I love these two performers. The two-narrator concept is fantastic for large epics with strong male and female characters.
Brandon Sanderson had the shoes of a giant to fill when finishing a masterwork of Robert Jordan...lots of hardcore fans to please and I think he did so brilliantly!
Torchwood for Torchwood fans. A fast-paced story that reads like watching an episode, including snarky commentary and sexual tensions. Who better to write Jack than John and Carole Barrowman? I would recommend this book to my friends who are followers of the series as a quick fix for withdrawals from one of the cleverest shows on television.
Without giving too much away, my favorite scene was with Gwen and Anwen in the grocery store... Because WHO HASN'T BEEN in that predicament? And now times 1,000!
Daniel Pirrie's performance was excellent. The only way the performance piece would have been improved is for John Barrowman to do it, but I understand that is completely unfair to Mr. Pirrie, who did a fantastic job that even hardcore fans like me can appreciate. Besides, he very competently switched between multiple characters, and, who knows, he may have been better at it than even Mr. Barrowman (blasphemy, I know)!
I would have loved to just listen on and on, but I save my audiobooks for drive time and ironically grocery shopping. I used the Whispersync feature offered by Amazon and Audible, which allowed me to switch between listening and reading. I ultimately DID finish both book and audio in a few days.
For anyone who loves to read and finds it hard to secure time to do so, in general, I have to recommend the whispersync feature all the way! Often, the combination of book and audio narration costs little more than purchasing only one separately, so why not? I think authors and performers should be well compensated for their efforts because they bring so much entertainment and value through their endeavors.
For fans of the show Castle, this a little puzzle piece that can be enjoyed on the go
The Fires of Heaven is entertaining and well paced. Having read the Wheel of Time series when each book originally came out, the Audible version was the best way to recall the story accurately and quickly.
The performances by Mr. Kramer and Ms. Reading continue to be superior. Having heard them read the previous books in the series, they deliver what can be considered performances more than simply reading text. Their pronunciations, character portrayals, and cultural accents are precisely what I envisioned when reading the books.
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