I loved the narrator. He did a really great job with the distinctive characters' voices.
My favorite part was when the book was describing the religious zeal of one of the characters and how much it annoyed others, unbeknownst to her. It seemed very contemporary in that way!
Oh, I don't know about that. This story isn't something you rush and it is too long for that. But, there were times I wish I didn't have to stop listening.
I got this book only because it was cheap. At first, I was afraid it would be a little boring. However, it really picks up after the prologue. I especially love the parts narrated by the character of Gabriel Betteredge. You really get to know and love (or hate) the various characters in this book. It is interesting to look at the characters through the different interpretations of the each of the narrators. Although there is plenty of mystery surrounding the Moonstone, don't be expecting a fact-paced suspense novel. However, I was glad it took so long to resolve the mystery. It gives time for character development, as well as twists and turns of plot. It was well worth the money.
I liked the feeling of closure, and the realistic consequences of war. I least liked the narrator.
It would not have been realistic to have Katniss go through all of this without consequences. Without loved ones dying. Without going a little insane. War is a horrible thing, no matter why it is being fought. Similarly, I enjoyed the ambiguity of which side is "right" and whether things would really be much better now.
The narrator was robot-like in her intonation. Quite a few times, I felt like the way she read character lines just sounded so completely wrong that it took me out of the story. It sounded very unnatural.
Of course, I will go see BOTH movies it will be made into. In my opinion, the first two movies have only improved upon some of the shallower characters and plot lines thus far.
Read the kindle version instead.
John Hodgman's narration is wonderful. Great voices. Great delivery. However, I would not have enjoyed reading this book myself. There was very little about the characters and plot that I enjoyed. The characters were very archetypal. Although the idea of the main plot is funny and clever, I feel it was not fleshed out very well into a believable, consistent universe. The 'plot twists' were seen coming a mile away.
He just has a very dry, witty nature about his narration, which I enjoy. He does very well with the limited characters and silly plot he is given to work with.
Yes, I would find another narrator.
I love the interactions between the great characters, and the twists and turns in plot.
I feel that the narrator needs to work on his pronunciation and his line delivery. Also, I have felt for some time that this narrator gives horribly annoying voices and accents to some people. Why does Tyrion Lannister sound reminiscent of a leprechaun in these audiobooks?
No. I stopped listening and read the book instead. I am now reading the rest of the novels using my eyes instead of my ears.
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