I would probably try another Harrison book if I were bored. The narrator actually does quite well.
The character interaction is probably the best part; Harrison does a good job of making Rachel believable as a person. The magical aspect is the least interesting. Witches as not human, spells as enzyme-based... Harrison has some original thoughts, but nothing that I particularly like, and the biology (and Latin) which she constantly references in her ideas of magic are clearly outside her sphere of knowledge.
Probably nothing. But she is a good reader, and presents the characters well.
It is amazingly erudite. Ms Carey demonstrates a great command of medieval European culture and religion to create so detailed an alternative.
The incredible detail of her alternate history.
I have not. Her voice does not bring an Adept of Night Court immediately to mind, but her reading is excellent. Especially her command of borrowed French.
NO. It's huge.
This is not a book for children. It is very adult, being both risqué and intelligent.
This really is the best introduction to a foreign language. While the vocabulary is limited, you learn proper pronunciation and grammar immediately, as well as speech recognition.
There isn't a story, of course, but the progression of skill is excellent.
There is no related book.
"The most boring Russian film ever." :)
I find that it is best to have supplemental materials, because unfortunately the speakers do not always enunciate. While this give opportunity to hear Russian (or whatever language) as it is actually spoken, it sometimes makes it difficult to ensure that you are repeating the sounds correctly.
The audio version is certainly handier, and the narrator does a good job of separating characters. However, while he does an admirable job with this massive text, I don't think he does it justice.
I love love the interplay of magic and technology, the combination of real-world mythology and completely new ideas.
He seemed a bit flat--as if he hadn't read the text before, and wasn't sure how to inflect his sentences.
This is more a work of action than emotion--but it is hard not to feel for the Beast-Lord Draffut.
I am so glad that the Swords series is finally being released! You don't have to have this prequel, but it does help explain some things that occur in those magnificent books.
It's not quite as good as the early Anita Blake novels, but it's definitely high up on the list.
Sue, the zombie tyranosaur!
He has gotten MUCH, MUCH better since the earlier Dresden files books.
I love this series, and now that Marsters has matured significantly as a reader, the audiobooks are a great addition to my library.
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