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Aahz, Skeeve's friend and mentor, has taken exception to something his partner has said, and left in a huff. It was just a myth-understanding, but now it's Skeeve's job to apologize for his thoughtless behavior and convince his scaly cohort to rejoin the firm.
©2006 Robert Lynn Asprin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I have read most of the Myth books years ago. Then I kinda forgot about them (ie life was happening ) and was very happy to see them now on Audible. This is a inbetween book I would say as the main drive is to find Aahz and move on to the meat of this story the show down with our old "friend" Queen Hemlock. Its still an enjoyable light read. Great for cheering you up as all the Myth Books are. Its not Discworld but its as much fun for me.
This isn't like the other books in the series, but it's very necessary in order to understand some of the back stories and dynamics between Skeeve and Ahz.. Its written in a totally different tone,, and is more of a coming-of-age age type of story for Skeevei than anything else. Still entertaining and still a good read!
Robert Aspirin has a touch of introspection in this story and I enjoyed the personal insight. I saw myself and my flaws in the story, as he uses his talent to see people in an honest and realistic way, whether they are green and scaly, or pink and soft.
"Great story, unbearable narration."
I've enjoyed the previous books in the series, the narration is overall very good.
An otherwise good story made to awful to listen to by the narrator's inability to pronounce "djinn" (one of the characters is a Djinn and the word crops up a lot . Variations on djinn are used in the wordplay).
Hearing the the narrator repeatedly pronounce it as if it were two words ("Dee-Jin") despite the rather obvious clue in the story that it sounds like "gin" (as in "Djinn rummy" or "gin rummy") just made it too jarring to listen to for any longer.
This recording inspired me stop it playing and delete it, I'm afraid.
I tried, but I couldn't listen to that mangled pronunciation any longer.
By all means read the book - the story is as good as any in this series, but do yourself a favour and avoid this volume of the audiobook unless it gets rerecorded after the otherwise excellent narrator is taught to pronounce key words correctly (why someone didn't correct him during the recording - or when the word cropped up once in one of the previous books in the series - I don't know).
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