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Although I have been an Audible listener for several years, this is the first review I have written. (Shame on me!) Anyway, I was moved to write this review because this was, I think, the most enjoyable listening experience I have had so far!! Really! This book is Fantasy, which as a rule, I don't usually care for because I can't always "get into the setting", but this one was different. I could go on and on, but when someone is singing or chanting a spell, you hear it in the background. When they are on a boat, you hear the water splashing against the boat and the boat creaks. I was totally drawn into the story and was very sad when it was over THis is the first of a trilogy, so I will be eagerly awaiting the rest!!! I think everyone would enjoy the book, but women will especially enjoy the book because of the main character, a young woman who is very independant and strong. Many fantasies are "geared" more for men, I feel.
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I found this to be fairly routine fantasy writing (not that this is a bad thing) - I was somehow reminded of Ursula K. LeGuin's "Wizard of Earthsea" books. The sound effects mentioned in the other review were an interesting addition - I'm not usually a fan of hearing anything but the narrator, but here they were not (generally) out of place. The narrator's voice is pleasant, and although the story lags in places and does not make for particularly challenging listening, it is a reasonably enjoyable tour through an interesting world of magic populated with likeable and realistic people.
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