I would recommend paper. I can't conceive of how they chose this reader
I've always liked the characters in this series, and I love Maron's sense of place.
Not in a million years.
Couldn't take the reader in long sessions.
The buzzard info is great.
Yes. Great story.
The other Martin books, The Name of the Wind, but-for me-not the Tolkien books.
Stupid, cartoony voices that make no sense in terms of the author's characterization. The reader just seems pleased with his ability to twist his tongue around. Well educated people sound like yokels and the women sound like the Olive Oil of the old Popeye cartoons. I am really baffled by why, since when he just doesn't do these voices, Dotrice is good.
Wonderful character and sense of Laotian life, culture, & history. Coterrill also has a marvelous sense of humor, and the way he plays with language is truly delightful.
Loved them all.
He was perfect.
I found it impossible to get to the end. The obtrusive, melodramatic performance made me cringe.
Just read the book and quash the sound effects and melodrama.
I can't say.
This was gut wrenchingly awful.
This is a great story-so much fun, but with a world or serious issues hidden in plain sight.
The reader is perfect. He captures the Major's peculiar, lovable combination of curmudgeonliness and goodness to the T. He does accents well, but without that overdone, intrusive insistence that always gets on my nerves (I, too, am curmudgeonly).
You never know what anyone else will like, but I've recommended this to everyone I know who reads.
This reader sent me to a print copy. The first person narration is stripped of all depth by an overblown style that reminds me of high school plays-bad ones. I just couldn't bear it after a while. It may not bother others.
In the second novel, you learn more about the characters and their relationships. Since I find this bunch intriguing, that's all to the good. I regret the improbable number of near death experiences the protagonist endures, but I find both the story and the characters so unusual and likeable, that I can overlook that trumpery issue with barely a blink.
I find all these voices and accents annoying and distracting. The reader seems to think its clever to make half the characters sound like morons, but that's not the way I read the books. Still, the story's good enough to make up for it.
This reader is way too arch. She reads as if all the characters were affected ninnies.
If you don't love the bloodline of Anansi, your heart's a lump of coal and your sense of humor has atrophied. This is a wonderful manifestation of Gaiman's quirky genius. He's erudite without ever even approaching pretentious. He's intensely moral, but takes on human frailty with humor and compassion. Plus, Lenny Henry is truly perfect and captures the Caribbean cum British accents that-at least to my American ear-seems perfect and gives an added dimension to listening without intruding on your sense of the story. He's up there with Jim Dale and Stephen Fry.)
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