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Tigana Audiobook

Tigana

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Publisher's Summary

Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

But after years of devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name: Tigana.

©2009 Guy Gavriel Kay; (P)2009 Penguin

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    KP 01-01-16
    KP 01-01-16

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    "I don't give a lot of five star ratings, but"

    I wasn't sure that such an engrossing world would work as an audio book. I'm delighted to be wrong.

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    alacy 12-31-15
    alacy 12-31-15
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    "No spoilers"

    This surprised me, I'm over being manipulated by authors, but he didn't and I am happy to rate this as a very good novel.

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    Lindsay Kopp 12-27-15
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    "A Sky Without Sun, A Man with No Nation..."
    What did you love best about Tigana?

    Guy Gavriel Kay's world is immense, dark, and beautiful. You believe in these characters and their histories and why they desire to change their world and exact vengeance. The villains are complex and human, the heroes are sympathetic, yet capable of terrible acts of ruthlessness. The writing is lyrical and bold and you find yourself full enveloped in this bright and terrible world in which the characters live in. The magic element is well-constructed and believably integrated into the story. I thing this story is brilliant and fascinating and a must read.


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    avery BINGHAMTON, NY, United States 09-05-15
    avery BINGHAMTON, NY, United States 09-05-15
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    "a great political fantasy"
    What made the experience of listening to Tigana the most enjoyable?

    Simon Vance brings us a wonderful narration of Guy Gaveral Kay's political fantasy. The story itself not being about the war, fighting, or magic but instead focusing on bringing about the war was different but far more enjoyable than I thought it would be.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a hard question to answer... it would be somewhat of a tossup between Devin and Dianora. At first I did not like Dianora for obvious reasons but the author does a good job making you sympathize with her. And Devin I really do not understand why but maybe it was just refreshing and well done not being through the eyes of an actual hero but someone you could more understand. He himself was important but not so important as to being irreplaceable yet when reading through him as an observer who is coming to grip with the reality of the cause he joined and having to come to terms with the things they have to do and him learning that while there may be a just side to it there see no good guy's in war.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Of course I have he is one of my favorite narrators. He does a marvelous job bringing the characters to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Movies kill good books or please don't cry and just close your eyes, the movie will be over shortly... you should hold back your puke till then so you don't keep vomitting.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some aspects of the book that made no sense like relationships.at the end there was truly no actual buildup but I guess that can be considered more realistic just nitgood for books.
    Also Catriana was truly the most idiotic character I have ever read. Fist off, if you consider your father a coward for running from a hopeless battle with his family one everybody knew was hopeless then you are a vain idiotic fool who has no respect for life and the way she treated Devin throughout the book was just sick. I understand what she did bothered her but he was wronged just as much as she and Allesan could have stopped him from going so him more than them both... quite a distraction though.

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    A. Schatschneider Alberta, Canada 07-21-15
    A. Schatschneider Alberta, Canada 07-21-15 Member Since 2017

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    "I dig Kay"

    I've long been a fan of Guy Gavriel Kay's books, and this is in my top three favourites. His books always have a hint of historical fiction while being set in an alternate world. He's a bit cheeky though; he has a tendency to nod to his own writing, tying many of his works to his Fionavar Tapestry and sometimes it's a bit heavy-handed. His character development is very successful, and despite some uncomfortable themes, I can almost always empathize with his characters; their inner monologues rarely annoy me.

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    Adam D. Austin, TX 07-21-15
    Adam D. Austin, TX 07-21-15

    Old Bear likes the honey

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    "Men voicing women."
    Where does Tigana rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tigana is a great book and it certainly compares favorably to all the books that I've listened to. Tigana is most similar to Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles (In fact it seems Rothfuss may have been heavily influenced by G. G. Kay). Both feature musically written prose that flows like a beautiful song or a dance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tigana?

    The end of Tigana is the most memorable. It is one of the most fantastic endings I've ever experienced.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Simon Vance?

    Maybe.. Depends. The way he performs the voices of women is distracting. Too breathy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is not a one sitting book. In parts, reading it is like trudging through quicksand. The last 2-3 chapters, however, are lightning fast and fantastic!


    Any additional comments?

    Great read. Fans of fantasy will like this.

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    nathan 06-30-15
    nathan 06-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narrator meets great writing...for me at least..."

    I thought I had listen to many of the great fantasy authors. I was wrong and glad to be so!

    If I had one complaint it would be that there was great character development and plot development within the first 15 hours and the conclusion seemed to come rapidly in the last five hours. I know my opinion is influenced by the fact that I am not used to having a single book containing both the beginning and end.

    Simon Vance is awesome!!

    All I can say though is "TIGANA!!"

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    Lisa 06-27-15
    Lisa 06-27-15
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    "Best book I've read in a long time."

    a fantasy worth reading. it'll make you think. and no vampires!, in case you're wondering.

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    Johan 06-07-15
    Johan 06-07-15
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    "A different sort of fantasy"

    The culture was more like medieval/renaissance Italy, and it was amazingly thoroughly reflected in how the characters acted and thought about things, as well as in the narrative itself.

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    Jonathan Palmyra, PA, United States 05-17-15
    Jonathan Palmyra, PA, United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing "

    The best fantasy novel I have ever read, one of the best stories ever composed - sheer brilliance; delightful. Please read it!

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