I believe this audiobook is let down by the narrator, Richard Aspel. His timing is poor, he uses inappropriate emphasis on sentences and his odd accen..Show More »ts distract from the story rather than adding to it.
The book itself is fun and interesting. Some points were repeated too often and I found myself thinking: "yes, I realised that was important the first 5 times it was mentioned". However, the pace of the book picks up in the final third and I am very interested to find out how the lead character, Sonea, develops in the next book.
Narrative: Brilliant series, I loved reading the novels the first time round and the audio versions have not diminished my love for these books. Faste..Show More »r pace than The Magician's Guild makes this story far harder to stop listening/reading.
Narrator: Easier to tell between point of view transitions, it has slightly improved since The Magician's Guild. The sample gives an accurate idea of what the narrator will sound like throughout the reading. As long as you do that and find you don't mind his voice, then you should be ok.