Business is slow for M.Y.T.H., Inc., and its president, Bunny, is getting nervous that the company might not meet its quarterly goal. So when a job comes in that's worth an absurd amount of gold - and also happens to take them to Winslow, the most luxurious vacation resort in any dimension - the team jumps at the opportunity to recoup some cash and maybe catch some R&R.
Only, magician Skeeve has an unsettling feeling that this mission might be trickier than it seems. Someone in Winslow is messing with the magic lines and working hard to ensure that the M.Y.T.H. crew gets nowhere near the powerful relic that they've been hired to find. And as the mysterious manipulation turns deadly, Skeeve, Bunny, Aahz, and the rest of their partners find themselves in a race not only to finish the job, but also to escape paradise alive.
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Jody has done a great job at Keeping Robert Asprin's characters alive and in the spirit of the original.
All of the characters sound like they are whining in the book- he doesn't capture the essence of the characters like the previous narrator.
I couldn't. I love the stories, but honestly, the narrator was putting me off, so I could only listen in pieces.
Bring back Noah Michael Levine
People in this business who are professionals should know better than to change narrators in an established series. Especially with such inferior narrator. Now I can wait to see if they redo it with the proper narrator.They did that with a Harry Dresden book (much to my relief). Personally I'd rather wait months while they work out whatever problem they are having with the narrator. Maybe this narrator was good on another series, but not this one. Narrators help to put the character in the characters. So when you change narrators in an established series it changes the characters.
Have enjoyed this series with the previous narrator. Had to struggle to get through with this narrator. His voice was very unpleasant and lacked expression.
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Like a lot of other readers, I found Kyle's whining narrative to be at odds with the other narrators of this series. I've never seen Skeeve as a whiner, unsure of himself - sure, but I never felt like he was negative or whined a lot until I was listening to this book. I feel like Kyle did a good job over all, but it just wasn't the MYTH adventure we've all come to know and love.
That said, the story was good, I thought the whole team faced a good challenge and used each of their talents well. Skeeve faced a deeper level of danger than he had previously, I'm not sure if he grew a lot out of it, but I think Jody did a great job of writing another adventure.
skeeve shows no emotional or practical growth in this story, but he does show a huge amount of idiotic pride, he is a huge burden on the team panicking at even the slightes bit of trouble and bunny has a some mysterious problem and by chapter 19 has not revealed what it is. this book give me a headache, i remember earlier books that were funny and very well written. the actor playing skeeve doest shoe much inflection in his voise.
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