I loved all the charactors in the book. Found myself listening to it twice because I tend to miss areas while working. I purchased the second in the..Show More » series as soon as I was done, and I'm now on the forth in the series.
This is not the fault of the narrator - I am not sure whether she read two different versions and someone did a bad blend, or she was given a mixed sc..Show More »ript - but the first 1/3 of the book is the UK translation (meters, kilograms) and the other 2/3 the American English is was written in (feet, pounds). For someone who has read the book several times, I found this very annoying.
I also agree with the previous reviewer that some of the voices (particularly Owen's) were just a little off. However, I thought that Berdadette Dunne did a great job with the other 3 books in this series.
Of the four, this is my least favorite listen. (Squire is my favorite).
Plotwise, the book is excellent, spanning Kel's second through fourth years as a page. She makes new animal friends and new human friends and enemies as she gets ready for her final trial as a page, with (of course) lots of tests and tribulations, especially at the end. The development of Kel's new maid is particularly interesting to watch.
Great story, love Pierce 's stories based in Torttal. Narrator mispronounced a few things, but not too noticeable. If you like this series check out T..Show More »ricksters Choice and Tricksters Queen; by far my absolute favorite books.