Now her moderate powers are increasing beyond anything she could imagine - but is the resumé enchancement worth her soul?
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By elzclr on 11-03-15
This witty and sassy book brought to life
Great story and series which I've read a few times. Bought the audio version to do whilst ironing and it was brought to life by the narrator. Different voices, accents and turns of phrase made the characters even more fun. Try it, you'll enjoy it.
By Breuddwyd on 14-01-15
This is a series worth buying, although I recommend reading rather than listening to them.
The story covers an elf lady who has a small amount of magic and acts as a 'seeker' essentially someone who finds lost or stolen goods using her magic and then tricks, swords and wit to free them and return them for a fee. We see very little of this side of her life however as very early on in the first book she is trapped into being bonded with a power hungry evil stone that desires human sacrifice. Despite repeated 'girl power you can't stop me" type statements from the protagonist she essentially is the "damsel in distress" for most of the series, with a succession of men and boys who either find her so beautiful/fun/talented/loyal that they continually drop everything to help her through the plot.
The fantasy world in which the story is set has several original elements, and the first book makes a good start at exploring that world. Unfortunately it does become rather repetitive and formulaic through the series, with less plot and slower pace of events with more sidetracking to feature hanky panky with the various men who continually compliment our heroine, a failing of many supernatural fictions these days...too much fluff and not enough substance.
You will literally get fed up with the inappropriate use of the word literally, also with the nonsensical phrase "I didn't ask it as a question". I read the books before I bought the audible version and I didn't notice these things when reading, I also had a higher opinion of the heroine which I think is partially a product of the delivery by the narrator but partly because an internal dialogue being read from a page in private has a different essence from listening to these private thoughts being said aloud by another person.
The narrator has a reasonable range of voices and delivery is ok, although I listened at 1.25 speed as at recommended speed it became tedious.
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By Maria on 11-02-12
The Story/plot was pretty good, however the narration wasn't. I had to rewind several times as the monotonous tone of the reader had me drifting. The lack of inflection, and rise and fall of voice had me falling asleep several times. Get someone else to read this series as I believe it is a decent one. In my opinion buy the book.
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By Kathy Kelly on 02-07-12
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This is the latest series I'm listening to. As a first book, it was a pretty good start and the series keeps getting better as it evolves. I just bought book 5 and plan to get the rest. The only odd thing I had to deal with was trying to imagine tall sexy goblins. I've always thought of them as squat ugly things; but I just picture Legalos with fangs.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful