Not a chance.
The general plot of the book wasn't the problem. The writing and the performance combined to make for a miserable listening experience from the start.
I have gown accustomed to performers such as Scott Brick and Simon Vance, where different characters actually sound, well, different. The few times Davis finds a different voice, it comes out sounding absurd...particularly the deep voice of one of Egert's peers in the Guard. The reading is overly dramatic, but perhaps the author is partly to blame for this. There is never a rhythm achieved in the prose. It feels forced and artificially dramatic.
The generally high ratings this book has received baffle me. Never in my years of listening to audiobooks have I stooped listening to a book before finishing it. If you, like me, are looking for great writing and a dynamic performance, keep looking!
Report Inappropriate Content