I have only listened to five audiobooks thus far, but apparently, I have experienced a wide range of quality in performance. I really liked this one!
This series brings a new take to fantasy, a genre that can easily stale with the same old conventions. It is also laugh-out-loud funny and endearing at times.
Luke's voicing of the characters is consistent, believable, and funny. He captures something in the characters that would only be obvious after having read the entire series. He is so good at reading the text that it does not seem as if he is reading at all. This is a true performance. I will get all of the rest of the series because of Luke's contribution to my enjoyment.
I found the story interesting, but was totally distracted by the ineptitude of the narrator. How an adult human being can not know how to pronounce, "emeritus," "Aeneid," "islet," and "Demosthenes," especially if you are going to be pronouncing these words as part of a paid narration, shows a complete lack of attention by the actor reading and the producers. It was disappointing.
Doubtful. My enjoyment was interrupted constantly by my disbelief at the illiteracy of the narrator.
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