Dreadful - whoever edited this work did not actually LISTEN to the narrator. He smacks his lips and inhales audibly for EVERY breath. It is so distracting. I've struggled through the first part and have debated several times to stop listening and just re-read the actual novel (which I probably will). I wish she could have gotten Rebecca Monder (Seven Realms) or maybe Luke Daniels to read this lovely series. Read the book...it's much better in your head than listening to this narrator...too bad.
I love this series but the narrator is so annoying it makes it almost impossible to listen. He does clever voices but he's a constant lip smacker. I tried to tell myself it was just a fizzy coke by the Mic but it never stopped. Why didn't the producer catch this? Will NOT be listening to the rest of the series.
This story continues to pull me in with its own planetary gravity. Luke Daniels pumps pure life into this book and the entire series! Kevin Hearne tells a fabulous tale, but Luke Daniels is it's heartbeat. I've listened to it twice (the entire series so far) and it doesn't disappoint nor become stagnant. Kevin Hearne has inspired me to brush up on my Norse mythology. You wont be disappointed - even if you've never had the fish and chips at Rula Bula :)
This story is addictive! What a clever tale. The accents and voices were fantastic too. When I do read it in print, I will forever hear Luke Daniels visual painting of my favorite characters, Oberon and the widow. I laughed out loud on several occasions just because of Oberon alone. I know for certain that I would have stumbled over and over again had I tried to read this book in the traditional sense - strange names of gods and celtic references. With an engaging narrator like Luke Daniels I couldn't put it down. Kevin Hearne spins a wonderful yarn and he found (or someone did) the perfect narrator for this work. Can't wait to listen to his next books. Being set in Tempe and other parts of Arizona that I know quite well made it even more entertaining for me. You will love this story and it's delivery!
It seemed like forever to get to this part of the story, but it was worth it. I almost gave up on the series a couple times when the narrators detracted from the story and at times the story itself got a little lengthy. I was disheartened so many times when victory was yanked out of our heroes hands but in the end, "truth" prevails. Nice epic. I will probably relisten to the entire series at least 2 more times :)
So disappointed in the book overall. I expected more. The story drug on and on and never got anywhere. Would not recommend your time or $.
This is a great series and being the 4th book, the 4th narrator obviously has not listened to any of the previous 3 recordings nor seen the take-off show on Sci-Fi (Legend of the Seeker). My goodness! Where was the editor's head when reviewing this work? It took me 20-30 minutes into the story to realize that he was referring to Kahlan (KAY-Lynn), not COLLIN, a new character. I'm sure he's an excellent narrator and he does fabulous voices but they are so out of sync with the 1st 3 narrators it's a distraction. The voice of "Zed" sounds like an old fool woman instead of a wizard, the Mord Sith have an A-geal instead of an a-geal. Attie is auddie and so on....If I weren't so engrossed in the actually story I would have deleted it but there are more books in the series and I just can't. Dick Hill you are not at fault, someone should have directed your narration better, but it is mind-boggling the distraction it causes when listening to this story.
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