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Shelley Gurney

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City of Fallen Angels cover art

So disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-2019

As the first installation of the send trilogy arc, I got 5 chapters in and had to return to the audiobook.

The readers do not do the story any justice. Both Ed and Molly had a"I really can't be bothered" tone to their voices which isn't what is needed when you have some tense moments. While switching narrators for Clary and Simon's parts was a good idea, the lack of emotion really jarred. I'm hoping there's a bit more life and feeling to book 5.

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Kingdom of Ash cover art

Great ending to a brilliant cycle

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-2018

What a stunning conclusion. I really didn't know how this was going to go, but I laughed and wept... Some of the tropes jarred - more so then in the other books, but it was a joy to race through this story for what happens next. and I think I'm going to start at the beginning again.

Polgara the Sorceress cover art

Mis-pronounciation let it down.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

It was lovely to have a female narrators for Pol's story, however, the mis-pronounciation of names and places (and sometimes common words) really jarred. It would have been fantastic to have some commonality with the other 11 books in that respect.

Otherwise, it was lovely to listen to.

Demon Lord of Karanda cover art

pity about the mis-pronounciation

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2018

Lots of mispronounced words in this one. It detracts from a good story. Beierle does a good job, but there are some commonplace words that he consistently mispronounces which just sets my teeth on edge.

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A sublime retelling.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-2017

A fantastic retelling of Snorri's and the Poetic Edda. Gaiman has a voice like honey and breathes life into the mythology like the poets of old.

I will be revisiting these chapters again and again.

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