At the bottom, but I've gone though some amazing books before and after this.
The ending was pretty satisfying.
I have not, but he's a great narrator.
The reader brought the story to life
Can't compare it to any other book I've heard as of yet.
I would definitely listen it again, because the story has the kind of character where the reader thinks that they will discover more in the story the more they read/listen to it. The Scar also has a great moral to it and is brought across amazingly.
I love how there is magic in the story but it doesn't compete with the characters and the overal story.
It was interesting in how the story was told. The first part of the book was slow, however I understand why it was needed. The second half of the book got me hooked. The reading was done very well.
I'm generally a patient reader (or listener) but I've stopped and restarted this book three times and still have only made it half way. It's more of an allegory than a novel, and forgoes real character development in favor of stock characters (the unloving father, the beautiful maiden, the tavern wench, the ink-stained student, the brash city guards) who fit into the author's morality tale. There's nothing subtle about the story and I just don't care anymore about the protagonist's lapse into cowardice and his (I assume) eventual redemption. Boring, boring, boring.
Relistening to Towers of Midnight from Wheel of Time series while I waiting for the final book in that series.
Waiting for book 3 of the Warded Man series
Waiting for book 2 of Theft of Sword (Raira Series)
Waiting for book 3 of Shadow Prowler series
I'm sure this is a story of redemption but its hard to listen to the main character live like craven coward for so much of the book. I know its the curse but I was looking for more story on his transformation from cocky charlaton to humble quiet warrior. Its hard to enjoy a book about a cowardly man that's afraid of even his shadow. I probably won't finish the book unless really bored.
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I did like the eventual story but it was so slow that I nearly did not finish it. Storyline was good but could have been told in half the time.
A main character who wasn't totally despicable. A coherent, interesting story would have been nice as well.
Where to begin? The first fourth of the book introduced the thoroughly unlikeable lead character, at length and in depth. The lead character is physically brave and morally shallow. It's as if the authors simply went down a checklist of despicable behavior.
The middle of the book details his 180 change to a physical coward. He cowers at everything. He becomes even less likeable, if that's possible.
The Lash is mentioned but completely unconnected to anything in the rest of the story.
Perhaps something was lost in translation.
A Sci Fi junkie who occasionally goes slumming to read other literature.
The Scar seemed a little one dimensional to me. I liked the first part of the book a little past the point that he meets the Wanderer (for the action), and I liked the ending. But, the middle was a bit directionless and agonizing.