I have read the books prior to listening to them. The previous series,"Elenium", had a different narrator (no names will be used). The narrator for this series, "Tamuli", should have listened to the "Elenium" to hear the pronunciations of character names and other proper nouns to, at the least, try to maintain some continuity. It really takes away from the enjoyment when characters are addressed differently.
This narrator also gives most of the characters a Boston high society accent and many characters sound "foppish" at best. These are knights in armor not flowery courtiers.
I realize that Audible has no say in the choice of narrators but maybe they could pass along our comments
Make the character a little less like Clint Eastwood's recurring gunslinger rolls. I was waiting for the music from
I think Mr King is one of the most gifted authors of our time, but this book was truly bizarre. A lot of words but storyline and plot not well developed at this point.
I like Mr. Guidall's performance. Have enjoyed other stories read by him.
I have yet to decide on the purchase of the sequel.
I made the mistake of purchasing this title without listening to a sample, as suggested by a previous reviewer. My Bad!!! The author is a poor narrator! It often sound as if he were inebriated. He slurs his words and his sentences run into each other. It is often difficult to determine when a new chapter begins. In short...If Audible.com would refund my money, I would be more than pleased!
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