Volume 1 of The Hungering SagaA man is not great because he is a good man. A great man can be good, evil, or any shade of gray in between. A great man is a man who sees the world around him, and changes it to suit him, instead of letting it change him to suit itself. Lowin Fenly didn't want to be a hero, and he never thought of being a villain, but sometimes the path that must be walked by great men leads to dark places. Body twisted by dark magic, the scribe-turned-Knight must learn to control the beast he is becoming, or risk losing the few remnants of humanity he clings to.
©2012 Heath Pfaff (P)2014 Heath Pfaf
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"Truly, how noble are each and every one of us?"
I personally have a lot of drive time on my hands and prefer audio books to print.
It is a true fantasy with right and wrong so razor close to each other you question what you would do if forced into this dark world. Once you believe you know that "yes" this is the right thing, the good thing, the noble thing to do...you are faced with another moral choice that could alter yours and everyone's future. Lots of action with great imagery. I wish I could see these characters with my own eyes!
He breathes life into each and every uniquely written character. He makes you care, love and hate all at the same time with his voice. He is very easy to listen to and keeps the story flowing at the right pace throughout the entire book. I never felt rushed or felt as if there was a lack for the slower parts of the book to get on with. Perfect! I'm ready for book 2 McSorley!
Being Noble is no fools journey!
Well done Heath Pfaff!
"Thought provoking story set in a dark world"
The Noble Fool is a book that makes you question what it means to be honorable, noble, and if there are ever undisputed good deeds. What if the price of a good deed is that you'll have to preform another deed so dark and terrible that the villain of your own story wont do it? What role do physical intimacies play in love, in friendship, and in the darkness of this world? The Noble Fool is a knights tale, but it features characters that lay all across the spectrum of dark and light, and the story makes no promises about which side is the right one.
"Fine line between good and evil"
Exciting, Riviting, Emotional
There were many memorable moments of The Noble Fool! I would ruin the storyline for others by mentioning them. Listening to the characters evolve keeps you on the edge of your seat. Can't wait to start the next book in this series! !
I have listened to other recordings by this narrator. Personally, I feel his skills grow with every book he narrates. The voices he gives the characters in The Noble Fool allow me to actually visualize the person talking. He brings you into the story as if you are actually watching the story unfold.
The humanity of the beast...
The narrator did an amazing job with the characters, giving them the feel of personality and depth that some narrators sometimes don't. The story was very intresting and things didn't always go the way you thought they would wich was a pleasant surprise. The thing i liked the most about this audiobook was the way the characters gain their powers, not just the usual train hard, become a wizard, explode the world thing, but something original. I hope the other books of this series gets released on audible soon!
"Great Fantasy Book!"
Yes, I would listen to the Noble Fool again. It's a good story and the narrator made it very enjoyable to listen to.
It was very different. I liked how Lowin matured during his training.
Lowin. Paul J McSorley did an excellent job with all the characters.
It was an audible book that you didn't want to stop listening to!
The story seem to have a good foundation but was put together sloppily. Seems every one has no sense of morals or ethics, heck even the "hero" is will to kill some one because he owed a favor. But heck Lowin is so weak willed he could probably be talked in to most any thing
Thing need explanations. That is all i can say with out giving to much away.
Paul was okay but his voice was wrong for this. The whole book reminded me of the Daniel Garrett voice from hard magic, it was good for the most part but even the arguments and threats sounded it was a friend just pulling your leg.
Lowin, whats the point of a main character who doesn't really have his own mind
With a different narrator i might give the next book a chance.
"performance in question"
story is ok. ..preformed badly making the story less...much missing...little discription and even less background.
"McSorley's golden tones pull off this tale!"
Yes, it has a strong storyline brought to life with a gifted narrator, a fantasy epic to be reckoned with.
I like the main character who doesn't shy from action and snappy dialogue.
Mr. McSorley is the master's touch in this competent story. His rich voice nourishes like sweet, warm honey--his versatility is first rate among major narrators. The even, well modulated voice is easy listening and when the extra octane is needed he delivers--sometimes understated--never tiresome--exciting when necessary. This product is made much better by his expert voice.
Yes indeed; no impulse to move--just listen.
I can recommend this audiobook due primarily to the deft narration--a great book to play and just relax!
I was not a huge fan of the readers accent. He was unable to captivate me with his speaking and this was a first for me. Second, I think the story needs to go into more detail with the relationships of the characters. For example, he falls in love with his partner and he doesn't even know her, then when he finds out she is alive after barely introducing her, he is "so angry he has to be contained". I can understand this, but the way it was worded made it sound cheesy. This is the first book I am unable to finish and I hope it gets rewritten. It has a good concept, but that is all.
"I really tried to like it"
At first I though a different narrator would make the difference. After I listened, I realized the writing itself was very juvenile. The writers vocabulary, at times, was simply incorrect. The story itself is fantastic but is detracted by writing that's repetitious and sometimes irrelevant to the story. I really did try to like this and recommend listening to it if you can overcome basic writing errors and terrible narration.
I loved the story! it's fresh and was still fun to follow. However, it was terribly hard to get past the narration. Once I managed that, I noticed the flaws in the writing (or editing?). It was a battle between being enthralled by the characters and being appalled by the style of the writing.
Maybe I've been spoiled by the likes or Tim Gerard Reynolds, Victor Bevine, and Oliver Wyman. But, this was atrocious. Words were not pronounced correctly and pauses were added to sentences that heavily detracted from the story, so much so, that I nearly doubted the narrators ability to read.
The story=happiness. It's good. Hands down, the writing has a fantastic imagination. Everything else= dread. It was hard to get through this book.
Give it a listen. I love the story. But, if poor grammar and reading bothers you, be warned.
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