Title says it all I will not be buying the other books in this series because of him. I love the book have read it before in paperback and wanted to listen to it again but I'll have to go look for it else where.
Have it re-read by a different narrator.
Anger at the narrator that can't even pronounce the name consistently let alone properly, not to mention the lack of any characters in his reading, everyone sounds the same. You would think they would get Professional narrators who at least try to give a voice or different feeling to each character, especially for the cost of these books.
the reasonable reviewer
The storyline and characters are simply fantastic!
The plot and development of characters were the best part of this story.
Bring back the original narrator, Paul Boehmer!
Yes, but with Paul Boehmer as the narrator.
The original narrator, Paul Boehmer, of the first three books brought each character to life. However, Ax Norman's voice is flat and boring; all characters sound the same and have no life at all.
I would say it was better if the narrator was somebody else.
It's a shame that the narrator ruined this book.
Please re-record with the narrator that did the 4 Chronicle Books.
Ax is by far the worst narrator I've heard on here, he is contantly getting names wrong, like pronouncing majere "majure" and palidine "palidin", when he reads dialog there's no change in tone and conversations are most of the time confusing and I often find myself having to constantly rewind and listen to sections again. I can not get into this story as much as I loved the first 3 books because of ax's boring mono tone naration, please, PLEASE, have paul boehmer renarrate these novels as he did a great job with the first 3 books, I won't be purchasing the other two books of this series until you audible gets rid of Ax.
After the initial Dragonlance series, most readers figured the story of Caramon and Raistlin was finished, said and done.
We were all taken by surprise and thrilled to discover these three novels that gave us an even stronger reading on the twins future story. Despite the wearisome Ax Norman narration, you will enjoy these at LEAST as good as the first four novels, and will be carried along on a journey of high magic, time travel, broad epic story lines, vast moral decisions impacting the world, and just simply good fantasy listening.
This first of the three will swallow you up into the Dragonlance realm, and when done, if you don't want more, I will be honestly SHOCKED. This is Weiss and Hickman at their prime.
Don't pass this series up. I liked it so much, I acquired all three in the series.
And don't worry, I don't always write glowing reviews. Look at my past reviews, and you'll see some extremely negative reviews. Don't worry, I have a few negative reviews to share soon.
For now, let's focus on the good stuff. And this, Audible listener, is the good stuff.
He pronounced almost every name wrong. Every time he said the name "Tass" he pronounced it "Toss", "Sturm" was "Strum" and "Fizban" was "Fizbon". So frustrating.
While Weis/Hickman created a compelling world when they wrote the Dragon Lance series, the narration provided by Ax Norman is flat and boring and those are the "nice" things I have to say about it.
I was in high school when these books were first released and they are still cherished, favorite friend 27+ years later.
There is a distinct lack of consistency in the narrators pronunciation of main character names through out the story which is very distracting. As an example Raistlin is pronounced as Raist (ray-st) Raistlin (ray-st-lyn) and Raistlin (RAST-lyn) through out.
It's not even worth trying to figure out how to communicate how Norman butchers Par-Salian name repeatedly!!!
The narration style is very flat to the point of boring and it's very easy to become distracted and miss parts of the story because you just sort of tune out due to the monotony of the narrator.
Time of the Twins has is part of a 3 book series Dragon Lance Legends and is inclusive (and integral ) to the Dragon Lance World.
The first trilogy by these author's are the Dragon Lance Chronicles books and the trio are all narrated by Paul Boehmer who did a wonderful job.
The narration by Ax Norman on the Legends trio is so horrific I feel as if Audible should be paying *ME* to listen to it.
It's a double tragedy because these books are so iconic to an entire generation. Audible really missed out on a opportunity by choosing this narrator. Those of us who waited with bated breath for the next installment of these books to be released have shared them with our children and now our grandchildren.
I can say without hesitation while I would pass on the paper back or eBook format of the Legends series to the grand-babies when they are old enough, I would not share the Audio book version from Audible with anyone due to the horrible
Miss pronounced names are irritating. Tas and Paladine especially. Narrator eventually corrects Raistlin and Majere thank goodness.
It was difficult to follow what was going on at the beginning of the book since the narrator hardly distinguished voices between characters conversing and between when someone is actually speaking versus normal text.
One of my favorite series. However, I was forced to give up and return the book after only the first chapter. This narrator cannot properly pronounce any of the major characters.
Let see, in just the first chapter alone, he had pronounced Elistan as Elisin, Palidine as Palidin, Huma as Hooma, and Raistlin as Rastlin. OMG. How did the publisher allow the release of this butchery?
I would give anything to have these books re-narrated by the excellent Paul Boehmer, who did such an excellent job bringing the first trilogy to life.
Aside from the above, buyers should be aware that, unlike the first trilogy; this narration is merely a stoic simple reading with no attempt at characterization.