In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophesy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning.
With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.
©2011 Listening Library; 2011 Michael Scott
This exciting series did need a proper conclusion, but the addition of so many new characters made the ending drag on and on until the middle of the book.
I like science fiction and fantasy. I get regular recommendations from a librarian. I have converted all my "reading" almost exclusively to audio-books because of my vision. I am very particular about the sound of the reader/actor's voice. My profession is quality analyst; make of that whatever you wish, but the fact remains, I know of that which I speak.
Michael Scott brings you in and wrings you out with each book in the series. This installment is no different. The story holds you tightly for the entire length of the telling. Mr. Boehmer, with respect, conveys all the voices admirably, although a few are so similar I had to "rewind" a few times to recapture the context of the story. Together, they endear you to hero and villain alike - no Dr. John Dee is still detestable throughout - but a few twists really took me by surprise. I look forward to book 6 wholeheartedly.
I don't recommend this book. I found the multitude of characters confusing and not well developed--how could there be with so many! I'm an adult who reads a lot of this genre, and I had a hard time following the story line, so even a bright child would probably be perplexed. I felt no attachment to any of the characters because each one is so sketchy. The story line is just okay. The narrator does the best he can with this mess.
VERY imaginative and fun series! To those who think he's milking a "cash cow" I say DON"T BUY IT! I personally am glad it's not over yet.It's not about getting to the end,it's the journey! So if you're not enjoying the ride get off the bus! For the rest who get immersed in the characters and creepy monsters,you will like this one too!
This audible book is the best I have ever listened to. The reader does the voices very well and with all the twisting that takes place it is essential to know who is talking. This book was awesome! I could not stop listening. The worst part was the cliff hanger ending.
I have read all the previous books, and they were pretty good, but, how this one ever got the rating it did I'll never know. Hoping that it would get better, I listened to the entire first half and, well, it never did. The narrator is very good which is probably the only saving grace. I feel cheated that I wasted a whole credit on this book and would not recommend it to anyone.
Harry Potter ... Fantasy themes but not just for kids.
Why are there no other Michael Scott titles on Audible? As far as I can tell the guy has written a zillion books, some of them Audible-fodder type series. Once this series is done I for one am going to be wanting more.
This series caught me by surprise with it's interesting characters mingled with mythology and ongoing action, creating a world it's easy to get caught up in. I found one of the characters particularly annoying but not enough to quit listening, as I gobbled up all the stories in the series and was dismayed when I ran out. Eagerly awaiting book 6 and trying to find (unsuccessfully) equally engrossing audiobooks to get me by in the meantime.
I love this whole series.
I Feel this book continues to develop the characters.
There are three story lines going on in this book that a young listener might find confusing. I personally don't have a problem with the three story lines. Being an older listener I found the ending to be consistant with the story line and a little predictable but still a fun clif hanger.
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