in the top right now :)
raistlin ofc :P
but the best part is no doubt when the big red dragon defend the human becouse she think of her children, the end of that fight just makes your jaw kinda fall, its soo well written and narrated
the narrator is amazingly good, his woman voices could be better but hey his a guy, besides that he is extremely good so much soul into the charecters :D
but no havent heard anything else with him yet but i diffinately will
not sure.. there is alot of good once.
Very monotone and bland, like others before me his character voices are great, but the overall tone is very bland. I noticed many times throughout it the audio seems to skip, which is incredibly annoying, and as such would not recommend others to listen to this book, even though the story itself is great. I guess my opinion would be to read the actual book(its not that long) instead of slogging through this terrible recording.
Like others, Paul Boehmer's cadence is really strange, and so noticeable that it really is distracting. This is not just Paul's fault, but also of whoever directed and produced this. That said, an interesting difference is when he is doing character voices, that whole stuttered cadence thing that happens in narration seems to disappear. So dialog is just fine I thought.
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I have now gotten my feet wet on these Dragon Lance type books, and they are not for me. This book lacked a plot. You meet all the characters in depth and some of them are pretty cool. I especially liked the little thief. The first chapter was pretty good and I thought I was in for a treat. These old warrior buddies get together after five years and of course a quest happens immediately. The quest involves a mysterious staff that may be for good or for bad. Everybody wants this staff, including some Lizard Men. I know not to original, (see Conan).
I needed more plot and less descriptive dialogue.
WHY THE BEARD? YOU WERE UGLY ENOUGH.
Somewhat Victor Price-ish, Paul had a good feel on character distinction, but overall narration is bland, leaving emotion dead and the main story immobile. I was disappointed, and can read better aloud, myself- just not for as long. The voices were okay, but non-character narration was distracting and NOT fluid or natural. :( I LOVE the books, but PLEASE get a more expressive narrator, someone who makes the story FLOW instead of HALT every half-sentence,.
Narration other than character expression, was lacking fluidity.
Sure, I still love the story... but won't listen to it more than once, even though I've read the books DOZENS of times.
Dragonlance was my first experience with fantasy when i was young and I'm enjoying them again now. Last time I read the paperbacks it wasn't the same- I read to fast or just anticipated too much but having it in audio book format makes me pay more attention to every part again.
I enjoyed his reading for the most part although some of the main character voices were a little too close or maybe mixed up so it was sometimes hard to tell which character was talking
The story line was pretty good.
What I didn't enjoy was the narration. Portions were pretty good. Without warning the cadence and emphasis of sections would got out of whack. Almost comes across as someone that doesn't understand the vocal nuances of the English language. Very nearly too distracting.
"It's time to toss the Dice"
A story I read when I was a teenager just as good as I remember. An okay performance and a good Series of books.Worth a listen when all the Great stories run out or if your just stuck as to what you'll read next.
These are my favorite books of all time - I have re-read them (a few times) I got them to listen to for long car rides and when I just need the comfort but don't have time to read...
I think the narrator did a good job once I got used to him. (It is always a little different in your head). I highly recommend these books.
There are too many to count. It is an amazing story!
I rate as follows: 5-Best of the best, 4-LOVED it, 3-LIKED it, 2-Meh, 1-Didn't like it. Fav genres: sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, science
I still remember picking up the Chronicles Anthology (this book plus its three sequels) on a family trip as a kid, and devouring it on the long car ride. It was my first epic fantasy series, and I have very fond memories of it. As is often the case, however, the reality doesn't quite live up to the nostalgia.
That said, I did enjoy revisiting this first book in the series. It's a fun, grand adventure with likable (and unlikable) characters and scary dragons. It was easy to listen to and difficult to put down. It just wasn't much more than that, and between when I first read it and now, I've come across much better fantasy (The Lord of the Rings and Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicles, for example).
Paul Boehmer is probably my least favorite narrator, though I did like some of his character voices. I would recommend listening at 1.25x or 1.5x speed, as that somewhat tempers his idiosyncratic pacing and intonation. Overall, I didn't feel like Boehmer's narration took away from the audiobook, but I might have enjoyed it more with another narrator.
I'm torn as to whether or not to complete the series. I know the scope gets much bigger (I have faint memories of a big dragon battle), so perhaps I would enjoy the rest of the series more than this introductory entry. At the very least, I think it would be a fun listen.