No. Jacqueline Carey is amazing but I cannot abide Anne Flosnik's voice. It not only does not do justice to an amazing story but honestly is such a turn off as it is almost monotone. As long as she narrates, I will not purchase.
Jacqueline Carey has created an amazing world complex with actual storyline, mystery, thrills, religion, politics, mythology, and drama. Mixed in with a very tastefully done sexual sideline to the main plot, this book draws you in and hooks you into the world.
Her voice turned me off within the first 30 seconds. I was devastated. I absolutely adore these books, and so I soldiered on despite the almost monotone quality, inappropriate inflections (You can read where the inflections *should* be and how they *should* be ..but are not...) In the end I simply use them as a background white noise to quickly fall asleep to - it turned out that they also put my infant to sleep almost instantly. If you want to actually get into the world of Kushiel's Dart, do not start with the audiobook.
Absolutely. It would need to be a tv show to do it justice, you could not fit enough detail into a single movie.
I feel bad for Jacqueline Carey as these are not a good representation of her writing. It is purely a poor choice of narrator. I really hope someday they are redone, in which case I would purchase.
The narrator has a much older voice than Phedra, however the storr is told looking back from the present, so it does work well, and she does make Phedra sound younger when actually quoting her. as always the story is excellent, one of the few stories I read over and over.
I love this first Trilogy by Carey. Great world building and elegant writing. Her characters have depth and don't follow the shallow lines of good and evil which many stories use.
I have tried to read this twice and got stuck around the same point. I was hoping listening to it would bring something more to the story. Nope. Got stuck around the same part again. Stopped and haven't gone back yet. I kinda wish I could return it and get my credit back.
I don't know how many times I have read kushiels dart, and loved it every time. I decided to give the audiobook a try, since I wear headphones all day at work and knew I already loved the story. what I will say is that it's a hard book to read aloud, and Anne gave it a good try. however, I feel that her accents and pronunciations for those characters and places outside of the Terre D'ange left a bit to be desired.
Everything about this audiobook is greatness. I will buy everyone of her books. Hours of enjoyment that has actually changed my life and marriage. All from within a book of fiction.
I have recommended this audiobook to at least three friends. Possibly more. I have listened to this book somewhere in the realm of 10 times since I made my purchase.
The death of Anafiel and Alcuin. It ripped through me.
This is the only series where I have listened to Anne Flosnik. I greatly enjoy her narration. I felt that she really lent character to the series and I can no longer read the book without hearing it all in her voice. I think she did really well.
If I could have listened to nearly 26 hours in a single sitting, I would have.
Listen to it, love it.