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Very slow start, it took a few chapters to build up. Interesting twist as the hero finds out who he is and where he comes from. A good story for children.
The narrator has a good voice, lots of potential, but the read is dry. I think if he would add more emotion and made it a story telling instead of just reading, it would make it a 5-star listen.
I liked the narrator more than the story, but it seemed to take him a few chapters until he blended with the book. (It still took me several start overs to get through this 4 hr + audio.) Production wasn’t very good though; his voice kept fading.
I found Cross to be a very underdeveloped character who overreacts too much. I didn’t seem to care what happened to him nor his world. With the high ratings and reviews, I persisted to try the addiction others had, but just couldn’t.
The cover is definitely the attraction and only redeeming quality.
Unfortunately, I had to return the audiobook. I wanted to trade it for another book by the author, but this was her only one.
I hadn't read anything by this author previously, but the premise of a young man facing up to a potentially fatal illness while having to face a typical fantasy adventure seemed like it would be an interesting one and that mostly proved to be the case.
The hero of the story is a young man named Ray Cross who suffers from Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or vEDS for short, a disease that means he has to be far more careful than your typical fantasy hero.
The narrator for this book did a good job, the main character and the supporting cast were suitably distinctive and the overall tone and pacing were pleasant enough too.
As this was a relatively short book, it is probably best to not go into too many details, but it was an enjoyable journey taking a young man from the modern world into a more fantasy-style setting with magic, dragons and more.
[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]