I listen while i work. So i have 8 hrs a day :)
This ranks in the top 5, though i only have 10 audio books lol.
Danny was by far a favorite in the book. I find that O.S.C. has a tendency to create main characters with these amazing abilities/ talents that always end up shocking people. Ender and Bean with knowledge and I.Q., Rig with his powers, and now Danny. You can't help but hope for that shock when you realize his greatness. You want the main character to show off and be great. O.S.C. is one of the few authors i have found that has the ability to allow this to happen with out it feeling forced. With other authors it feels forced and corny, but with O.S.C. you seem to always want more. You almost feel let down when the characters stop showing off.
My favorite scene was when you made the realization that wad was actually Loki. In my head i kept thinking that Wad was Danny some how.
When the story unfolded it created a nice little twist.
I listened to it in 3 sittings while at work. I really couldn't manage to turn it off.
I cannot wait for the next book.
I already have recommended this book to many people.
Love how OSC brought fantasy to present day life. This story was above and beyond my expectations.
Danny... Because OSC made me love him.
I love just closing my eyes and imagine the story playing out. It is so much more enjoyable to listen to the story then read it.
If I had the time I would have.
I started this book after reading the entire Enderverse along with Pathfinder which is by the way another great book.
I would have to place the following books as equally best books ever:
I picked this book up because of the Author. He also wrote the Enders Game Series. Again not disappointed. This is a great Fantasy Series that takes place in a magical land that has been hidden from the modern day Society. i will stop there cause i don't want to give anything away. The narraters are great and the story they get to tell is very intresting. The books length is good and you really wana cheer for the main charcter danny to do well. Worth the credit.
Liked this book very much but was disappointed that there was no sequel available as this is clearly not the end. Still worth listening to.
Yes! I cant wait for the next one, the story is so captivating and the actors voices really bring the story to life.
The style is similar to Peter V Brett's The Painted Man in the way the story unfolds from different characters perspectives.
I loved the story of Wad, it was interesting how his character unfolded.
I absolutely laughed out loud.
When Danny explains why he calls Marion & Leslie Silverman, Mom and Dad.
Leslie Silverman - I love cows and to find her heart beast are cows was just awsome. Loved Danny and Wad too, but thats just because they are the main characters.
Both - You will have to listen to find out which and when.
Listen - Starts out with lots of info and some may think it a little slow, but it gets good and then just keeps getting better.
Exciting, Entertaining, Extraordinary
Wad - he really intrigues you, makes you want to know more, and care for him.
I loved the idea, I was fascinated with wad, I just felt the audience this book was designed for was a very narrow male adolescent audience. With such a scope of well thought out worlds and clever storytelling; the underbelly subjects stole the story from being enjoyed by myself or my son at this time.
If it had been in paperback form I wouldn't have got past the thievery, the breast and sex fascinations of the 13 year old. Which would have been a loss as it had parts to the story I really enjoyed, there is definitely potential. Hopefully the second book Danny's character will mature a bit.
The young mage running away and then going to WalMart.
The Golden Acorn but more adult/
Look out Lightning Theif here come the Norse crew.
I see it has a high rating on other sites and if you're into it, great. But for me, I didn't get the "outer self" etc and before long it just sounded like rambling.
The jacket description sounded interesting, but as I started the story, it sounded as if the characters are not corporeal...but energy?
Too fantasy based for my personal taste.