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What made the experience of listening to The Shield-Maiden the most enjoyable?
Hearing the making of a Shield Maiden and her connection to the Vor (sp?) was incredible. And I believe the authors emphasized the way in which it effected those who had known her a long time. The short story emphasized the things it needed to and yet dwelled on the parts that it needed to to get the weight of the moment across.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shield-Maiden?
The moment when Sigrid and the Sheild Brother (his name escapes me) fight. The interplay between her and him is very well played out.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal?
I certainly would if the story had a female main character. My only issue was that it was hard to hear male voices from Mary Kowal. I have the same issues with males reading female parts. Its certainly heavily dependant on the listener.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I definitely felt some of the sadness Sigrid felt when her family became afraid of her and nearly cast her out. It pulls a person right into it.