Teacher, reader, listener! I am a southern lady with conservative views.
The storyline moves quickly, so there is no time to get board. The characters are nicely developed, and the plot leaves you wanting more. This was my first book by this author, but it certainly won't be my last!
The reader did an excellent job with the narration. However, In moments of silence you can hear the narrator gulping down some water. Really takes me out of the moment to hear it every 15 minutes or so!
The story is far too simple for the adult read in my opinion.
I have a hard time paying an Audible credit for each of these books less than 9 hours long when others are 3 times longer for the same price. At the same time, I've now plowed through the first 3 audiobooks and won't stop until I'm at the end. And I'm really enjoying it.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
The story line was kept me interested. I think it was worth the listen
The relationship between Will and Halt.
This was one of those stories where you love it when the cranky old teacher shows his pupil a glimpse of who he is
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
If your looking for a good, wholly entertaining series, you've found it! The characters are deep and engaging, the narration is fantastic and the story is well thought out. No swearing and in-depth description of blood and gore meant I could listen in the car with my 10 year old, and honesty, its really great to have a story strong enough to not need the extra violent fluff. You'll love this book - and the next 10 too!
I really did like the story. Was looking at it for my 9yr old. Untill the few curse words that were in it. Only 2 words used 3 times. Not something I need my 9yr old to read. She was not happy about it due to being excited about reading it. I even bought the first three books in the series for her. Now I'll see if I can turn them in for something else. Other than that it was a really good story and series.
Fantasy comic artist/writer (by night!) and video game developer (by day!) who thrives on audiobooks while working on her latest project.
I was excited to read this one because of all the positive reviews it got. However, I found that the author just spent the whole book writing lists of what was going on, rather than trying to engage me in a story. It was all "Will was a good listener. Will was clever", but I was never SHOWN this, just told over and over. The characters were dry and I just didn't find any reason to care about them. I also could not stand the voice used for the Ranger.
I read these books a couple of years ago and when I found the Audible app for my phone I had to download them to listen in my car. My teenage son enjoyed it so much that when his brother and I got ahead of him and had moved onto book 2, I had him load the app onto his phone so that he could catch up. This series is great for young and old alike and John Keating does a great job reading it.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
Grown UP YA.
Dammit .... circle of time. Robert Jorden. Its a good start.
no complaints here.
Its a good basic story with lots of potential.
I bought this to read for long road trips and was not disappointed. The characters are developed well enough to lure you into the story, and entice you to buy more. I began the book in mid-January, and one month later, I am on book 7. I have to agree with others who have reviewed the narration; the narrator is particularly good when he narratates the story line and is not trying to read as a character; but his narrations as characters are simply appalling. Sometimes you will hear what purports to be an Irish accent, or a Scandinavian or German accent, occasionally even a Southern accent; but the characters are not from particular countries, so their use is unnecessary. Yes, you could assume that the Skandians (I don't know if the the spelling is correct because I have only listened) could be Scandinavian, but don't assume and try to place them into real countries; it only makes the characters less real. The Southern accent is particularly horrendous, I believe he uses that for Halt. If you can get past this, the books are delightful.