A spellbinding piece of fiction with excellent characters, marvelous plot development and superb action and dialogue.
While work prevents a one sitting listen, I never the less listened continuously as tasks would allow.
Looking forward to the next installment; the characters and story hold great possibilities with a superb open set of possible twists and turns.
It is definitely in the top 15% (I listen to a lot of books)
Well that's an interesting question! Elrod does such an exceptional job of writing that all the characters have depth and interest. Of course the protagonist leads the narrative, so we get the fullest character development -- but not at the expense of the other characters or story line.
Not that I remember. He does a very good job with excellent character separation and individuality portrayed in his narration.
There are many telling part in the narrative, but his death scene is done very well.
This is a masterful piece of fiction so well written and plotted to make it a great pleasure to listen to. Don't expect to jump into the action on the second page, but rather expected a beautifully crafted story telling that brings thing to fruition by the story's logic.
If you haven't read/listened to Ender's Game the book, you might enjoy this production. However, the full cast production doesn't, IMHO, generate the imaginative world the book does. In fact, I don't think it can. So much of the tenor of the book is dependent upon internal dialogue to set the stage for the action line of the story. While the full cast version tried to accomplish this, to some extent, by side dialogues of the external monitors, the slowly maturing internal "person" of Ender is critical and essential to the full force of the story.
There may books that transfer well to full cast productions. But it will depend greatly on the structure of the book. I will be very hesitant to try full cast productions.
Nothing. Sorry, it just didn't click.
The values championed by the writer within this story are horrific at best, and more like Facistic at bottom. That the writer would put into the mouth of the hero the words that the painful death and suffering of millions of people would leave us "better off" is horrendous and morally repugnant. That he then praises himself for being able to do the "cold calculations" to draw such observations is disgusting.
His total lack of moral fiber.
Mark Boyett is an excellent performer.
None. Absolutely none!!
The Saga Continues
Having Marsters back.
The final battle
Mab's moment at the books end.
Marsters has me trained to his voice.
This is a fabulous story and is made magical by the narrator. The writing is so well done and so literate, it is painful when the story ends, as one want more and more and more. Having said this, I was so glad when the second volume appeared. And was equally happy with it. This first volume is no fluke as the second is as exciting and enthralling as the first. Do yourself a favor and enjoy these two volume -- they are really good. I wait for the third volume with great anticipation
I'd compare the style, detail, and voicing of the Wheel of Time series; DOW captivates and entrances, generating a real page turner full of rich characters and plot.
Yes. Supremely engaging story and characters.
They are all interesting
Wish they'd combine the stories into longer stories. Too short... if they weren't so interesting I'd probably passed them by.
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