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By jennifer on 03-04-11
I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled after I almost didn't download this book due to the other reviews. In fact I went to Amazon to get additional reviews since I felt what I was seeing was blatant homophobic remarks that had nothing to do with how well this book was written or if the story was engrossing. I very much enjoyed this series, the plot, writing, characters, and dialog. It was exactly what I was looking for. In fact the only negative thing I can say about this series is that I wish they would stick to the same narrator for all the books. I almost gave up listening when the narrator was changed in book 4 and to be honest I would have if I didn't enjoy the story so much! The comments given that the amazing love shared between these two men was not necessary to the story baffle me. I felt it was an integral piece of the story line to understand why they made the choices they did and brought me to care so much more about their struggles and relationship. I guarantee that if one of the main characters was a woman there would have been no complaints with the other reviewers. The emotion between them was love not lust, tasteful, moving, and beautiful.
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By David A on 09-29-10
A really good story. (What homosexuality?)
This is a really interesting adventure. There are wizards and magic. Evil bad guys. A valiant hero and his apprentice. Adventure. Breath taking escapes. A whole world has been created for our enjoyment.
How can anyone complain of spoon fed homosexuality in this story? One of the characters entertains a few thoughts. That's about it. You will get stronger sexual references in the average TV commercial. I'm started on the second volume and so far in the two stories the only overt sexuality is heterosexual.
There are some really, really intolerant folks writing reviews. It isn't the story that did it. Must be something inside the reviewer. Are they just too stimulated at the thought that a hero might be gay?
37 of 39 people found this review helpful
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By CeNedra Red on 11-17-16
An Absolute Tragedy.
What would have made Luck in the Shadows better?
Another Narrator. Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Kevin Stillwell or Andrew Wincott perhaps.
What did you like best about this story?
I just couldn't stand to listen for long enough to get to know what the story was about, so I don't know.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
He was reading about someone being tortured in a sing-song voice, as though he was reading Noddy in Toy Town.I could have cried. I have looked forward to listening to these books for a long time. I managed to get hold of the Tamir Trilogy, by Lynn Flewelling, on Audio CD and it was brilliant, but then it was narrated by Victor Bevine, who is awesome.
What character would you cut from Luck in the Shadows?
Not A clue. In the short time I could stand to listen, there were only three characters, and I didn't find out enough about them to make any judgment.
Any additional comments?
I am utterly heartsick. This is yet another series of books destroyed by a terrible narrator. I will read the printed version and I'm sure I'll enjoy them, as Lynn Flewelling is one of my favorite authors.
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By Jane on 08-08-08
Not a complete story
Although it had some slow patches, this was quite an enjoyable romp and Seregil is definitely a compelling character. Under normal circumstances I'd have given it four stars. However, what spoiled it a bit for me was that nothing really got resolved at the end. It's part of a series, but it doesn't stand alone as a complete story in it's own right. If you want to know the answers to the major questions you're going to have to get the rest of the series. And I didn't enjoy it *that* much that I'm dashing to read the rest. So, all in all, it was a bit let-down at the end.
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