I've been a fan of fantasy and science fiction since childhhood. I kind burned out on sci-fi and now stick mainly to fantasy.
It is at the upper end of average. It is an interesting read but nothing earth shattering. It follows a time worn formula but it is done very well.
I liked the scene when the major character finally got off his tail and started trying to learn to do something with his abilities.
Make lots of annoying sound effects. He does a good job but the sound effects totally kill the momentum of the story at key points. I will say he does the best female voices of any male narrarator I've heard.
No extreme reaction I just found the wrold itself the most interesting part of the novel.
This is a trope ridden story but is done well enough you can't help but enjoy it. The narrarator does a solid job despite the constant jarring sound effect attempts. He has a good range and as long as the main character is a young man or female he is good to go.
Story was great
Only problem is every 2 min the narrator decides to make sound effects THAT TOTALLY RUINS THE BOOK
He was hired to READ JUST READ why must narrators try to do more then what is needed.
It has been proven time and time again if you want to have sounds effects in an audio book get a damn sound board PLEASE STOP LETTING NARRATORS make god awful noises that TEAR YOU FROM ENJOYING the story.
THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK THAT DROVE ME INTO A RAGE FROM CRAPPY SOUND EFFECTS.
Story has excellent plot and pacing; can be listened to several times running. Reader is acceptable.
Started of slow, and the reading put a boring tone to the book, but that was a reflection of the characters mood, so don't let it put you off if your about to buy it. Its an interesting story and a unique form of magic.
one thing i HATED was the the reader doing Onomatopoeia, he all but screamed the bird call, and when i had headphones on drifting to sleep it was damn awful.
Lack of production quality worked against what is excellent narration. I read these books and the sound effects that worked in print had to be duplicated with special effects. Whoosh bap, and clop clop are not lines of dialog. A good producer would have made that call. All that said, a great story, and a must listen.
An awesome story that finally made it to audio. The story is amazing as always, but I would have preferred a different narrator.
A great series although this is one of the few that describes the main character in one book and leaves you wanting a little more.
I'm not sure there is any great moment here the book builds on itself
painful plodding shrill
The books is good. I remember enjoying it in print when I read it years ago. The audiobook version is equally enjoyable. The only major frustration I have lies at the intersection of narration and onomatopeias. It seems that Modesitt used a lot of these in this book, and the producer (director?) of this rendition did not deign to provide sound effects. That left Kirby Heyborne trying to make the sound of horse hooves, thunder, wind, howling wind, howling ghosts, closing doors, cocking crossbows, clinking swords, and more.
I'm most of the way through the book now, and the read onomatopeias are driving me nuts. I pray that in later books, either Modesitt used fewer of these, or the narrator is provided with sound effects to replace his own attempts at making these sounds.
I love to read. Audible makes it possible to do my chores as well listen to books.
It is a great story. Its told to listener is a way to make it interesting. Author has a quirky sens of humor.
The imager series
I like the way the narrator reads the story. May not be everyones type but he grows on you.
This most definitely is only the beginning of the series.
waiting for more of this series
naahee.......I Know I Know this book sucked
he had to be creative with his sounds because thats all we got for action seens