I have listened to this book several times. I think five so far actually. I love listening to this story so much because each time I do I can place details I didn't before. Some details are about Will of the Empress, but others go back to the original Circle of Magic books. It's a delight each time!
There's so much to like it's hard to pick a 'best' out of them. Especially without giving away some of the story!
I think that having the author herself read brings out hidden 'flavors' that no one else could. Who better to read the story than the woman herself?
Several! There were times i found myself bolling with rage, others almost drawn to tears.
In the mid range. While it is an enjoyable story, there are many things that could have been done much better.
I like Annabeth's best for her cool head and sharp tongue. No mater what's going on she always puts her friends first.
Saddly, no. While he's not the worst I've heard, almost all of the characters sounded like the main one with a bit of flourish. It's not just the tone of his voice, its the way they all talk too.
Between a monster infested rock and a whirlpool.
I liked seeing Briar mature in his second book, and I really liked Evvy.
The final confrontation always sticks in my mind, though when I think of this book tend to first remember Evvy's reaction to magic.
I don't have one.
Probably something cheesy like "Time to rock" but that's because i'm bad at making tag lines...
Maybe. The story was ok, though I've got other books i like more.
The story was a bit predictable. I would have made it a bit less obvious.
Phil's work is always good; his voice portrays emotion well, and each character gets well defined.
Sadly, no. There were alot of points were I think other people would have though.
I love reading a book very much, so this question is tricky. The audio book allows me to work while I listen, and Susan Denaker brings a bit of life that I don't get from just reading, but I like to imagine the book in my head too. I can't not chose which is better.
I love Beka Cooper most, but other than her I really enjoy reading about Farmer. I can't go into detail without giving some stuff away. You'll just have to read it.
When I listen to her narration I some times feel like Beka is standing next to me, telling me her story.
Definitely. Mrs. Pierce's books tend to make me react though the Beka Cooper books have done so more than any others. I won't give anything away but I cried like a baby because of this book.
Yes, and have on several occasions, though I give them the whole series to read rather than start them on book 3.
I love the attention to detail, especially about the Bashir's culture.
Obviously I liked how she performed the main character Alanna best.
Yes. It's well worth it and in doing so I've picked up details i had not before.
Science Geeks Only!
I loved how all the physics in this book added up. Perhaps this wouldn't appeal or mater to most, or even confuse others. I loved the science and thought put into the story, but I know that same science will push others away.
To me, he read the book in to much of a 'super hero' way. He tried to make even the simple things sound epic in his narration and it often took away from what really mattered in the story. The accents he gave the characters were wonderful, though the voices themselves could have been more distinguished.
No, nor would it have been possible to do so. As much as I enjoyed this book some times I needed a break from it.
It's probably in the middle range. It's very enjoyable, though the story is predictable.
I think it was cool how the Author kept everything so believable despite the magical nature of the story.
The choice for voice actor was very well done and fits Henry Dresden very well. However the constant sighing and slightly board tone made me lose interest in the story from time to time.
No. It took several sessions and some times I even listened to parts of other stories in between.
I have many times and plan to again.
There are many things I enjoyed about this book. The clash between Alanna and Roger, the witty style of writing... I could go on for hours.
This performance was on par with her others.
Yes, and in my most recent listen I actually did.
The world that Tamora Pierce creates in her first series is fascinating and enveloping. It's a wonderful foundation for the books to come.
It's a toss up between Gorge Cooper, Sir Miles, and Alanna herself. Each has a sharp tongue and mind that I admire.
She brings life to the story. I particularly like how she portrays Alanna and Gary, though some times her narration gets a bit dull.
Yes. I've listened to and read this book almost 30 times now and each time I can't stop myself from smiling as I read/hear it.
A very enjoyable book. I recommend reading all of Tamora Pierce's books. I know I have.
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