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What I liked about this book was that despite not having read the 1st book in the Tide Lords series, I was able to pick up the storyline and get into it; I found it really engaging. I loved the subtle humour here and there - I had a few "laugh out loud" moments. I enjoyed the strength of the characters and the steady build-up in the storyline and I was compelled to get the follow-up books.
However, I was disappointed with the last two books in this series. The storyline although somewhat complex, slowly loses its finesse in the last 2 books, almost as if it was not thoroughly thought through and made up along the way, throwing in more characters and twists in a chaotic manner while dragging out the story!! Unfortunately, on the whole, the scenes or the fictional worlds were/was not sufficiently or creatively described to inspire belief and imagination.
The narrator was ok, but his voice variations seemed somewhat limited thereby not able to keep up and give the numerous characters distinctive voices, especially in the last 2 books as the interaction and number of characters increase.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Gods of Amyrantha to be better than the print version?
I have not read the print version, but enjoyed the audio version very much. Very easy to listen to and narrator was vety good.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the fact that even if you suspect something is a little off, you can still be surprised when the twist is laid out for you. That really makes a book more enjoyable for me.
What does John Telfer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I personally really enjoy the way he reads. And I feel that he gives the caracters life, slight changes in tones makes each character have a voice of their own, which is nice, even if they have not said who is talking I know which character is speaking, which means I don't have to keep going back to figure who is talking. A big plus for me.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Gripping, and leaves you waiting and wanting more.
Any additional comments?
I stumbled onto this author while looking for something else, glad that I did. Look forward to reading and listening to more from her.
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I am loving this series. Love the characters... Love the storyline... Love the plot twists... and can't wait to find out what happens next.
I also love the narrator! He's so enthusiastic and makes the characters come alive.
So i had my doubts after the first book of this series, and i think i even said it just felt like a lot of build up. Well, while this one still has build up it also has a lot of pay off. The characters feel more fleshed out, the history of the tide lords is more interesting and i think this comes from the fact that we have 3-4 telling of the past rather than just Cayal. And a pretty big twist at the end that i missed until it hit me in the face is always a good thing, straight on to the next book.