Shreveport, LA | Member Since 2012
It doesn't. It is a severe departure from the audio I usually purchase. It is True Historical/Fantasy/alternate timeline/murder mystery/fantasy forensics. I am usually a stright-forward fantasy or urban fantasy reader. I have dabbled in True Historical Alternate Timeline or True Historical Murder Mystery before: Laura Joh Rowland and Ariana Franklin to name two. In paper. The exotic flavor comes from the highly detailed world they described and though the murder mystery is the reason for the narration, it is almost incidental to the rich fabric of the place and people and doings described. Theiftaker is all that and a little magic thrown in too.
The highly descriptive world tapestry.
His voice "fit" our beleaguered hero very well.
I wouldn't. The name fits perfectly.
I do enjoy the struggles he goes through, but he has a huge target on his back.
I enjoyed the servants assigned to help Kaylin. I enjoyed meeting the Lord of the Green again. I enjoyed the "little Dragon's" adventures.
When she lead the Lord of the Green to the rot in the Heart of the Green
Her slue of voices. her drama and narration.
did and did
Just buy them all.
Have and will again. the series is wonderful. involving and evolving.
Marcus was only in the beginning. Drat. But Teela is quite funny when she isn't angry.
I love her performances of the Cast In books. Her continued dramatic performance of Teela is rich and evocative.
buy them all.
this series is one of my favorites. I have listened to the whole series multiple times. I have re-read it even more times. I will do so again before the next book.
Marcus, Sanabalis, Archon, Tiamaris, Severn, Nightshade, ... oh, everyone.
Marcus, As I Keep Repeating.
I do in every one of this series' books
Buy them, you won't regret it.
I would and have done so many times.
Kaylin stands up for what she believes in.
I have all of the Cast In series. I love them.
both at different times, as always.
I love this series. I heartily recommend it to everyone. It is unlike anything else in my 2000+ library. It is unique- serious, funny, scary, mysterious, and intriguing.
Khristine Hvam's voices. Over the course of the series, her's has become the voices I hear even when turning the pages of the books.
It is a close race between Marcus, Evanton, and the Archon. What can I say? I love the difficult ones.
But Clint has a special place in my heart. He teases, he indulges, he cares. I wish he had a much bigger role, but then he would be hurt or stressed or in danger. He is sweet. so I want him to remain Kaylin's good friend with the Wonderful Voice and the silky soft feathers that he knows she is going to touch because she just HAS to.
having read the books first, I know that her acting (dramatization), subtle though it is, is the shining star that made me hoard away each book as soon as it becomes available for purchase. I listen to the stories repeatedly ( my favorites are also favorite re-reads/re-listens).
Just total absorption. I didn't want to go to work and interrupt the story. I wanted to hurry home and continue the story.
We got to explore the Tha'lani people. We get to know the Keeper much better- he is such a mysterious figure that has defined and refined Kaylin. We get to see more of Sanabalis. Kaylin is in her element. Investigating.
I love them all. Kaylin is the main character but far from my only favorite in this series. I love the wild uniqueness of each supporting character. I love to hate Nightshade. I love Marcus' rough and tumble love for his adopted kitling. I love Teela (and Tain's) indulgent smugness and love for their little human mascot. I love Sanabalis' inegmatic mentorship of his stubborn student. I love the Hawklord- he is beyond words. I love Clint's love of Kaylin as a true friend and almost little sister. I love Tiamaris' youthful (for an immortal Dragon) enthusiasm and strangely open-mindedness (for an immortal Dragon). I love the crotchety Archon. I love Severn.
Marcus' accent. I never "heard" him as clearly when reading- until I listened to Her Marcus. NOW I hear that Carribean accent even when reading- I love it. I know, Lions don't live in the Carribean. But it fits!! Having lived there, I can just hear that slang-y British drawl coming out of Marcus' mouth.
When she had to take responsibility for the Dragon to enter the Garden.
Gaining a much better understanding of just how little we know of the Baroni. And getting to know Kaylin and Teela better.
When she gets to meet the Lord of the Green for the first time inside his soul. I really like him.
I love how she treats all of her characters. she makes them all individual.
I dislike this question. I wish someone would make this series into a series of movies like Harry Potter. I can just SEE the man who would be Sanabalis. Or even better--The Archon! but while I can just Hear a young James Earl Jones growling Marcus' lines, he is too dignified to act the part. So I am still trying to find the "right" personality AND voice for Marcus. Not to mention Nightshade.
It is one of my favorite series'. I don't actually consider it a single book-- the story continues and builds with each new book. I have them all and re-read them about every quarter waiting for the next book (paper, audio interchangeable). The story is wonderfully detailed- it has to be it is a world unlike any other. The Emperor is an immortal Dragon. Her immediate boss is a Leontine (a vaguely humanoid lion). Her highest ranking boss is an Arian (winged humanoid but not angelic). Her best friend/mentor is an immortal Baroni (Elf- tall beautiful perfect). It all works perfectly.
I really can't compare it to any other books. I have read about fantastical police in other worlds before, but I can't really compare them to Cast. It is unique- mainly because Kaylin is unique. She is very opinionated and yet she is not extremely knowledgeable because she is a new citizen in this society. She is bigoted and yet she is open to learning and discarding those bigoted ideals when given the opportunity to met good "people". She is scathing and abrupt, but she makes time and takes care with the fragile. She is a contradiction by definition and brash about it. But she is lovable and loves her "people" that surround her for the very fascinating differences they hold.
No, but I have listened to these alot. Her rendition of Marcus is wonderful. And later of Sanabalis, too.
Yes, at least three times.
The caharacters become real and grow and mature and surprise you and disappoint you and thrill you and anger you and make you laugh and make you want to cry. Despite very few of them being human and having very few human responses-- they all become "human" to you in a very short time.
Historical magical PI
He is more committed to his lady. He is growing more aware of the things he could do and should not do. He is learning that mouthing the "right" words will not keep him out of the fray. He is growing into the the perils of the city instead of skimming over them.
He has become the Theiftaker in my ears.
When he hauls Canice upstairs in front of her clientele to talk to her and gets cheered because they all think he is being amorous. He blushes so nicely. And Canice takes it with amusement.
I highly dislike his sister.
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