An all time favorite, good production values.
Way too expensive to read the entire series. Each of the 10 short novels make up what should be two (great) books. Give us at least an excuse to spend our credits. Thank you Audible
No, the reader is great for other genres, but is not portraying the Amber characters well at all.Corwin for example, is centuries old, He has a narrative style that demands a more "Noir" voice, something that conveys a hint at least, of that quality of charisma you hear in Shakespearean trained actors voices. No offense to the reader, but more care should have been taken, I can't stand listeneniing to the story because of it.
NPiA is one of the original cross genre stories out there that involves Machiavellian royalty fighting for a throne, alternate realities and even a unicorn. :)
Depends on which book
Hire Peter Dinklage to narrate.
Read as a kid 40 years ago. Thought I would revisit and read again. Simplistic compared to many sci fi fantasy of this day and age ... But very enjoyable
This story has my all time favorite start. Completely original universe and fantasy concepts. Books are short but quite a few in series. Prose is beautiful.
A straight-tailed slick-Hog knuckle dragging mouth breather; and proud of it!
Like most "first in a series" fantasy books I enjoyed entering a new world, meeting and getting to know new characters, and of course experiencing the story as it unfolds. And this has been a particular favorite since high school. Perhaps it's the way Nine Princes progresses. Corwin learns of his family situation at the same time that we do, a masterful job by Rodger Zelazny of putting the reader into the story. If you have never experienced the world of Amber give it a listen. The performance might not be the best, but the story is well worth the credit. But be warned, you might just get hooked on the whole series.
I am sorry to say it was the performance that hurt this book and the reason I will likely not purchase the rest of the first half of this series. There is just something about Alessandro Juliani's voice, pacing, and inflection that takes away from the story, at least for me. This is the first of Alessandro's books I have listened too and I didn't care for it. I have listened to samples of other performances and he seems to get better.
This is my all-time favorite book, and the narrator mostly gets it right. There were a few shaky moments here and there but overall he captures the personalities--if not always the full bombast--of the major characters. Well done.
I enjoyed this story a great deal. Reading old fantastic fiction is nostalgic and also a reminder of our changing mores. This story is still enjoyable but quite dated.