I can't take it... I quit listening. This Narrator's reading would make a great SNL skit! Is this guy immitating a text to speach program? I have never stopped listening to an audio book because of the narrater... Until now. OMG is this guy terrible. Run away, spare yourself the torment and money, buy the book if you must, but this narrator is all time worst. How much does this gig pay... If he is any indication of necessary talent... I may have second career. He pro-nounces-every word as if he were reading to a 4 year old... or alien just arrived from another planet.
great story line
I don't like super hero stories... too hard to suspend reality. However, this was a great story and I bought into the story and really enjoyed the book.
I like the story but his character development is a bit hard to believe. The main character goes from being a teacher to a ruthless disciplinarian and it seems a bit out of character. More disturbing is the fact that he is the only soldier with a girlfriend along for the ride... the "love story", IMO, detracts from the main story and is just plain silly.
It has now been some time since I listened to WOK and I wanted to take the time to say I enjoyed the read/listen. I like the style of weaving together different characters and scenes, past & present toward an inevitable merger. I liked the characters and appreciated author taking the time to integrate their weaknesses into the story. So many fantasy novels use simple hero characters... this was refreshing. Many story lines and subplots.... a book with depth. I liked the narration by Reading and Kramer. At first it was a bit disconcerting getting used to the different voices when speaking of same character but I got over it and accepted the oddity before it became a distraction. From a fantasy standpoint I thought there were some fresh ideas... a bit of a mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, action and intrigue.
The Saga of Seven Suns, much to my surprise, produced equal to better books throughout the series. Usually, the 2nd, 3rd and beyond books don't measure up to the original. This series is an exception. Unexpectedly, the Saga of Seven Suns has become my favorite book series, one of my favorite science fiction stories. I really enjoy the narrator. He is consistent and doesn't over-act. Regarding this particular book... just another great read equal or better to the previous book in series.
Again, This narrator is the worst. It's like listening to a toddler's bed time story. Additionally, I'm really getting tired of Richard and Khalin/Kallin. Thier love story is begining to make me roll my eyes. It doesn't add to the story. The fighting, or strategy in this book was more fantasy than people having magic! Giving this 3 stars is Good-Kindness on my part. If I get a great deal... I may read book 9.
Fantastic... Don't skip this one.
Not for the faint of heart and most definetly NOT for Children or young adults. The book temporarily stops while the author indulges himself in several chapters of an S&M book-inside-a-book. Overall sleezy undercurrent. This book has characters who read futures by disembowelment, pouring hot lead down a young boys throat, child homosexual predator as key character? If that is your cup of lead... fine. Not mine. Let's just say I'm a old fuddy-duddy and ignore all that... the book is still clumsy and transitions awkwardly and forced.
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