This is written for young adults so it is a bit faster paced then some fantasy which I like. The author paints a vivid, belivable world and has strong, sympathetic characters. I have previously read the book so knew the storyline and I think it was becaue of this I found the narrator a bit dificult to listen to at first as her voice was nothing like I had imagened any of the characters. Once I got used to her however I enjoyed her portrayal of the characters. Good listen. I recommend it if you enjoy this genre.
While not my favorite in the series i still really enjoyed listning to this book. It's the first of a 2 part story within the series so there is a lot of setting up the story and discovering who the bad guys are. If you are listning to all the books and have just finished book 4 I'd suggest listning to book 7 first as, although published later, that story takes place before this one.
I love all Dick Francis books and Tony Britton is my favourite narrator so I admit I'm a bit biased but this really is a great book to buy. Having experienced depression first hand, I can tell you the descriptions and struggles of the lead character are genuinely realistic. The storyline is pure Dick Francis and as always it's hard to stop listening once you start! Tony Britton is really one of the best narrators around with different voices for each character and very believable female voices. He definatly adds to rather than destracts from the story.
Bought this as an "escape" listen, which is pretty much what it is. Not much thinking involved but something fun to listen to while cleaning the house.
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