The first book of this series was fine, but made me wonder if Lawhead had lost some of his magic...but in this book he got it back in spades. The reader is a perfect voice for Will Scarlet, who narrates the story, and telling the tale from Scarlet's perspective is engaging and interesting. I almost gave up on the series after book 1...but this book totally makes it all worthwhile, can't wait to check out the finale.
A quick, easy read that is touching, although predictable. While written from one perspective everyone at school comes off as complete jerks. There isn't one compassionate teacher and all the students make the wrong choices when things really matter...all of them...stretches my suspension of disbelief a bit thin.
A tale of gods, pirates, druids, Red Wizards, and finally some ideas about what's actually happening during the Sundering.
Teenage adventure and revelation.
John Green captures teenaged ness in spirit though stories of things that are generally fantastic, unrealistic, and yet somehow totally believable.
I can forgive the slight mispronunciation of some of the fantasy names, and commend how well the reader does with almost all of them. But a few normal English words drove me crazy. Bade does not sound the same as bad. And there are two ways to say live...the wrong one was used at least once. The reader was otherwise fantastic, brought the story alive, and the story holds up with old school Salvatore books while embracing the recent past, sometimes in unexpected ways...sometimes exactly how you expect.
This is the story that launched a franchise of telling the same/similar story over and over again.
This book is a list of short-well known failures...it might have been nice if the authors had gone deeper into the whys and lessons of these failures, but they added nothing to the conversation and told no stories that weren't already well known to me.
The reader does a fantastic job with material that's mediocre at best.
Fantastic Shared-World Story
This may be my favorite a Realms novel ever. Evans integrates the world in a top notch fashion the way the leaders in the setting often don't. She, likewise ties in with the other Sundering books in ways both meaningful and interesting. All this in a story involving some of my favorite things, Chosen, devils, and Harpers. Every third tier character deserves a spin off story because that's how interesting and real they are written. The performance was also spot on. I think this is the first D&D audiobook where I didn't hear any mispronunciations that took me out of the story.
Greenwood's stories have always been good, but read to you they become fantastic.
It should have dawned on me earlier. As good of an author as Greenwood is, paired with a great performer, he's a brilliant audio drama writer.
The performance is spot on, something unusual for fantasy books.
Shadowbane and Downshadow
The cameos of old FR classics like Aurora were awesome.
This was probably not th best Shadowbane book, but it was certainly the best reading of a fantasy book I've heard so far. Well worth the time and money.
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