Will and Alyss must battle growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time. The king is fading, but when Alyss is taken hostage, Will is forced to make a desperate choice between loyalty to his mission and loyalty to his friend.
Adventure abounds in this absorbing installment of the New York Times best-selling series.
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©2008 John Flanagan; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
My family has generally enjoyed the listening to this series on car trips, etc. The dialogue can be shaky and the plot often has some glaring holes, but the story and characters are usually more than enough to compensate.
However, I was shocked when Will casually sold an inconvenient adversary into slavery. This is something a hero does not do. I haven't finished the book yet, so I do not know there will be significant consequences. I can only hope.
The story was engaging throughout, and the narrator has an easy to listen to voice and is a capable voice artist,
the books leaves you hanging at the end
It is with no disrespect that I write this review, however I must be honest.
I was disappointed and literally rechecked the download several times to make sure I had the right book. This book is not read like an active participant, but more like a third party and the narrator’s voice almost put me to sleep, so much so that I found the story hard to follow and could only listen in short increments.
I like the series so this is hard to write, but I’ve checked ahead and it seems this reading is a rarity and the next downloadable book is back to the style that sold me on the series.
The previous narrator was fine.
The narrator should at least keep to the pronunciations of the previous narrator.
Finally: WHAT HAPPENED TO BOOK #6 (
Stuart Blinder is a great narrator, don't get me wrong. But I feel he is wrong for this book, series. A classic like Moby Dick, or like wise stern novel serious and straight forward. But for a book with several deep characters, and jovial humor, he's just wrong for the part.
This is a great series to listen to!!! Lots of funny lines and friendship, This narrator was good but the other one is better. REALLY wish audible would get books 6 and 7 in the series though!!!
This audio book is exciting, but a little predicable at times. At times the speaker is a little hard to understand, and the book gets a little confusing.
I was a little worried about this one, since reading the reviews. I personally like the Narrator better than the previously books. Either case he is easy to understand and does not change the flow of the story. Another good book by John Flanagan!
this is a great book, just like the rest by John Flanagan. But I was disappointed that it was not read by John Keating. Stuart Blinder is a good reader, but just does not do it justice when all of the others are read by Keating.
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