This isn't your feel good fairy tale, this is an adult story about magic and dragons. I absolutely loved it.
I would listen to this book again because of how Grossman applies the events of a magical setting onto a modern day 20something. I think a little too much time is spent on showing that Quentin is stuck in his doldrums and angst, but that helps show his frustration with the conclusion and sets up the 3rd book well.
Also, the character development for Julia as a great addition to the story, making it a deeper narrative without overly expanding the scope.
this book answered (almost) all of my questions that burned in me after the wonders introduced in the first! I can't wait to listen to the third! Bramhall's voice is great (some of the women's voices were a little overshot but not unbearably so).
The second installment had a good twist and plot. I'm still not convinced this was an ideal narrator, but I still enjoyed it.
No regrets. Characters continued to evolve and develop. It's like Harry Potter for adults but better.