This Audible book has been ruined for me by the narrator, Cristofer Jean. His style of pausing and the voice he uses for all male characters makes it ..Show More »impossible to listen to the story. I'll have to pick this book up as a hard copy from the library as listening to it is painful.
I'm a big fan of Brent Weeks though and would highly recommend his Night Angel Trilogy though I can't speak for the narration of the Audible version as I haven't listened to it.
Audible was very understanding and had no problem with me returning the book, as always their customer service was great!
The Broken Eye is absolutely awesome. Andross' manipulations start coming to fruition, the white is combating those manipulations, Gavin Guile is hel..Show More »d prisoner and believed dead by many, Teia has become a spy, and Kip is making deals with his grandfather. Simon Vance does a great job with the narration making The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks more awesome, if that is even possible.
I love the characters I met in the first two books. The plot has me hooked! Simon Vance gives a masterful performance. The disappointing bit was the ..Show More »constant self dialogue afforded to each character. After following this great plot and rereading/listening to the previous two books, I was really irritated by the author's need to explain and share every stray thought each POV character had. It made the action diabolically slow and boring, and ruined the characters because they all started to sound exactly the same! Each character 'self talked' and referred to themselves by name or nickname eg 'T' for Teia. They all made dumb comments and thought 'oops' afterwards. If I had a doller for each time I heard 'oops' I'd be rich! Worst of all if you switched names there was no way to distinguish who was talking- they all started to sound the same, with the same self talk endlessly interrupting the flow of the narrative. Perhaps Brent is so popular they are scared to edit him -as this script so badly needs editing.Also the integrity of the characters is farther blurred by his forgetting their principles. Liv for example in book 1 was blackmailed by her concern for her best friend who was going to be prostituted if she didn't spy on the Prism. She then joined the enemy with no thought for that same friend's fate as a result or any other loyalty that had defined her. Hate to bang on about it but I suffered! It got to the point that I could hardly bear listening to the requisite agonised random musings and self doubts and eye rollingly depreciating thoughts of each character any more. Only the plot kept me going. Please Brent stick to the point and stop turning every character into someone that sounds endlessly and exactly like Kip.