Erikson's ability to construct the rich and historically vast world that is unveiled to us through his endearing character's adventures is mastery.
This is a parallel closest to the Deadhouse Gates in terms of timeline and the continent it mostly takes place on.
Absolutely change the narrator. Micheal Page tries but his range is too narrow to even attempt to pull this off. He mindless ploughs through the deadpan humor of the soldiers and doesn't grasp the subtle performance needed to breathe life into dialogue. He approaches every interaction from the same perspective and it unfortunately removes any identity from the characters whilst making the scenes seem repetitive. But Mr. Page is not to blame, Brilliance Audio gets an F for not recognizing that this was not a good match.
The scenes that would have moved me were lost in the abyss of the narration.
Huge fan of the series. Don't think I'll subject my beloved characters to anymore of this narration. If the plan was to release these over the next couple of years, its a stupid policy. Re-record these wonderful books and allow some life back into the story.
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