The book is harmed by the narrator.
There is no characterization -- the voice is constant with nothing to distinguish characters.
It's read like one giant run-on sentence. Pauses aren't where they should be, with different thoughts mashed together confusing the meaning...and then pauses put where they don't belong breaking up a single thought into two parts further confusing it.
Did the reader change part way through the book? The volume and timbre of the narrator changes during the book. It's a hack job in the recording studio.
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I would love to have this available by the same narrator that did
This book was enjoyable and action packed
The plot has a lot of twists and turns, and leaves you on the edge of your seat and begging to hear/read the next in the series
I enjoyed the performance by the narrator, I thought his voices fit the characters well.
If I could rename black I would call it Two Worlds.
I enjoyed the book but it took me a while to get into, but once I was in - I was hooked. Highly recommend it. Be warned, it has multiple Christian themes and undertones, so if you are not interested in experiencing that you should pass on the book.
The story overall is intriguing and I liked it, but the narrator is so odd in his phrasing that it made it really difficult to listen to. When he reads the words he often runs together sentences from various people and it can almost be difficult to distinguish which person is speaking.
Maybe the writing style would have seemed better with a different narrator. The inflections in his reading sounded like he was reading to a room full of grade school children. Turned me off, I did not finish the story.
As other people have stated this book is a little confusing at the beginning. I stuck with it and loved the book. I didn't realize it is a trilogy when I bought it so I bought the other two too. Can't wait to finish those. I have read other Ted Dekker and have always enjoyed them.
Excellent book. I never wanted to "put it down". My wife and I started listening last night, and we had a hard time turning it off.
Excellent parrallels to the Bible.
Rob Lamont, the narrator of the book reads like a racer on speed. It's had to follow due to how fast he reads and runs sentences and words together. I love Ted Dekker books, but will not download another read by this narrator.
If this book is written for children, it should be advertised as such. As it is, that is the only excuse I can find for such an amateurish, poorly written novel. The author's long passages would repeat the same words over & over, such as "And then....And then...And then..." That's just bad writing. The fantasy world was childish, with the bad black bats and bad black forest, and the good white bats and good colored forest. The whole fantasy parts were just boring. I kept finding myself daydreaming, waiting for the author to switch back to the real world. There is a lot of dialog in the book and sometimes the narrator did the voices well and sometimes you couldn't tell who was saying what - you just had to guess from the content. Perhaps sometimes the narrator would forget which voice was for what character? Sometimes he would use an incorrect word, leaving me wondering if the book had a typo or if the narrator just made a mistake. The book ends with a cliff-hanger (just like in children's books) and frankly, I could care less what happens next.