Great story wrong narrator in Stuart. The story is good however it leaves so many years blank. Lost opportunities of showing us all the unique skills Will would have learned and the ever growing relationship with Halt.Other than that it is another great and interesting story. You will learn more of Will and his friends. Previous characters are developed more in this bookThe narrator, though good was totally the wrong accent for this story and especially following John Keating. I had to rebuy this book with the original narrator. You don't think it would matter, but it does.
So many, I was drawn in with the discovery of the dog. I laughed at the reaction Will had to the pretty girl in the Inn. I loved how Will decided to deal with the Skandians, so creative. I enjoyed his meeting with Alice and his resourcefulness with the thug. I enjoyed when Will and Halt were reunited in order to get his assignment. I enjoyed the description of Will's performance in the last Inn with his dog. I was on the edge of my seat while Will entered and proceeded into the woods with all the fog and menacing voices and lights. The meeting with the Sorcerer was titillating. Great story because these and more events are sprinkled through the whole story.
Maybe, it depends on the book. He was good just not right for this book and not after listening and getting use to the voices of the original. I hate when you don't stick with the same narrator all the way through. Just like another of your series where the second narrator said the names differently, aggghhh I hate that.
Listened and was unhappy with it. Put it away for months then listened to it again to make sure it was not just my mood at the time. Found it just as annoying as the first time. It was not a bad story just slowed down and started going in a peculiar direction. The story continues but in a more fractured way of course because it is now following two lines, maybe three lines.
Spoiler Alert!!! When he left the story and became an activist attacking a normal life style and placing blame for the charactors terrible behavior and treatment of other charactors as their fault. Nobody really cares who loves whom but don't blame others for someone acting as a J^$%&*s, choosing to block any friendships etc.... and him being angery because nobody knows why he's a jerk. The same feelings were held by the boy who killed peope in California. It's all about them and their wants.
Okay, not able to do as many voices. He did not damage the story it was just harder to determine who was speaking and a little lack luster. It is hard to follow the first two narrators.
We don't care because we are not going to buy it as the story has changed focus and course.
this is a Young Adult book. I read them with my kids or before them and am thankful I do. I have found some authors like to start their books for kids out innocent but as the series continues and parents feel this authors subject is safe and acceptable the activist author takes advantage of that trust includes topics that parents might find troubling are against what they believe. Like a trusted friend who plays with the kids for years and than abuses them.
I thought this book was very creative and was full of action, turmoil, relationships, family and morales that we seem to be losing in todays world. This book shows that you are not what your job is but that the choices you make in your life are what define you.
Very well written with charactors that have depth and relationships that are realistic. It has alot of adventure written in a way that doesn't sound like previous books that I love but on a same level like LOTR etc...
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