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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The book? Yes. The audiobook? Not really.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Not reviewing the book.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I have to agree with the previous reviewer - it was as if the narrator couldn't read - there were endless pauses mid-sentence, as if the reader had reached the end of the line and didn't remember that sentences occasionally carry over lines. She also made mistakes which suggested a lack of thought behind the reading e.g. saying 'Mitt's large bony hand closed over the FIRST that was trying to stab Maewen.' Ok, it's in the kindle text, but does it make sense? No! - and any thinking human being ought to have recognised it. It seems like they've just run the text through some kind of voice generation software. Very disappointing.
If you could sum up The Crown of Dalemark in three words, what would they be?
Mystical, absorbing, frustrating
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crown of Dalemark?
It's difficult to say, as in some ways the point of the book is the quest itself. I enjoyed the part where Mitt and Moril ended up in a river by surprise.
How could the performance have been better?
This is the 4th and final book in the series. I do wish that consistency of narrator could be maintained, across all books in a series, as some characters had completely different accents/ voices from previous stories, which had the effect of changing their personality.
The most annoying thing, though, is the curious way in which this narrator mis times punctuation in many, many sentences. It sounds as if she inserts a full stop at the end of a line of text, rather than at the end of the sentence. It really jars, and breaks up the rhythmn of the story. Such a shame.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I had to take a break from the narration.
Any additional comments?
Like many of this author's stories, the ending seems to come about in rather a rush, and without a solid conclusion. However, I'm used to this ( big Wynne Jones fan) and can enjoy the story for its own sake.