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  • The Scar

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko, Elinor Huntington (translator)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (627)

    Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice.

    Robert says: "Highly, highly, Highly Recommended"
    "Save your credit!"
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Jonathan Davis?

    Not a chance.


    What was most disappointing about the authors???s story?

    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.


    What didn???t you like about Jonathan Davis???s performance?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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