I read the print version of this series up until the 5th or 6th book and then got tired of waiting for each new chapter in the story. As I listened to the first book I was struck again with the thought that I'd read this book a hundred times before...but then I realized that no, I've read the Lord Of The Rings a hundred times. There are so many plot elements, enemy types, trials of the soul etc that evoke LOTR that there should be a prize to spot them all. THAT SAID, LOTR is an archetypal work such that all future fantasy writers are doomed to live in the shadow of that towering edifice. WoT, while comprised of many familiar elements, has its own flavor and unique take on the genre. Robert Jordan writes with extreme attention to detail so if back story isn't for you, look elsewhere, but if you love an author who can weave a rich tapestry of images and impressions, give him a try.
This Audio series is well read and both readers are skilled at voicing different characters and a generally dramatic reading. I love having different readers for the different parts of this series -- male and female parts. Yeah, I'll keep listening to this audio series.
yes - I've read/listened to everything currently available through Audible and read everything else by PFH. Would love for Fallen Dragon to be Audibleized.
er...it's classic Hamilton world-building. There are wormholes but they're a lot more problematic than in the Commonwealth...tech isn't as far along etc.
Probably Detective Hurst, but I just love Mr. Longworth's portrayal of film noirish characters. If you liked him in the Mandel books (and I DID) then you'll love him in this.
yes, for sure. I've often thought that Hamilton's writing would lend itself well to the screen - big OR little!
Not his best work but thoroughly enjoyable cop procedural cum alien weirdness story. if you're jonezing for some PFH, this is your ticket.
If you haven't read or heard, as the case may be, "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell", go do that now. After you are finished, pick up "The Ladies of Grace Adieu". The incomparable Susanna Clarke further establishes a 19th century Britain where the practice of magic is a reality and the study of faeries a laudable diversion for any gentleman or lady. This is a collection of several previously published works and well worth the listen.
Clarke's writing is much illuminated by footnotes and this particular audible rendition, through the use of two narrators, easily handles the format.
The narrators are engaging throughout and both have a certain droll delivery that well captures the subtle humor found throughout Ms. Clarke's work.
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