Classic, epic, gritty
Kama, Tempus' daughter, the only woman in The Sacred Band, fighting against stereotypes and family baggage.
This is the first performance I have heard as an audible book, but I have seen his performances as an actor which I quite liked, and have just adored his father, Wilfred Hyde-White ('Colonel Pickering' in "My Fair Lady" - my mother's favorite movie) and his ex-father-in-law, Roy Dotrice, and their wonderful classic work.
This was a novella and, yes, I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting.
This performance is an absolutely marvelous example of the narrator's art. I am very familiar with, and a great fan of, Janet Morris' work since I discovered her in the late 70s-early 80s. The Sacred Band is a group of characters that were originally created in the Thieves' World(r) books of Robert Lyn Aspirin and Lynn Abbey, by Janet Morris when she wrote for the series. The Sacred Band subsequently moved on with its main character, Tempus, into novels and other stories.Mr. Hyde-White gives the work the feel of antiquity that is appropriate to the tale, the setting and writing. I am extremely pleased by this initial foray into the audible world by the characters of The Sacred Band and the treatment given the story by Mr. Hyde-White; he uses a terrific selection of voices, with none of them "overdone" and his pacing is exquisite. I hope to hear him do many more of Janet Morris' and her husband, Chris Morris', works.
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