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Joanne

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  • Limits of Power: Paladin's Legacy, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (167)

    The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

    Anita says: "Great Tale badly read to gaspy death"
    "Don't like Angela Dawe"
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    Story
    Where does Limits of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I got it because the story left me hanging, and I really liked it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If someone contracts to read a book that is an ongoing series, the least that "professional" could do is listen to the previous books. Angela Dawe pronounces everything, from place names to people names and everything else, differently from the previous books. It's driving me nuts trying to figure out who/what/where she's talking about. I'll finish it because I love the series, but I'll certainly not seek out Angela Dawe as a narrator.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1682)
    Performance
    (862)
    Story
    (879)

    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    Nicholas says: "Finally Unabridged!"
    "Don't waste your time"
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    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better writing and better reading.


    Has The Sword of Shannara turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I'm a confirmed fantasy fan.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    I have before, and found him fine. This one just seems like he's trying too hard to make up for the poor writing by being "oh so excited" and breathless.


    What character would you cut from The Sword of Shannara?

    They're all poor.


    Any additional comments?

    If you do get this book, don't bother with the next two -- they're the same book two more times. Once is more than enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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