I decided to listen to this for a couple of reasons... 1) I had not read the book since High school (over 30 years ago) and had seen several of the movie adaptations, and always felt like they missed something, and 2) who could resist this format with the multiple voices giving the book new life! Did not disappoint. Had to remind myself a couple of times of the time period this book was written in, and think about how creepy this book would have been to that audience. But somewhere about 2/3rds through the book shifts, and it really reads more like a romance novel, where dashing swains are fighting to save the heroine's life. Did someone read Stokers novel and remind him that it was a bit too dark for the ladies? Ending feels a little rushed, but still a wonderful way to hear the novel, and would argue that this version would be a better way to teach the novel than actually reading it.
I have read all previous novels.. this was my first experience with the audible version. I won't read another this way. I think the main issue was my vision/voice of Odd did not match up with the person reading it at all. So I was bothered by that through out. Also I don't think I ever realized how many extraneous words were used by Koontz.. Has he never heard the adage don't use 25 words when 5 will do? I believe that in reading the novels.. my brain, just skipped over all that extra "stuff" but hearing it read out loud .. made me scream more than once.. just GET ON WITH it... I still liked how the story progressed... and look forward to more adventures with Odd, but will definitely go back to reading them rather than listening.
Yes. the story line is enjoyable
Story was definitely left unfinished.. not sure how many are planned in this series?
Can't comment didn't read the print version.
Really enjoyed this and did not find the narrator annoying at all.. thought she was tremendous actually. The book is quirky and fun, just really didn't like the ending.. very anti-climatic.
This was a strong performance of a really incredible story. Found myself thinking of this book for several weeks after I had read it.. My daughter and I train for marathons and we both listen to audible books and then share the stories with each other while we do our long training runs. She enjoyed it hearing is second hand and greatly abridged.
Simon Vance is beyond compare and I will search out books that he has read. It was because of his narration that I originally found this book.
No.. I found myself fast forwarding through some sections, which I never do.. There were sections of minutiae that dragged the book down and that I couldn't figure out why it was there.. And I got tired of hearing over and over about how poor Kvothe was... I got it the first time... I didn't need to be reminded over and over.
The magic concept and the general idea of this book is good... but it was frustrating that after that many hours.. the story felt like it had hardly progressed.
Nick Podehl does a terrific job reading the book and that was it's one redeeming quality. His ability to read different accents was so well done that I immediately jumped online to see what else he has read.
Went online to Wikipedia to read the plot synopsis of book 2... to confirm I don't care enough to continue.
No.. once was enough
Ties in with the other Gunslinger books
No, I love Stephen Kings books, but he should NEVER be allowed to read his own works. He just can't handle different voices, or add the emotion. I get the impression that he is just reading the book, not actually acting, like a really good reader will do. His pauses and inflections are never where they need to be.
Loved the story... especially Tim's ..
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