The story is just fine. In fact, it's much better than about 3/4ths of the Fantasy books that I have read over the past 20 years or so. All of he char..Show More »acters are well developed and the story lines, as well as the back stories, flow smoothly with clear intent and purpose. However, this is not a good audio presentation - it's borderline miserable.
Anne Flosnik, whom I normally love as a reader, presents this story as a Children's Tale. She over emphasizes the pronunciation of each and every word and reads so slowly that you might tend to go to sleep now and then. If she had just read the book in her normal voice, at her normal speed, it would have been just fine. She didn't!
I would not recommend this AUDIO presentation to anyone that I wish to keep as a friend. The book, on the other hand, is well worth reading.