Irresistible music opens this story and marks transitions as it frequently changes direction. In this second installment of Pierce's Immortal Quartet series, 14-year-old Daine is called upon to help the same wolf pack that helped her avenge her own mother's killing. Full Cast Audio does a commendable job with this huge cast, which includes animals, humans, and immortals. The range of voices is as broad as the characters, with the main narrator continually adopting a style that matches the pace of the action. In addition to Daine, the most fascinating character is Kitten, a baby dragon. Young listeners will be enchanted.
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I have read this book (and the other three books in the series) about once a year since it came out; one of my absolute favorite series, The Immortals. Full Cast Audio has made it even better since now I can enjoy it at work! The narration can be a little stilted but still enjoyable. I think they did an amazing job with the casting as well. I highly recommend any Full Cast Audio books, as well as any of Tamora Pierce's other books.
Having purchased Wild Magic, the first book in Pierce's Daine trilogy, I have been waiting a long time for this one. (They say that Emperor Mage, number 3, should be available around November.)
This is one of those books that I liked even better as an audiobook - Full Cast Audio did their usual excellent job.
The author reads the story which is great! But I am not a lover of multiple readers. It makes it difficult to go to the next set of Tortall books because the voices for each character are not the same. That is my personal opinion.
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