If you like epic fantasy loaded with intrigue, twists, and turns, you should like this first installment of the Dagger and the Coin series. One of things that stood out was the world building; that grounded feeling that the places in the story have been around for a while. The characters are well rounded and believable, not to say they are all nice, flaws abound, and that make them interesting. The multiple POV's and plot lines are enough keep you on your toes and listening.
Though I enjoy Captain Marcus Wester's POV chapters and especially his dynamic with Yardem Hane, Cithrin Bel Sarcour stole the show for me. Her growth and change (again not all for the good) from a protected girl-child to self sufficient young woman was masterfully done.
When Marcus and Yardem first come across the troupe and Marcus formulates his plan to re-assemble a company. Brings out a smile just thinking about it.
Though 17+ hours is a bit much for one sitting, at least for me; I did find myself lingering to keep listening.
A credit WELL spent. Thanks to both Daniel Abraham and Audible. Having said that, get off the schnide and release The King's Blood" already, and while you're at it, you can produce "The Tyrant's Law" too. These book are just too good to leave un-produced.
I first read about Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser in high school. The years have past, yet I was pleased to see the story was as enjoyable as I remembered. A definite addition to your collection ... if you enjoy reading about lovable rouges forging strong friendships while experiencing fascinating adventures. The Snow Women, and the Unholy Grail are fun, but the Hugo and Nebula winning "Ill Met in Lankhmar" is a personal favorite.
As a good narrator should, the performance only added to the story.
An interesting look at what the future could look like. Heinlein imbues Friday with an enjoyably believable woman's perspective. Strong, well done, women of action are refreshing even today. As always, RAH's world building is first rate.
Hillary Huber's performance is first rate, well worth listening to.
The story is a bit dated and the reader can pick up on how much time has past since it was written. Having said that it's still vintage Heinlein. Still worth a listen.
Although his crystal ball was off (and who can blame him) RAH is a master at world building, and injecting themes into his work. I enjoy the way he guides the reader along.
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