Regular price: $24.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.95
I loved it! Jack Vance is a great author. I have already downloaded the last book and I'm going to start it now. I can't wait to see how it all ends.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
If you love Vance, this second book of his epic fantasy trilogy is read and voiced to perfection.
Excellent story, ruined by appalling narration. The narrator routinely mispronounces words , puts on distractingly bad accents and misreads sentences so that the sense is lost. It's an insult to the classic fantasy of Jack Vance.
This novel, like the other two in the trilogy, is a pastiche - essentially, a collection of top notch short stories bound together by a multi-strand story arc. Such a storytelling approach can easily fall afoul of a number of pitfalls. However, Vance is a master storyteller, and while each episode is captivating in itself, the wider, overall story is somehow richer and part of something great beyond itself that the reader and listener cannot help but be captivated. Keven T Collins does an awesome job in his reading. There is another audiobook version out there, read by a woman I don't know the name of. No comparison. Collins has created the definitive version. He captures the tone brilliantly. This all applies to all three books/audiobooks in the trilogy. Top stuff!