Moscow, Russia | Member Since 2012
Imaginative, classic storyteller, solid
Perhaps to the writings of Brent Weeks, the Night Angel trilogy (which is a favorite fantasy work of mine). Young boy discovering his talents and all that comes along etc.
Given the length of the book - no. It would take away from the story not to give it a rest. However, I did listen for hours on end.
The only thing I might say to its disadvantage could be that at times it felt as if the story wasn't moving forward. After a while, you begin to appreciate also the smaller events and "everyday" stuff that comes up, but there was the odd sense of "ok, can we please move it along now".
I love Rupert Degas as a narrator (although like most men, his women's voices sometimes just sound shrill and quite ridiculous), perfect tempo, drama and empathy.
The story was a little hard to get in to at the beginning, but once you do, you really don't want to stop listening.
I particularly liked that there are none (or very little) graphic descriptions of gory violence, and not that much cursing, which can be ok when you read, but when listening tends to get a bit intense.
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