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Review: The Blade Itself

The Blade Itself
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review of the Book
i’ll be the firs to admit that I am not normally a fantasy fan – in fact, I can probably count the number of fantasy books I have read on one hand. So when I picked this book up (on the recommendation of a GR friend), I wasn’t sure what to expect. Listening to the audiobook, that went for a 22 hour period, I was sucked into the story of Jezel, of Logan and their merry cast of characters. While towards the end it had a bit of a Lord of the Rings feel (based on my experience with the movie, not the books), with the forming of a group to solve a mystery, I still enjoying it and I have already bought the second one to listen to in the near future.

Review of the Narration
Steven Pacey is probably one of the best narrators I have come across in the last few years while listening to audiobooks on my commute to work. He was able to convey a wide range of different accents for the various characters and parts of the world where they came from and I had no problem immediately being able to identify who was speaking. My only comment would be that through-out this whole book, there were only 2 females with speaking roles and then they weren’t all that significant, so it was kind of hard to judge how well his female voices are. Overall looking forward to the rest of the books in the series and i’ll be checking out more narrations by him in the future.

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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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