avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.
I loved this story. It was snarky and action packed. I'll definitely be listening to the next book!
Alessandro Juliani, who narrated the first half of the series, from Corwin's pov, did a really good job of capturing the tone and attitude of Zelazny's writing.
Wil Wheaton, narrating the books from the pov of Merlin, son of Corwin, pick that up and also does a great job. I never have trouble distinguishing which character is speaking at any given moment, he remembers inflections and accents that he gives bit parts and keeps them consistent.
Zelzany's writing is always an interesting mix of whimsical, edgy, and inventive. Sometimes the descriptions of landscapes go on and on, but by and large this is a very enjoyable and original series.
In audio at last Alessandro Juliani reading is very good,let you known who talking thouthout the story!
Hear about this series many year ago just never got round to it first book is very good.
It had been a long time since I had read the book, and it was fun revisiting it through the eyes of someone else.
Corwin. He is the protagonist, and the story revolves around him.
This is probably my all time favorite fantasy series that I read in book form previously. Nine Princes is the perfect first book for the series. The narrator did a good job but would have like to had Wil Wheaton to all 10 books of Amber. The story shines through though. Loved it.
Zelazny crafted a very orginal take on the Fantasy genre and the dialogue is great
I loved the ending of the story and the promise it holds for more
Get this, it's definitely worth the credit
I do things!
The though of manipulating "shadows" is a great story idea
His meter and delivery with his own voices makes this book come to life with an edge I had not realized when I read the series 30+ years ago.
Walk the pattern
Listening made this book new again. Thank you!
Avid Reader and Listener. Favorite Genres are Fantasy, Science Fiction, Bios, Mystery, and books on Leadership. Chile of the 70s.
The first several chapters of this book pull you in utterly. The character development achieved by Zelazny is outstanding. There is a slow building tension in the book that initially seems reality based then slowly shifts into the sci fi genre. It takes a while to figure out what is going on, however, once the "rules" of Amber are made clear, its game on for story time.
Corbin is focus of the story in the initial Amber books, the later books focus on his son Merlin. This book introduces you to Corbin and the other members of the Royal Family of Amber. Corbin is my favorite character, not because he is the focus, because he is the most easy to relate to. The faults revealed in Corbin's character are as appealing as his virtues.
When Corbin walks the pattern and his memory begins to return is the best part of the book for me. This is when the back story of many of his siblings begin to emerge.
Yes. In fact I want all of the Amber books to be released in one comprehensive performance.
I listen to audiobooks regularly. I have a special place in my heart for Roger Zelazny as he was the first science fiction author I ever read. I tore into his stories of Amber with a great amount of zeal as a young man. The premise of shaping reality by mere force of will through infinite possibility was so enticing to me. The series backdrop is so well thought out that it allows for anything to happen, any plot to evolve any twist to take root. Roger Zelazny masterfully takes advantage of this in all of his Amber books. The story elements of family relations, politics, the romance of combat by blade, cunning and force of intellect. The underlying themes of balance in all things, Chaos and Order, Good and Evil, Right and Wrong, these books are all simply outstanding.
Roger Zelazny was a wonderful, gifted writer. If you like science fiction/fantasy he wrote some unbelievable stories. I am so glad that this series has made it to Audible. The series is as fresh for me now as it was forty years ago when I started reading it. I can't recommend it enough. It is pointless to talk about one of these books in a vacuum. You must read the first six books as one story. The second six are not as good, but I still enjoy them. I can only hope that more of the works of Mr. Zelazny will be coming to Audible in the near future.
I have made a point to read this entire series every few years every since I discovered them as a teenager. This series and Zelazny's writing really resonate with me. Superb and well worth the time
I have listened to previous "book on tape" versions of this series before and they were passable, but Alessandro breaths new life into the story. His character voicing is fantastic and his characterizations are spot on
Truly looking forward to the second half of the series and Wil Wheaton's performance
beautifully written and read!
Corwin...the master of his own domain
an undertone of credence to a wonderful story
i loved the time in the dungeon when Corwin has lost his sight
so excited that the Amber/Courts of Chaos series has come to life in a new format