Excellent intricate storytelling. Complicated enough to engage your brain, but not so complicated you get lost in the audiobook format.
I love Jane Austen and thought this was would be a good "fluff" book but I found it to be too dumb to be enjoyable. The whole Austenworld scenario seemed so unbelievable that it could not hold my attention, even as a funny/silly story.
The reader took the story WAY too seriously and read with earnest passion, instead of recognizing the irony. It made it hard to listen to.
Love the books and excited to be listening to the next installment (finally). But why, oh why, is Roy Dotrice using this horrible, crone-like twisted voice for Daneris Targaryen??? It's awful and it's ruining my enjoyment of her first chapter. Especially bizarre given that he didn't use that voice for Daneris in the first three books (though he did use it for older low-born women characters). What gives?
This is a great book and a great recording. I know that I'm not the only person who's been waiting what seems like a ridiculously long time for this extremely popular novel to be released on audio. However, for those who haven't read the book, I would suggest waiting until Naxos releases the full version, which is supposed to occur December 2 2008. It really is a continuous story, and you're bound to be disappointed if you have to wait months for the subsequent parts. I understand that it builds "drama" and "buzz" to release this way, but given that the entire book has been recorded, it's frustrating that we all have to wait until December to have access to the complete recording.
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