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I have been a fan of Devri Walls' books for a while now. I have been begging and begging her to make them available in audio format. So I was THRILLED when The Wizard's Heir was ready! I downloaded it right away and immediately started listening. I have already read the book, however, listening to it in audio brought the story to a whole new level for me. Then again, that's why I love audio books (#audiobookjunkie here!)
As for the narrator.... From my understanding, this was Dan Marta's first audiobook and I thought he did a great job. I was able to distinguish each character easily. Some of the male voices were a touch feminine, which took some getting used to, but most were a great match for the character. My favorite voice, I think, was Malachai.... the skittish, clumsy, diffident, and devoted assistance. It was perfect for the character! Mr Marta read at a smooth pace, enunciated clearly, and I did not ever feel the need to rewind because I missed something. It will be fun to see him grow as a voice narrator from here!
As for the story.... well, I've already said I love Devri Walls's books. She writes beautifully. Each of her stories are fast paced, yet full of depth. She creates worlds that are easy to just dive in... you feel at home in the story from the very first chapter. The Wizard's Heir is a world of poverty and desolation, yet there is still hope. The main character, Tybolt, is kind, caring and devoted to helping others, even when society doesn't care. He sacrifices for the sake of others. And when he is confronted with some tough choices and hard-to-believe circumstances, he doesn't just turn his back. He seeks wisdom through it, and grows as a person. The other main character, Auriella, holds onto hope even after the world has crushed and continues to hurt her. She trusts few, but those she does trust, she trusts deeply.. and it's that trust that holds them together through the impossible. It's a story of utter despair being turned into hope through accepting something long since hated.
I do recommend this story for those who like a fast paced novel with a touch of fantasy. Devri describes the story as "Robin Hood meets fantasy" and I couldn't agree more. Give it a try!
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I have read a few of Devri Walls books and loved them. this one didn't disappoint.