This is a great listen! The reading was excellent and the background music added a nice touch to the whole package. I loved the original paperback series and I hope that they will record the rest of the books with the same reader and background music as well!
I thought this was an excellent listen. If you like fantasy, real fantasy, you will like this book. The only problem with listening to any book is that without the fits and starts of actually reading a novel, it seems to go so smoothly that they seem to be over too quickly. This one did.
I felt like I was listening to a production of some eastern religious mythology. The story line was stiff and lacked emotion investment. And what was with the musical score?
Elric is my favorite anti-hero. He is pitiable, pathetic and weak, and at the same time, he is wise and strong. To be a force for good in the world. Elric must follow a path of woe and self destruction.
The best of Moorcock's Eternal Champions is Elric. By far my favorite Moorcock stories. This is the first book in the series and it stands on it's own. I would recommend Elric to any fantasy fan. The world Moorcock has created is dark and a little depressing but very entertaining.
The narration of the audio book is good and I like the tone of the narrator's voice.
great story Morecocks eternal champion books are terriffic reads the narration is good. If you want pure excapism this book is great it just a pity audible dont record more of his books
steohen donaldsons the one tree is some of the greatest science fantasy the series the chronicles of thomss covenant the unbeliever truly transport you to another world
first time listening to west hes pretty good
most of the book
Record more of his books
I finally learned how to pronounce "Yyrkoon". That alone was worth the price of admittance.
It is difficult to match the idea the reader has of a character voice, even more so in Elric's case. But this version closely matches what was in my mind.
The music is distracting at times, but it helps in setting the moods for the scenes, so I won't complain much.
The battle with the southern barbarians and Yyrkoon's attempt on Elric's life are priceless
In the Middle but a must listen for fantasy fans
We see Elric come back from the?
Audible should finish the series and the other Moorcock books!
Elric of Melnibone is not easy to classify even within Fantasy. This is high fantasy with an edge. It's a dark tale but not without humor. It has some of the standard Sword and Sorcery elements but it reads more like literature than a swashbuckling tale. Moorcock doesn't write stories , he writes fictional histories. I've read and loved his books before so I was a little nervous about how this audiobook would sound. The narrator did a great job of delivering the material. Michael Moorcock himself gives us a brief preface that is fun to listen to but I was grateful when the real narrator started talking. One more thing, this what they called an "audio plus" book. It has music and small sound effects in the background at some portions of the tale. I found they matched the scenes they were used in perfectly. A well polished audiobook.
Yes, actually. Mr. West is an excellent narrator, and I felt the music added to the atmosphere. Overall, a fantastic audiobook.
Everything. It's classic fantasy at it's best, unlike some of the garbage being published today.
Not yet. I have purchased "Sailor on the Seas of Fate", and will be listening to that soon.
Yes, and I came very close to doing so, but decided I wanted to prolong the experience, so I paced myself.
Yes. Audible needs to get the rest of the Elric Saga. Like, soon. Even if they have to produce them. Only having the first two just isn't right.