I was disappointed by the audio quality of this book. It was clearly copied from a tape (at one point they failed to edit out a the narrator announcing: "side 3") This is fairly disappointing since you get low level white noise throughout the length of the book. Audible.com usually delivers books at almost CD quality, and this one was just not there.
The book itself is not one of Pratchett's best(still good though). The events in it follow those in "Mort" and "Reaper Man" and precede those in "Hogfather." You do not need to read those to enjoy this one though, the story stands up quite well on it's own.
I usually can't enjoy a book without liking the characters, but somehow this kept my interest despite the main character being worse than the villains in most books. I never liked him, but I was interested enough to want to see how he ended up. The narrator pauses an unusually long time between sentences though.
I read and liked the first three books in this series, and was pleased to buy the fourth. I liked the story, but I kinda wish I'd read it rather than listened. Mary is a great writer, and has a good voice, but I came out liking this a little less than previous books. I think its simply the change in format: I got used to the experience of reading, so switching to listening made me dislike it. Also, she reads a little slower than I prefer, which can be slightly annoying.
Summary: listen if you listened to the previous ones and liked them. Don't switch from reading to listening halfway through the series.
I greatly enjoyed all of Sanderson's books in print. Warbreaker is an excellent read, but I did not much care for the narrator. James Yaegashi has a good voice, but god bless him, he just pauses too long between sentences.
Personally, I think this book should have had a female narrator, since two of the three primary viewpoints are women.
Sanderson is planning to write another book set in this world sometime in the next few years.
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