I absolutely love audiobooks. There is simply nothing like having someone read you an engrossing story; not to mention you can get things done while you listen. I always have one on the go.
I think these books are meant for youth... sometimes that is OK.. I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Hunger Games but this one didn't have the bones to keep my attention at all.
I'm a bear that likes honey, climbing trees, stealing picnic baskets and listening to audiobooks.
I probably wouldn't try another book from Roger Zelazny, but I don't have a big problem with the narrator.
I wanted to like this book, it just seemed to be too flawed. There were too many characters to keep straight, the stakes were never clear, the fact that the main character starts off the book with no memory means that we never get a sense of the rules in which we are operating, so the writer can just change circumstances at whim.
Narrator was good for the most part.
I would look at a book like "The Rook" by Daniel O'Malley, which also has a protagonist with hidden powers waking up in an amnesiac haze, but does a much better job of setting the stakes, making the main character accessible, and grounding us with some rules.
I don't mean to bash on the book, but I really tried to get through the whole thing (it's only 5 hours or so), and just had to give up because I didn't care about anything.
This story is only 5 hours and 31 minutes long, it cost 1 credit. I purchased the Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, which is an outstanding story and is 45 hours and 37 minutes long, and frankly these 2 stories not in the same league with one another, and the cost was 1 credit.
Mr. Juliani did an excellent job with story. He was good at creating different voices for each character and could switch characters seamlessly
I really did enjoy hearing this story. I am just struggling with the price and buying the remaining 9 book for 1 credit each is more than I want to pay for what I'll be getting.
I'm new to Audio-books and already hooked.
... listened to it while grumpy and a bit distracted. I didn't really care what happened, so maybe I need to go get my meds adjusted or perhaps - a rarity - I just didn't like it. I loved the amnesia at the beginning, but after that I grew totally complacent. I felt absolutely nothing for the protagonist - neither disdain nor affection. But I didn't hate it enough to stop listening I found listening to be comforting like the whir of a fan when you are asleep or the hum of traffic at a interstate Motel 6.
The complaint about this book is not about story or narrator but about an old addiction. The format of the book makes this sort of like buying chapters of a Dickens book. The story leads to the next and the next but the price is not fun and reading the stories is easy. Most libraries have a copy and the copy has all the books in the series. Young folks may not have the problem. This writer was an option to the Oxford Dons. This writer tied with the novel Dune. There are lots of options to the Oxford Dons these days and it is hard to understand why Zelazny is as important as Herbert in this publishing climate. Those of us with the addiction understand all of the above and probably would not have suffered over the loss of Dickens. One has to understand reading options and addictions to know that not every writer can sustain both appetite and loyalty past fashion. I still like the writer and the series. This was a good performance by the narrator. The competition was thin though since our only option seems to have been the author in a knowably bad performance. So, it is a good performance or we as an audience were hungry enough for the work in audio format that we like what we can get.
Enjoy the adventure
Enjoyed the book. Award winning author and talented narrator.
Similar to Amazon, wish Audible would consolidate the series into one or two audio books. Since each book is roughly 5 hours long, a compilation would increase my interest in purchasing the series.
Roger Zelazny-yes, Alessandro Juliani-no.
I love Roger Zelazny! I've read Nine Princes in Amber multiple times. I was so excited when I saw it was now available on Audible.com. Unfortunately the narrator has ruined it. Corwin sounds like a college kid and his brothers are ridiculous caricatures.
Yes- it's good and so short that it'd only take a couple of days.
It was unique.
The narration was fantastic but the book is only 5 hours long, I don't even know if it justifies a whole credit when there are great books that'll last you more than 2 days.
Loving long books.
One in a five part series in need of an edit. The story is good but there is too much material related but not essential to the story. The narration is very good.
I only review the best and the worst. Mediocre is left to the listener.. Follow me on my quest of the best epic series and narrators!
Family w/ Daddy Issues.
Corwin of course
Not too hard, it's not very long.
There are 10 amber books. I read them all as a child, and am enjoying them again in audiobook format. I really loved the series. However, they are very short. 1 credit a piece is wrong. Amber was published as 'the great book of amber' in one large paperback. I'd rather pay 2 or 3 credits for that then 10 credits for the whole series. I got the first three, but sadly, I just cant see spending 10 credits on 10 books that are 7 or 8 hours long. Quality is there, but the value is not.