The characters were flat and this felt more like a first draft outline than a finalized story. About 10 more drafts would have made this a good story. Really very little happened to the characters that made me root for them.
Nope... but I won't be listening to anything by this author.
Narrator was ok, but not one of the better speakers. Her attempt at character voices were half-hearted at best.
The concept of a 13th born child witch was a great idea and could have really been a great story. It was the reason I bought the book
I really tried with this story. I plowed through it thinking that the story telling had to get better. the trails of a child must get deeper as she grew up... but by the end of the book I felt like I was cheated out of 10 hours of my life.
So many missed story opportunities were glossed over and the major trials that would shape a young girl were, again, glossed over. The writing and story telling were the weakest I have heard. Something you would expect from freshman English... not something that Audible would have in their collection.
The characters come off as if written by two different authors. One time a character is strong and confident, and 5 minutes later they can't make up their mind. For one example, the lead female character is strong, experienced soldier early in the book, and later in the book she acts like a 14 year old, uncertain girl. In another example, the main character disrespects everyone and acts like a jerk, but then is given command of everyone and everyone follows his orders without hesitation.
Good writing 101: Readers see through crap writing.
Probably not, as his writing style is not consistent, and it seems like no editor was involved to make sure the story is cohesive.
Good, Not great
(seriously, he did change his voice between characters, but not as good as other narrators have done... like Oliver Wyman, James Marsters, Michael Page or Jim Dale)
If you are looking for monsters (zombies, etc.) and more believable characters, more consistent writing style and a better story flow, I would suggest the writings of Jim Butcher, or Larry Correia.
I think the audio editing is messed up. The book jumped around so damn much I had no idea what story I was listening to at the moment. If it was written this way, I think the editor in charge should have been shot and quartered.
Light, Dark, Friendship
When the hobbits enter the town of Bree (the Prancing Pony) the audio track is HORRIBLE. It sounds like a woman is carrying on a conversation in the next room while the the story is being read. It's faint, but can be heard with headphones and is quite distracting. This background conversation ends when the hobbits leave Bree.The rest of the reading does not have any background noise problems.
This really was a nice story and was quite entertaining, however the ending to the book felt rushed compared to the rest of the story. It felt like the ending was wrote by a totally different author.
Yes! It was very entertaining, well written, and has a five star reader acting out the story!!!
There was this time when this guy did a thing and the other guy did some neat magic. That was totally cool!!! ... Seriously, it's a great book, but I'm not going to give any spoilers away! Get it, you will not be disappointed.
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