Held in a distant third to the century trilogy and the hunger games trilogy by the performers alone. Michael Kramer gets better as the series goes on, but for this book, he takes on a mocking tone everytime he reads a part from one of the main characters. It is meant to be a representation of the boy's young ages, but just comes if as grating.
I truly wish Michael Kramer would stop trying that "boy voice". His other voices are fine, but that one is truly annoying to listen to like someone trying to fake a lisp while reading.
I have been trying to read this book for years now and never could, the audio book was so good I couldn't put it down!
I love books that drag you in right away. This one did that for me. It is very interesting and addicting. I wanted to listen all the time.
I liked the writing, the plot, and the narrators. The story is fantastic and will engage you right up to the end. As soon as I finished this book, I went on to the second in the series. I'm excited to read the whole series!
This the first of a very long series of books. As of this writing, we are waiting on the final book of the series, number 14 (15 if you include the prequel). It is a great story, a big story, and a deep story. Before the final book, the entire series is nearly 420 hours long (wikipedia) and worth every bit of time you put in. I would reread the series before each new book came out and now listening to it for the third time. Does it drag at time, sure. But most of the time it is fun or exciting.
Vivid magical experience
The depth of the story and the characters are the best thing about this story.
I loved the end of the book when the story comes to a climax.
I have read this twice, and listened to it twice. It's narrated so well, and I think that Kate and Michael make the story come to life. Mr. Jordan can get quite wordy with descriptions, but hang in there, it's a great story!
The depth of the characters.
Believable, for the setting.
Having first read the book about twenty years ago, I found that this time having two new and well polished voices present Jordan's works has allowed me to view the tale with a new and deeper understanding. Kudos and a well done to Kate Reading and Michael Kramer.
Be prepared to read the WHOLE series after getting hooked into this first book in the series. I could not stop listening to this. The only issues I saw was I did not like the Narrators that much.
Yes, I can do it while I am working. The print version of course is amazing, but with no time to sit and read, listening is better.
Fantastic duo, they never get old.
Was there a part that didn't?