I would recommend this story to anyone who loves to read. I have read the series in book form and this is the first step into a world of wonder and sweeps you from your mundane existence.
The characters ore so real that you will learn to love them all.
Moria is a witch to be reckoned with
In terms of honesty i must admit that this author is one of the best story tellers I have ever read. There are several times that I laughed so hard I literally hurt my ribs.
Having read the book the day before and then listening to it on Audible it was almost like reading a different book. The reason is the things I see in my mind are different from the things the reader draws for me to see! It is worth more that the small sum charged.
It could be a good story, however I could not listen to the person doing reading. Her emotions do not match what is being read. It drove me crazy.
I had recently found this series in print. I'm so happy it is in Audible too! I loved how they delt with the "internet chats" so you knew how the characters were talking. And the Narrator was really spot on with Aervyn. This is a wonderful book. I can't wait for the rest.
I have read everything this author has written.... and intend to keep on reading! But being able to come back and revisit my friends in this way is perfection!
Whats to tell I am your avarage 30something, with kids, a husband, job and life. Besides that I drive a lot and love to listen to books instead of the radio. I will stay up until 3am in bed listening if the book is worth it, and I have also been known to return a couple of books that I could not get threw the first chapter. I am a bad speller so I apoligize for it now, but will be honest about my reviews.
it was very good, nice writing and great narration. at times it made me happy, and some times sad.
I have an hour commute (each way), so I listen to at least 4-6 per month. A bad narrator will kill a book for me faster than anything
A good narrator brings life to a story...and Ana's one kills it. This book falls into the later category. It's a good story and I found myself becoming interested in the characters quickly. There is not a lot of "drama" or conflict...this is clearly a set up book for the rest of the series.
Unfortunately I will never find out what happens to these characters because I can see the same narrator does the rest of them and that is an absolute deal breaker. She ruined the book for me. Very cheesy, hokey over the top delivery that sounds a little like an amused newscaster with too much caffeine is the closest I can come to her style. It really detracts from the story. She did a pretty lousy job of keeping the characters separate vocally which sometimes made it hard to keep track of who was speaking, too.
It's a shame that an interesting book was ruined this way. I just can't stomach this narrator enough to power through.