©2005 Jim Butcher; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks
First of all, compliments to Jim Butcher and Kate Reading, both. The world and characters felt real, the story felt plausible and wasn't an utter mess, and the narration lined up with the tone of the book.
However, Butcher makes several of the same mistakes he has before, none very major but all really annoying to a nitpicking arse like me. First, he has a tendency to reuse several phrases or words over and over -- one notable example here being "absently", at least in one part of the novel. Second, uh... Hmm... You know, that's really the only one that springs to mind.
Well, anyway, a fantastic novel and fantastically read, so four stars.
Great book, but the fact that is is a direct port from the cassette means that the recording itself is a bit jumpy and there is a trumpet signifying you to turn over the cassette. Other than that it is great.
exciting, intriguing, and gripping
taavi and the keepers
Um, not bad. The male cast didn't go so well.
haha no. too long
Staph. They have trumpet fanfare for breaks. sooo annoying
It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but after I got into the story I fell into their world, finding it hard to stop listening. The horns that would randomly blow were weird though.
i really enjoyed this book. I'm caught up on the Dresden File and wanted to try the codex alera books and just like with Dresden i can't wait to get the next one.
This was my first liaten with a female narrator, but Kate Reading nailed it. Very well done. Jim Butcher, as always, delivers an amazing story, full of life and impossible to put down. The biggest shortcoming of this listen is the editing. It was obviously adapted from a CD or tape, and the trumpet blasts during the middle of the story signaling the change in tape getting very annoying. Also, it seems that the editing between takes is very shoddy, and sometimes Kate's voice nearly overlaps sentences without a pause. Otherwise, a very enjoyable listen, and I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
This book is so much better than the average fantasy book,, fun adventuring without the rape or weirdness.
Well fleshed out. This was a fantastic introduction to the world of Carna, which is thought through, consistent, and utterly fascinating. Tavi and the other focus characters are lots of fun and quite interesting, but the worldbuilding in this series is true craftsmanship.
The thing about Jim Butcher is that all of his books are nonstop. There is never any scene that is boring or skippable. If I had to pick, I think the most memorable thing would be the race through the Wax Forest. Very cool, very intense.
She is one of the few female narrators who can do distinct male voices well. Moreover, she does a great job using tone of voice to intensify the plot.
Can't say, otherwise there would be spoilers.
The producer made some strange decisions. When a new chapter begins, but is from the perspective of the same focus character as the previous chapter, there is a herald/trumpet solo, which is just plain distracting.
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