I could not stop listening to this book. I loved how the story took us through the lives of both the Golem and the Jinni, how they meet, and the wonderful way it ended. It was an epic story of longing, acceptance, of a stolen existence, and a wonderfully warm story of love.
Very entertaining. Intriguing plot that kept my interest to the very end. Excellent narration from George Guidall kept all the characters fresh.
I always love George Guidall's narrations but the story is sometimes hard to follow. The style of jumping back and forth between characters seems disjointed to me. I think I will get more out of this the second time through.
The idea of a Jinni and Golem partnering up and dealing with various contingencies and adventures sounded like fun. This book is not about that. It is instead a grim, wordy tale of psychological survival, philosophy, and the definitions of humanity.
If you want to spend hours inside the heads of various characters while nearly nothing happens in the real world then by all means, enjoy. But if you are looking for adventure, humor, fun or an uplifting experience, then don't waste your time. Despite George Guidall's superb reading that could make a shopping list seem interesting, this book chews concepts and conflicts way too long without ever swallowing. Not my cup of tea.
When I finished the book I felt like my best friends had moved away. I missed the characters and the way they came to understand what it was like to live and attempt to pass themselves off as human.
I love fantasy books, and now as an adult I feel it is harder to find fantasy books that have a new and original idea. This book is definitely something new and intriguing, but I guess it is not exactly a fantasy more like real life with a twist.
Amazing imagery, I gave it four stars though because i feel like the story just dragged on a lot. I can't really put my finger on it, but it's not really a book I would recommend to others.
Still happy I read it!
This is definitelly one of the best written stories I have read. Altough it may be clasified as a fantasy, the story and its characters feel very much real as it describes the struggle of early American immigrants. This is intertwined with a captivating story that much resembles the Arabian nights stile and introduces the reader to an amazing variety of cutures history and human eperiencies.
George Guidal is a master story teller that has the uncanny power to transform written text to a colorful visual experience.Even mediocre works become passable when narated by him. In this case, the combination of a great story and a master story teller results in a rare and amazing experience.