Trudi Canavan is an incredible author, possibly one of my favourites, and i have regularly enjoyed listening to her previous books. I had already read..Show More » this book before i purchased the audio book and have to say that the story is a fabulous continuation of the original set of books, with new characters that you love as much as the original. However the narrator for this audio book is awful, although I could forgive the slight variations in the way he pronounces the names as everyone may read them differently, the tone of the voice is wrong for the story, and is in fact very harsh and irritating at times. Because of this i am really struggling to get through the story. I am a huge fan of audio books and will remain to be one, and i am disappointed to recommend to anyone considering purchasing this audio book to stop, listen to the sample and think again. Buy the book and enjoy it in your own voice, unless they produce a new version with a new narrator (fingers crossed).
if you like fantasy this author delivers a great story with great imagination. the landscape is somehow familiar yet intriguingly different. there is ..Show More »a pace and excitement to the novel. the narrator is however quite awful lacking any real variation oif tone and making every character sound the same,
Watching the characters develop over the six books in the two series was the most enjoyable. Each book had four separate stories intertwined which kep..Show More »t the listener involved and concerned about the characters