No. Not until they decide to get a competent narrator.
Classic fantasy based in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Descriptive language and colorful characters.
He reads like a robot and emphasized every syllable in every word. He reminds me of some of the folks on NPR..not in a good way.
Do not waste your money on this audiobook until they get a proper narrator. Buy a physical copy and read it in your own voice, you will be much happier.
Love this book - but will not recommend ANYONE to listen to the audiobook version. I'm so very disappointed and upset that I wasted a credit on it. :(
I've read this book several years ago and LOVE the series, but I was absolutely disappointed with the audiobook by this reader. I had to stop listening. It was so very poorly read that I couldn't listen to the book itself. When others say "Shatneresque" quality - they truly weren't kidding. Why would anyone hire this person to read an audio book for them? I've never stopped listening before, but I just couldn't continue. It was so distracting. I only gave one star for performance because it wouldn't let me leave it with "0" stars.
The Dragonlance Chronicles were my gateway to becoming a diehard fan of fantasy novels. I first read them as a kid and if it were not for the amazing story and character development in this series, I might not be the fan of fantasy/sci-fi that I am today.
An absolute amazing adventure ride that every fantasy fan should experience.
Now if only the narration in the audiobook wasn't so atrocious at times. :(
Oh no you didn't!
No spoilers here!
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto......Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto.Not really! Unfortunately Mr. Roboto ruins this audiobook for me. :(
While the dialogue isn't so bad, the narration sounds like a robotic, automated mess at times.If only they could have instead gotten Marc Thompson from the Star Wars
Audiobooks to do these. He is a rock star among narrators! If you haven't heard him yet, you're missing out!
Yes, because it is Dragonlance, it is worth the listening time, but it's tolerable rather than being a pleasure to listen to.
As I said, would have loved it if this audiobook was narrated by Marc Thompson (or anyone else for that matter). Paul Boehmer is just too robotic at times and it unfortunately detracts from an otherwise epic adventure.
The book itself is a masterpiece IMHO, but the narration leaves a lot to be desired.
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.
The story was very good, but the narrator had a lot of weird pauses in his reading. It was like random commas were thrown into the book and he was having to adjust for them.
I've read this series when it first came out and decided to listen to this at work, not disappointed made me laugh made me tear up when listening to a book can do that you know it's good
The book was great. The BOOK. It was great when I first read it back in the 80s. This audio performance, not so much. The narrator's attempt to add more drama is a failure. The pauses and stops make the story choppy. If it were a boat ride, I'd be sea-sick. He mispronounces half the names in the books.
The book, itself, is fantastic. You get a variety of characters and personalities and the scope is epic.
Anyone that can read and speak English as their native language.
As previously stated, the books are fantastic but I wouldn't be able to recommend this audiiobook unless it was re-recorded with a new narrator.
Narrator needs to be more fluid with reading and speech. He was choppy between words. It was like Captain Kirk was reading to me.