The story was good and I enjoyed hearing about the early days of Forgotten Realms gods. But I had a hard time listening to it. The book is written in 3rd person omniscient voice which makes everything very passive and not that engaging a listen. I would rather hear what the characters are doing rather than ABOUT what they are doing.
I don't think so. While I'm sure she reads well, I found her a bit monotone and her acting was not very good at all. I think an audiobook reader needs some acting ability to make the characters come to life. Hearing her do Bane, the god of fear hatred and tyrrany, made him sound like a whiny teenager.
With the possible exception of his female voices, Marc Thompson's performance was excellent. I loved his different voices and accents and even did a pretty good job mimicking the voices of famous actors from the movies. His female voices were a bit wispy, but not bad. His reading really brings these books to life.
This is a great listen. I loved how the production added sound effects and music to enhance each setting and Marc Thompson's reading is excellent. I ended up buying the other 2 books in the series and highly recommend them.
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