I enjoyed this story very much, my first from Mercedes Lackey. It was such an interesting mixture of England, India, Turn of the Century, Women's Suffragettes, and magic, with a splash of romance thrown in, for good measure. Michelle Ford did a good job of narration, though she mis-pronounced several words. Difference between English and American pronounciations? Not sure.
This is book 2 of the story of Drizzt, and it did not disappoint me. R A Salvatore writes so much detail into his stories that I can believe I am actually there, watching. Victor Bevine brings the characters to life, and the action is non-stop. Magic flies almost as much as arrows!
I have just fallen in love with Drizzt. He is such an excellent character. There are so many books about Drizzt that it took me a while to find the beginning of the series; however, this is it. You have reached the beginning story. I especially love Drizzt's commentaries on life. Pretty sensitive, for a Drow! lol
If you are looking for a good fantasy series, with Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and all kinds of fantasy creatures, all wielding Magic, and with lots of action, you just can't go wrong with this series. It is the Motherlode. R A Salvatore has created so many excellent books about Drizzt and his companions that it is like an banquet. Victor Bevine does an excellent job of narrating, too. He brings the characters to life for me.
I felt that this was a dark story. It seemed that everything fell apart for Jane towards the end, and the ending left me with my mouth hanging open, saying "NO!! This can't be!" I was so grateful that a couple of weeks after listening to this book, the next book in the series came out, and I quickly downloaded it. Thank goodness, things worked themselves out in the next story! lol
Upon listening to the story for the second time, things made more sense, and didn't seem quite so dark. I enjoyed the story greatly the second time, and Khristine just does an awesome job of narration. Her portrayal of Beast is my favorite part of the story. Faith did a great job of weaving an intricate plot.
I was slightly disappointed with this book. I love Terry Brooks' work; however, this one seemed to me to be really slow and lacking some of the storyline detail and finesse I have come to expect from Terry's work. It just seems a little too simplistic and predictable. I will reserve judgment of the overall story until I listen to part two. Also, although Rosalyn did a good job, it was difficult at times to tell the characters apart.
Yet another awesome book by Faith Hunter. I just love Jane Yellow Rock! This one was a very interesting study of the Were beings, especially Were Cats and Were Wolves - and, of course, the Vamps. Action packed (as always) with a great story line, and a very interesting twist at the end. I just love Khristine Hvam's interpretation of this story. Her saucy 'tude just makes this series, for me.
I just finished listening to the third book of the Shannara series, and I was so sorry to come to the end. Terry Brooks did a fantastic job in creating this world and the characters in it. With the help of Scott Brick's eloquent talents, the stories unfolded in my mind like a movie. The action was great and the story moved along well, though told in great detail.
I am almost finished with the story, and I am sitting on pins and needles until I can get to it again. Not only has Faith Hunter written another hit story about Jane Yellow Rock's vamp killing quest, but Khristine Hvam does another great job of delivering a spell-binding story. I love this series! It's creepy, but I am actually coming to like vamps . . . sort of . . .
I enjoyed listening to Sword of Shannara. It reminded me of Lord of the Rings, and gave me many hours of entertainment. The story was well-written and very descriptive. Scott Brick did a good job of narrating.
I loved this story, right from the very first line. I was tickled with Jane's 'tude, right from her tooling into town on a hog, shotgun strapped to her back, to her nicknaming the blood servant "Troll" - the humor just kept rolling. Khristine did a good job of catching Jane's personality. There was good info on the lore of Vampires and Skinwalkers, too. And I loved her not-so-tame "kitty cat"! Speaks to my "inner cat".
WOW! I am still blown away by the analogy Bruce makes between the biology of our cells and the psychology of our lives. He is so right on!!! It took a long time to get through this book, because I had to keep turning it off and thinking about what he was saying.
I really appreciated getting to hear Bruce read his own words, as it enabled me to get the full meaning of his information. I look forward to hearing more of what Bruce has to say about this subject.
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