This whole series is a great read! IMO, it should definitely be read in order. This one gets a little repetitive with all the back and forth between being captured and escaping from the hoard enemies. Overall though a masterful series. The performance was annoying because the reader changes the way he pronounces names even from one sentence to the next. And I found the music sometimes too loud. Otherwise great job!
This book as the third in the series keeps up with the hype and story progression and keeps you entranced till the very end! The keep getting better and better and I can't wait to read the next one!!!
Rob Lamont has made great improvements in narrating since Black. The first was hard to follow and the characters' voices weren't as distinguishable from each other. This one is very good.
Of course, the book itself is excellent. It's Ted Dekker, what do you expect? :)
Good conclusion but man does it really drag on and on and on. Couldn't wait for it to be over so I could close it and move on. Had to read and finish it because the first two were so good.
Love: The original storyline. Absolutely loved the story itself and I wish I had the time to actually read but alas I do not and must rely on audio books during my hour and a half commute.
Hate: I spent much of the time being angry that I had to hear the story through this reader. I can normally learn to deal with a reader's idiosyncrasies but even after listening to the entire series I still found myself counting down the minutes to being done with this man's narration. Each time he sucked in breath and licked his lips I would twinge - this alone is hard to ignore. Add to it influxes of pitch at the wrong times and mispronounced words. I will never ever listen to another book read by him.
Also, another small annoyance was the music between chapters. Many times the music would blast my ears at triple the volume of his voice.
In the end I'm happy I got the chance to hear this series but the narration made it feel a bit like punishment.
Story is very good. But the narrator is very frustrating to listen to. He talks very fast and sometimes does not pay attention to character change and punctuation.
I'm a mom, grandma & great grandma learning to do things I like to do & can do totally alone. Listening to great books---it's fun!
STRUGGLED TO FINISH I FOUND JUMPING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN WORLDS AND LOCATIONS DISTRACTING. IT;S A GOOD SERIAL STORY. BUT I HAD TO FORCE MYSELF TO LISTEN.F