Fantastic book. I have listened to all of the series.
Funny thing is, is that I have many favorites. But this story I always find myself listening to over and over again. I read it at least once a year since my dad showed it to me about five years ago. I thank the writer for the joy of his words, and I thank my dad for introducing them to me
I remember being enthralled with these books back in the early 80's and was excited to see them available on audible. The tale seems to be timeless - I haven't read them in at least a couple of decades, and although I knew the story, the audible presentation seemed fresh to me. There is some dating to it, although it doesn't hurt the story. For instance, in the 70's and 80's, smoking was still in vogue, and Corwin does a lot of it; whereas that practice has since lost it's cultural appeal. This is Vintage Sci-Fi/Fan well worth a read/listen.
Alessandro Juliani did a great job. His matter-of-factly, first-person narration of Corwin of Amber was spot on.
Put on your headphones and let Zelazny and Juliani walk you through the shadows of Amber.
This is one of my absolute favorite series and I was riveted the entire time. I listened to the entire book in one sitting. I cannot recommend this book any more highly.
Zelasny writes a fun tale full of colorful details, and the narrator brings the story to life. The narration is nuanced, riveting , and full of surprises. Excellent !
Rich fantasy story with vivid images and characters. Action filled and fully realized if a bit sexist in the way a 60's James Bond movie seems today. Good narration if not great.
I've heard the talking book version and liked it alot. This is better and well worth the price. I still wish there was a movie series.
The characters are flimsy, and the dialogue is dreadful. If I didnt know better, I would expect that it was written by a high school student. I can only surmise that you cant read this book out of the context of when it was written (1970) and how it fit in to the development of the genre.