The Narrator! This is a great story, carrying on from the commonwealth saga. But, The offensive character voices just blew it for me. Toby Longwor..Show More »th has a great voice when reading the story. But his character voices are just to silly and stereotypical. Almost Offensive with characters like Oscar. Tobys "Oscar" voice is taken directly from a 1970's Blacksplortation film. Its just terrible and offensive. He does well with new character but just blows it with characters from the commonwealth series. Thats the problem for me because we the fans love those character and expect better than Paula Myo's Bad Jelly the Witch voice. I know its easy to criticise and harder to create. And as I said Toby has a great even voice when reading the story around these characters. But from Kazimar to Gore to Paul and Oscar, he just fell into some weird timewarp. I'd like to hear these Narrators try to do less with the characters in Audio Books. That might work? Maybe not:)
Hamilton has a great immagination but his long descriptive passages are often tedious. Worth persisting though because ultimately the story is very sa..Show More »tisfying. it would have been better to have the same reader for all three volumes.