Bubble of Glee
Everything is wonderful. I know that is not very discriptive or helpful. However, I have had a bubble of glee inside me during every second of this audible book. I've mostly listened to it in my car so as to draw it out as long as possible because I do not want this feeling of happiness to pass.
He brilliantly brings this book to life and manages to carry forward the inflections in character's voices from book to book. When he didn't read the last one my brother and I almost cried. The stand-in did a great job, too, but he couldn't duplicate James' voices exactly though in the end this worked out because Harry was only a spirit and possibly he would sound different so we were happy about it after we listened to it.
"It will be a cold day in hell before I give up my will."
Can't wait for the next book. Brilliant job.
The reading was excellent. It was the pacing of the story that occasionally fell short.
Yes. His descriptions were excellent and he knows how to tease out a scene beyond "It was a dark and stormy night.".
He performed the book, he didn't just read it. The pacing of his reading was outstanding.
I was on the edge of my seat through many parts, but at other times, the writer pulled back and "told" the story rather than "showed" the story. His tension was uneven and tended to be anti-climactic.
I will liken the book's pacing to a roller-coaster. At first there is a long, steep climb. Up, Up, Up we went, getting closer and closer to the fateful moment. However, instead of a death-defying drop at the other side of the apex, there were a series of disappointing hillocks. This does not take away from the excellence of the general craftsmanship of the writer which is why I will be pleased to listen to another one of his books.
Bronson Pinchot. He's an amazing reader. He always brings the characters alive for the listener.
There is an excellent ballance between the action and the personal. This is a continuation of Hard Magic and it follows on perfectly.
I have listened to Hard Magic. This one is just as good. He does a brilliant job of giving every character their own voice. Even the non-dialogue portion of their point of view matches their voice.
Yes. I cannot say any more without writing a spoiler. However, I particularly liked Fay and Jake's characters. And Heinrich's. Okay, I liked all the good guys.
Because of the brilliance of Bronson Pinchot's performance, I will definitely be looking to purchace other books read by him after I finish this Grimnoir series.
I've not read the print version. The audio edition is brilliantly read by John Shea, though.
The characterization is amazing. Every individual comes to life--particularly as read by John Shea. I think I'd listen to anything read by him.
Stokely Jones. He swears too much for my liking but John Shea reads him a treat.
Both. The political side of the Alex Hawke books certainly made me think. Ted Bell portrays them in such a way that I find I'm listening to the news differently after listening to his books.
I kept expecting Lady Diana Marsh to be a bad guy--maybe she still will be one in a future edition.
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