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It is a refreshing fantasy, in that it is very different to anything else I have come across. The plot is rich and dense, and there are layers to the story that will probably become apparent on a second read. Because it is such an unusual story, I believe I was less accepting of the fact that I did not find the ending satisfying. It felt like an incomplete emotional arch of at least one of the characters.
Rupert Degas' narration feels perfect.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I didn't finish it, it was all men and the women mentioned were either excluded from the action and/or dead/ethereal. Am tired of this kind of world, it is not one I want to spend any more time in.
What three words best describe Rupert Degas’s voice?
Superb x 3.
A reasonable fantasy. It drew on so many different legends and myths that at time it felt a little bit directionless.....and I'm still not sure I "get" the whole basis for the mythagos.
Not completely disappointed I used a credit on it, but I very much doubt I'd ever listen to it again. (whereas I revisit Sanderson / Rothfuss/ Abercrombie books happily)
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What made the experience of listening to Mythago Wood the most enjoyable?
The fact that this is described as 'fantasy' gave me pre-conceptions about the plot which I am pleased to say were very happily challenged. An unexpectedly engaging book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Mythago Wood?
The moment I realised I was listening to a book very different from, but not worse for being utterly different to, the one I was expecting.
What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?
As always, his different accents for the different characters makes the book stand out as a dramatic performance rather than just one that is read to you.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It is intriguing, certainly.
Any additional comments?
It is a book that doesn't really sit very well under any 'genre'; it has elements of myth, fantasy, mystery among others, so buy it and listen with an open mind.
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