Great book but if you just want a typical mindless si-fi book you will be disappointed. I loved the whole idea of the "Speaker" talking about the white elephant in the living room makes it easier to deal it and move on.
I would recommend it but with some hesitation. It would be way down my list.
The one voice the narrator did very well was the mountain Dwarf, Gravelbeard. His mumbleings cracked me up.
At first I thought Brendan Fraser sounded stoned when he read. There was no emotion in his voice. It was like he was bored and all the characters sounded bored too; even when the characters were excited. His voice did get more animated as the story went on but I think his performance lowered the my liking for the book.
It's not the best but it is ranked high
No, It gets long and has slow parts.
It's a classic that everyone should read. But there is a reason it was not popular in his life time, but is better as a historical account of the old whalers.
Yes, the story is good but way too much time is spent on the harlequin romance type stuff. I got so bored with the ramblings of a teenage girl fixating on hot men and her low self esteem.
The battle scenes and the adventures.
Not much but it is a good reading
It might be one of the few books that benefit from being a movie. They would cut out much of the internal struggles of a teenage girl with low self esteem.
It's like Emma meets Hungergames, but with too much of Emma.
My wife has been telling me that I should read this for years. I finally did and love it. I listen in the car between appointments and I find myself not wanting to get out of the car.
I wonderer if J.K. Roling read Ender?s Game before writing Harry Potter. I see many similarities. Kids playing an airborne game, the school is divided into teams, the teams live together in a dorm, the main character a has feelings of inadequacy, he is hated by the other kids and he is basically good but does struggle with the battle between good and evil.
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