This story was quite poetic and literary. I could appreciate the style of writing, with its many beautiful descriptive passages. I ENVY the writing style. The characters were tragically flawed in a brilliant way. But. It was just too painfully slow moving for me. I did not get through it all and dropped it three quarters of the way. By then, I just didn't care anymore if the world ended or not.
Beautiful, funny, heart-wrenching
Captures the voice perfectly. Listen seamlessly to the story and forget it's being read to you.
You expect the sad moments, then they catch you buy surprise.
I was nagged by my teen daughter to read this. She tried to explain it was a YA novel about love and death, I though 'ugh'. I eventually gave it a try and fell in love... and had my heartbroken... and was so happy to have had the chance to get my heartbroken.
This book was an okay mystery, but I'd heard so much about the author that I expected more. I found it a little dull. I've loved Agatha Christie and thought this might be similar. However, there were some amusing moments in the story.
I'll try another one to see if maybe this was just one I couldn't connect with.
This is one story where I think I'd like to also read the print version, but thoroughly enjoyed the audio.
How could you pick one favourite character? The novel delves so deeply into each character, they are well rounded and all have flaws and strengths. I wavered between loving and hating every single character. The dwarf was especially endearing.
Wonderful reader. I've listened to a lot of audiobooks and the reader can easily distract or ruin a book. This reader has a wonderful voice for fantasy and epic tales and depicted the characters well.
Story begins straight away. Good pace. Wasn't wrapped in the ending, and the main character seems only motivated by self-preservation. Premise is good though.
I'd recommend it to reluctant readers, has a Percy Jackson feel to it (without the gods).
Story is great, but the reader articulates it so slowly and without the emotional range, that it sounds like a Margaret Attwood literary novel. The narrator's pitch and formalilty slows the narrative down.
This audiobook was enjoyed by everyone in our family. It crosses all age groups and is enhanced by the brilliant reading voice. Funny, adventurous and thoughtful. Best value book, because everyone listened to it. Now listening to all the others :)
This one was enjoyed by myself and my 13yr old daughter. Lots of humour and pace.
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