This audiobook drew me in to the world of the Palmir people and dragons with surprising speed. The pace at first was deceptively simple, reflecting tranquil village life (with dragons!) I liked the characters and the not very complex relationships. But the pace and the complexity of the relationships rapidly accelerated when that way of life was threatened. The characters, dragon and human, "grow" within their roles and they took me along with them. I forgot where and who I was, Lol.
This audiobook has me interested in what will happen next to these gentle, industrious people and intelligent dragons. The author creates a world that I easily and gradually slipped into. The battle scenes were exciting without being gratuitous with violence.
I forget that I'm listening to a man! His deep, resonant voice convinces me somehow that I'm listening to a woman, a child, a dragon. And he portrays emotions in neither too much nor too little a fashion. I like his slower pace of narration; hypnotic in a way. And it takes me out of my oh so busy life.
It DID make me laugh and cry. A dog is actually a main character too and very funny. Family life is very touchingly portrayed. I cared what happened to them all. I was surprised that I could have that reaction to a fantasy audiobook.
Well done, BJ Whittington and Mike Ortego. More, please!
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