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Doane

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  • Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (859)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (449)

    Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight, the ability to See into the present and possibly futures, that is the very birthright of the Clayr.

    Cher says: "Stands alone"
    "Good story -- narrative drags in places"
    Overall

    Although I enjoyed the story -- a little disappointing that it wasn't a direct follow-on to the first story, but interesting none the less -- it almost seems like the author was feeling depressed, even despairing, while writing this book. A bit too much wallowing in self pity by the main characters for my taste. I've bought the next book, since I'm interested in the story, but I'm hoping there will be less slogging through morasses of "how horrible it all is! whatever will I do?" from the protagonists. I wanted to tell them to "snap out of it!" and to tell the narrator to just skip a few dozen paragraphs and get on with it. The first time I've wished for an abridged version of anything!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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