Yes, because it was helpful to learn a few words and phrases.
The way the words are put together backwards.
Yes. It's particularly good for train rides.
I was tempted to give up after the first 40 minutes, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. This is a very interesting story once you get into it. It's intense and very descriptive. Haney describes both the formation of the unit and the kinds of mission they went on, ranging from rescuing hostages to assaulting hi-jacked airplanes. As I listened, the dangers in the book felt completely real. I highly recommend it!
The information is presented in a very straightforward way, in unflourished language. Haney also gives the reader in insider's look at the strange type of humor that those in the military enjoy. Unlike some other reviewers, I wouldn't describe this as a "how-to" book. Although there are definitely things to be learned from it, I don't think any average person would learn enough to do anything useful with the information.
Yes, but only because of the amazing narration by Trini Alvarado. She did a wonderful job distinguishing each character.
The first time the reader meets Kara, Ishak, and Kourrem. Trini's accents for them really added something to the story.
Yes. I believe this to be one of her better one performances.
(I'm not very good at coming up with tag lines.) Perhaps, "Sometimes you have to forge ahead alone when everyone else is against you."
This is really good, in either audio book or book form, and I think the fourth book in the series is even better. If you enjoyed this one, definitely go check out "Lioness Rampant"!
I've always loved the original Alanna series, so this has to be in my top ten (I listen to a lot of audiobooks).
Gary or George. They're both very laid-back, but in different ways.
The accents. I love that Gary has a slightly British accent. It's so easy to imagine him that way.
When Thom shows Alanna the secrets of her shield.
If you're considering this book, definitely give it a try. I thought it was even better than the first book.
Yes and no. I like full cast audio books because it makes it easy to distinguish the characters, but sometimes I feel as if the emphasis in certain lines isn't right. However, that's because everyone reads books differently, so I suppose I shouldn't really complain.
For me, it was when Sandry uses her magic to talk to her uncle. Even in Tamora Pierce's books, it's a radical change for a mage to magically talk to someone without magic.
I don't think I have a favorite scene for this book.
No. It was nice to break it up at the chapter markings.
Don't take this as a negative review! Magic Steps is a good story and the performance was wonderful. In my mind, it just lends itself to listening in more than one sitting. I highly recommend reading the actual book as well as listening to this one.
Really awesome story.
The characters seemed real. They had the same kinds of problems that anyone could have, and it made the story come alive.
Gary, I think. I loved what she did with Gary's voice.
Yes, definitely. I highly recommend it.
At first, I wasn't impressed by how Trini Alvarado differentiated voices. I thought she wasn't doing a good job. Then I realized that she was doing a really good job. The subtle changes in her voice take a little getting used to, but it's really nice.
Really awesome storyline.
Nealan of Queenscove will always be my favorite. I love the relationship he has with Kel, where they have each other's backs no matter what.
This is the one thing I didn't like. Yes, Bernadette Dunne did a good job differentiating the characters from one another. However, I didn't enjoy the voice she used for Kel. It was kind of nasally and I didn't think it would be the kind of voice that a girl between the ages of 14 and 18 would have. That could just be a personal preference.
Yes, but unfortunately I couldn't. As with any audiobook, it was simply too long.
It's a really good story, with a really strong female protagonist. I highly recommend it.
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