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I have enjoyed this series immensely and took this book almost as a reflex action. I enjoyed the story, but found it a bit too drawn out. As usual the action got me in, to listen to each bow shot and clang of armor was fun and entertaining. William Zappa did his usual best when reading this tale. I shall look forward to the next book, despite my slight disappointment in this one. it is still a good read.
I like the continuing story of Will and Holt, of their adventures in other lands as well as their own. Although just a bit labored the story does jog along fairly well, and with Horace as a sidekick as well as princess Cassandra, plus the Skandians kept it going.
William Zappa is a really good choice to narrate this tale, he can change the accents and not forget who is speaking, all in all it is a good job done.
Bold and exciting in the old fashion way.
The story could have either been a little shorter, or something added to fill in the spaces of music between chapters. I find that in this book, the music after the chapter is announced a bit off putting, I was never sure if I was beginning or ending a chapter, but otherwise no other comments.
I just loved this story. No shrinking violet this girl, she may get into a lot of bother, but she needs no ones help to get out of it either. Wolverines Daughter is a rousing tale about a young woman who is confident enough to go out there and do her own thing. At no time was I bored or nauseated by any love entanglement that is often the end of a good story, she was true to herself all the way through. So if you are like me and like a good female lead, read this one, you will not be disappointed.
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.
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