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  • Hades' Daughter

  • The Troy Game, Book I
  • By: Sara Douglass
  • Narrated by: Sheryl Bernstein
  • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

When Theseus comes away from the Labyrinth with the prize and his beloved, the Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seems assured. But she bears him only a daughter and when he casts her aside for this, the world changes. From that day forward, the Labyrinths decay, and power fades from the city-states.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful

  • By Thomas on 10-17-08

Poor Book, Poor Narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-11

I've enjoyed other series by Sara Douglass and was looking forward to this book and the rest of the series but I was greatly disappointed. I found the storyline to be boring, slow and lacking in any complexity. It appears to have been targetted at a feminine audience, so much so that I found it cringe-worthy at times. I also struggled with the narrator. Nothing against women narrators but please, stick to subtle voice modulation only. The attempts at trying to come across with a deep, masculine tone, in particular for the Brutus character were truly awful and almost enough to stop me bothering to finish the book.

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