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LJ

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  • Elminster: The Making of a Mage: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic.... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful. It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.

    Michael says: "Stands apart in the Forgotten Realms. Tremendous!"
    "Elminster: The Making of a Mage"
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    What aspect of John Pruden’s performance would you have changed?

    I can not quite put my finger on it, but he was just... well Just. I have listened to quite a few of the books here on Audible, and a few I own on CD and his, John Pruden's, telling of this story is just well, just mhe.


    Any additional comments?

    I have always loved this series of books, and it was a lucky find here on Audible.The Narrator, was ok I guess, nothing special and a little bit lack luster. It is a worthwhile listen anyway, once you get over the well, I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about his reading of this story was just... just ok I don't want to give what I feel it is lacking a name because it was just the Narrator and not the book. The Book is great, the narrator was mhe, together you can enjoy it once you get over his telling of this tale, and hear the book, not the story teller.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elminster in Myth Drannor: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (59)

    It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ignorant quests for glory.

    Thus it was that Elminster was guided to Cormanthor, the Towers of Song, where Eltargrim was Coronal. There he dwelt for 12 summers and more, studying with many mighty mages, learning to feel magic and know how it could be bent and directed to his will....

    LJ says: "Great Book! Elminster in Myth Drannor"
    "Great Book! Elminster in Myth Drannor"
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    Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Oky Doky, Elminster: The Making of a Mage: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1 was a so so reading by John Pruden, but in book 2 of this series he got into it and did a much better job. not Outstanding, but I think he did a much better reading this time, lets hope Book 3 of the series is the smack down winner!


    Any additional comments?

    Just about one of the best series of books from the Forgotten Realms books. not a lot to say except it will be worth every penny of any amount you pay for this series IMO

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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