I was a little disappointed with the audio version of this book because of the verbal sound effects made by the narrator. Things like a horse whinnying, explosions and such were a bit distracting. It's been a long time since I read the print book, but more than likely I paid little attention to those sentences when reading. The narrator's voice seemed too soft and quiet at first, but I got used to it, especially when realizing the character of Lerris is still in his teens.
The most memorable part of the book was when Lerris was fighting the White wizard.
Kirby Heyborne did a good job of distinguishing characters vocally. His voice is pleasant to listen to for a long story.
This book didn't spark any extreme reactions, but it is one I've read often and really enjoyed because of the characters and the well defined magic system.
I am so glad this series is finally available on audiobook. I've read through almost the whole series, and often wished I could listen to it, as I've listened to The Wheel of Time series, The Song of Ice and Fire, and many other sci-fi series. Thanks to audible for making this happen!
As a child of the '60's sheltered in Utah from most of the events taking place in the south in those times, I found this book enlightening. The story is excellently written, and the audio version is superbly performed. The characters are well developed, and the danger of their participation in writing a book about the racial differences in the south made me admire their courage. Having the characters voiced by different narrators, and so convincingly, made this one of the best books I've read, or listened to, in 2010.
This book caught me up right from the beginning. The characters are so well drawn they become real - you care what happens to them. The narrator of this book was excellent, conveying the essense of the characters completely with his vocal skill. I've listened to the book a few times and find it as engaging every time. LMB has created a world of intriguing characters, a theology that is wonderful in it's complexity and a story that is outstanding.
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