the recording seems like its cut badly in places and seems like it skips but you can figure it out. great first book in the series though, I am lookin..Show More »g forward to the rest. I see some similarities between GoT and WoT but it's different enough to keep you interested
Overall I did enjoy this installment of the Furies of Calderón series. Tavi's character became more developed, and it was fun to see more of Max (one ..Show More »of my favourite characters). The flashback sequences were well-crafted. I felt Amara became a much more agreeable character in this book.
The reason it's not getting 5 stars is two fold. Firstly, I feel like it could have done with being shorter in some places and then longer at the end. The final battle felt a bit of an anticlimax. My second reason is those stupid bloody horns which keep sounding at random places throughout the book! I have no idea if they are meant to denote a pause in the book, or if someone is about to do something very heroic, but they are beyond irritating. I often listen to audiobooks to fall asleep, and the sudden jarring sound of a bizarre fanfare is distinctly unwelcome. Whoever had that idea needs a kick up the backside.
Thank goodness the horns have stopped! (apart from at the beginning) Having read the dresden files I was initially disappointed but have persevere..Show More »d and think this is the best one so far. Initially I found the narrator irritating at times, over the top dramatic but she has grown on me! I think the female/male relationships are a bit Mills & Boonish but the story lines although often predictable have some interesting twists & turns. It's a comfortable listen, a bit like putting on your favourite slippers.
Loved the story. The recording has a few missing sections/skips and annoying fanfares which broke up some dramatic scenes. Worth a listen, but part of..Show More » me regrets not buying it in book form instead.
I loved this series when I read the printed version, but the audio version was spoiled for me by a lacklustre performance by Kate Reading. I will admi..Show More »t that I'm not really a fan of Ms Reading as a narrator, but I really wanted to listen to this series. With her plummy English accent she mispronounced the name of the main character, and several others, and each time she did it was like being jabbed with a pin. Very annoying. The name TAVI was pronounced TARVI, and the CANIM became CARNIM. That being said, the fantastic story carried the day, and I will be keeping this wonderful series despite the less than wonderful narrator. In my humble opinion, this series should have been read by a male narrator, someone like Rupert Degas, or Andrew Wincott, if an English accent was so desired. I think Nick Podehl would have made this series a magical experience, but we'll never know.