I loved the 2nd book first. It is a good change from the usual epic fantasy. The problem I have is not with the book but with the narrator. She speaks very fast, very unnatural, she doesn't try to change voices with the characters, and she sounds very condescending.
I would hope that Patricia Briggs not be allowed to narrate her own books again.
Good first book
For Briggs first book good characters and story
Good voices without trying good speed
Just enjoyed overall
The end is abrupt but still good book
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
i only pick books i expect to like so when i could not really get into this one, any less finish it, i was really disappointed. the narration is good though.
Let me start by saying I love Patricia Briggs. I follow both the Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series and I'm picky about my urban fantasy choices. This is more of a straight fantasy and didn't grab my interest the way her other books have.
When is the next Mercy Thompson book coming out?
Absolutely - The combo is great, this book is not one of her usual good reads....
I usually can sink down in the book from the first intro, but I tried for at least 20 minutes to involve myself in the story line. Perhaps as Briggs tells us in the prolog, this was a first book effort on her part, and I give her credit for telling us that. Perhaps, if I had been able
to continue, I might, (underscored) had been able to listen to the entire book and enjoyed it, but I couldn't get interested, much less stay intrested.
Well, let's say yes, if it were free, but I'm sorry to say, I would not waste a precious credit or my money on it.
Since I only listened to it a very short time, the only redeeming quality was that I KNEW
Briggs is still one of my absolutely all-time favorite writers and I will continue to look for
her more current offerings and will buy them.
Maddie and I, are a dad-daughter combo who love audible books. She has recently started to write reviews also. I hope you can differentiate.
I would actually give this book 2.5 stars instead of 3. It is a very average book. The plot is, well, a fairly typical and well used plot in fantasy. The main characters, we have seen before and will see again in other authors first attempts at writing. What makes this book better than most "first try" novels is the world that Ms. Briggs creates. She creates a fully fleshed world through her protrayal of the villian. This novel was not bad, it was not great, but it was not bad. It intrigued me enough to purchase the second novel in the series and give it a try. This is not Ms Briggs best work, but considering her considerable talent, that is not saying very much. Her worst work is going to still be better than half the novels out there...and I would say that this novel is better than half the novels out there.
Picky about books and narration. Favorite genre by far is fantasy.
The opening of the audio is the author basically saying she is ashamed of the book and dislikes it...this is a good few minute speech. It turned me off to the book which I didn't make it far into. Very teenager-y for my taste.
I am a mother of 16 yr old twins..Mikael&Miranda. My kids think I am a big dork listening to my books. I love to read but its nice to read twice as many books and listen while working.
I can't wait to read the rest of series. Some stories you are just like I can't wait to find out what happens next. I can't wait to listen to the next one!!!
Masques Book 1 picked up steam as it rolled along. It reminded me of an old-fashioned story in which the worst and best details are left to the imagination.The characters were well-developed and thoroughly enjoyable. Narration was lively and easy to enjoy.
This was a wonderful and entertaining stroy. Kept me captivated and wanting more. Skip the intro about how and why the author wrote the book; it was because of that I deducted a star.