But after years of devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name: Tigana.
©2009 Guy Gavriel Kay; (P)2009 Penguin
The story idea was great, loved the characters.
Great narrator. He propped up a poorly executed book.
The author would restate the thoughts and descriptions over and over again, sometimes the same way, sometimes a new way. Very distracting to the story line. Fabricated drama by dropping obvious teasers, but not fill in things you should know at that point.
Found myself day dreaming about other things while the narrator did his best to keep me engaged. I will be skipping all books by this author going forward.
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I found myself pulling for one of the antagonists and found the protagonists to have little motivation other than a vague nationalism to drive them. Tigana is better left dead,
Leave the sexual content to the imagination. One could infer that the sensual was taking place without completely breaking the momentum of the story. I understand "gritty" is what a lot of authors are striving for, when gritty seems forced into the narration I found myself just thinking: "This author is a complete perv". The point of fantasy is to be carried along with the story... after the second round of "passion" I was snapped out of the fantasy every time one of these laughable interludes began.
Great narration. Very good accents.
The author is gifted, this tale was lackluster and did not live up to the hype.
Perfect narration, exciting story, heart-rending tragedy... couldn't recommend more. One of (if not the) best fantasy books I've ever had the pleasure of reading (listening).
For every section of the book where something actually happens, then are 3 sections where characters just sit around talking about what happened. I wish Mr. Kay had just cut about 60% of the dialogue and instead wrote a few more action sequences or at least character confrontations. And the "Mud-people"? Really?
I hung on for way too long, got about 2/3 of the way through, but just couldn't deal with all the characters pining for long lost Tigana. Now, if the author had actually written the story about the fall of Tigana, now that might have been worth reading.
I loved everything about this book. Kay is one of the best writers around, in any genre. I will listen to this one again and again.
I don't know if it was the writing or the choice of speaker, but I found myself daydreaming whenever I played this book. Realized I was on the second section and had no idea what was going on and stopped.
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The names, places and settings are confusing.
I just couldn't get into this audiobook. I listen to books via my iphone, when I'm in the car or relaxing at home. I tried about seven times to get through the first part, thinking once I got further into the audiobook I might actually get interested. Unfortunately each time I tried, I ended up either falling asleep or calling someone because I couldn't take it any longer. I just got bored with the story and its slow pace. I guess I'm gonna keep trying but I doubt it'll be any time soon
I truly believe this was a well-crafted novel. The characters, plot and reading are incredible. However, I think it was also too long and could have probably been condensed somewhat.
The author of this book must be horribly disturbed. The entire book is one large incest ridden orgie! Obviously his little head wrote this book. Awful, horrble, sick. Not to mention that the story line is dry and rather boring, I kept finding my mind wondering while listening to this book. I am not even going to bother finishing the horrible thing. Don't bother, you will regret it!
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