madison, MS, United States | Member Since 2009
Yes, this is a great read and the narrarator does a bang up job!
Kind of Neal Gaiman meets Jim Butcher with a little Harry Potter thrown in for flavor.
The narrator performed the other two books in this series and continues to do a great job. I would listen to this guy on any other books gladly.
The impact of the damages on Leslie May was touching. It also shows that sometimes you have to pay a price for the good guys to win.
The series has steadily improved so far. I look forward to the next book which is availabble in the UK but not here (BOO!).
The attention to historic detail and the mores and predjudices of the era.
None, this is definitely a creature unto itself.
Sorry, but his accent is hard to get used to during the novel. His french accent was extremely pronounced at the start of the book which made it hard to understand. After a while he turns the French accent down a few notches and the narraration is much better.
This is a book that is hard to place into a genre. It is definitely fantasy but more of a historical novel than that. It isn't my normal cup of tea, but the story is well done and it works.
Yes, the book is as good as I remember as a child.
The whole world was memorable. Like revisiting an old friend after a long absence.
The range of voices could be better. More emotion could be added to the reading, although this may be due to the lyrical Tolkien-esque style of the writing.
This is a classic that I read as a child that still holds up. If you've never read the book or series you owe it to yourself. The pacing is slower than a lot of tradtional fantasy and it is still formulaic, but it works. It is more along the lines of Lord of the Rings than current faster paced novels. This is the novel that really popularized the use of true names as a magic system, for that alone it's a classic.
It is at the upper end of average. It is an interesting read but nothing earth shattering. It follows a time worn formula but it is done very well.
I liked the scene when the major character finally got off his tail and started trying to learn to do something with his abilities.
Make lots of annoying sound effects. He does a good job but the sound effects totally kill the momentum of the story at key points. I will say he does the best female voices of any male narrarator I've heard.
No extreme reaction I just found the wrold itself the most interesting part of the novel.
This is a trope ridden story but is done well enough you can't help but enjoy it. The narrarator does a solid job despite the constant jarring sound effect attempts. He has a good range and as long as the main character is a young man or female he is good to go.
I enjoyed it, but I'd have to go a long time before listening to it again. It was ok, but fairly formulaic and the romance angle gets pretty aggravating at times because it is so repetitive. Still this book is like a chef following a well-established recipie. it isn't ground-breaking but it's a standard dish done very well. A coming of age book like Heinlein and all the others, but is well crafted. I would have prefered to give the book 3.5 stars as it is a bit better than average but nowhere near as good as the first book in this series. Unfortunately, that isn't an option and I didn't honestly feel it rated a 4.
I liked the depth of the world created.
I didn't really have any particular character as a favorite. The narrartor has a very high natural voice so he is great at speaking as a female or young boy.
I had heard the narrarator do another book and hated it because his voice was too high and effeminate. However, as this book's main character is a young man it works and he does a very good job. He has good mature male voices at his disposal, it just isn't his natural speaking voice. So as a young adult or female he is great, but wouldn't want to hear him voice a main character who is an adult male. My only other complaint is that he audibly does the sound effects which can be reall annoying. For example the character rides his horse swings his sword as a fireball comes past would be neh, swish vroom thud, arg!. The scenes with crows are aggravating as hell. This book starts out a bit disjointed but after a few chapters the author hits his stride and it's a solid read. The romance angle is repetitious and gets to be pretty nerve racking for a large chunk of the book. That is why I rated the story a 3.5. The world and back ground are a solid 5.The story is more like a 4 and the rough start and annoying romance angle drop it a bit further. Still it is a good addition to the series and worth a listen.
As with the others in this series, the main draw is getting the orgins of your favorite characters from the original series.
I just like seeing more of the baron. He is the best character in the entire series.
No one scene comes toi mind. It is just a good overall experience.
This is a fun book and is great for fans of the original series. If you haven't read the original series. Stop what you are doing, buy them and call in sick for work until you have read them all. This series and book stand well on their own and would be a good read for those new to the Dune universe.
They are about the same. The narration is good but it is about the same whether in print or audio.
I like learning the backstory of my favorite characters from the original series.
The narrarator helps flesh out the characters a bit.
No, it is too long for that.
This is a good book, in a good series. It was a bit formulaic and didn't quite mesh with the original series. It still is a good book on its own merits. You can tell these are the first attempts of the authors to address the material. They get it much better in later books. (legends of Dune series) as the authors hit their stride.
It isn't really an audiobook, more like a comedy bit.
This is an essay, but it pretty much is a stand-up bit. If you like Oswalt this is really funny.
I laughed... A lot...
This is funny and if you are a hard core fan get it. The problem is that it is incredibly short (8 minutes). So, don't waste a credit. It is less than $2 to buy. If you don't like Patton Oswalt pass on this one.
Funny, real, unique
None. This is strictly Patton Oswalt.
I like when he discussess his memories of working in a movie theater,
There were several moment when I laughed out loud.
Patton Oswalt is incredibly funny and very intelligent. If you like his comedy you will like this book. If you don't like him don't buy this book. If you are a fan realize that while he is reading the book this is not standup. This is an often funny, real look at the life and thoughts of the mind of the author.
Let's be up front. This is a GREAT BOOK. This is one of the BEST SERIES in fantasy. If you haven't read it go buy all the books and read them. Marc Vietor is a great narrator with excellent range. The problem is the voice he uses for the main character. It ruined the entire book for me.
I love the gritty battles. You can tell this was written by a guy who fought in a war.
The main character. This guy is an incredible narrarator but the voice he chooses for the main character kills this book for me. This is supposed to be a lower class mercenary doctor, but the narrator voices him like some kind of over-the-top ren-faire reject. His other voices are great, but I couldn't get past this. That being said, try the sample and if the main character voice doesn't bug you then you will absolutely love this book and series.
The book is awsome. Buy it and read it. (in print form)
This is one of the best series in fantasy. If you are me and don't like the narration on this one then I strongly suggest getting the series in print.
It was a fresh take on the vampire novel.
This is a jumble of different genres, vampire, post-apocolypse, and science fiction. So, not much else to directly compare it with at this time.
I like the scenes when the main character learns to use his new found abilities.
This is a good book. The series is pretty good for about the first 5 books and kind of dwindles away to nothing. Plus, the author never really gets anywhere with resolving the series. Based on the quality of later books I think he will probably quit writing them before he reaches a conclusion. This is a great book as a stand alone, but don't expect the main story line to go anywhere.
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