Things will be continued in the sequels, but as a stand alone book it was a little disappointing. Anthony set up a fascinating world, but the plot is pretty flat and it ends in a rush. I have to read the sequel to get any satisfaction, but I probably won't.
I've been a lifelong scoring/fantasy reader and somehow never got around to any Anthony titles, I will now be grateful that I don't have to wait for the next installment to be released!
Great story leading into future books. The technology aspect is very interesting mixed with fantasy. The books holds my attention.
Piers Anthony: No. Absolutely not. They misogyny of this author is both depressing and insulting. His characters are flat and honestly don't make much sense.Traber Burns: I don't know. His acting is mostly monotones, but I can't tell if he's being sardonic (it gets especially flat at very appropriate moments, as though to make fun of the misogyny and the absurdity of the characters behaving the way that they do).
Yes, actually. Using different voices for all the characters, even becoming more expressive for some of the more obscure and momentary characters. It makes me think that the way he was reading Stile was very intentional, and if it was, I am very grateful. He made me laugh very hard several times.
Very disappointed, disgusted.
Holy crap, THIS is what I was reading when I was a teenager? I can't tell if this was a symptom of the self-hate or a part of the problem. Probably both.
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I would definitely recommend this to a friend and I have to several. It is a really good story that you don't want to put down. It is fast paced and the writing is good with plenty of twists and turns. I read this book 20 years ago and was glad to have it read to me on a long drive. It was like a visit from an old friend.
Piers Anthony is really a one of a kind and I find it hard to compare his books to others.
I have not listened to Traber's performances before. I enjoyed this one. He doesn't stumble over words and is consistent.
I just really wanted to like this book. I just couldn't get passed him boinking his unicorn girlfriend. that wasn't necessary. And I don't think people should be naked so much if it doesn't add anything to the story.
The man knows how to write though... just too bad he cant just take his sexual inspiration out a different way and leave the story alone.
Come on. I'm not a prude or anything, but does every theme have to begin and end with someone naked?
Eh... he did a very nice job with what he had. He did seem at times a bit monotoned through what should have been "action" sequences.
The unicorn. - thus the second half of the book.
Loved On a Pale Horse, and wish this were more like that. Will try another series.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I've had this one in my library for ages. I must have started it at one point and probably couldn't get into it. It was only after accidentally purchasing the 2nd and 3rd book that I thought I'd better listen to it again. Once I got used to the narration and the storyline it was pretty good and a story that seems original. Perservere with this one as it is pretty good.
One of the worse narrator I've heard. Its almost impossible to tell the difference between multiple characters when they're having a conversation... or even be able to know whether you're listening to a conversation or not.
It was so bad that i decided not to bother with it and listen to something more enjoyable instead. I gave the story a 3 since i can't fault the story, but also cannot know whether its good or not.
I read the apprentice adept trilogy when I was a teenager and thoroughly enjoyed them. Now nearly 40, it was wonderful to listen to an audio version of the series.
I like Piers Anthony's style, the way he uses magic. This is a great series as it blends technology and magic.