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
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.
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 just got done with Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. So...maybe I'm disappointed because I'm trying to compare this to those...
This book is some back story for each of the main characters, as well as the story of how the two met. The characters, the world, the stories seem...thin..."like butter scraped over too much bread".
I know this is fantasy...so this may sound strange...but...things seem...too far-fetched to be possible...or believable...and not far-fetched in an interesting way - kinda boring.
I know...only being the first book...the characters are "young" - not developed yet - but I really have a hard time finding any sort of connection with them. They don't seem to have much personality yet (except in one part where Fafhrd is returning a snow-balled girl to her tent). This may be why I'm having a hard time making sense of their motives...
Overall, I think this book could have been summarized in about 10 minutes, without losing anything.
Now...after being so harsh...I will say that it was better than many books I've read, and I'm definitely going to get and listen to the next book in the series. AND, if someone had offered to summarize this book for me in 10 minutes, I would have chosen to listen to the whole thing, and would even make that decision knowing what I know now...if that makes sense.
- 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.
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...
First book by this author for me, so I did not know what to expect. The quality of the production is fine, the story was dull and slow. I could not make myself finish it.