The story synopsis has already been covered in the Audible introduction so I won't elaborate. The idea behind this story is a very interesting one..Show More » and the writing simple and easy to follow, with the text well read by the narrator. It is exciting in parts but, after a while, seemed to be lacking in imagination with the trials on the main protagonist's journey becoming limited to simplistic slog-it-out scenes or fairy tale settings which felt too unsophisticated for the overall concept. It would have been an excellent short story but failed to convince as a full length book. It would also probably do better as a film where visuals would flesh out the characters as well as providing a depth of strangeness and confusion. However, I listened to the not too surprising conclusion. It became my book to fall asleep to at the end of the day.