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There was so much description preceding any action or dialogue that the book moved extremely slowly. I tried to listen to it for an hour but could go no further. I would recommend reading an excerpt from the book before deciding to buy the audiobook.
Its was a truly excellent book. the story kept my interest from start to finish. In Fact I have since listened to it again.
Let me first get the narration issue out the way - she was so slow it was painful but thankfully I could double speed her but, in my opinion, this choice of narrator has resulted in a lesser rating.
The actual plot was exciting and gripping set in a fictional world filled with with interesting characters, imaginary creatures, mysteries and magic. Coupled with this is the romance between Xavian and Afina which is touching as both of them need saving from themselves and, as they finally learn to trust in each other, their love grows to become an unbeatable force which will be needed for the forthcoming war between good v evil.
Worth a credit? Yes and I'm ready to spend the other 6 credits on the remaining books in the series but please Publishers/Audible try a different narrator and fellow listeners maybe listen to the sample first to judge for yourself.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
The book was generally very good. However, the narration was unbearable. The narrator has a great voice and conveys emotion very well. The problem was in the speed of her speech. She read SO SLOWLY and put LONG pauses in every few words and at the end of each sentence. It really affected my ability to pay attention and follow the story. I had to force myself to continue listening to the book and seriously considered returning it several times. I won't listen to another book read by her.
I think this series has a lot of potential and I will probably get the next book in hard copy.
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