I love Michael Page in other settings, and was thrilled to find him in this. The story, though, was achingly slow. I can't bring myself to finish this as nothing is resolving or progressing at a reasonable pace, and the parts I had hopes for aren't being elaborated or explored in a meaningful manner.
Loved the story, the setting, and my gosh, the detail on the guns was actually rather nice. The narration grated on me at times, everyone having a southern/mid-western drawl, but likely purposeful if overly done.
This was one of my favourite books, but I'm finding it really difficult to get through the audio version of it. Dotrice, as many have noted elsewhere, has such a difficult voice to get around, impassive, and generally everyone has the same pirate-like growl. His cadence also makes listening to this a chore for me. Martin's story may be a bit on the thick side as well, and the action doesn't exactly start early in the first book. Great book, hard listen.
Steven Weber takes King's detailed world and makes it shine with such a wonderful performance. Weber's talent with the naration, the sheer diversity with which each character is given, makes this book come alive. Probably one of King's most memorable works, it certainly holds a high spot in my all time favourites, and this production was thoroughly enjoyable.
Lynch continues his witty, creative style in a great continuation. The pace and length of the story are wonderful, the characters enjoyable and memorable. Combine a good story with the very flexible and capable narrator that is Michael Page and you have a very solid audiobook.
This is highly recommended.
Witty, funny, at times profound and thought-provoking. Covers a wide range of topics from scientific and historic.
Deeply enjoyable with a wonderful narrator.
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