At the beginning I had trouble getting use to the narrator after listening to the first book. Jim Bond on first impression had seemed to me very robotic but grow on me. He voices the dialogue well but the his narration is dry.
Say your company was gonna pay some one to narrate a 38hr book. Wouldn't you listen to him read a paragraph first? Worst narration of any book yet. On top of that he loses all the personality the previous narrator created in the first book. Terrible decision to change the reader mid series but in this one it happens multiple times. I previewed the 3rd book and the guy sounds worse yet. Then I check 4-5 and they continue to change so I'm giving up on this as an audio book series. Guess you still can't beat paper some times.
LOVE reading but illness makes listening easier. Thanks audible, for pulling me back into life!
The book is fantastic. Funny, mesmerizing, creative, NOT predictable. Fantastic book and series so far, but...
I've never heard such an awful narrator. He is either using a monotonous 80's computer voice, or way-over-acting creating sloppy melodrama that's not in the text itself!
Can't wait for the next books for the story to continue AND to get this horrible narrator out of my head!
Loved the book like the series in the beginning but near the end it's just repeating the authors beliefs over and over and over again. So this book was good but after book 4 it's pretty terrible.
The suspenseful and riveting writing is the only aspect that allowed me the ability to suffer the terrible narrating. Long, unnecessary pauses and incorrect tone throughout this book left me wondering if the narrator was sleepy or simply uninterested in portraying this wonderful story of magic, life lessons, and love properly. The narrator of Book One would have been ideal throughout this series.