Um...this is a radio show so I don't think there is a comparable print edition. But if there was, I would still go for audio. This way, you get actors acting out the parts and special effect music to add to the whole thing.
What isn't interesting? Seriously, there isn't a dull moment! Hm...most interesting? I would say (spoiler alert!) the surprise appearance from God.
Andy Hamilton, who played Satan. He really convinced me that Satan, prince of darkness, was overall a nice guy. Which, now that I think about it, really shouldn't happen!
"Hell's not a place for safety inspectors"
Make sure to listen to it with a friend, because it is impossible not to make references and think about it after listening to it. It's just that addictive.
While this version, as an audio version, lacks the pictures of the print, it more than makes up for it in the performance. I have loved Michael Kramer since I heard him in The Wheel of Time and Kate Reading, despite my irrational dislike of her in Wheel of Time (The epitome of fantasy which, after the author's death, Sanderson was asked to finish), was great in this, too, convincing me to like her.
Pretty much all of it was memorable; this is Sanderson, he never disappoints. However, I would pay particular attention to Kaladin's story. He was definitely my favorite character, and his story is the best.
Reading and Kramer bring more emotion to the roles than even Sanderson's words can manage. I found myself driving in my car listening to it and fully believing that I was in the Shattered Plains, listening to the character's speak (there are cars all over the road who saw the effects of this as I was not concentrating on my driving! oops)
I do not usually get emotionally involved in books, but this one caught me. It is not a comedy and Sanderson does not have the sarcasm of Pratchett or Gaiman (which would be odd in his kind of fantasy, anyway), so I did not laugh, but there were several moments when I almost cried for the characters. Both the words and the reading were that good.
If you are looking for a good fantasy, stop here and (if you have a few weeks spare) listen to this over and over again. Sanderson has out done himself with this one; it is by far the best fantasy I have ever found, and I am a fantasy addict--there are few authors of the genre who I have not read/listened to.
Yes, if you are taking AP Euro, you NEED this book. It gives details that courses just don't have enough time to cover (but are still on the test) while making them funny! And it actually helped me get a 5 on the test!
No, it did not turn me off from the genre, in fact I now am I going to use this technique for all my courses.
It does not really have scenes as historical periods. So my favorite period in European History? The Tudors in England.
It made me laugh. A lot. Who knew history could be funny?
If you are taking AP Euro, buy this book. Seriously. It means that you can study ANYWHERE. I was driving or cleaning or running and getting studying done at the same time. It seriously helps.
Yes because this one has the voices done, the correct pronounciations, and even an interview with the author at the end. It trumps the written version easily!
The most memorable moment was when Rand discovers...(spoiler alert!) that he can yeild the one true power. Because, even though I had known all along, it came as a shock to him and felt like a shock to me. That, and it made me desperate to know what he does about it in the sequel.
No, so I can't say, but I loved them any way!
Listen to in one sitting? Hmmm...let me think...yes! But saddly the day isn't long enough!
Awesome! What more is there to say?
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