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  • The Sword and the Dragon, Revised: The Wardstone Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. R. Mathias
    • Narrated By Chris Dorman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (47)

    When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed. Two brothers find a magic ring and start on paths to becoming the most powerful sort of enemies, while an evil young sorceress unwillingly falls in love with one of them when he agrees to help her steal a dragon's egg for her father.

    Kevin says: "Absolutely unlistenable"
    "Richly imagined characters in an epic world"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Sword and the Dragon, Revised the most enjoyable?

    Clearly narrated with good diction. The narration could have been more dynamic at times but fortunately the character's voices shine through. Dialogue is a definite strength in this book and it comes across strongly in the audio version.

    It was great revisiting this story and being able to lie back and listen to the narration. Love the opening cliff scene.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sword and the Dragon, Revised?

    Without giving away spoilers, the Loudin kite scene.


    What three words best describe Chris Dorman’s voice?

    Clear. Paced. Versatile.


    Any additional comments?

    Sprawling epic fantasy written with a deft hand and an eye for the little details that make the characters -- even the non-humans -- recognisably human. Mathias has a knack of surprising the reader with twists and turns and character foibles.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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