The narrator sounds like he's awkwardly practicing a play. I wish i could return the purchase and not waste my credit. However good the book may be, i cant bear to listen.
The connection between his tone and what he's saying is superficial. You cant care about the characters when the audiobook doesnt sound genuine.
Sorry to be brutal, im sure the job isnt an easy one, but i had high hopes after listening to the first law trilogy, and i cant enjoy my purchase.
I respect the efforts that the narrators put forward, but i agree that this narrator brought me to a halt. I devoured the farseer books and they werent short! Went through them all almost non stop.
This latest narrator halted my addiction on the first 5 minutes. Shes got an unnatural way to modulate her voice for a smoky dramatic effect that isnt needed or wanted. The genuine and honest way the other narrator read was part of what made things so enjoyable. Is satisfaction guaranteed? I'd like to put that credit toward another book, i cant seem to concentrate trying to make out what shes saying.
Hated it. He sais Leonardo is his hero, and that this book is about his genious, but he doesnt focus on the process of discovery, his passion, or how strongly he was pulled by his obsessions. Doesnt focus on his life at all. Just glosses over everything, and gives you little to admire. Goes over decades of accomplishments without naming them or explaining their genious.
He keeps reffering to his unfinished work on every page. Again, and again, but its ok, since everyone still thinks he's famous. As if THAT were the thing to amaze us.
This book misrepresents the power that was Leonardo da Vinci. The image he paints is one of an irresponsable, aloof slacker that had lots of potential, but nothing to show for it. He died a sad and unaccomplished UNLETTERED MAN.
if you want a REAL book to be awed and inspired by on ancient masters, try the unabridged version of "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling"
Though I do agree that rape is a terrible thing, were talking about a novel with shape shifting dragons. It is indeed a terrible act, but i dont believe every book has to be pure enough for a child and riddled with taboo. Bad guys tend to do bad things that arent Disney friendly. Not a book for pre adolescents, but an ok book anyway. Not as pornographic as the word RAPE tends to make it seem.
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