The scope and elegance of Kay's writing have impressed me for years, It is amazing how fast 15 hours can go by. The book is incredibly ambitious not
Though I have read the books before, listening to them brings out nuances and connections I've missed, the theme of tears and loss, the specific character arc of each of the heroes.
Vance is a great performer - he understands the book and brings each of the separate characters to life smoothly and it seems effortlessly.
Not my favorite, though narrator remains a treat. I worry that the world is becoming too random and complicated. Motives in this one are pretty obscure.
Kay remains a master at weaving together his fantastic tapestries, allowing for subtle character development and amazing world-creation.
The narrator underplays the difference between the characters' voices, so that it feels more like a single narrator throughout. The story itself it so engaging that I think this is wise, as different voices can be distracting. The inclusion of original tunes for the lyrics and a nice tenor definitely adds color to the story.
One of Card's best. Didn't know until hearing the author commentary that he considers it more important than Ender's Game. I had read it years ago but did not remember the subtle ethical exploration that runs throughout the story.
Great use of multiple voices - not at all distracting, definitely adds to the narrative.
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