I liked the fact that at first, the story begin to pick up speed again.
I didn't like the fact that after what seemed to be an upswing in the storyline, the writer once again bores us to death with the seedy intrigues between Tanis and Kitara!
The hero characters became so idiotic at some points, you are left to wonder if they really aren't a bigger threat to the world than the pathetic villains.
The injection of feminism, Taoism, and absurd theories of good & evil, which if allowed to influence others will lead one to believe that being evil is just as valid a contribution to the "balance" of the world order as being good! ABSURD nonsense!
His female voicings are eerily husky, reminescent of some drag queen trying to sound femine! Creepy...
No, don't waste the money. You'd need "carrot top" to play Tanis, and a host of other clowns to represent the general comedic dysfunction in these "heroes".
What a waste of good money.
Not if I wanted to keep them as "friends".
I suppose... If they were extremely bored, or I wanted to alienate them as "friends"
The voicing of Sapphira could have been better; i.e. - softer, more feminine. Too much emphasis and emotions in Eragon's voice makes him sound like a screaming baby.
I cried once I realized I bought the whole series up-front, and the story was becoming irritatingly stupid the further along I read. Seriously, by the time I was half-way through Book #2 in the series, I was so fed-up with the naive situations the Author imagined for his hero characters, I began cheering for Galbatorix to win and wipe them all out.
I'll give the Author points for effort, and ambition; but as for story-telling... Well, he's got a LOT of growing up to do. He's no Tolkein or Feist, but he's got potential. It would serve him well to get to know the real world in which we live, and has existed millenia before his time. Join the military, and learn what real military life is like; study more on the Art of War and how strategies really work, etc. He's greatly lacking in this area alone. Also, he should cast off whatever axe it is he has got to grind with religion, for his religious bigotry bleeds through into his writing, and it stinks. Way too young to be so opinionated about such things.
In summary: Take some time to grow personally and mature and your future works will improve I am sure. Good luck.
A genre revitalizer
The hero of course, but all of the characters were intriguing.
Great reading, subtle voice shifting. I just wish kindle audio played LOUDER
The blood song won't steer you wrong!
Great story-telling, fresh treatment of some clichéd standards. A real pleasant surprise.
These books have all the favorites elements that make for a great storyline of the Fantasy genre inclduibg mages, elves, Kinders (Hobbits), Dwarves, Goblins, knights, etc.
Great original ideas using classic hero/villain types.
No, too hard to hear without plugging into a stereo to boost volume.
Yes. But why is the introductory background narration so loud and clear while the actual story is so poor in volume level?
Yes, when Nick rounds them all up for a dinner which reveals the murderer.
The volume on these audible books is pathetic on my Kindle! Without an ear piece, it can barely be heard.
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