The answer is yes! Dunnett's first volume of her 15th century series is sublime, even if my heart belongs to Lymond. This digital production updates my venerable '90s audiocassette version, and I hope it will be followed with the other 7 volumes so I may add them to my collection.
On this "listen" I enjoyed the comic moments, too many to count.
His reading brings an energetic pace that helps move the complex story forward. His variety of voices and accents, along with the challenges of pronunciation, kept me riveted.
Claes and Felix.
Run, don't walk, to your computer and order it.
I was attracted to this book due to comparisons to Smilla's Sense of Snow, and I wasn't disappointed. Great premise, interesting characters and good action/suspense, even if I had to suspend my skeptical nature for a while.
I look forward to other works by Ms. Elo--keep it coming, thanks for the entertainment.
It took me while to get to this novel, part of a favorite series, since I "had" to listen to the first three stories set in this world (The Silent Tower, Silicon Mage and Dogwizard, all newly released in audio). I tossed my usual strict monthly-credit discipline to the winds and--gasp--purchased one book as a fill-in because I just couldn't wait for the days to tick past till my next credit was due.
Anne Flosnik is a warm, accessible and varied narrator, bringing life and velocity to what is a story of family, expectations, love, the vulnerability of children and obsessives. And magic.
It's a fun story with lots of twists and turns in the middle, focused on unlikely pairings and the joys of love whether pursued or stumbled upon.
Listening to the descriptions of this worlds' mages using crystals to focus and communicate with their fellows, I said: "Of course, it's magical Skype!"
I'm well into the listen and am entranced. I know it's a two-parter and that it contains many of the themes and characters of Willis' previous novels--and that's fine for me. The breadth of characters and points of view are complex, but manageable in the listen with the different accents of the narrator. Looking forward to savoring the remainder. It keeps me going at the gym. . .
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