Focus on the meat of the story
Overdoing the movie style Rocky scenes. (hero gets beaten to death and then miraculously gets up and beat the other guy)
I bought the series and have no interest inlistening to the others.
Way too much mushy love stuff with too little story arc development.
Looks like this will drag on for a while still with very little progress it is ok to build anticipation, but you also have to create the illusion of moving forward and this is where the book fails.
I am not big on daemons and other creatures, but this is well told and kept me listening when I should have been working.
Looking forward to the next book
The performance was good with just enough "voices" without going over the top.
Also never whispered or yelled as so many performers do. (That is hard on the traveling man)
This book is very different from book 2 and serves as a prequel to Fey. It does not really answer any questions and just have too many plot errors to make it enjoyable.
I can recommend book 2 and you will not miss out at all by skipping this one.
It was a tremendous struggle to get through this audiobook. Books are supposed to be entertaining, not a struggle.
The overall story arc in itself is good and grips the imagination, but the endless monologs, self pitying and logic that just hurts your head is just too much.
Throw in on top of it the estrogen filled Molly arc and the book is just not worth the effort.
Enjoyed the story although a bit too young adult for me.
The biggest problem is the comic book "sound effects ".
It greatly detracted from the story, but maybe it was intentional?
Stress is ruining my life and the explanations and exercises explained here gives me hope. One day at a time...
I believe the story could have been so much better if there was more steampunk and less gushy stuff. Adding the performance of Kate to it make it unbearable.
I have been trying for three months to get through this book now but my ears hurt from all the yelling. Why Kate thinks it is OK to do that in an audiobook is beyond me. There are tons of examples on how to handle situations were the sutuation calls for it.
A couple of pointers to anyone performing a book: We use ear/headphones to listen. If you change your voice, ie yelling or wispering, it makes it difficult on the ear. There are other methods to handle those situation. Please research them. This is not a perfomance on a stage...
Too many story arcs with not enough progress to keep me interested in the follow up books.
This will be my last one for this series.
Loved the book. Good character building and decent world.
The magic system is not exactly ground breaking and the story of an orphan getting into his/her powers is very over used these days, but the story (journey) is still well told and an enjoyable journey.
I am a bit concerned about the multiple story arcs especially since a few are still unconnected by the end of book one
I cannot stand another WOT series.
Hopefully things will start to pan out in book two.
Good opening that got the interests raised, but then there is just hour after hour of fluff that adds nothing to the arc. If the author would have dropped a crumb of a clue to the direction the story is going, but it is mostly a monologue about how stupid the protagonist is...
No thank you.
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