voraciously since early childhood; was an English Lit major in college and always have one book on my bedside table, one in the living room and one Audible pick on my phone to listen to while driving or exercising or just walking the dog... i.e. I am a Reader and I am saying Do not miss listening to this series.
This is my second time to listen to this trilogy and the fabulous rendition by Tim Curry. It is a mystery that movies have not been made of this wonderful Tolkien-like epic. Thank you, Messrs Nix and Curry!!
i was overcome by this tremendous story, a perfect conclusion to the abhorsen tales. the characters stepped into their roles with an authenticity rarely seen in today's literature, and the voice actors kept up. the result: a beautiful story full of both savagery and kindness, self-sacrifice and petty indulgence, defiant hatred and defiant courage. the author keeps the wondrous feel from the past books, of a world that seems almost like our own, but with the fascinating intangibles turned into something knowable. An inspired work that tells of the human heart. Definitely listen
what an excellent story line! i listened to it every chance I could and then was extremely sad that the trilogy had ended. I wasn't so sure about Tim Curry's voice at first, but by the end I found myself already wondering what other books he has read. excellent book, excellent writing, excellent reader.
I absolutely adored this story and Tim Curry does an amazing job of voices and reading. He definitely made me cry. Would recommend without hesitation.
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.