I finally reread Gate of Ivrel after quite a few years, and now all I need to do is Vanye is born in one of the worlds that the Gates and Morgaine. Any career. In my eclectic life, I’d spent a couple of years peripherially involved in the graphic novel business and thought Wow, Gate of Ivrel is really visual. Although some of Cherryh’s later work surpasses Gate of Ivrel in technical virtuosity and originality, it concedes those successors no ground in terms of beauty.
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Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. In their time, long before the rise of the native civilizations, they had terrorized a hundred worlds—not from villainy but from folly, from tampering with the strands that held a universe together. Now the task was to uproot these Gates, destroy their gage for mischief, take horror out of the hands of the few who hungered for power by misuse of the Gates.
What would have made Gate of Ivrel better? ivdel
I seldom leave a negative review for anything. I’ve never left one for an audiobook performance. What made this one almost unendurable was the embarrassing lack of familiarity with the English language the reader displayed. If your job is to read a book for an audio recording, you should really make certain your pronunciation of unfamiliar words is correct.
What did you like best about this story?
I approve of strong female characters. The effect was somewhat spoiled by the reader’s simpering, silly portrayal of Morgaine. How could the performance have been better? A narrator with oof stronger voice and a better command of the language would have been a much better choice.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Would you try another book from C. Cherryh before, how does this one compare?
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Terrible choice of performers. Sorry, but she needs to get a different line of work. Too fast, too high a voice, sounds like a kid.
Hard to tell if I ivrfl love this book. What did you like best about Gate of Ivrel? What did you like least? I absolutely love this series. I have been waiting impatiently for it since CJ Cherryh’s books finally became available. Vanye and Morgaine’s story is one that has been with me as a true friend for 20 years. What was one of the most memorable moments of Gate of Ivrel? I love Vanye’s character, which as a far cry from the stereotypical heroes that we encounter in so much of today’s fantasy writing.
How did the narrator detract from the book? The narrator read the story as if she gatf on speed. She read so quickly that all of ivrsl nuances of irel and rhythm that go along with good writing were completely lost. I am very sad that the editors chose to go with a female narrator for a book that is told from a male viewpoint, and then to make matters worse by allowing her to ruin to beauty of the story with her choice of pace. I’m even more disappointing that kvrel is reading all of the books in the series.
I’ve loved the book series for Ivrell and looked forward to hearing it. And it was very good except I hate to say this because the narrator did a pretty good job all around except that the voice for the main character was so ill fitting.
A woman who does what she does would have a richer, more experienced voice. Too, sometimes the inflection was a bit off – the dialog not quite right. But the narrator DID do a great job of giving that sense of movement and pace – of growing excitement and danger. So I hate to find fault but – there is off way that Morgaine would sound that way.
Would you consider the audio edition of Gate of Ivrel to be better than the print version? While the audio edition is excellent, the voice of the reader isn’t quite what is needed, although she did a good job. What other book might you compare Gate of Ivrel to and why?
Jennifer Roberson’s Sword Dancer books. Both are about a strong woman with a mission she would trade all to accomplish. Did Jessica Almasy do a good job differentiating all the characters? Different voices were obvious for different characters. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I’ve waited so long for these books that I sort of doled them out to myself. This series has always been a favorite, so I was glad to see it come out in audio. She reads SO fast it’s extremely difficult to listen to and understand what she is saying.
Additionally, the story is told from a male’s point of view so why a female narrator? How disappointing and heartbreaking that Ms Almasy narrates the entire series. I WILL be asking for my credit back. Loved the books from years and years ago. Truly hate the choice of reader.
Threw the discs out. The narrator did a good job with voices but her sharpfast voice grated on me. Fortunately the good character development and well paced story caught me up anyway. As other reviews have mentioned, the narrator seems to read quickly. It was occasionally distracting, and I agree the voice did not match Morgaine as I have imagined her, but I otherwise did not mind the narrator. This has long been a beloved series of mine and I was very thrilled to get the audiobook.
The audio played back too fast on my mp3 at normal speed.
Gate of Ivrel (Morgaine & Vanye, #1) by C.J. Cherryh
I had to do this for the whole series. I loved the story so I put up ivrek it but I felt that it was detrimental to my listening experience.
Get it free with day trial. Publisher’s Summary Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. This is the story of one such Gate and one such world.
Cherryh P Audible, Inc. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. No Reviews are Hate. Most Helpful Most Recent. I LOVE these books. This reading is terrible. Disapointed What did you like best about Gate of Ivrel? Would She Sound Like That? Have waited a long time for this! Both are about a strong woman with a mission she would trade all to accomplish Did Jessica Almasy do a good job differentiating all the characters?
Disappointed and Heartbroken What would have made Gate of Ivrel better? Poor choice of reader.
Good story, well written The narrator did a good job with voices but her sharpfast voice grated on me. Reader is fast As other reviews have mentioned, the narrator seems to read quickly.