The audio version allows the reader to hear difficult names pronounced. The reader is excellent and makes the story flow beautifully.
Ooh, tough question. There are so many inigmatic characters that tickled my curiosity, I guess Triss got my attention the most. Her amazing power combined with a somewhat peaceful personality really made her god-like.
The first encounter with the dragon corpse by the sea.
Not really, but the prose was so perfectly presented that is felt Shakespearian at times. I think that was a combination of reader and writer.
Wonderful writing. I bought the Kindle version of book one of the Malazan series immediately after finishing this.
Absolutely. Raul Esparza's reading of this was the only reason I purchased it. I think I would have had difficulty trudging through some of the aggravating parts, but in audio form you can just wince and keep on going.
Oh yes. I like a lot of his work. I just get frustrated when some of his characters are a bit too evil and lucky.
The kids doing the recon on their bikes. I was like that when I was a kid.
I liked the title. Sylvia Plath already used "The Bell Jar", which would have been appropriate here. I guess "Contained".
It was good and entertaining.
I'm not certain. The audio book was wonderful, but this might be something I would want to pick up and read sections of later. I'm a bit torn. I do know that I'll listen to it again.
Actually it was at the beginning when he was describing the construction of the Crystal Palace in the Hyde Park. What an amazing feat! He really gets you into the story and the history of the people involved.
This was the first time I'd heard him read. I had often wondered what he would sound like given his US/UK existence. He's got a pleasant voice and a nearly unique accent.
The bit about child labor at the beginning of the industrial revolution. I had known of it, but I really didn't understand how horrible it was.
If you're ever wondering what to read. Bill Bryson is always a good choice.
Riveting, intense, & illuminating
Aria - her enigmatic presence keeps our hero in check while also leaving him a bit unbalanced. She lends a great texture to the story that helps us explore the dynamic nature of Eregon's adolescent mind.
Wow! What don't I like about it?? I don't know how he can sustain some of those voices. He's created a unique voice for every character that enables him to make conversations feel so real. Honestly, I chose this as an audio book instead of reading it because Gerard Doyle was performing it. He's one of my favorite readers.
No, it's far too long for that...unless I was bedridden. I listen to it during my commute and while doing yard work. This particular book made a 15 hour drive across the country just fly by.
I've just started the third book in this series. It's every bit as exciting. A great story performed by a reader of immense talent.
Christian Rodska brings our hero to life! I read the book first, then listened to the audio version...then I bought it. There are no dull points and the writing is terrific. Lindsey Davis has a wonderful gift of wit. The descriptions and dialogue stand alone as written, but the impact is magnified by Christian Rodska's vocal skills and expressions.
Anything by Lindsey Davis... I strongly recommend you just stay on this series until you can't laugh any more.
Falco astride the boat and the pier and Helena reluctantly helping him only to learn to her chagrin that he can't swim.
Probably what I wrote in the title or words to that effect. I describe the book to friends as Magnum/Rockford in ancient Rome. The sarcasm, lack of funds, bad luck with women... it all fits perfectly. OK, maybe "Rockford in Rome".
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