I loved the first book. Unfortunately, there are not enough ethical people to make up for the crass, evil ones. Listening for one half hour on my way to work one day, one character droned on about his loath for women except for sex. Who wants to start their day with such extreme negativity? It seems most of the characters are this way. Really?
After eighteen hours I'm calling it quits!
Stories of this nature can leave you feeling drained; however, amazingly I left with a wonderful peace. The narrator was perfect; he had the awesome ability to imbue feelings of pain yet his narration never felt forced. Beautiful historical novel.
Where is the narrator for the first two books? I mean REALLY! William Dufris is pronouncing words incorrectly. He should have listened to the first two books before doing this one. I'm in love with Todd McLaren and have tried to no avail to listen (over one and half hours) to W. Dufris. YUK YUK YUK.
I so enjoyed the first book. I'm disappointed in the second mostly because there is too much trauma to likeable characters. I don't need hollywood stories and this is definitely not one; however, I don't want to be depressed reading/listening to a fictional story either.
I will listen to the third ( well, I bought it already and don't want to waste it) I hope for better in the third. Most trilogies I enjoy very much!
Roy Dotrice, the narrator, is spectacular! His performance of all the characters allows the listener to feel all the emotions of the written word. I'm wispersyncing the written and audible version, and watching the HBO show. Actually, sometimes I've already read the kindle version, but I want to listen to Roy's interpretation. By far the audible is the best. I didn't think I would enjoy wispersyncing (definitely a splurge), but it allows me to read while my husband watches his football. I don't think I would wispersync with smaller books since you would finish too quickly.
A definite listen and read for great entertainment. Looking forward to all the books in this series.
It's not often I don't like my audible experience, but the reader was annoying. The characters seemed forced and not natural. I most likely would have liked everything better if there would have been another reader.
No. Only if you've listened to everything else. :(
Delicately told story about a teenager's struggle with his passion and obstacles the world presented. The most disappointing thing about this audiobook was that it ended. Of course, it was only four-ish hours of listening. What was I expecting? After pondering my disappointment, I realized the purpose of the story and was pleasantly at peace with the ending.
When the boy was completely loosing hope, life presented him an alluringly good omen.
Can the author make a sequel?
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