This audio book is a winner.
The dreamlike writing goes beautifully with Kris Faulkner's style of reading. The whole thing is a pleasure to listen to.
The story itself is not fast paced or simple - it is elegant, languid and funny in a wry and low key way(the narration brings this out well).
This is the kind of book that gives fantasy a good name - its not just swords and dumb names.
People might complain about the "slowness", however, personally, I was not bored.
I hope more Dart-Thornton comes out in this format!
Not for people expecting an easy read - the book is uncompromising and covers its subject matter in its own unique way. There are digressions - stories within stories, intellectual investigations and much that is magical, beautiful, as well as horrific and banal.
If you're a humanities grad or are a bit of an intellectual - you're going to love this book. If not - keep an open mind - you might be surprised.
Being able to listen to this work is an extra bonus - thank you Audible for making it available!
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