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William

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  • Domes of Fire: The Tamuli, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (298)

    Six years had passed since the redoubtable knight Sparhawk had triumphed over the evil God Azash and returned to Elenia with Queen Ehlana, his bride. And now a new danger had arisen to threaten the peace of Ehlana's realm. The trouble had started quietly. At home, bandits began to plague the hill country. In neighboring Lamorkand, the customary political unrest turned ominous with whispers that the bloody heroes of old soon would rise again.

    Ken says: "Danger lurks in a distant land"
    "Narrator needs to keep the stories consistant"
    Overall

    I have read the books prior to listening to them. The previous series,"Elenium", had a different narrator (no names will be used). The narrator for this series, "Tamuli", should have listened to the "Elenium" to hear the pronunciations of character names and other proper nouns to, at the least, try to maintain some continuity. It really takes away from the enjoyment when characters are addressed differently.

    This narrator also gives most of the characters a Boston high society accent and many characters sound "foppish" at best. These are knights in armor not flowery courtiers.

    I realize that Audible has no say in the choice of narrators but maybe they could pass along our comments

    Thanx

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8376)
    Performance
    (4674)
    Story
    (4733)

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Karen says: "Not a King fan...BUT"
    "Well read but truly a bizarre read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make the character a little less like Clint Eastwood's recurring gunslinger rolls. I was waiting for the music from


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    I think Mr King is one of the most gifted authors of our time, but this book was truly bizarre. A lot of words but storyline and plot not well developed at this point.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I like Mr. Guidall's performance. Have enjoyed other stories read by him.


    Could you see The Gunslinger being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No...


    Any additional comments?

    I have yet to decide on the purchase of the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keeper Martin's Tale: Ruin Mist Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    • Narrated By Robert Stanek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Patrice says: "The Tale"
    "Poor narration"
    Overall

    I made the mistake of purchasing this title without listening to a sample, as suggested by a previous reviewer. My Bad!!! The author is a poor narrator! It often sound as if he were inebriated. He slurs his words and his sentences run into each other. It is often difficult to determine when a new chapter begins. In short...If Audible.com would refund my money, I would be more than pleased!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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