I like the series other than the fact that the heroine is as dumb as a box of rocks, it gets tiresome after a while. I would recommend the stories but caution as strongly as possible to be prepared for some of the most mangled pronunciations a narrator has ever uttered. I like the stories enough to try to ignore it, bad luck for us this narrator does most of the authors I like so I am getting better at finding her less maddening.
Yes. The narration is maybe the best I have ever heard, and I have nearly 1000 audiobooks in my collection. He brought the darkness and despair out and gave it life through his reading. This was an Oscar worthy performance of an audiobook.
Branaugh had a wonderful work to begin with but his ability to bring it to life was a pure rare delight. I hung on his narration and felt the lonely dark despair of the characters
Life, fear, disenchantment and expectation of his next word. It gave the book vivid emotion.
No spoilers so ...Marlowe's emotional voyage at the near end.
This is one of the truest examples of the wonders an audiobook can be when a great book meets an unsurpassed narrator.
In the top one third
Walt has a sad yet hopeful conclusion
Teenage eye rolling speech that makes you feel as of teens were relaying events to you in person
Magical teens save the world-- Again.
Yes, although it would be best to start with book one for continuity
It is a good stand alone story with many interesting characters
I always like Sabina as she has the internal struggles to deal with
As usual Holloway mispronounces away but it seems to be a bit less here.
Tragedy and triumph in equal measure
Chess is still as messed up as ever and yet she starts to care about it. The two street gangs are revealed more and some new good characters are introduced.
A good character progression and story
She is one of the best narrators on audible. Her readings bring the characters to life.
Wizardry attracts trouble
Giant acid spitting frog demons and love potions are bad
A quirky kind of dry humor that comes through
The following books of the series get better exponentially
Gin has confidence and is not in constant shame of herself.
Most books like this have a self loathing star. this one is blissfully okay with the work so whining about herself is absent.
Both in short bursts that are well timed
the first of a series and sets it up well
Not an adult and maybe not teen. Slow, simple storyline. Some points are just maddeningly bad.
Not even on TV for free
I think there should be a hormone requirement of teenage levels to read/listen to this. If I read this as a teen I still think I would have rolled my eyes and said "really?".
A story with plot points not obvious a mile away would be a Start
Not with this material
Nope, can I get a refund on that part of my life?
Pass, do not stop even for a quick visit
The complex character development and intricate storyline that was able to surprise me over and over.
Yes, It was not predictable
The emotion of a well read story brings you in rather than feeling like an observer
I got this one in the sale for cheap, but is well worth a full credit. It made me feel like Stephen King could have written it under another name- it was that good.
Max reads beautifully and it enhances the storyline.
Anya is always funny and William is intriguing - tie.
It would spoil too much to say
Good progression in the series and future points revealed
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