An interesting book, good for a light and entertaining evening listen. Very much a "good vs evil", with the lines clearly delineated and not much in the way of moral quandaries.
I would compare it to the ".HACK//SIGN" anime series. Both deal with an awakening sentience in a fantasy MMORPG represented as a childlike figure, although SIGN focuses on the internal world, while Dawn focuses on the real-world events and personalities surrounding it.
Narration is good enough, with emotion and action coming through well.
Rothfuss' framing of the story of Kothe really brings to life the fantastic world he is building in the Kingkiller Chronicles. I can't wait tio read what comes next!
It's easy to see from this novel why Brandon Sanderson was chosen to follow in Robert Jordan's ("The Wheel of Time") footsteps by his wife and editor Harriet. It's a masterful tale, and sets the stage for an epic conflict that spans ages and realms. I am eagerly awaiting the next entry in the series.
If you're listening to Ghost Story, you're invested in The Dresden Files already, and thus James Marsters' narration. John seems to give it a decent try, but the result is lackluster compared to that investment.
Changing narrators at this date is similar to replacing the entirety of the cast of a TV show in it's third season and expecting the ratings to stay the same. It ultimately doesn't work at all.
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