Sword and Sorcery!
Fafhrd finding and losing the ring.
The narrators presented the story and introduction with feeling and entertainment
I can sit an listen to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser at any time. Fritz Leiber is one of my favorite authors. Alwasy enjoyable. I read and listen for entertainment and enjoyment. I prefer not to critique what I am reading unless it is basically unreadable or unenjoyable.
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
Mouser and Fafhrd are fun together. These novellas start slow at times, but do continue to build into a fabulous romp in a theives guild building, finding loves of their lives and fighting dark forces. The begining stuff is good because it explains where they come from. Then it gets slow before they meet up and cause havoc. The narration could be better, but it is acceptable. Like this series and will continue it.
I am a fictional reader. I like strong female characters that's don't require a romance story line.
i wanted to find a new series to listeb to. i read the reviews and thought this is it :)
the story was slow in many places as the author builds the characters. there is action.
but i am not running out to continue this series.
if i go to book two..i hope it lives up to the reviews
this was a Horrible performance. He usually does such an outstanding job, this time he was just putting me to sleep. I listened to the whole book, but I can't really tell you what the story was really about, except the briefest of outlines, and that there's not much sword and. not much sorcery, which is what i was looking for. Maybe I'll try to listen to it again, but like I said Jonathan was really putting me to sleep. I heard it's a great series, but I won't be purchasing any more, unless I can get through this book again and actually like it, as unlikely as that is. I do, on occasion, listen to a book with poor narration again just to give it a second chance. I did that with the Mageborn series and I ended up liking it so much that I listened to all of the Mageborn books, so you never know...
These adventures Are hard enough to find in written form. I was beyond thrilled to find them on Audible. True classics of the genre. High quality production leads to a very enjoyable time listening. Highly recommend.
- The constant demonization of women. His mother, the hysterical Mara, even Vlara has her moments. It got me down and/or furious so much that the book became a do-not-finish.- The rambly plot. Please, just choose the direction and go there in a strong straightforward fashion.
Chrestomanci series - reliably good listening and stories, even if it's Young Adult.
Jonathan Davies is excellent - I wouldn't have made it three hours in if it weren't for his deft reading.
Yes, I'd be taken in by the cunning movie trailer which would have interesting action and strong women, and then watch with fingernails digging into the chair arms until stitches popped, and be sorry after that I'd wasted my money, and purge my rage on the internet. Rather like this review.
The second SF or Fantasy audiobook that was highly recced but let me down. The first was Scalzi's Redshirts.
I enjoyed Swords and Deviltry, but not as much as I though I would - I get the feeling that the stories in the book were published in serialized form, and as short stories, once upon a time; both Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser failed to coalesce as deep characters for me, they're just templates running around their world. The saving grace is the humor in the writing, and I'll continue reading this series in the hopes it gets more fleshed out later.
I am an avid reader, I love a good book more than almost anything.
Science Fiction and fantasy Grand Master Fritz Leiber's immortal creation take life in this wonderful audio book. Grand high adventure, bawdy, brutal and bouncingly fun! Classic sword and sorcery! If you are a true fan of fantasy novels such as Conan or Elic, you will enjoy this series!