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The Noble Fool Audiobook

The Noble Fool: The Hungering Saga, Book 1

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Volume 1 of The Hungering Saga

A man is not great because he is a good man. A great man can be good, evil, or any shade of gray in between. A great man is a man who sees the world around him, and changes it to suit him, instead of letting it change him to suit itself. Lowin Fenly didn't want to be a hero, and he never thought of being a villain, but sometimes the path that must be walked by great men leads to dark places. Body twisted by dark magic, the scribe-turned-Knight must learn to control the beast he is becoming, or risk losing the few remnants of humanity he clings to.

©2012 Heath Pfaff (P)2014 Heath Pfaf

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    Nichole trenton, ohio, United States 06-25-14
    Nichole trenton, ohio, United States 06-25-14
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    "Truly, how noble are each and every one of us?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Noble Fool to be better than the print version?

    I personally have a lot of drive time on my hands and prefer audio books to print.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a true fantasy with right and wrong so razor close to each other you question what you would do if forced into this dark world. Once you believe you know that "yes" this is the right thing, the good thing, the noble thing to do...you are faced with another moral choice that could alter yours and everyone's future. Lots of action with great imagery. I wish I could see these characters with my own eyes!


    What does Paul J. McSorley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He breathes life into each and every uniquely written character. He makes you care, love and hate all at the same time with his voice. He is very easy to listen to and keeps the story flowing at the right pace throughout the entire book. I never felt rushed or felt as if there was a lack for the slower parts of the book to get on with. Perfect! I'm ready for book 2 McSorley!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Being Noble is no fools journey!


    Any additional comments?

    Well done Heath Pfaff!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    HEHawkes 06-17-14
    HEHawkes 06-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Thought provoking story set in a dark world"

    The Noble Fool is a book that makes you question what it means to be honorable, noble, and if there are ever undisputed good deeds. What if the price of a good deed is that you'll have to preform another deed so dark and terrible that the villain of your own story wont do it? What role do physical intimacies play in love, in friendship, and in the darkness of this world? The Noble Fool is a knights tale, but it features characters that lay all across the spectrum of dark and light, and the story makes no promises about which side is the right one.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mary TRENTON, OH, United States 09-25-14
    Mary TRENTON, OH, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fine line between good and evil"
    If you could sum up The Noble Fool in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Riviting, Emotional


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Noble Fool?

    There were many memorable moments of The Noble Fool! I would ruin the storyline for others by mentioning them. Listening to the characters evolve keeps you on the edge of your seat. Can't wait to start the next book in this series! !


    Have you listened to any of Paul J. McSorley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to other recordings by this narrator. Personally, I feel his skills grow with every book he narrates. The voices he gives the characters in The Noble Fool allow me to actually visualize the person talking. He brings you into the story as if you are actually watching the story unfold.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The humanity of the beast...


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Atli 06-30-14
    Atli 06-30-14
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    "Very good!"

    The narrator did an amazing job with the characters, giving them the feel of personality and depth that some narrators sometimes don't. The story was very intresting and things didn't always go the way you thought they would wich was a pleasant surprise. The thing i liked the most about this audiobook was the way the characters gain their powers, not just the usual train hard, become a wizard, explode the world thing, but something original. I hope the other books of this series gets released on audible soon!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Vadnais Heights, MN, United States 08-04-14
    Mike Vadnais Heights, MN, United States 08-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Fantasy Book!"
    Would you listen to The Noble Fool again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to the Noble Fool again. It's a good story and the narrator made it very enjoyable to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very different. I liked how Lowin matured during his training.


    Which character – as performed by Paul J. McSorley – was your favorite?

    Lowin. Paul J McSorley did an excellent job with all the characters.


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

    It was an audible book that you didn't want to stop listening to!


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Aylett, VA, United States 06-04-14
    Daniel Aylett, VA, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2010

    I mostly likes me some sword and sorcery, not really in to sifi but theirs a place in my library for anything from John Scalzi.

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    What disappointed you about The Noble Fool?

    The story seem to have a good foundation but was put together sloppily. Seems every one has no sense of morals or ethics, heck even the "hero" is will to kill some one because he owed a favor. But heck Lowin is so weak willed he could probably be talked in to most any thing


    What could Heath Pfaff have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Thing need explanations. That is all i can say with out giving to much away.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Paul was okay but his voice was wrong for this. The whole book reminded me of the Daniel Garrett voice from hard magic, it was good for the most part but even the arguments and threats sounded it was a friend just pulling your leg.


    What character would you cut from The Noble Fool?

    Lowin, whats the point of a main character who doesn't really have his own mind


    Any additional comments?

    With a different narrator i might give the next book a chance.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    ron Crawfordville, FL, United States 04-05-16
    ron Crawfordville, FL, United States 04-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "performance in question"

    story is ok. ..preformed badly making the story less...much missing...little discription and even less background.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. M. 06-09-14
    Dr. M. 06-09-14
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    "McSorley's golden tones pull off this tale!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it has a strong storyline brought to life with a gifted narrator, a fantasy epic to be reckoned with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like the main character who doesn't shy from action and snappy dialogue.


    What does Paul J. McSorley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. McSorley is the master's touch in this competent story. His rich voice nourishes like sweet, warm honey--his versatility is first rate among major narrators. The even, well modulated voice is easy listening and when the extra octane is needed he delivers--sometimes understated--never tiresome--exciting when necessary. This product is made much better by his expert voice.


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

    Yes indeed; no impulse to move--just listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I can recommend this audiobook due primarily to the deft narration--a great book to play and just relax!

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    William 05-13-16
    William 05-13-16
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    "I really tried to like it"
    What would have made The Noble Fool better?

    At first I though a different narrator would make the difference. After I listened, I realized the writing itself was very juvenile. The writers vocabulary, at times, was simply incorrect. The story itself is fantastic but is detracted by writing that's repetitious and sometimes irrelevant to the story. I really did try to like this and recommend listening to it if you can overcome basic writing errors and terrible narration.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I loved the story! it's fresh and was still fun to follow. However, it was terribly hard to get past the narration. Once I managed that, I noticed the flaws in the writing (or editing?). It was a battle between being enthralled by the characters and being appalled by the style of the writing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Maybe I've been spoiled by the likes or Tim Gerard Reynolds, Victor Bevine, and Oliver Wyman. But, this was atrocious. Words were not pronounced correctly and pauses were added to sentences that heavily detracted from the story, so much so, that I nearly doubted the narrators ability to read.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The story=happiness. It's good. Hands down, the writing has a fantastic imagination. Everything else= dread. It was hard to get through this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a listen. I love the story. But, if poor grammar and reading bothers you, be warned.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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