So far the best Narration performance I've found in the NR books- which topically are purely for entertainment. Mr. Hill however takes what would otherwise be fun read to a fantastically enjoyable listen! Enjoyed is so much, I listened to the series twice!
The characters are all interesting
Too hard to pick- he did a GREAT job with all of them!
I listen during my weekly commute (by air)
Superb! Engaging! Terrific!
The character personalities and the smart dialogue
It was just flat overall, and not believable, often difficult to distinguish one character from the other if the name wasn't given. The emotions were not performed in alignment with the various moods and situations. My favorite part however was when Sparhawk and company visit Ashram (I think that's the name) the crazy, toothless, fanatical cult leader toward the end of the book- the performance of Ashram's voice sounded exactly like Jim Carey doing Fire Marshall Bill! Absolutely comical...
I love David Eddings- that's my only reaction
This should have never been released with this poor quality narration performance- not slamming the guy maybe he just needs more experience. Suggest that when handling rich fictional works like Eddings, test samples of at least one chapter be done for test audiences before slaughtering the whole book and no less the whole series- a real shame.
Smart! Entertaining! Hooked!
Liz-a.k.a. Abigail was my favorite character because as the central character it was fun to see her evolve and thrive and not just survive considering the dynamics of her childhood and the traumatic situation. She was a very strong character and I appreciated that despite her start the strength of the human spirit allowed her to be who she ultimately became.
The first meeting between Abigail and Brooks at her house...and the role of Bert...I did want him to have at least one scene where he got to get the bad guy! CHOMP!
OMG! You guys could make this a mini-series for TV easily! I don't think it needs a tag line!
The narrator was FANTASTIC!!! I hated to see the story end, but I was happy with the ending as it was.
The performance is fantastically fun and the story line was interesting- it leaves you wanting more, and fortunately there is more in the two subsequent books that make up the series
Hard to pick a favorite- Dick Hall is talented! The fact that it's one guy doing all the characters is very impressive because he is able to distinguish the characters for the listener- even the female characters- so I'd have to say Dick Hall is my favorite character as the narrator!
Picturning Hoyt adapting to the luxuries of modern times like running water, taxi cabs, and elevators!
Some one who is struggling with self-UNawareness...maybe...
Just didn't click with me- hard to pay attention
It could have been less sugary sounding and more insightful
Yes- because it's thoroughly entertaining and performed superbly!
Can't pick- they were all done great, but if forced, I lean toward Keenan!
The regional and gender accents are great fun! Mr. Hill brings the book alive with a great energy with appropriate emotion that makes the audio version of this series wonderfully enjoyable. I found myself laughing out loud at times!
Just did not enjoy the book- seemed a little scattered and without focus- would not recommend
Joel is soul connected- to himself, to others, to the Creator. It shows and and it shines brightly in his books no matter how simple you may think them to be. Joel has been blessed with the gift of encouragement and clarity that helps us to see ourselves as we really are...not imagined, not pretentiously, but as we really are. Some people are fortunate to have parents or mentors that boosted them to see over the fence into their future selves and potential. Some did not. Joels' effective encouragment and motivational preaching closes that gap in a big way. He is a talented preacher, author, narrator, and is a living example of how to realize when it really is our time and how to sieze it! Love this book! It helped me to stand taller as I do what I do in the now and pursue what I want in the future!
The power of believing for the best for yourself and from yourself!
Inspiration is a less understood and less appreciated commodity in our high tech, fast pace, instant gratification culture these days. But the external capabilities of human kind can dull quickly because our appetites are unfocused and glutenous for the next new, best, thing. Joel manages to move past and through all of the haze of our physical life style, while not ignoring we are physical, and capture our true voids which are the inability to live our best lives absent the spiritual connection with the Creator and our spiritual self. This is a great book and obviously I am a fan of Joels' style.
However, don't take for granted that a little inspiration can go a long way and help us to not just get through life but get the most out of life by aligning ourselves with our true selves- which is the God in all of us.
Joel's enthusiasm and emotion come across in his narration and it is just as impactful as sitting in an arena listening to a Billy Graham, or Elton John do what they do- share their gifts.
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