Lasky does it again with this amazing series. The story is gripping and every bit as good as the ga'hoole series. I do have to say that I am not crazy about the narrator. His "voice" that he uses for every female character and young Faolin are all identical. Like a guy pretending to talk like a girl as a joke. I know its hard for men to do female character voices, but I have heard much better. His diction and pronunciation are lacking, more like a dad reading his kid a bedtime story than a professional narrator. That being said, the story is so compelling, it is easy to look over the sub-par narrating, and you do not notice it after a while. I do not say this to be negative against Erik Davies, but just to submit my opinion in an honest review.
As much as I can't stand roaches, I didn't think I would be able to get past it and enjoy the book, but I did! They are quite lovable in this book :) A great story, with awesome characters, and wonderful twists and turns. Flows very well and is very easy to follow. The only thing I'm not crazy about is Paul Boehmer as a narrator. He is ok, I guess, but his voice for two year old Boots REALLY irks me unfortunately. He makes her sound like a creepy breathy old woman. Not even close to a two year old. And her "ge-go" is supposed to be the way she says 'Gregor' but he makes it sound like more of a strange sentence add on and doesn't pronounce it like a two year old would. But he does pretty good with the roaches, I guess. And as far as the other characters go, he pretty much just uses his own voice, not much difference in character. But I got used to it and still was able to enjoy the story :)
I absolutely adore the Inheritance cycle and eagerly await the fourth and final book in the series due this November! I love this audio version, Doyle does a great job with voices and made it easy to forget I was listening to an audiobook, made it seem much more real! Loved it!
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