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Reynato U. Barrera

Austin, Texas USA | Member Since 2013

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  • The Orc King: Forgotten Realms: Transitions, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (273)

    An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World.

    Charles says: "More Drizzzt"
    "Brilliant read"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Orc King again? Why?

    I've been reading these characters for over 15 years now, but I had a lot more time to read back then, and a very long commute to work now. So the only way to continue these stories have been through their audio counterparts. Mark has captured the voices these characters had in my head and applied them to these reads. Naturally, the women in the book don't sound like I imagined, but all of the lead males characters (Drizzt, Buernor, Wulfgar, Pwent) sound amazingly-distinct and true to their character. I plan on continuing the series with Mark as my narrator, as he brings these books to life with emotive reads.


    What did you like best about this story?

    While the story served as a transition, it also held its own as a strong time-passage vessel that tasked the characters with accepting change that goes beyond their own comfort zone. It was an interesting thing to see, give the characters' past.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first performance I have listened to.


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

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    I was delighted to discover that Mark would be re-reading the older books in the series. I'd always wanted to return to those books and re-experience them, but again, with the time budget afforded to me now, I barely have enough to keep up with the new books, so this alternative will be even better read with someone who gets the characters he's reading.

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