This is going to sound harsh, but I simply cannot stand this narrator.
After listening to Victor Bevine narrate the entire series up to this point, I can't bear to hear the story from another person's voice. He butchers the names and the voices are all "off". It's too jarring a transition.
I liked Victor Bevine as the narrator like all of the other books in the series. MARK BRAMHALL no only is it a different voice which doesn't match with all of the other books I have leaned to. But he talks so slow that I have to concentrate real hard so I don't start day dreaming and loose focus with the book.
He talks to slow that I have a hard time staying with the book. Its better to keep with the same narrater when doing a series of books.
Necessary to do this series of you want to lesion to the next series so you can keep up with the past
Books should have been read by victor Bevine I would have enjoyed the series much better
From RA, absolutely. Bramhall, NO.
I couldn't get past the first half hour. I will kindle the rest of this series. I cannot imagine listening to Mark Bramhall for 40 more hours. It took me 10 minutes alone to figure out if audible made an automated narration for this book or if the voice was actually human. This narrator was such a bad call.
Bring back Victor!
If you have read Salvatore and have grown (like me) to enjoy the dark elf and his adventures then this is for you.
If not then read up some of he older books otherwise its like watching Die Harder with no idea who John McClane is.
It's like fantasy porn with descriptive fights, philisophical rants that mirror our society and evil beings getting stabbed.
It is like a cliche but I happen to enjoy a grumpy dwarf and if you do then this is the book for you.
the narrator sucked. what happened to victor? this guy butchered the names, the voices and the overall tone of the story. Not gonna buy the rest of the series, after really enjoying all the previous.
Victor Bevine as narrator.
None. Even David Colacci wasn't this bad in Road to the Patriarch.
In every imaginable way.
None, R.S. Salvatore’s stories are epic and beautiful.
As with 99% of other listeners here, I feel the Audible version of The Orc King is SO painful, I bought the paperback version to continue the story. This way I can at least continue with Victor Bevine's well established & consistent voicing and CORRECT pronunciations in my head. I mirror the sentiment that Mark Bramhall ruined the audio book and it's unfortunate it cost $25+ where most of the others are much cheaper. Refund please.
First off, if you want to read this book make sure that you start with Homeland and continue the series from there. Now with that out of the way. There are lots of people that I would cast as a narrator: the first few that come to mind would be Victor Bevine, George Guidall, Derek Perkins, Dick Hill, Marc Thompson and Simon Prebble. I could go on with the list but I think that my point is made.
All of these narrators are far better than mark bramhall. The fact of the matter is that mark bramhall is not a narrator and if you call him one then you are giving narrators a bad name.
My biggest grief with mark is that he sounds like windows xp "Microsoft Sam" is reading this book. He is not a smooth reader and his monotone herky jerky (meaning his continuous start stop on each word) and mispronunciation of words is just flat out annoying!
R.A. Salvatore spent a lot of time writing these books and sadly, mark bramhall has wrecked this book.
Audible, shame on you for even letting mark read even one of these GREAT! books, let alone several of them.
if the previous narrator Victor Bevine wasn't available or just can't narrate any more there's oh so very much better narrators.
Please have one of the suggested readers reread the books that mark bervine has read and perhaps let mark do something where his voice is not involved. (translation: empty the trash, sharpen pencils etc.)