This is such a fun book. At first you think it's a standard PI adventure - but it goes in directions you never expect, and you really care what happens next. Great book!!
Well it has to be Parker - he's a classic tough-guy private detective, but he's got a soft spot for old people and animals. He doesn't take himself too seriously, and he's a hero!
He really captured each character and brought them to life. Each one was so different - I forgot it was one person narrating and just got lost in the story. His voice and style is perfect for this genre - really adds flavor.
I definitely would have listened in one sitting if I could. I listened to it in the car, and often found myself sitting in the driveway, to get to the end of the chapter... tempted to sit and listen to the next chapter as well!
I really enjoyed this book immensely. I'll be looking for more by this author and this narrator.... guess I'll have to start at the beginning. Hope it has both Niko and Grindle.
If you like a good old-fashioned victorian mystery, you'll love this book. The characters are so detailed.
I like the lead character best - he could be anybody, and you feel for him! Like Alice stepping through the looking glass, he had no idea what he was getting himself into.
Mr Marvel really captured the characters - they were all so different, and his interpretation really adds depth to the story and the suspense. I love it when the narration makes the book better, and that is the case here.
I really enjoyed listening to this story. The story itself was a bit on the young side for me, hence the 4 stars over 5, but I love adventures and fantasy, and this is a good one.
It's a spiritual story, but it's also a fun adventure. I really enjoyed the characters, and each new world was described in such detail, I could absolutely see it. It all felt very colorful and bright - even in the dungeons and caves!
I think the narrator really keeps the story moving forward, and he gives each character real color, distinct personality, and great depth. Some of them I sort of "cast" in my mind, so each character had a face - a real presence. Stories with introspection can loose pace, but the narration kept my interest and kept narrative flowing.
The relationship between the hero and his troll friend, then the young troll he looked after was so strong, I really felt for them. His ambivalence about the older troll was so moving - you want him to do what's right, but understand the pressure he's under.
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