This audiobook has a great concept, although not exactly a new o..Show More »ne. Parts I liked, but I couldn't complete this audiobook. It rambles and falters. It waxes and wanes. It lacks focus and drive.
I had high hopes for this work, but I also want to encourage the author.
Narro, you've got something here, but do NOT be rushed. Take your time. Do NOT be pushed by editors and publishers with their own agenda. Rewrite pages. Think of how people actually speak to one another - Not the specific words, but the way people think, react and respond to each other. And NO ONE talks alike to another - We're different, we're unique in our mannerisms and responses. Use that as a means to create captivating conversation.
You're almost there. Just don't rush the work. Edit, edit, edit.
To Audible listeners, you can do better. Move along.
The book gets off to a promising start. I liked the character of Jek and his anger at being cheated by the evil King. His escape from the castle was e..Show More »xciting with the promise of more action and character development to come. Unfortunately, then the princess enters the scene and after that the story grinds to a complete halt. Plot is replaced by juvenile bickering between Jek and the Princess. Jek alternates between admiring her breasts, and her hair, and her eyes, and her soft skin (are you bored yet? I was), etc etc, while the Princess showers him with scorn and anger and admonishments not to fall in love with her - excellent advice in my opinion. He ties her up and gets her filthy, then releases her when she promises to help him, then ties her up when she breaks her promise, then releases her etc etc etc. At that point I admit I gave up. Too bad, this could have been at least a decent story.