This story plods and makes small revelations in a contrived way. The action is slow and the convenient memory laps are just irritating. If I can remember something from 2 days ago at my age then a young character should be able to remember something pivotal. The small revelations seem to be let out when the plot runs even slower with something that should have been known earlier. It just drags. I've listened to hundreds of audible books but this series is torture.
Pronounce words correctly. Sloughed is slowed. Lately is lattely. More. Otherwise narrator is okay.
The premise of this series is great but the execution should have been better.
Terry harmony yes
Different narrator needed. It's much like valley girl speak after an attempt. to try to get rid of it with a coach. Many sentences end with an upward lilt. It's also whiny.
Everyone is asking for more audiobook versions in the Malazan fallen series. I went to Brilliance Audio website and they will have "House of Chains" ready for release in December this year, and then the next book in the spring. Steven Eriksons fans will be so happy-- well I know I will. It's also fun to listen to previous books again and hear all the things I miss the first time through. Hope the news cheers you up. i have over 600 books from audible and I love this series. What a great writer. These plot lines are varied and not superficial. Encourages thinking. A rare thing these days. Ralph Lister is a darn good narrator. Separate voices for each character makes the experience fun.
Yes I would listen to it again. Mr. Erikson is a true writer. A step above The Wheel of Time series. Some is truly poetic.
Kroppers (sp?) soliloquies are Shakespearean with a modern twist.
I am used to 20+ hour books but this is even worse than Anathem by Neal Stephenson. Pure agony forcing myself to finish it. I hate to waste money but this one is made to be deleted! Achem Baldi is now a cuss word.
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