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The Raven Tower

Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)
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Summary

Listen. A god is speaking.

My voice echoes through the stone of your master's castle. This castle where he finds his uncle on his father's throne. You want to help him. You cannot.

You are the only one who can hear me.

You will change the world.

A triumph of the imagination, The Raven Tower is the first fantasy novel by Ann Leckie, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

©2019 Ann Leckie (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Jarring and jumbled

I am a big of Ann Leckie and really enjoyed her previous novels, therefore I was looking forward to this foray into the fantasy genre, I found the narrative and narration unengaging, this format is not to my tastes therefore I intend to return the book unfinished as I value my time and I think I would be wasting it trying to force myself to listen to this, I’m sure many will enjoy but I won’t be counting myself amongst that number

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The Narration ruined it for me

The book was written in 2nd person narrative, which just didn’t work for me. Both the narration and the reading performance was a bit odd, with slight emphasis on the wrong word in a line.
I have no idea if the plot was good, because the narration and reading performance just threw me off completely, and I couldn’t get engaged in the plot and with the characters. I’m sure a lot of people will love it, but I didn’t, and I just felt like I was listening to a creepy stalker writing a letter to his prey.
I listened for about an hour, hoping it was just a weird intro to the story, but some research told me it will continue throughout the book, so I will be returning it.

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