err, the narrator. He made the story feel cheesy. My husband put it best: "I keep waiting for him to try and sell me something." Distracting.
I loved hearing a more in-depth part of the Easy Company experience.
Cross between a used car salesman and Captain America
I have never liked anything in the fantasy genre before. I gave this a try because I really got into the HBO television series. Within the first two chapters, I knew I would be reading the entire series. I have become invested in each character as he/she develops, and speak to my husband about my hopes and worries for each, as though they are real people. The story keeps me on my toes. I cannot seem to leave this story alone for more than a few hours, and find myself looking forward to my public transportation rides to listen again. Roy Dotrice changes his reading style for each character to perfectly capture his/her attitude and personality. He is consistent and recognizable with these changes too. I could come into an unknown part of the book, and be able to tell which character was speaking just by listening to his inflection. Throw out all your previous biases toward fantasy and listen to this!
Green kid sees war and comes out hardened man. Really? Nothing in this book was original in the war story genre. The performance by Pinchot was fine, but he could not help the story line. Only toward the end of the book was I actually able to recognize or know any of the characters except the main. I was bored, but stuck it out to the end hoping for a change or some sort of reward. None came. It ended just as unoriginally as it began.
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