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The story was great, and as usual Stephen Briggs did his exemplar best. Terry Pratchett at his best. I have read and reread this story so many times, but I find there is always something new I have missed in past readings.
The chase of the Werewolves, you know Vimes is going to get out of it, but you never quite know how, until he does.
Being Welsh myself, I love Stephen Briggs's Dwarf's, he is so good with the accent, I could almost believe he was born next door to me.
I always try to make Terry Pratchett's books last as long as I can, so I limit myself(if I can) to three hours a day, mostly though I just keep on listening spellbound.
One of his best.
If this was the only book of this series this hypothetical friend was going to read, I would maybe advise them to give it a go, but if like me they had listened to all the others, I would say, don't bother, you will be disappointed with it. Why, simply this, the narrator is awful!
My favorite character would be, everyone, from A to Z they are all needed in these books. From the least cook, to the biggest king, everyone makes the whole.
Miss Dawe does not seem a bit interested in the book she is reading, if she had perhaps listened to some of the other books in this series, she could at least know how to say some of the names used. And she just sounds so bored by the whole thing, she is depressing, had I bothered to see who the narrator was, I would have left this one alone.
I'm sure the story would have been very interesting, if I had not flinched every time Miss Dawe mispronounced a name or feature of this world. As it was I could only stand about thirty or fourty minutes before turning it off, but no it was not worth me listening to it, sorry!
I should have taken notice of who was going to read it, as I have been turned off twice before with Miss Dawe narrating, she does not have the tallent needed for this job.
As I am blind, these books form a great part of my life and enjoyment of it, and so I buy a great many of them. I was a huge fan of reading when I could see, and now listening is something that keeps my mind lively. So a bad Narrator is like someone dragging their fingernails down a chalk board to me.
I have so enjoyed this series of books, that I am sad to have reached the last book, I would have read heaps more if there had been any more at all. But even though it is only a short series, I cannot recomend it enough. I have lived throught the trials and tribulations of the people of Chanur, and enjoyed every moment of it all, so if you want something that really gets you in, this is it. From book 1 to book 5, I have been enthralled. now it is up to you!!!!
rewgards to C J Cherryh for a teriffic job, Josie
I have waited for servant of twilight to come out in audible for soooo long, only to hate the narrator sooo much. The story is a good one, and when I read it before I went blind, I was enthralled. But and it is a big BUT, Angela Dawe is a complete flop when narrating this book. She sounds absolutely bored with the whole thing, but it is just her reading style I am afraid, as I have other books read by her and she sounds the same in the others too. But as I said, the story is a good one, so if you can get passed the narration, it is a good read. and in today's mass hysteria with secs, it is still very much a modern type story.
As I said in my last review, these books are keeping it new and interesting, the plot line is still keeping me reading, and the narrator has a good grasp on how it should be played. I am lining up the fourth book as I type, I am just sorry that the series has only five books(so far). I hope there will be more soon. So if you want a really good read, try these ones, I don't think anyone will be disappointed.
I am only half way through this the first book, but am already buying the next two, so that gives you an idea on how much I am enjoying it.
The cast of many completely different species, none of which have been made "cute" is great. it is only halfway in before you find out that the odd one out is..... no, no, no giveaways here, get it yourself and find out.
I just love these books, and this is the first time I have come to know this author, I just cannot wait to see what her other novels are about.
I completely recomend this book to anyone.
I am a great Stephen King fan and read everything he writes, even the shorter storys. But this is just the silliest book I have ever tried to read. I read The Shining on a fairly regular basis. So when Doctor Sleep came out I spent my credit without a qualm. After all, I can beleive in a haunted hotel with a drunk slowly going mad and as this is a follow up story about Danny, it should be good, I thought. But the idea of beings who live on the "steam" of terror, this is beyond my head to beleive in at all. I have tried to read it on several occasions, but each time I get to the "steam head" idea, my brain just yells, this is stupid. So my freinds if you can beleive in Zombies, which I am unable to do, you will probably love this book, but if you are like me, and used to Stephen Kings mind of Horror, I think like me, you should just give this one a miss.
I have just finished this book, and immediately spent two more credits in getting hold of the next two. The story is great and is twisty too, but not so twisty that you get lost. I am blind, but the descriptions in these books leave me in no doubt about what is or is not happening.
I am not going to be a spoiler, so do not expect any looks without getting the books, I only know that these books are the best thing in fantasy that I have listened to in a long, long time.
I recommend them to any fantasy reader, and tell you that you too will be a fan. So get to it, because you will never be sorry that you did!
The story kept me listening and being involved, in a way that is unusual for me, I was up until the wee small hours, just so I could see how it ended. Talk about "nail biting", I was on the edge of my seat by the end, and a complete Honor Harrington fan. I have just downloaded number two. David Weber I think you are great.
The story twisted and turned, but you could always keep up with it, but had no idea how it would finish up, right up to the last five minutes.
As I have recently gone blind, finding a narrator as good as Allyson Johnson is a very big plus. She handles all the voices and accents like a champ. I just know I would not have read this book if the sample had not hooked me in the first place, then the story reeled me in. So yes Allyson Johnson brought the book alive for me.
I did not laugh or cry, but I was enthralled and trying to help Honor on, right up until the end.
I just know I shall be reading the whole series, no matter what else goes on in my life. Honor Harrington is my kind of hero!
It was only so so, I just could not get on with the long chats about going forward and backward in time, time and time again. I think that one explanation would have been enough. I just wish that the story was more engaging, but you always knew it was just a story.
I would take out all the boring talk and just got on with the story.
The various narrators were good in their telling, but no one can make a really good job if they have to keep repeating them selves
No not really, I think I was just glad when it had finished.
This is not a book I would recommend, unless you like really repetitive story telling. If you do like that kind of book, go for it. Not one of Orson's best I am afraid.
I would and have recommended this book to a friend,
I could do nothing less. I was so excited when I began this book, and it just got more and more exciting as I read it through to the end. Being blind, I was so grateful for the dynamic descriptions all through the book, I could almost see the characters myself, which is not often so in other books. I could also feel the thrill of stretching my wings and flying over a completely new world. I am now searching for other audio books by Martha Wells, to see if this lovely feeling goes on in her other books.
I can honestly say that The Cloud Roads, is like no other book I have read and I read a lot of books. It seems unique in it's story line, and it keeps you caught up in the story until sadly the end sneaks up on you.
No I am sorry to say I have not heard Christopher Kipiniak in a book before, but I shall sure be looking for his name from now on. He brings this book to life for me, I can imagine he will do the same in another book as well.
Have you ever wanted to fly using your own wings? This is as close as you will ever get.
I have just gotten the next book in this series, and I can hardly wait to see if it keeps me as enthralled as this one did.
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