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Just could not get into story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-20

for me this book seems like it would be better reading rather than an audio book. I could not follow what was going add took many words and clans to keep track of that have been invented by the author while doing other things. even when just listening it was hard to follow and distinguish which character was saying what.

Not sure I can finish it..

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-20

There are great moments and I think it will be an interesting story eventually and the riftwar saga was what dragged me into audio books properly on the long drives. However, after 11 hours in to this book I am not sue I can finish listening to it as it seems to be most of the book is all about children coming of age and discovering puberty and their feelings about the opposite sex and repeating the same thoughts abour it over and over again. When it is not about puberty it's an interesting story and has some good world building and so far the Smith seems to be the more interesting character. Hopefully I will finish the book after a break from it, but so far I am having to force myself to listen to it rather than want to listen to it.

Narrator is not the best, but not the worst. Has good range of voices but some do blend together and he struggles with femine characters but he does an okay job.

It gets better as it goes along

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-20

Originally thougt it was part of the dark tidings series, so a little confused at the start but at after double checking and realising it is a new series it is an enjoyable listen; and as always the narrator is very good at helping you distinguish between the characters and help you feel immersed in the story. Predictable at times and some weirdness, but overall enjoyable.

Okay but could not engage me

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-19

Could not finish the book. Not sure why, but I just did not care for any of the characters or have any emotional attachment. Had a good premise, no long winded reading of stats updates every 10 mins like other books and an interesting plot. Narrator did a good job with different voices but in think struggled with all the female voices and being a book about Amazon's the are a lot of female voices; could of perhaps worked better with a female narrator. The constant use of the leaf character's name was my real bug bear, it seemed to be used every few sentences and just kept making think back to "Scrooge" every time if was said.

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quicker and less stats reading than 1st book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-18

narration and voices still great and all consistent. still not a fan of reading all the stats but they have been sped up when read in this book and appear to not be read as often. for me it would be a lot easier to follow in audible versions if just the level was given. stats make sense in written format as you can skip them, but when being read all the time it inrerupts the story and too distracting.

No need for all the stats...but story is enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

sense of humour reminds me of blood bowl books. Story is engaging but too much reading and repeating stats. I would have preferred it if instead of reading all the stats just say character level. the amount of times they were read out in full each time had me wanting to skip thus and next book. at times it felt like 2 - 3 mins of just reading stats.out.

The narrator made the story much better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-17

I am sure the book would have been less engaging had I read it rather than listen; first time I have heard this narrator but she really did make me want to listen to the whole book (still a few paragraphs where I switched off) but if I had just read it I think I would have given the story 3/5 Not 5/5. a very satisfied listen.

unfair to review 2 hrs in but can't listen to more

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Narrator has changed and boy is he terrible; its like he won a prize to do it Instead of Peter Joyce. I am guessing for whatever reasonthe publisher could not wait and had deadlines for this book as Peter Joyce I noticed reads the next book. this books current narrator is forcing me not to listen to the story and I can't continue listening to him so will miss out on next book. Story seemed interesting up to now though but with the narrator I could not care less about any of the characters and it is just a drone in the background.

took a long while to get going

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-16

really struggled for first half of the book. just felt like it was trying to hard to set something up and had to listen for hours for not a lot to happen really, due to it I could not have cared less for the main character it followed. performance good as always which really helped.

slow starter and very repetitive but gets better

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-16

seemed to be hearing the same sentences over and over again; especially the rielle chapters. tyen was the more interesting story and felt like a story and not so repetitive. book gets better towards end and once 3/4 way through. voice acting was very good though and kept different characters voices same throughout, some of the accents were a little weird but you knew the character by voice rather than the story the whole time. good acting.

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