This is the first book in a series that takes you through a world of swords and sorcerers that is well thought out, with characters that grow on you. Overall, I enjoyed the story, but felt the pace moved a bit slow.
Without giving away any spoilers, by the start of the second book I was seeing some obvious plot points that took the characters in the story the entire volume to recognize as important. I am not sure I have the patience to wade through the third volume to see how it all ends.
Donald Corren does a great job with the narration.
If you are a fan of the "swords and sorcerers" genera, you will probably enjoy this series of books.
Kellgren does an excellent job. Her performance is flawless, bringing each character to life in a believable way.
The Royal Spyness stories are engaging enough to make you want to keep listening. Although they are sometimes a little slow to get going, the narration by Katherine Kellgren helps you connect with the characters.
I found this to be a very enjoyable and engaging story, read by a team that did a great job. (One of the minor characters is read by Orson Scott Card.)
I have seen some of the reviews that suggest that the narration detracted from the enjoyment of this audio book. However, on the contrary, I found that the narration team did a wonderful job. It was as if each of the various readers really understood and empathized with their characters.
Ender's Game is a classic SiFi story that is well worth your time. Card creates characters that you love, and characters that you hate, in a world that is believable.
You will also enjoy the author's comments following the story.
I give it two thumbs up.
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