Yes. It has very well developed characters, crisis, world, and logic.
The abrupt ending was unexpected and irritating.
I liked the variety of performances each narrator contributed for each character- Stefan Rudnicki deserves special praise for the accuracy, precision, and variety of his performance.
Loaf's "handicap" sceen
A Dirty Aristophanes
I loved how irreverently Cabell treated everything and everyone- making the holy profane and turning the profane sacred. With wit, he brutalized the Classics, the value of sexual conquest, high society, the virtues of democracy itself, and, as only a rare genius could- he brutalized himself most of all. He invited the listener to be part of the joke and fall in love with a truly epic hero that is actually a pudgy scheming pawn broker. The story revolves around his journey to retrieve his wife whom he fears "has been carried off by a devil, the poor fellow."
For I am Jurgen, and it is the manly thing to do...
I would definitely listen to this again! This is the best new fantasy series to come out in a long time.
It is similar to Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan in terms of plot development, character evolution, and addictive writing style.
The final battle screen. I wont ruin for anyone, but it is both a literal and a figurative cliff hanger that had me screaming at my iPhone as the narrator suddenly says, "The End."
I had many extreme reaction, including many laughs and cries.
If you hate being addicted to great stories, then you should stay away from this series in general and this book in particular, because Brett will suck you in and leave you angry that there is not more to consume. Buy this book. Support this new author- Peter V. Brett may very well be "the next great thing."
I enjoyed how the author can tell the same scene from multiple characters' perspectives. It adds depth to the experience.
I liked how he could make you both love and hate the same character depending on whose perspective he was reading from.
Definitely, I stayed up all night to finish it.
Definately. I felt the author was a little slow laying the ground work for the main story line, but once it was in place I couldn't put this story down.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. The style, pacing, detail, and character development seemed to have a lot in common.
This should be on Audible's home page, instead of crap by James effing Patterson- seriously who determines Audible's front page criteria.
It is one of the best books, I've ever listened to.
Lightsong- the irony of a God that doesn't believe his own religion is the greatest idea in the history of fiction.
This is his first narration that I have heard. I enjoyed his interpretation of Lightsong as as bit of a surfer bonehead.
My emotional roller-coaster was as frustrating as the twists and turns that Sanderson throws at the reader.
It was a truly original idea for a story. Sanderson rarely disappoints, but this was a great and novel novella.
The realization of how truly "artistic" the forger actually is.
She was ok
I wanted it to keep going.
She could be funny. Sarah's brand of humor lends itself well to irony, which deals with giving opposite conclusions than what is expected from the set up. Unfortunately, she has very little ironic intuition- sad really. Instead, she tends to be crass when she could be ironic, coincidental, when she could work just a little harder for a bigger payoff. In this way she tends to cheat. She spends so much time talking about bed wetting that I just don't give a **** about bed wetting or her stupid problems anymore.
If audible could use some of its fortunes to transplant George Carlin's reincarnated dead sperm in Sarah Silverman's Uterus, then emotionally torment the resulting child for the next 20 years, and pay for that child to have an Ivy league education, pay for that child to go on tour and master its standup craft, then the world would finally have, if not the Anti-Christ, then at least a funny version of Sarah Silverman.
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