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  • Wake of the Riddler

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Janet Morris
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    New characters and new mysteries change Sanctuary forever. The immortalized cavalry commander, Tempus, leaves Sanctuary in the hands of Straton, the witch-cursed Stepson; his partner Critias; Sync of the Rankan 3rd Commando, and Kama, Tempus's daughter. Each feels that being left behind is punishment, and may be correct. Sanctuary goes from bad to worse with the arrival of the ominous Shepherd and a disturbing god.

    Muse of Hell says: "Excellent Narration of Classic "Sacred Band" Tale!"
    "Excellent Narration of Classic "Sacred Band" Tale!"
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    If you could sum up Wake of the Riddler in three words, what would they be?

    Classic, epic, gritty


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kama, Tempus' daughter, the only woman in The Sacred Band, fighting against stereotypes and family baggage.


    Have you listened to any of Alex Hyde-White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first performance I have heard as an audible book, but I have seen his performances as an actor which I quite liked, and have just adored his father, Wilfred Hyde-White ('Colonel Pickering' in "My Fair Lady" - my mother's favorite movie) and his ex-father-in-law, Roy Dotrice, and their wonderful classic work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was a novella and, yes, I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This performance is an absolutely marvelous example of the narrator's art. I am very familiar with, and a great fan of, Janet Morris' work since I discovered her in the late 70s-early 80s. The Sacred Band is a group of characters that were originally created in the Thieves' World(r) books of Robert Lyn Aspirin and Lynn Abbey, by Janet Morris when she wrote for the series. The Sacred Band subsequently moved on with its main character, Tempus, into novels and other stories.Mr. Hyde-White gives the work the feel of antiquity that is appropriate to the tale, the setting and writing. I am extremely pleased by this initial foray into the audible world by the characters of The Sacred Band and the treatment given the story by Mr. Hyde-White; he uses a terrific selection of voices, with none of them "overdone" and his pacing is exquisite. I hope to hear him do many more of Janet Morris' and her husband, Chris Morris', works.

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