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 hit a spot about 3/4 through Fahferd's story where it really seemed to drag. The story picked up later, especially after the two main characters meet, and I have higher hopes for the next book.
I bought this book in a greyhound bus station when I was 14 (1962). it kept me transfixed from Virginia to New York. I was surprised to see how well the story and the characters translate to this millennium.
Yes...I actually have to. The sound quality was bad. The reader was good, but the space I believe between him and his mike made the names and words a bit difficult to separate, distinguish.
A bit of First Law, by Joe A., a bit of Robin H. ... I can see why GRRM recommended him. Truly brilliant writing...it just was all too brief and unexplored. Joe Abercrombie would've made it more tangible, Robin Hobbs would've dragged it out until the details were almost trodden.
Yes. I just would love better sound quality so that the complex names are more distinct. We are commuters that must listen to both street and book....We don't have a copy in our hands, our eyes memorizing the shapes of words and names. You must be very clear. And the range of loud and soft must not be so great that we are constantly adjusting sound to understand the story.
The beginning made me confused and a bit sick. I hate hearing about fathers leaving their children...yes, I'm a brand new mother. And then the abuse that the Mouse's princess endured...that he wasn't more open or understanding to that was a bit confusing...obviously as the story played, he completely understood and remedied the past. Some actions seemed cruel and so I was on edge with concern over her handling.
Better audio quality would've made this 5 star. I would've loved to bask in the characters longer...I know there are several other books in this series, but more brain picking as they go along would be nice. This author is brilliant. He knows too much...;)
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