Mysterious, captivating, and dark!
I enjoyed the way C.S. Friedman portrays internal struggle of a tormented young woman determined to survive by any means. Even if it means killing a part of herself.
Elisabeth Rodgers has done an outstanding job with this narration. Each personality comes through clearly and never had an issue with confusing voices during conversations.
I really have no ideas.... Sorry for the lack of creativity here...
This is a brilliant idea taking concepts from childhood fairy tails and turning them into realistic and for the most part horrifying realities. C.S. is always a good read when you want to identify with the darker half of your imagination and fall in love with an evil protagonist.
The story line is captivating! Each of the main characters are easy to like and I found my self excited to read their parts of the story In turn... As opposed to getting frustrated and wanting to follow one character through to the end then go back for the next...
I found myself daydreaming about the characters quite a lot when I was unable to listen and thus I must say there really wasn't one moment I can pin point. It was a fun story all around.
I had a little trouble telling some of the characters apart... The narrator was not very good at portraying different female voices and sometimes during a conversation I would be confused who was talking. This could however be due to my listening while working night shifts....
As with most if Brandon Sandersons' books I became very attached to the characters and cried along with their sorrows and laughed at their witty moments. I was sorry when it ended!
It's is a good stand alone read. If you have enjoyed Brandon sandersons other books you will enjoy this one too! If you haven't ever listened to his work before this is a great place to start.
I have listened to this book twice now. I first wanted to listen to it because it was made into a movie. I'm one who prefers to listen to or read the book before I see the movie. I was drawn in to this book because of the mix of Greek mithology and adventure. The second time I listened to this book was with my son on a long road trip. He is seven and it captured is imagination the entire trip. He is now listening to the fourth book and hopefully he will be interested in actually reading Rick Riordans books as his reading comprehension improves.
I was impressed how well the author understood the mind set of the age group he is targeting. The insecurities and moral dilemmas his characters go through and the way they over come are great life lessons for the child audience targeted. These books are clean and fun and have opened a world of interesting concepts to my child that have interested him in books.
The narrator does well with the performance. All his characters have distinctive voices and are easy to follow. I can't complain about the voices I found annoying because in all reality most of the annoying voices were for annoying characters.
I really enjoyed the witty characters! I often found my self laughing at the dialog between characters and even anticipating how one will react to an upcoming situation.
I must say my favorite moment in this book is a comment made by a young boy after seeing Hadrian beat his brother in a sword competition...
This is a first listen to Tim Gerard. I found a couple of his voices to be different from how I would imagine them sounding but then again you can only make a male voice so feminine....
Miracle workers! And that's why I'm not in the film industry....
When do we get book 3?!
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