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Tigana Audiobook

Tigana

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Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

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

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    A. Schatschneider Alberta, Canada 07-21-15
    A. Schatschneider Alberta, Canada 07-21-15 Member Since 2017

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    "I dig Kay"

    I've long been a fan of Guy Gavriel Kay's books, and this is in my top three favourites. His books always have a hint of historical fiction while being set in an alternate world. He's a bit cheeky though; he has a tendency to nod to his own writing, tying many of his works to his Fionavar Tapestry and sometimes it's a bit heavy-handed. His character development is very successful, and despite some uncomfortable themes, I can almost always empathize with his characters; their inner monologues rarely annoy me.

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    Adam D. Austin, TX 07-21-15
    Adam D. Austin, TX 07-21-15 Member Since 2016

    Old Bear likes the honey

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    "Men voicing women."
    Where does Tigana rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tigana is a great book and it certainly compares favorably to all the books that I've listened to. Tigana is most similar to Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles (In fact it seems Rothfuss may have been heavily influenced by G. G. Kay). Both feature musically written prose that flows like a beautiful song or a dance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tigana?

    The end of Tigana is the most memorable. It is one of the most fantastic endings I've ever experienced.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Simon Vance?

    Maybe.. Depends. The way he performs the voices of women is distracting. Too breathy.


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

    It is not a one sitting book. In parts, reading it is like trudging through quicksand. The last 2-3 chapters, however, are lightning fast and fantastic!


    Any additional comments?

    Great read. Fans of fantasy will like this.

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    nathan 06-30-15
    nathan 06-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narrator meets great writing...for me at least..."

    I thought I had listen to many of the great fantasy authors. I was wrong and glad to be so!

    If I had one complaint it would be that there was great character development and plot development within the first 15 hours and the conclusion seemed to come rapidly in the last five hours. I know my opinion is influenced by the fact that I am not used to having a single book containing both the beginning and end.

    Simon Vance is awesome!!

    All I can say though is "TIGANA!!"

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    Lisa 06-27-15
    Lisa 06-27-15
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    "Best book I've read in a long time."

    a fantasy worth reading. it'll make you think. and no vampires!, in case you're wondering.

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    Johan 06-07-15
    Johan 06-07-15
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    "A different sort of fantasy"

    The culture was more like medieval/renaissance Italy, and it was amazingly thoroughly reflected in how the characters acted and thought about things, as well as in the narrative itself.

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    Jonathan Palmyra, PA, United States 05-17-15
    Jonathan Palmyra, PA, United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing "

    The best fantasy novel I have ever read, one of the best stories ever composed - sheer brilliance; delightful. Please read it!

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    Annette 05-05-15
    Annette 05-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Tigana: Beauty, Joy and Sorrow"

    Sublime narration. Complex love and high adventure. Beautiful world building. My favorite from GGK.

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    Sarah 03-25-15
    Sarah 03-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "surprising and beautiful"

    it was hard to get into, but once you do, it's worth the work. wonderful.

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    Angi New Orleans, Louisiana United States 03-07-15
    Angi New Orleans, Louisiana United States 03-07-15 Member Since 2014

    Angi

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    "Interesting and deserving of a Second Listen"

    Tigana is a deep and convoluted tale of fantasy and political struggle that deeply imbeds itself in the strife of the people of a truly lost country.

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    Myles 02-15-15
    Myles 02-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story if a bit slow"

    Vance is a wonderful narrator and this story is elegantly written. Kay creates a world full of emotion with characters that are not flat and one dimensional. They struggle with difficult decisions and show their depth in many ways. My only criticism is the pacing, which tends to be very slow moving. I found it worth the wait though.

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