The Crow

  • by Alison Croggon
  • Narrated by Colin Moody
  • 18 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While Maerad journeys in the far north, her brother, Hem, is sent south to the golden city of Turbansk. There, he learns the ways of the Bards and discovers a hidden gift when he rescues a white crow. But when the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and a young orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light’s resistance forces. Soon Hem discovers that he, too, has a crucial role to play in the quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong.

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What the Critics Say

“This penultimate epic... is emotionally astute and brimming with vivid detail.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Great story grating narration...

From the pronunciation of names to the rubbish accents to the main characters sounding dim witted somehow, the narration for the crow was really disappointing for me. I felt that all the characters were dimmed by it. Still I was/am invested in the story and had purchased it so I listened to the whole thing. I have rarely if ever given an audio book a bad review and to be fair I feel that this narrator is not so much bad at narration but was just not right for this story. He strikes me as being someone I'd choose to read a book for much younger listeners.
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- islanda

The story is AWESOME. The narration is HORRID!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Using the same narrator for all four books would have made this experience wonderful!! Eloise Oxer did such a fantastic job with the rest of the series. Colin Moody would have made a good computer voice, dull, monotone, dreary and therefore annoying. I couldn't even get through one chapter. I would adore hearing this story redone using Eloise. I regret downloading this version.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Hem and Crow were the characters I wanted to follow in this book.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice was very Text to Speech. Monotone doesn't even begin to describe the awful sound. He has no inflection, no sense of using his voice to portray different characters, and no sense of timing or dramatic pauses. Please don't let him read any more of your books!!!


What character would you cut from The Crow?

none. Alison Croggon wrote a wonderful story that fits perfectly into the series.


Any additional comments?

Fire this narrator immediately.

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- Anne Koneska

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio