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My husband and I just finished this audio book and we anxiously await the next installment of this imaginative and unpredicable story. The characters are richly drawn and the story constantly kept us amazed and guessing. Ms. Weis is not afraid of getting out on a limb and that is one thing that makes this story so fascinating and unique. The narrator is well-choosen. The book is told in a well-paced voice with good character differenciations. I loved being carried away to the land of dragons and the unpredictible human pawns during our long commutes to work.
35 of 36 people found this review helpful
After reading the "Void" series co-authored by Weis and Hickman, I was excited to start another series by Weis. Sadly, I was extremely disappointed.
The narration was annoyingly over-acted ... the combination of repetitive word choice and peculiar pronunciations became almost unbearably irritating. Imagine the words "body" or "bodies" repeated every minute or two, but rhymed with "toadie."
The characters (yes, lesbian, I know for god's sake!) related in stilted, cliched ways. "I know I deserve to die." "No, I will love you forever." Please.
I can't recommend this book to anyone who wants more than a Harlequin-Romance-Novel-style cheese-fest. Listen to Phillip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials" instead -- you'll be glad you avoided this dud.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I found this story to be very trite and shallow and am glad I bought it with Listener credits; I surely wouldn't have wanted to pay full price! I felt like I was listening to an allegorical fable for children most of the time. It gets two whole stars - because I was able to actually finish listening to it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This was the first book I downloaded from Audible and it persuaded me to join. I now have all three books in the series and I have enjoyed them all. They may seem a strange choice to peel potatoes and make cake to. (I now have a player in the kitchen), but I prefer to listen to a book than music. These books were very different to anything else I have ever read as I am new to fantasy fiction but I am now well and truly hooked
1 of 1 people found this review helpful