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Ufuk

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  • Woundhealer's Story: The First Book of Lost Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated By Cynthia Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Returning to the milieu of his Swords trilogy, Saberhagen offers a new scenario. The gods have withdrawn from the human world and the 12 Swords of Power they had forged are now scattered, lost and hidden. The weapons are still coveted, though, by men like Baron Amintor, who has lost one kingdom and now sees them as the means to another. No scruples stop him from stealing the sword Woundhealer from the White Temple, where its powers were offered to cure all pilgrims.

    Michael says: "Choose Your Sword, And Step Forward Into Destiny!"
    "Worst narration performance ever"
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration performance of Cynthia Barrett is horrible, to say the least. More often than not I head to wince at the narration rather than to enjoy the story itself. Her reading is so sloooooooow, artificial and monotonous that I sometimes had to check if it isn't an automated speech program instead. Either Cynthia Barrett is the name of an automated reading programm, or it is a real human who has managed to stomp the audiobook into the ground.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cynthia Barrett?

    Darek Perkins (Cynthia Barrett can not even begin to compare)


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the story is good. The narration is awful


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the book and read it yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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