I'm a Tad Williams fan and this story does not disappoint. However, I have problems with the narration. Dick Hill is great with all of the different voices. Unfortunately, the grunts, coughs, laughs, whispers, and exaggerated accents sometimes make it very difficult to understand what he is saying. I've noticed this with some other narrators. I wish they would understand that while the acting can enhance the audiobook experience, it should not detract from the reading of the story. In this case, I will have to forgo the audiobook versions of the rest of this series and read them myself.
I cannot think of any writer other than Phillip K. Dick who has the imagination of Neil Gaiman. His stories are recognizably his but each is totally unique. You never know what to expect and are always pleasantly surprised.
Gaiman is also quite good as a narrator. However, the occasional sound effects, like the reverb in the background of some of the conversations, often made it difficult to understand what was being said.
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