I love living in this world. I often hate how deeply I feel for every character and every situation they must face. I find myself crying for joy, fear, and empathy. I get frustrated learning about what one character is doing because I want to know what the other 15 plus characters I am invested in are doing. I can't express in words how much I love this story.
I don't read anymore. My eyesight won't allow it. I would like to think that no narrator could ruin this story. I do believe that Kate Reading and Michael Kramer do it the best justice that can be done audibly.
I really wanted to continue on with this series but just could not take anymore of the repetitive descriptions and characters that never seem to grow. It just got very irritating to me and I had to mark this series up to just poor writing. Great narration though and more power to you if you love these books.
The story is good, to many women who are always upset, angry, and aggressive and to many oblivious characters for me but the story is good. The performance is a travesty, as usual, with readers who speak during the most exciting parts of the story as if they are are telling you the 8 O' clock news. During exciting parts of the story you may not even notice that something important and exciting is even happening because the tone is as flat as it is at all times by these performers. I would greatly welcome all these books being re-read by a more creative performer(s). Perhaps then I wouldn't think every woman in the book an angry, bitter, shrew (both good and evil) and characters might appear less clueless.
Just a warning to anyone working your way through this series this one has a huge slow patch roughly between the 2/3rds mark and the 3/4ths mark. I haven't noticed this in any of the books so far, and while the actual quality didn't wane at all, i got distracted due to slowness and was lost in the story about 3 or 4 times. Just a warning so others don't have to get lost there like i did: pay attention! :)
Great, loved every minute of it. Which is good because I didn't love the third book. This one though delivered.