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What did you love best about How to Drive a Dragon Crazy?
The Story. It's difficult to pick it apart but as with everything Shelly Laurenston (aka G.A. Aiken) writes it was funny and engaging. For readers new to G.A Aiken please do not start with the audio books. The production quality is sub-par at best. Buy the ebook or physical paperback first.
What didn’t you like about Morgan Hallett’s performance?
Too many long pauses. Too many long pauses in the middle of a sentence. Lack of ability to identify a question mark, comma or period. I do not think the narrator is completely to blame. At some point the director or producer should have called attention to these basic errors and fixed them. I find it hard to believe that no one at all from recording to finished product addressed this. This holds true for the other G.A Aiken audio books as well. It is an injustice to an author who has given us tremendously great books to savage her audio books in such a manner. and it is an insult to the listener.
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This is not a stand-alone book. This is actually the 6th book in the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken (there's also a couple of side story ones) and unless you've read the other five you won't understand some of the storyline. It's also a continuing story and so the ending could read "to be continued."
I didn't like this one as much as the other five in the series, mainly because I didn't like Izzy. My favorite part of the book was when they went home and you got to revisit with the characters from the other books. You have dragons, witches and humans.
Izzy is a general in Queen Annwyl the Bloody's army (who's married to a dragon who happens to be one of Eibhear's older brothers and their story is the first book in the series) and she's the daughter of a human and a witch but adopted by her mother's second husband who is a dragon and also one of Eibear's older brothers. Their story is one of the previous books. Then you have Eibhear who is the younger son of the Queen of Dragons. Both Izzy and Eibhear are warriors so there's a lot of fighting. Eibhear goes to bring Izzy home and that's where you get to revisit the dysfunctional family characters from the previous books where their stories were told.
So unless you've read the previous books in the series (only one other book in this series is on Audible and that one is one of the side stories) you'll have a hard time understanding who a lot of the characters are and the continuing storyline. I've read all the previous books and this was my least favorite.
The narrator could be a little better.
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