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I am an avid fan of Card, and this story was interesting, but did not reel me in quite like Ender's Game or Pathfinder. Overall, I enjoyed the story.
I enjoyed the book. I thought I might have mixed emotions, being a fan of Jane Austen, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this was well done. The narrator was absolutely entertaining and hilarious!
I loved following Kvothe and his adventures. The author was so hard on this poor kid when I was expecting the him to write Kvothe out of his sometimes devastating setbacks. It kept me interested to see how he would survive each difficulty. As a musician, I especially loved the musical references, to which I could relate. I purchased the second book right after finishing this one.
This is a great story about time-travel and its consequences. I can't imagine the enormous amount of research that was involved in creating this story. It's filled with thought-provoking questions, the plot made more tender with the accompanying love story. It was a good opportunity for me to become reacquainted with King, as the last book I read of his was Bag of Bones. The narrator brings life to the characters and his voice is very pleasant, without making the female voices cheesy. I recommend listening all the way to the end to King's thoughts on the project. Politically, I'm polar opposites from King, but the book did not alienate me as one of his fans.
Excellent writing, character development, and story. The language and graphic situations are shocking, and Martin does not hold back, which took some getting used to. The the thing that strikes me about Martin's writing is the fact that it doesn't matter how much you love a character, whom you may count among the "main" characters, they are not safe from being taken from his (Martin's) twisted world. I won't spoil the story, but I kept thinking, "How can he kill this person off?" The good guys don't always win; the bad guys don't always lose...but occasionally things might work out. Warning: Prepare to commit to the series. I'm in for the duration.
I agree with the other comments about the changes in pronunciation. Brienne's name changed several times in the story, and it was very distracting. I absolutely love Roy Dotrice's narrating, but he was off his game on this one. He changed the way Arya Stark spoke, making her sound like a little hag. She may have become a street-urchin, but she was a well-educated street-urchin. Narration aside, the story itself was actually tough for me to get through, but I feel like I'm in for the duration. I'm too attached to Tyrian, the Starks, and Daenerys to not get the next book.
The book was highly entertaining. I had to get the next one right away to find out what happens next. It was strange getting used to the first-person style of Suzanne Collin's writing, but it did not detract from the entertainment value of the book. My only complaint is McCormick's narration. I think her voice sounds like a 30-something woman, when it should sound like a 16-year-old girl. That being said, I still purchased the whole audio-book trilogy.
Although the narrator left a little to be desired (sounds too old for the young protagonist and has a strange inflection in her voice), the story held my interest and I've purchased all three of the trilogy. The second book of the trilogy has some unexpected twists. It would have to, considering the fact that I, as a reader, wondered how Katniss could get tangled up in the games again when she had already won them. You'll have to read/listen to find out.
There were only a few moments where the...yawn...story held my attention. I found myself looking forward to the end so I could start downloading something entertaining. The two stars I give it are for the very talented narrators. I thought the voices were very good...the story...not so much.
This was the first book I read by Sanderson. I like the way his brain works, and I am a new fan. The book is worth a credit and the length of the story makes you feel like you're not wasting a credit.
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