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Narrative is monotonous and no personality. I was so confused by the end of the first chapter, 'the winged ones' (the kids? the dragons?) The coolest part of this book and we are blindfolded by a stone grandmother whom died in and explosion that did the town no harm?? Are the dragons evil? If so why js the protagonist so in aw of them?
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Due to my chronic laziness I rarely write reviews, even though I do value customer reviews when browsing. This audio book is exceptional. The plot, content narration and style had me hooked within five minutes. One of those rare finds where I am in no rush to find out what happens in the end, as I am enjoying the evolution of the circumstances our main character Will finds himself in so much. Also, Swanwick very cleverly has the listener constantly modifying his/hers mental picture of the world but in small ways, so we don't feel anything is being directly explained. A risk-free purchase - guaranteed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book took a little getting into but is worth the effort. A curious mix of fairy tale, little bit of sci-fi and some modern tech. An old story told with a good fresh twist, and the narration was very good too.