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  • The Diamond Throne: The Elenium, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Greg Abby
    Overall
    (763)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (459)

    Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue, and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "Quirky pronunciations but overall a worthy job."
    "Love Eddings as always, not narrator."
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    What did you like best about The Diamond Throne? What did you like least?

    It's Eddings.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sparhawk


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He just simply lacked the skill of a narrator. Didn't have the voice.


    Did The Diamond Throne inspire you to do anything?

    Narrator did, to write this review and I'm not even done.


    Any additional comments?

    Get a different narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Domes of Fire: The Tamuli, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (223)

    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.

    M. Eglestone says: "Unsatisfactory attempt!"
    "Amazing Eddings as always. Horrible narrator."
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    What did you like best about Domes of Fire? What did you like least?

    I loved the story, I read all of David Eddings books once every year. I can't let them go. He's by far my favorite author and I'm happy that audible has him and his wife on here. However the narrator is probably the worst I've ever heard.. you'd think that audible would check to make sure that the narrators have at least a little bit of talent or that the pronunciation between the two connecting trilogies is consistent at a bare minimum.


    What other book might you compare Domes of Fire to and why?

    The Sapphire Rose. It's the opening book to the trilogy before this.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He had no narrating talent. His ability to differentiate between character voices was non existent. And he makes everyone in the book sound like a pompous ass.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Of course I would. But that's not because the narrator did a good job, because he didn't, it's because it's a splendid story. If this narrator was involved at all I'd skip the movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Please consider getting a new narrator for this trilogy. And get feedback from your customers or at least people who enjoy and/or read the books that you are paying narrators to narrate. People will be more than happy to give feedback than listen to a narrator who likes to narrate because he likes the sound of his own voice, not because he has talent, because Kevin Pariseau doesn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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