The audio quality was so terrible that is sounded like it was being read over the phone long distance from a cement holding cell "across the pond." I made it through the whole book, as painful as it was, which says something about the wonderful story telling of Mr. Pratchett. The "Tiffany"/childrens stories (?) series were much better and I've yet to find others in the Discworld series that can compare. Crrrivens!
This series caught me by surprise with it's interesting characters mingled with mythology and ongoing action, creating a world it's easy to get caught up in. I found one of the characters particularly annoying but not enough to quit listening, as I gobbled up all the stories in the series and was dismayed when I ran out. Eagerly awaiting book 6 and trying to find (unsuccessfully) equally engrossing audiobooks to get me by in the meantime.
This book sounded so promising but I was hugely disappointed with it. If the author could have stuck to the subject it may have been sloggable but his tangents on exactly the what they ate for every meal and who got what portion made me feel as though I was on the food channel. And, worse yet, was the turn-by-turn GPS-ish navigational narrative. I thought this was an in-depth spiritual book but it was impossible to take seriously at all. The publisher's review/summary was extremely misleading.Such a potent subject and such a drivel of narrative.
I love this author and the series -- on paper-- but I was more than disappointed with the audio version. I felt a good book was ruined because of my own issues. I couldn't stand to listen to the narrator's prissy voice and her crisp accent. It just wasn't the voice I had given the characters when I read the first book and so they were incompatable and unbelievable to me. I tried, but I just couldn't stand to listen to more than an hour of it. It was like nails on a chalkboard.
Some may find her voice enchanting, as this is strictly subjective.
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