Another solid win for Mercedes Lackey fans. A fairy tale retelling that is true to the spirit of the tale and yet different enough to keep the audience enthralled to the very end. Michelle Ford's narration is great, helping make The Serpent's Shadow a very worthwhile read.
This series is a delightfully funny romp through vampire and werewolf inhabited Victorian England. I found this book to be not quite up to par with its fellows, yet still very entertaining. Bottom line, it's still worth spending the credit, but not quite as brilliant as the first two books in the series.
Using clear concepts and non-technical language, the author gives a skillful explaination of the impact Einstein's work made, and is still making, on our world. The narration is well done also. This was a pleasure to read!
As for the story, Carol Berg has done a superb job. This dark fantasy will grip your imagination with its refreshingly multidimensional plot and compelling characters. A must-read for all fantasy fans. Word to the wise, you'll definitely want to check out this book's sequel, Breath and Bone.
The narration, however, is mediocre. The pacing is a bit awkward. There are many mispronunciations of words and hesitations that make it seem like the narrator doesn't understand the meaning of what he's reading. This isn't a glaring issue and many people may not even notice, but it did bother me. Having said that, I still wholeheartedly recommend this series on the strength of the story alone.
This book, like its prequel Flesh and Spirit, is a superb piece of intricate and dark fantasy. Carol Berg delivers a multidimensional plot with intriguing characters that will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend this book and its prequel to all fans of fantasy.
However, the narration, as with the prequel, is not what I would have wished. The pacing seems, to me, a bit awkward. There are multiple mispronunciations of words and hesitations that make it seem as though the narrator doesn't understand the meaning of some of the words he is reading. This isn't really a glaring issue and many people may not even notice, but it did bother me. Having said that, I still wholeheartedly recommend this series on the strength of the story alone.
A charming fairy tale retelling that will appeal best to young teen readers. Has some really eloquent moments dealing with losing a loved one and grieving as a family. Mandy Williams' narration is superb!
Gerard Doyle's excellent narration makes this sixth book in the Septimus Heap series come alive. Angie Sage has penned another wonderful addition to this series that will have readers enjoying themselves so much they can't help but want more.
A brilliantly clever book coupled with an excellent narration make for an experience I will enjoy time and time again. A witty masterpiece, Good Omens is a purchase you're not likely to regret.
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