I'd put it at the top of my list.
My favorite story arc in the whole series concerns the dagger and Matt.
Kramer did a particularly wonderful job. He does sound like a detective at times, but it works. Surprisingly, it works. He is fantastically on point and precise with each characters voice. Something I've found lacking in other audio books. It was a little strange at first, but I have found his voice brings a particular edge to the telling.However, Reading is definitely not so enchanting. She sounds like royalty portraying a tale they despise. It's almost as if she has upturned her nose to the characters. It definitely detracts from the narrative. Without the voices I looked forward to both male and female chapters, but I found myself tuning out and dreading the chapters whenever Reading's parts started.
There were no really moving parts. I don't really see the book in that way.
I've been dreaded getting through just the first book because I knew it mark the beginning of a huge commitment. I finally did it. And it was sooooo good! Now I know why so many have committed to the series. Very glad I'm finally on board. Jordan is a master story teller. Kramer is a masterful narrator. Just a wonderful mix. On to the next!
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - Jojen Reed. #ADanceWithDragons
I have been looking for a great fantasy book for a while to kinda pique my interest. Something epic along the lines of a LOTR to hold me over until A Song of Ice & Fire series continues.
This was the 'fix' I was looking for and it was done exceptionally well. The character development was done very well and the storyline leaves much to be explored while giving you enough to stand on it's own. The book was also bittersweet in places but also left open ended in those same places to allow for some semblance of 'hope'. There are a number of subplots that have not been explored which I expect to be explored in the later books. You can see the influences from other books as well but it was done in a unique way.
The narration was done extremely well but to me really didn't add much to the story, It was above average though and borderline perfect. I think especially for the male voice, a better narrator could have been used.