What can I say about Harold. He captures your heart and reminds me of the days of my grandparents and their stiff upper lip and absurd way of thinking of putting one foot in front of the other. I was captivated by the story even the pilgrim nonsense that is a brilliant way to show how social media is usually wrong and sensational seeking. The reader was excellent. Loved the book - it was GOOD and I haven't really listened to a GOOD book in awhile. Ignore the nonsense that people will post about it being a spiritual book and comparing it to this and that. It is a great story told by an engaging story teller.
So a Feast of boredom switches to excitement in A Dance and familiar characters return, or so they say but you cant tell from Roy Dotrices narration. All the female characters sound like cranky little school girls. The biggest feux pas was what he did to Melisandre or I should say didnt do. If the book didnt say specifically she was speaking I wouldnt have known it was her. And lets not talk about the sexy powerful Khaleesi because its more of an annoyance to hear speak Shame on you Roy and the audiobook people who let this slide. I havent been this disappointed since they ruined Saphira's voice in Eragon. Its an audiobook! We as listeners rely on the narrator to get the authors story across to us. When they start switching things up halfway through a story it confuses and disappoints. I've actually listened to audiobooks because a certain narrator is reading (Jim Dale, Simon Vance, George Guidall) without knowing the author or story-line and NOT listened to some stories because of the narrator (Stephen King, Ray Bradbury (as readers not authors)). This is becoming a money maker of a business and should be run like one! Get a good reader/narrator or BE a good reader/narrator and be consistent! I wouldnt put this one down on your resume Roy Dotrice.
I immediately jumped into this book after the previous one had me on the edge of my seat the entire ride only to be extremely disappointing and bored. The story covers people I hadn't heard of and to be honest don't really care about. It was painful at times to push thru to the end. A glutton for punishment I suppose or thinking something exciting would happen and I'd miss it if I stopped listening. Not sure if Roy Dotrice didnt get paid enough to follow thru with past character voices but more on his horrible performance for the next audiobook review. If you fall asleep or get distracted during this one dont worry about rewinding..you're not missing anything. You could possibly skip this one all together and be none the less wiser.
Many times I said out load - NO WAY! 4 is so complex and Triss is brilliant. Great Series
Horrible - the narration makes it hard to believe. The story is awesome but if you want to hear it in audible it doesn't make the grade - i can't believe that I will have to read this on my nook instead of the pleasure of listening - not happy!
Wow what to say about this book - twists and turns, dysfunctional families, a murder, psychotic killer! Could not turn off this audible book!
I really enjoy books about brilliant women and enjoyed the first 60 pages then it turned into a harlequin romance set in silicon valley! It became tedious to read anymore. When she starts talking business because "she wants to make her rival boyfriend feel better" i turned off the book.
love love love this book! Jim Dale is brilliant! Will be buying a red scarf in paris - why? Well you have to read the book to find out!
you can't beat jim dale - awaiting the next book. The children are unique and of course there is an old wizard.
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