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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. The story is great, the narrator is superb.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the frame story best, the Jaff and his eternal conflict with Fletcher. Of course, the romance is the counterpoint to that, and necessary for the book, but it didn't interest me as much. However, the plot of the book is intricate and extremely complex, and may take multiple readings to get it all.
Which scene was your favorite?
All the scenes that deal with the Art and its background.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes, I loved the moment in Trinity when [SPOILER OMITTED]
Any additional comments?
I read this book in print when it first was released in 1989. I became a fan of Clive Barker after reading Weaveworld, which is my favorite, and I enjoyed this book when I read it. The final scene in Trinity is well worth the effort. Chet Williamson does a superb job differentiating the characters so you always know who's speaking. His tone is pleasant and his delivery smooth. I enjoyed this book and recommend it. Clive Barker reminds me of Neil Gaiman in idiom and diction. But he's far darker, less precious, and more interesting. Gaiman has a world-class storytelling talent that Barker can't quite match. Clive Barker's world building talent leaves Gaiman in the dust. I like them both but Barker has the edge. All of Clive Barker's books feature byzantine plots which are constructed of layered subplots and because they're so epic sometimes they aren't as satisfying as other books.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
I was enchanted a long time ago by this book. It's dark fantasy, suspenseful and unique; written in beautiful prose. Don't forget Everville, it kind of goes along with this one!
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
If you like horror , this has everything. The narration starts a little poor but gets better. His girls voice is quite funny. I wish they would make a film of this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Clive Barker or narrated by Chet Williamson?
I listened to a couple, narrated by some British narrators and they pulled me right in. This one didn't, be it the story or the American drawl; I just zoomed out and whole passages passed me by.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Pfff, glad to be through it...
Did Chet Williamson do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?
I never listen to books, narrated by American speakers, but I'll conceed that a story like this, wholy based in the US, needs a native US narrator, rather than a Brit.
Having said that, Chet Williamson has a rather monotone and sonore voice and does not differentiate much betwwn characters. He did not succeed in drawing me in.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
I really liked Imajica, Weaveworld and The Damnation game, but this story got way out of hand to my taste.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful