I have to confess that I bought this solely for the pleasure of Tom Hiddleston's dulcet tones alleviating the tedium of this years lambing.
It took me a few attempts to get into and the magic is a little far fetched but I found myself hooked and wanting to know what happens in Book 2.
In the hands of a less able narrator however, it would probably not have been so enjoyable. Mr H gets full marks.
Great, emotional story. Beautifully written. The narrator was good (sometimes exceptional) - occasionally the meaning would get lost i'n the delivery, but 90% of the time it was a joy to listen to.