Different, individual, sad
I must admit, it was slow to begin with and hard for me to get into - but that is only because it is a style I'm not used to reading, NOT a reflection of the writing.
The ending was heartbreaking, and I expected to be left with something more - but there wasn't and that was a little disappointing, but the story was just that, a story. It had no message or hidden agenda, just a story about ordinary people in a hard situation.
I think he did them all very well.
It made me laugh and cry and angry and lots of emotions. A good emotional roller coaster.
Anyone expecting or hoping for something similar to HP should look elsewhere. It's sophisticated and mature. Not for someone who is squeamish of swearing or sexual reference or abuse. Anyone who feels offended by the harsh brutalities of life should stay away.
For myself, I loved the brutal honesty. I loved that she didn't shy away from the horrible aspects of life. I loved the nature of this book and how she purposefully lays bare those things about life that scare people and the way she shows how those things affect us. There is no sugar coating, and she tackles it all beautifully.
I was heartbroken by the ending, but I was also a little disappointed - it took me a long time to get into the story, but once I was into it, I was committed and frankly I expected a bit more from the ending. However, I now believe there was no specific purpose to this story, it was just a story. And it was a heartbreaking, yet beautiful one at that.
The performance, the words, the story, the unending hopelessness that dragged you through it. Absolutely beautiful.
Everything. He enraptured the world and the tone beautifully.
No. I much preferred John Lee, who although used accents, did not lay them on so thick that I had to strain to understand what he was saying - as Roy Dotrice did.
There were several characters that I had to rewind to figure out what they were saying, and frankly that defeats the purpose and ease of having an audiobook. Don't over complicate things. Keep it simple.
Don't get me wrong I appreciate voice acting and giving the characters individuality - but please, why did he make Tyrion WELSH and then have the rest of the family have a completely different accent! And there were several minor characters I just couldn't understand at all, he laid the accent on so thick!
Accents are all well and good, but keep it understandable please.
No. There are parts of the story that get a bit long-winded, and even though during those parts Roy Dotrice's accents got BETTER.
Yes. He's not condescending or all-knowing, but he is informative. He tells you what worked for him, but also the other options available if that's not for you.
It made it even more personal. It was a nice touch that he read it himself - and I think it just brings home everything he said.
Absolutely. It is well written, engaging - a beautiful story with a beautiful way of being told.
Oh he portrayed Death beautifully. When I heard about it I thought it would be a difficult story to pull off, and even more so to read allowed, but Dennis Olsen was seamless.
Already have - An engaging story with a fun and witty MC.
The description of the city Necropolis. I had a good giggle over that.
Yes, absolutely. The entire series is now in my favourites list. The Lex's voice is witty, sarcastic, caustic and just plain fun. Her attitude is endearing and hilarious, and I would read it several more times.
She brings Lex's attitude and voice to life.
Witty, funny, emotional.
The ending - I will say no more.
Her portrayal of Grotton. He was great.
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