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Agree with some of the other reviewers that the beginning is VERY slow. Also, the script of the protagonist's father, teachers and mentors is so patronizing, coupled with the narrators tone of the characters, makes it difficult to stay engaged. Feels like being in Catholic school (no offense intended!). Yes it gets better as it goes but not that great really. Rather flat. I think I'll stop here and look at some other series I've had my eye on. Perhaps I'll come back to it later...
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Modesitt comes up with some interesting worlds. This is no exception. I'm not thrilled with the narrator. He reads the main character as petulant and many of the older men as pompous. I can certainly see how he'd get that from the writing but it is a bit hard to identify with a pouty protagonist.
I've come to expect a bit of preaching in Modesitt's books and this is no different. It's good enough but not great.
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An interesting new fantasy world. Really well written and read and a great story.
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What would have made Imager better?
Storyline and narrator
What will your next listen be?
Not one of this author's
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of William Dufris?
Anybody would have done a better job but given the story it must have been difficult for him to stay awake anyway.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Imager?
All of it.
Any additional comments?
I was disappointed in this book and really didn't enjoy it. Some of the core ideas were interesting but I just couldn't get into the story. There was little character development, so you didn't feel like you actually knew them and hence felt no empathy for them. There was very little description in the text (apart from the food and wine strangely!) and overly long dialog between characters. I found the writing particularly clunky.
The narration was OK but not great. I guess he did the best he could with the material.
I persisted with the story after reading some other reviews that said the last section was quite exciting. Unfortunately I didn't find it so and wish I hadn't wasted my time!
I won't be reading any more of the series. After just listening to Patrick Rothfuss's 'Name of the Wind' and 'The Wise Man's Fear' perhaps anything I listen to is going to be disappointing...
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