I would recommend buying it on sale, instead of using your credits on it. At only 51/2 hours, it's overpriced.
I loved the story and the characters. This first book sets up an interesting world, that intersects with our own and works on multiple levels.
Easy to distinguish the multiple characters. There are a lot of characters!
Yes, and if you drive long distances, you will run out of book before the end of the trip!
Love the series, hate the price.
The language used is very jarring. He mixes extremely formal ways of saying things with american slang and it grates horribly. You can't get lost in the story because of the way the language clashes. I can't believe there are ten books in the series!
Definately not, I love sci fi and fantasy.
I don't know but I think his reading style may have added to the issues with the writing.
It was a good story, just horribly written. Sad...
The writing, it is terrible. It is like someone wrote a book with plans to flesh out the information. Every time I started to read it was like I was getting whiplash as they jumped from one topic to the next.
I am positive that most of the reviews are adults thinking back on how they loved this as a youth, and have not listened to it recently. (I have done that with a few books).
There is no real discussion, no thought given to what is around them, I was completly lost trying to figure out what was going on for so much of this book. In the end I just had to drop it as one of the horrible books that I have read.
Yes. I will not continue.
Pretty good with the terrible literature.
I was really disappointed. This had popped up on a few lists, and I wanted to find a new series to read. One credit for five hours? wasted
Pass on the book. If you want to feel like you are reading the cliff notes or a movie script go ahead. Just way to unemotional of a book.
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.