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I'm a Garth Nix addict. His books are really imaginitive, interesting and fun. I'm waiting for the final installment for the other series he has, and I decided to give this series a shot and I was not disappointed.
I'm always looking for stories that are unique and fun. This is one of those. I'm already into the 2nd of the series, Lirael which is just as amazing as the first story.
Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
I wasn't sure I followed the story right off the bat. I had just finished listening the Primary Inversion which was about Sauscony (Soz) and Jabriol Cox, the first book in the "published order" per Audible, and I couldn't determine if I should listen to it in "chronological order". I did, however, like the characters and the story. I found the characters were interesting as well as the story line once I gave up expecting to hear about Soz & Jabriol.
Since it involves a future traveler to Earth, I find it typical that Earth's reaction is a hostile one to capture the space craft and attempt to capture the traveler. Why is it always based on fear instead of mutual respect? If we are sending out invitations to other worlds to come visit us, then we have to have a better response than purely military and hostile. So dumb...I understand why Asaro went this route in the book b/c it is so close to what would happen in reality, but I still wish there were a better way.
I enjoyed the suspense of the story line.
I did like both Tina and Althor.
I was a bit confused by the time line and Jabriol Cox being one of the captives that the Skolian Empire was going to give up in order to get Althor back (was it a reference back to Primary Inversion?).....that didn't make any sense to me. Maybe I have to listen to it again, but it didn't seem right as I thought they mentioned him being the heir, was it during the time he truly was captive for a few weeks? I guess I need to listen to more of the stories in order to understand more.
The characters interest me and the story line was very predictable at first but has since been less predictable to me. I'm a sci-fi fantasy fan and took a while to get me started on this audio.
I am finding Cox's heir to be intriguing just because of the way the story line is going. I'm curious to see how this story plays out.
She sounds similar to Ellen DeGeneres which was hard to separate at first, but now that I have heard her through most of the book, I quite enjoy her voice and voices.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
It is slightly above mediocre only because I dislike it when a new narrator takes over and botches most of the names. This is still one of my biggest pet peaves about a series. If a narrator changes, why wouldn't they listen to the previous books to understand how the other narrator used names.
Other than that, he does a good job. Love the story still.
I'm still halfway through. The storyline is fantastic. I enjoy each book and can't wait for the next one.
Yes but only if he does the "entire" series.
I like when an author is so passionate about what she knows.
I could liken her to Doreen Virtue's work but not compare.
I enjoyed her narration.
It isn't really a book to film book.
Reading this, you have to believe in more possibilities than our normal existence in this world. Where does intuition come from? And, know that we are more than just our bodies.
Action, suspense, anticipation
The story of Jess Tamblin, the story of Neera.
He is very animated. I like that his voice gets excited when the story is exciting
Yes, but I don't want to spoil the story.
As I said in my title, you won't want to stop. This series is addicting.
I liked hearing the story of the Serpent of Light. It's truly fascinating, but more importantly, Drunvalo is the first person that didn't talk about the doom and gloom or end of the world scenarios since the Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21, 2013. Finally, an explanation that is uplifting and inspiring.
There is more to this Drunvalo than many of us really understand. I'm thankful for him and his book. I enjoyed the whole book which only took me a few days to get through as I was very eager to hear everything he had to say. Not narrated by him, but the Narrator was very good.
I definitely recommend this book.
Love Emily Gray! She is fantastic. Something about the way she reads just sucks me into a book each time. Not only is there interesting characters, but the story is interesting and sometimes funny. Oh, and a little romance to boot. This all makes for one great, entertaining story. I'm starting the next book tomorrow. I can't wait to see where it goes next. Did I mention I already have all 5 books now?!!
It took me a while to start this series. I had to replay the first 30 minutes several times, because in my opinion, there was a lot of stuff going on and split stories that I couldn't grasp right away. I still don't remember the first part of the book, the character's names were sort of similar. Rugar & Rhokin when you are trying to figure out a story that's being told is a bit confusing (maybe reading it is different), but once I was past that and got involved in the story, it is awesome!! Love it and am on my 3rd book and have the remaining books in my queue which I'm about to purchase.
I have loved this series from the get go. This one is okay, not as good as the past one's that I've read. I think that the stories could be longer, but maybe I'm just wanting more of the story to unfold. It seems like being in the middle of a so so story waiting for the really good stuff to come along in future books, or it's just me. I will continue to listen, but this one was just so so for me.
I read a lot of series books and I found this one very charming. I try not to compare stories and keep an open mind to new stories and new story lines. I am really enjoying it so far. I'm listening to Book 3 now, and I can't quite put my ipod down. I finished Book 2 in a day. There is an element of the stories that makes you want to find out how it all ends, and I am looking forward to Book 4 which I just saw is available. The narrators change, but sometimes that's not a bad thing. I do like Ari and that she has a really young voice to mirror the voice of Clarie. I also am enjoying Natalie Moore also whose really good. I see on Book 4 that the narrators change again, which I'll just accept and move on. Sometimes I get irritated about the narrator changes, but sometimes they have reasons for the change...move forward. Check it out if you like series books.
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