Thoughtful, Revealing, Loving
Meg is the heroine of the novel and my favorite character. Meg has the opportunities/frustrations/successes of experiencing new knowledge firsthand while giving the reader a glance into what it might feel like to have the ability to speak across the heavens or synapses (size doesn't matter, you see).
I thoroughly enjoy the scene when Meg connects (or "kives") with other individuals without the need for a vision to accompany the action. She perceives the essence of the individual's spirit and learns that love really isn't an emotion. I'm not going to spoil the book, so you'll have to listen to find out Madeline L'Engle's take on "love".
I usually find myself in tears near the end of the book as all of the newfound skills in communication and understanding heal little brother, Charles Wallace.
Highly recommended. It's for all ages, especially if you find yourself seeking some spiritual inspiration that is beyond religion.
Thanks to all to made the decision to finance the re-recording of Ghost Story with James Marsters. (Sorry if you feel typecast into Dresden, James. I know you have a much larger acting career).
I'm hearing parts of the story I managed to miss in the first listen of this story. James manages to accent the phrasing and acting in some incredibly talented ways. He's a good actor which is much more than mere narration.
Jim Butcher is at his best in this story. The Dresden world is much wider now, with deeper knowledge of what is invisible to "normal people", showing the dedication and strength of the folks who have or learn the skill of "seeing beyond". I get a kick out of the world. I keep hoping, though, that Butcher will show us more of the beauty and peaceful aspects of that world. Evil is intriguing but gets tiresome. It takes energy to feel the agony and weariness that Dresden lives with (or dies with).
A great book to join the rest of the Dresden series. Ghost Story is no longer the outcast audible book. You can continue listening seamlessly!
Instead of keeping me guessing as to whodunnit, my brain just gave up. The story lost my interest, lost its sense of humor, and put Mattie in places with choices not consistent with the character established in the previous books. Instead of gaining in intensity, the romance is gaining in frustration. I'm losing hope as a listener. Wonder how Mattie handles it? Narrator needs to know she's not pronouncing some words correctly. Can be a bit frustrating especially when speaking terms learned in simple anatomy.
There's a lot of needed setup information for the series in this book yet I still found it very rewarding. There may be few "battles" if you like that kind of thing, but there is a lot of relationship building--a marriage, relationship changes to support a new cause and a stronger empire. Intelligent group, with the invitation of the offer to join in on the logic and prep for the future. Skip it if you wish but you'll find yourself wishing for the continuity as you enjoy the rest of the series.
No. Teri Clark Linden is one of the most frustrating narrators I've listened to. She reads with over-precision in her diction. I can't help but imagine some of my favorite characters moving around like robots. These characters are far too casual in their speech patterns to have every vowel and consonant pronounced as if Teri recently learned to read.
I love both Lori and Bill. And who can resist Aunt Dimity?
No acting skills at all. Perhaps I'm spoiled by narrators who actually perform rather than merely read. Ack. I'm not sure I can finish this. It's far too stilted in the delivery.
Yes. I would listen to it again when I pre-order the next in the series.
It's not easy to choose. Most of the characters are so interesting that I want to know more about several of them.
Her delivery is too monotone. It's difficult to know which character is speaking after being accustomed to more acting in the performance rather than merely "reading" the book. I'm hoping there will be a change in heart in who would best perform this book.
Clairvoyant, saving mankind from its brainwashing, and fighting for her life.
I'm looking forward to the next installment, hopefully with a new narrator.
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