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Sheepfarmer's Daughter Audiobook

Sheepfarmer's Daughter: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

©1988 Elizabeth Moon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    gillian Henderson, CO, United States 03-01-13
    gillian Henderson, CO, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Doesn't get much better than this."
    What did you love best about Sheepfarmer’s Daughter?

    The Way Elizabeth Moon developed Paksenarrion and how Jennifer Van Dyck brought her to life. I have previously read this series and loved it, now I love it even more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paksenarrion of Course!!!


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Van Dyck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I havn't, but I'm gonna look for her now:)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is the begining of a wonderful journey, held me spellbound and made it hard for me to want to get anything else done.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this Book!

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    Janet BAY CITY, MI, United States 02-25-13
    Janet BAY CITY, MI, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring and Slow"

    Nothing really happened in the first 3 hours. The narrator was also distracting. She made the main character seem flat and dull. Her voices for other characters were just irritating. I love sci-fi, but there wasn't any here. It was just boring with no real character development. The main character had no redeeming qualities.

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    Yvonne 02-18-13
    Yvonne 02-18-13
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    "narrator - ugh"
    What would have made Sheepfarmer’s Daughter better?

    Different narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer Van Dyck’s performances?

    No. I have read this series in the past and thought I would like to listen to it. I just found the narration too irritating to listen to. Ever.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 12-05-12
    David VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Puzzlingly Easy to Listen To"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure. It's not going to change your life but it's a interesting story that was surprisingly easy to listen to. The narrator did a good job with the accents but did not do much in terms of creating good atmosphere for different scenes.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Carter Carrollton, Texas USA 10-17-12
    Frank Carter Carrollton, Texas USA 10-17-12 Member Since 2011

    Sooner or later, it all gets real!

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    "Never got the point of the book."

    No fault of the narrator. Could only listen to the first part of the narration. The story never captures the attention and is incredibly slow. It suffers from not knowing if it is an adventure story or a misplaced romance novel with only one protagonist.

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    Nicholas Cranberry TWP, PA, United States 10-05-12
    Nicholas Cranberry TWP, PA, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "No world building, forgettable character. Pass on"
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Moon and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    No I would not. After reading this book you have no real clear understanding of the fantasy world they live in, either it's boundaries or customs. You have very little depth of attachment to even the characters you do get to encounter.

    You really don't even know the main character or care about her even a little bit at the end of this so called story.


    What was most disappointing about Elizabeth Moon’s story?

    The fact that nothing really happens, you don't care at all what happens and that you just want it to end. I'm really surprised I got to the end. When the protagonist get's in a bit of trouble at the end you really could care less if she is eaten by wolves or makes it back.

    You don't know her at all, and thus just have a distant interest in the fact that at least something is happening in the story.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?

    It's been over a month, I have forgotten every character in the book. Is character too strong of a word for this?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was good. Good narration and I wouldn't hesitate to read another book read by this narrator


    Any additional comments?

    it sucked

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    Dandylion 10-04-12
    Dandylion 10-04-12

    rambunctiously soft spoken.

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    "Ye Be a long Tale"

    This started of very well I enjoyed the first half a lot the attention to detail is insane I could smell the wet mud and fell the chill in the air, Hats very much of to the narrator there is a telephone book of characters in this book and she gives every one a personality.
    Pox as she is come to been know as you go though is a solider and nothing more really,the story goes of on weird tangents that seem to want to go some where but never do.Maybe in the next books thous tangents will make sense but I don't know if I will be downloading it.

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    Stephanie 09-14-12
    Stephanie 09-14-12

    being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.

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    "Sound was good, story was boring & slow"
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Moon and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Not based on this book, no.


    What was most disappointing about Elizabeth Moon’s story?

    It was slow and boring. I WANTED to like it...but it just was boring and I never got "into" the character to care about her.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Not sure.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


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    JQL new franklin, MO, United States 09-10-12
    JQL new franklin, MO, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating!"
    What made the experience of listening to Sheepfarmer’s Daughter the most enjoyable?

    The reason I like any book is when the author let's me visualize another world and another time; this book does a great job of pulling you in and immersing you in the life of the main character. It's exciting and interesting but not always following the obvious plot of a hero story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sheepfarmer’s Daughter?

    Well I'm not done yet, only 3/4, but while driving back on a 3 hour trip I was struck by goosebumps and tears so many times during Pax's plight to inform the Duke of the approaching enemy.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?

    Pax, of course.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Well, maybe not 1 sitting as it is rather long, but it so good that I look forward to my next listen.


    Any additional comments?

    A reading or listening recommendation: Dragonflight (trilogy) by Anne McCraffrey. I'm reading this right now (when I'm not listening to Sheepfarmer's Daughter) and it almost seems as if these 2 stories are taking place in the same time but maybe at opposite ends of the world.

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    Ray Spring, TX, United States 09-10-12
    Ray Spring, TX, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012

    An avid reader with not enough time on his hands any more but lots of commuting time!

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    "A clasic of modern fantasy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely this is a wonderful story with a strong narrorator that keeps the listener engaged without being over dramatic to the point of rediculous.


    What other book might you compare Sheepfarmer’s Daughter to and why?

    This series, while not truely on the exact level reminds me strongly of The Lord of the Rings saga in that it is told in a style of classic fantasy with a strong lead character who just happens to be a stong female lead as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening scene is very well composed with Pax leaving her home in rebellion it lays out the dramatica of the first book in a classic format the both displays the classica styling of the novel and in itself is a strongly laid out literary piece.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I dont want to give away too much but Pax's trial and the events leading up too it were compelling and well written.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recomend this book both for the story itself and for the narrorators tallents. You wont be disapointed.

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