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This audio book, The Stone Of Alexandria: A tale of Magic, has a great premise that intrigued me when I read the description before I downloaded it. The first several chapters were engaging and I started really getting into the few characters and their plights. But, that quickly started to diminish by the time I was one quarter way through the story. It tends to drag out the story in drawn out dialog and situations that don't move the story forward. All the while dragging on and killing exciting momentum. By the time the end came, I just didn't care.
The narration drove me crazy! The narrator has a good voice for narration of a non fiction book, but his accents are horrible and the differentiation between characters needs a lot of work. E.g., the Hispanic taxi driver has the same quasi British accent as the rest of the characters.
I was given this free review copy of this audio book in exchange for my unbiased review.
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I enjoyed the story even though it was way out in left field from normal (or maybe because it was.)
Astral travel, time travel, mind travel, thought control, right and wrong, good and evil, aliens living among us (they have been here a really long time so maybe this is their world too.) This book deals with it all as part of a cohesive story. Did I say cohesive? This story is very hard to get into because it jumps around so much. By the end it is all coming together enough that you are comfortable with who’s who but that is definitely not the case in the first half of the story.
I did not the like narration from Persephone Rose. Many of his characters sounded whiny most of the time and I do not believe it was written that way. There was reasonable differentiation for most characters however a couple with similar names and voices increased the confusion from the story jumping around so much.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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