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A Dance of Cloaks: Book 1 of Shadowdance | [David Dalglish]

A Dance of Cloaks: Book 1 of Shadowdance

The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins...they fear only one man. Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets. Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless - everything an assassin should be.
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Publisher's Summary

The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins...they fear only one man.

Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets.

Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless - everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers and the iron rule of his father.

Assassin or protector; every choice has its consequences.

Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.

©2013 David Dalglish (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Jo-anne COROMANDEL VALLEY, Australia 01-30-14
    Jo-anne COROMANDEL VALLEY, Australia 01-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    What would have made A Dance of Cloaks better?

    Maybe but the narrator of this trilogy has put me right off


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Dalglish? Why or why not?

    yes but not if Elijah Alexander is the narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    Elijah Alexander should have done a straight read. His accents are atrocious and inconsistent. I really missed most of the book because his style of reading just made me tune out.


    Any additional comments?

    Really disappointed. Sounded okay from the sample

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    david chester, United Kingdom 01-02-14
    david chester, United Kingdom 01-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "if you can't do accents DONT even try"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the voice acting


    Any additional comments?

    the English Scots and Irish were truly dreadful. but id read the book again. worst voice acting iv come across in over 250 audio books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frome, United Kingdom
    2/23/14
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    "Great listen for fantuscy fans"
    Where does A Dance of Cloaks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 20 and I have over 700 audio books.


    What other book might you compare A Dance of Cloaks to, and why?

    To brent weeks's night angel trilogy. This book has the same sense of adventure and catches hold and doesn't let go until the end


    Which character – as performed by Elijah Alexander – was your favourite?

    I found all of the characters were pro formed well and could listen to them time and time again


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

    Yes it took me 2 days though.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book so much that I went and downloaded the next book in the series straightaway

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ruth
    rustington, United Kingdom
    3/11/14
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    "Cover design is great"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The various accents used by the narrator were unauthentic and very hard to listen to. I was unable to finish the book because of the quality of narration.


    Has A Dance of Cloaks put you off other books in this genre?

    Not at all. I love this genre but this particular book did not have an individual voice.


    What didn’t you like about Elijah Alexander’s performance?

    His attempts at different accents with no clear voice for any particular character. The bits that were not dialogue based were fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was really disappointed with this book. Both in the performance and the content.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, neither the plot nor the characters were sufficiently strong enough for me to fight on and after the first 7 hours, I threw in the towel. No humour and a hackneyed plot sealed it for me. Apologies, but unable to recommend to the normal crew as I did not manage to finish it. I would like my money back!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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