I love the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey, and Nick Podehl is one of my favorite performers. This is a book I will listen to over and over.
Not sure what I would compare this series to because it is its own unique world. However I would put with greats like Chronicles of Narnia, David Eddings books, and Harry Potter because both young and older readers will enjoy I started the series in my 30's.
Mags of course and his Companion Dallon I also like Harold Nicholas and his daughter.
Mags coming to terms with his freedom after spending his childhood in slavery and retched conditions.
Even though most of the Valdemar series is for YA and adult readers the Foundation grouping is appropriate for readers as young as 8, though you may need at the beginning to explain why people are so mean or questions on words that may not be known yet. The Foundation grouping has a good lessons in empathy, ethics, and cultural understanding of people different then oneself.
As a person with LD(ADHD and dyslexia) I find the performer Nick Podehl very easy and enjoyable to listen to. This is not true of all performers but his cadence and speed of speech make him not only enjoyable but help with reading retention. If you have a child who is LD or not a great reader he is one of the best to listen to, and be able use the book in school work like a book report or just for fun.
I love Jennifer Crusie, she is my 'I am to stressed in my life' go to author. I also like the woman who performs, the voices are good.
I use the audio books while I am crafting and cleaning it makes the time fly. Her performance was so good I was able to let go and enjoy not grit my teeth thinking men don't sound like that. She also has good timing and I laughed a couple of times even though I have read the book repeatedly.
If you like Janet Evonovich(sp) you should check out Jennifer Crusie.
Great new series and world from Anne Bishop
At first I was not sure if I was going to like her because she was kinda monotone but then I realized that was the character. She also makes the males sound like males not just like a woman lowering her voice.
Yes and almost tempted to listen to again right away.
I was worried that I would not like this new series like I loved Anne Bishop's previous series, not sure why I was worried totally enjoyed the story and the dark silly humor.
The woman who reads these books for the audio rocks, I love the way she does the guys. I would go as far as saying that after the last two audio books I will most likely skip the hard back on the next book and just go right to audio.
I pretty much love anything by Anne Bishop, and was not sure if I would like this series. However it ended up being one of my favorites b/c of the humor. I was not thrilled with the change of narrator though. I really like the guy who read Sebastian, he is one of my favorite narrators, and would have liked it better if he had read the second book. Other than that I am happy with the audio book.
Did not like the way she made the women sound and hated the way she did Sebastian's voice.
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