Fell's Hollow: a seedy, thief-riddled, sorcerer-plagued city tucked away in a hidden cove. Here you'll meet the most fascinating characters, characters that live and die by the skill of their blades, the breadth of their wit, and the whim of their luck.
Meet Chibb, a young sailor who risks death at the hands of his own crew in order to court a forbidden love…
Meet Ander Ellystun, a hot-headed sellsword forced to capture a deadly assassin, or hang for a murder he didn't commit…
Meet Jessa Luness, a jilted sorceress bent on banishing her former lover to the Abyss…
And meet Rorham Nach, a powerful opit dealer determined to recover a family heirloom stolen by one of the city's most cunning thieves.
Meet these characters and more as they struggle to survive in a city smothered in crime, threatened by war, and haunted by a bloodsucking creature that stalks the streets at night. Enter the world of Fell's Hollow, where swords, sorcery, and sinister dealings are the daily fare!
©2013 A. J. Abbiati (P)2013 A. J. Abbiati
Yes, because I feel the intertwined stories will become more clear
with additional exposure.
The monsters become humanized to thevpoint where you want them
to achieve happiness.
By the end of the book I was happy with the narration but in the first
few stories it seemed forced. By the end, it seemed like he was drawn
in to the tales and his performance was much more believable
A film would not be the correct format. A series on HOBO where they
could take full advantage of the darker happenings would be the only way
to do the stories justice.
I hope that this is only the first of many installments. I want to know
what makes the captain such a formidable lady, and is the monster really dead
or will it escape to find more of its kind? Many questions need to be answered.
I had to listen a second time to realize that the reader's acting difficulties (putting emphasis on the wrong word in a sentence, for example) would jar me out of comfortably inhabiting the author's world. I especially liked some of the metaphors, ie., the black stone enslaving women; and the various characterizations of both men & women, their roles in this many-layered imagined world. Abbiati has set us up for sequels that I would eagerly anticipate if another reader were to be used. How about Roy Dotrice, who narrates some of George R R Martin's books?
Between the story and the performance, this is truly one of the best audiobook experiences I've had.
Abbiati brings a fantastic world to life with his masterful descriptions and cast of interesting major and minor characters. The episodic format allows for the world to be experienced first hand through several of these characters, which allows for the setting of Fell's Hollow to be felt in a richer way to the listener.
I enjoyed the narration and thought it was the perfect fit for the story, and had the right degree of drama in it. I have not heard any other David George performances.
I prefer to listen in segments, so the episodes work out well for my audiobook listening style.
I would highly recommend this audiobook.
After reading “Fells Hollow” I can see it, smell it and feel it due to Abbiatti’s use of an all-encompassing descriptive word usage. He also adds to the fantasy by presenting a fictional language and literary quotes from the imagined land of “Fells Hollow”.
Abbiatti gives the reader a wonderfully developed set of characters who are smack in the middle of a fantasy environment which is breathtaking in its created reality.
My favorite character was Emma the clever poet and the kind and gentle slayer of dragons
I would have preferred listening to the book all in one sitting but due to time restraints listened in sections.
Am waiting for the next book
At the top.
I like the way the story not only moves forward, but also moves off in several different, yet connected directions. The possibilities are endless.
No, but I hope he's used for future(?) books by Mr. Abbiati.
An exciting new world for those who dare.
I have read everything from Weis and Hickman to Tolkien, from Martin to Salvatore and this story is one of the finer works I've read.
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