Kelso, WA, United States | Member Since 2009
Yes. This is just a great story. It was written well, funny at times with a feel good ending.
I am not one to compare books. Each one seems very unique to me. Even if its the whole swords wizards and princess plot.
Tim Reynolds has a very unique way of doing female voices. I do not think I could have done them better in my head. I mention the female voices because, I read about other reviewers complaining about other narrators and there version of female voices. So I am giving Tim his due. Over all I will be looking out for other books that Tim Narrates.
I guess I was sad to see that the Trilogy ended. When you have a good book you really never want it to end. I do have to say the ended was fantastic. (all bases covered)
This Series is worth your time and money. Do not skip this one.
This question is hard for this book. It really depends on what type of book you like. It ranks in the top 20 for character development and character relationships. But if you looking for a action packed adventure this is not it. The story is written well and if you like the Farseer Trilogy you going to like or even love this book.
Well its a bit beat up. But as usual Poor Fitz hits rock bottom. And the ending is where everything gets back to normal. Kind of finding a pattern in Robins writing.
James is a great narrator. He is a strong four star. The fools voice is my favorite. Being as he kind of has to do a unisex voice, I find it amusing.
I would stick with the book tittle on this one. Golden Fool
Its a must read if you love Fitzchivalry Farseer. I could see some who are use to a action packed novel not liking this kind of writing.
I would have to say when the Prince Jalan came to the realization that Snory was his friend. It was nice moment in a action packed book.
Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater lol. It takes a chapter or two or three to get used to his voice as a new character if you have heard Tim before. The Narrator is most excellent. "dude"I read normal books but its never as much fun. Reading takes all my attention. And granted some audible books do require almost all my attention most do not.
I choose to treat my self to a book when doing mundane tasks. But I could see someone listing to the book in one sitting.
Nice solid book. It was missing some figurative magic somewhere. I cant really place it. So I don't feel right giving it a 5 star. I almost want to say parts of the book felt slow and others felt to fast. The other thing is, I really liked the Prince and Snory, but I wanted to love them.
Character, Action, Story. Those are my favorite parts about this book.
The best moment was when the sword gave old matty a splitting head ache. lol
This Narrator was Fabulous. I want to steal him and make him read Epic High Fantasy books.
This book was so action packed I had a hard time being moved. When Browning shot the Grey Horse in the head. Threw the entire conversation I was thinking just shoot him all ready.
As other reviewers said don't judge a book by its cover. If you looking for something a little different this book is a must. The whole Alternative history in the 30s is something that is completely not up my ally. But the story steals the world building and you don't even really notice the time frame. The characters in the story do act and talk like you would from that stereotypical time frame. I found that very enjoyable to listen too.
All and all this book is very fun and action packed. 5 stars on all accounts.
The world building and his magic system had a ton of potential that felt unfinished. I can understand and appreciate a slow build for these two subjects. The story "I felt" needed a more solid base of magic and world building for it to stand out from other epic fantasy books.
The thing I disliked the most... Hands down the narration of the girls voice. Princess Elaine
Prince Herric's fight at the near end. It was written well and was pretty exciting.
He did ok. As i said, his little girl voice just just so very annoying.
Not for me. Some others seemed to enjoy the book. I just have so much to read. I was hoping to find a gem but I did not.
Generally I would say skip or read on a book. But I am up in the air on this one. It was ok and a bit long for what it was. I did feel relief when the book finally ended.
Also I think the book might have been a little better with a different Narrator.
World Building was almost nil. Its not really a Fantasy at all. Nothing FANTASTICAL happens or is shown in the book. Basically, there was nothing cool about this book. Him getting the horse was my favorite part.
No I have not. I probably wont again.
I have not. He does a good job however. The Narration is not the issue.
I would take out all the romantic encounters. So Darius love interest and later his wife.
On a positive note. Character development is done very well in this book. But not enough to support the book as a whole. The plot was basically a oath, a couple battles and a marriage. And the world building is pretty much nil. I hate to give bad reviews but, I bought this book due to its positive ones. I don't understand why people have given this book great reviews. Unless they are just used to boring or audible rookies.
I didn't read it in print. I think this book would have been better if I would have taken the time and read the book. Most of the time a narrator will make a book even better. This was not the case.
I really liked the beginning of the book. His trails and tribulations at the beginning were interesting and fun to listen too. Later on the story starts to get driven by politics and war. I kind of felt this is where to book went the wrong way.
I am sorry NO.
Yes. I was mad. A few hours into the book, I was like this is a really good book and this Narrator is horrible.
I would pass on this book and read the print version. I think you will have a better appreciation for the book.
I also wished for a little bit of a better understanding of the Blood Song (his special power) I still feel I never really grasped what it does. I guess my complaint is the author left the whole magical system in a vale of mystery.
No, I never do.
Yes I would, just because I think its going to become a great series. Some parts of this book were grade A stuff, some of the other stuff felt like a little bit of filler.
He has a great voice that is very unique. He made this book like the last two of course "vocal magic"
A Shakespearean Election
I felt this book did not own up to the first two. I get that you have to add a little romance and back story to have a fulfilling story, But I want the least amount romance that you need for a strong story. Also the back story on the acting for the play got a tad bid dry for me "it felt like a book filler"
I rarely listen to the same book twice. I guess I would if this series goes to book 11 or 15 and I needed to retrace the back story a decade down the road.
Kind of stupid. But I related to when locke finally got his head on straight from his recovery from the events of the first book. The author really made me feel bad for the Gentlemen Bastards at the beginning of the book.
I consider Michael Page to be a very unique narrator. He just has the voices and the accents to put this book into perfect order. I personally think the narration is what makes this book a 5 star.
Sweet trade for the Bastards.
So I like Pirates. I might have been a little bias on my review with higher ratings. All in all this book is one to get if you liked the first book. Some are saying its not as great as the first... and well it might not be. But its still worth the listen.
The ending was superb, made me want to get the second book. It has a slow paced implantation of fantasy and action. I see why people compared it to some other popular epic fantasy books. So if you looking for a book that is not extreme Fantasy this is it. I cant not vouch for the next books however.
Marcus at first but Gedar kind of stole the show in the end. Marcus: a tough old ex captain turned mercenary: whats not to like about that. He seems to drive the story at first and keeps you interested.
Then Gedar comes in and you start to listen to castle politics. Then I start to thinking NOOOO not another one of these. But he comes out kind of a grey hero in the end that's fun to listen too.
I liked the narrator, however I think that there are too many characters for his style of reading. The voice changes in the main characters were, well not really there. I kept getting confused and would have to listen harder to figure out the characters I was with in the story. Sorry but I kind of love different voices. In his defense the guy has a awesome voice.
I really liked the end. It was fun. I liked it when the sudo vengeful geder won his day.
Its worth the read. But remember this has been labeled epic fantasy so be prepared.
I loved the magic system. It was simple and fun. I would say this book was almost a light read but not quite there. Other reviewers said the book was slow, I did not see that at all. The story developed at just the right pace if you ask me.
I cant think of one. Not too many books I read have a female protagonist.
No I have never listened to her before. But I would again.
To be honest I really have a hard time listening to Female Narrators. Elisabeth did a awesome job. I went right into the story like you should after a books gets going.
Never. Driving, house/yard work and when I play madden are my listening times.
I thought this book was fun. I dont know if I will get the second book however. I have a big bucket list of books.
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