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Confliction Compendium Audiobook

Confliction Compendium: The Dragoneer Saga, Cycle One

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Publisher's Summary

The Confliction Compendium is an omnibus edition of the Full Confliction Cycle of Dragoneers novels.

  • The First Dragoneer
  • The Royal Dragoneers
  • Cold Hearted Son of a Witch
  • The Confliction
  • As well as the first of the Crimzon and Clover short stories.

These titles are also available separately and have many reviews on their individual pages.

©2012 Michael Robb Mathias Jr (P)2015 Michael Robb Mathias Jr

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    Boris S Cleveland, OH 01-31-15
    Boris S Cleveland, OH 01-31-15
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    "Starts great; middle is repetitive; C & C is cool"
    What made the experience of listening to Confliction Compendium the most enjoyable?

    That all of the first 4 Dragoneers Saga stories were in one purchase plus the bonus of the short, Crimzon and Clover at the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the Dragoneers could magically 'bond' to their dragons, and the different types of villains the author came up with. Lots of intense action - the stories are never boring!


    Did Christine Padovan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, she is a fine actress and does well with character voices. I noted The Royal Dragoneers and Cold Hearted Son of a Witch were the original recordings from early 2013 and aren't as greatly narrated as The First Dragoneer (first story and recently narrated), The Confliction and Crimzon & Clover, the bonus short story at the end.

    But she does make the stories entertaining with all the different characterizations of people and even the dragons.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There's some comedic moments throughout the stories (especially in The Royal Dragoneers) that make the stories worth listening to.


    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 01-23-16
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 01-23-16 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.

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    "Dragoneers to the Rescue"

    I am not sure how much of this review is clouded by the poor narration but I will do my best to separate that from the written story.


    STORY, THE GOOD:
    Mathias spins a world full of magical creatures and humans in a fight for survival. I also liked how the various areas of the world were given distinguishing characteristics.

    The stories of Marcherion, Jenka, and Rikky becoming dragoneers were well done as were the short prequel stories about Crimzon & Clover. I also enjoyed seeing the different magical powers each dragoneer developed based on their personalities and needs.

    The author did show that people have more than one side to their makeup, both good and evil. This added some interesting conflict within themselves and how they were viewed by others.

    The dragon tears gave the writer lots of latitude (I don't want to say more as it would be a spoiler).

    For those who like lots of fight scenes, this book would appeal to you.


    STORY, THE UGLY:
    The writing style seemed geared towards pre-teen and young teen boys, lots of bodily fluids that were not blood in addition to other things that seemed geared towards that age.

    There were times when the story droned on & on and my mind kept wandering off, but this could have been due to the narrator. I found myself rewinding frequently because I missed key parts.

    Personally I would have preferred more time to bound with the characters for more than a fleeting instance at a time. There seemed to be too many names & nicknames for each main character and they were pronounced differently throughout so there were times when I had no idea who they were talking about until another character interacted with them. I really would have liked to see more time devoted to the characters and their bounding with their dragons and their fellow dragoneers as well as the others with which they worked closely.

    There were inconsistency in facts, such as the age of Lemmy being 70s in one spot & 90s in another. This was explained in book 3 by indicating that no one really knew.


    PRODUCTION ISSUES:
    There were several instances when the narrator would attempt pronunciation of a word, and the entire attempt until she got it right was left in the audio version. Two spots that logged are towards the end of Chapter 19 & chapter 52.


    NARRATOR:
    I had many issues with the narrator Christine Padovan. She has a tendency to end the vast majority of lines with an up-tone, like you would use when asking a question. You eventually get used to it, but it did still distract from my enjoyment of the story. There are also a number of pronunciation issues, such as pronouncing Nepton, instead of Neptune (at least that it what I assume the written word was). The other thing that bugged me were the inconsistency with the voices used. They were not always the same for the same character.

    One thing I did like was her using a different voice for the chapter change, it gave me a chance to take a breath.


    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publishe at no cost in exchange for an
    unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-03-16 Member Since 2015

    I'm a long haul truck driver that fills my drive time with listening to audio books and reviewing them.

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    "Entertaining fantasy romp!"

    Well developed characters and a good story are not as good when the narrator is tough to listen to. She has a strange cadence that makes it difficult to listen to.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon Davaz BONNEY LAKE, WA, US 04-15-15
    Brandon Davaz BONNEY LAKE, WA, US 04-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great story bad narrator"

    great story it was very engaging for me. I could not get over the mono tone of the narrator.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    George Machev 02-10-15
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    "Great series!"

    This collection of the first set of Dragoneer books is worth a credit or a buy! Definitely will be looking at this author's other writings as well. If you like non stop action, get this omnibus!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    mike 01-09-16
    mike 01-09-16 Member Since 2015

    I try to listen to at least one book a week. Although most weeks it's more likely to be two or three.

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    "There are some very good twists in these books."

    There are some very good twists in these books.
    The story makes you ask yourself who is really evil?
    Can evil work for the good or vice versa?

    One thing about the books I did not enjoy was the narration.
    Christine Padovan's voice in the books made most of the male characters sound as if they were small children. The way she likes to draw out and emphasize the last word in sentences makes it feel like you're listening to a sermon rather than a good book.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Saga"

    I enjoyed this story overall. wonderful character development. solid storyline.

    For some reason I just couldn't get comfortable with the Narration for this one. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it was the narrator I think it was me...

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S.N. Sterling heights, MI 01-17-16
    S.N. Sterling heights, MI 01-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Worst narrator ever"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was very flat in the way she read the book and the tone she used while reading completely distracts from the story.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy 11-06-15
    Jeremy 11-06-15
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    "This narrator is horrible! Good story though."
    What didn’t you like about Christine Padovan’s performance?

    It was horrible. Instead of reading the story, she tried to draw out the last of each sentence. I'm not sure if it was for drama sake or if she reads to herself this way, either way it was horrible.


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

    no. I almost stopped listening within the first 10 mins due to the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to fight through the narration. I'm glad I did though the story was a good story. Sometimes the writing could have been a bit better, especially when the characters interact with each other.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    David Mitchell 12-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrato drags out last word in every sentence!!!!!"

    The narrator has an annoying habit of drawing out the last word in every sentence. I cant get past the first chapter, its that annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tony Bough
    1/6/16
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    "An epic saga. Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Good characterisation, good ideas from the author in terms of characters and the creative writing style


    What other book might you compare Confliction Compendium to, and why?

    It's a collection of stories and I'd hate to give comparisons to other books other than to say that this one is a good solid fantasy books that people who like the genre will enjoy.


    What does Christine Padovan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I liked the narration. Good pace and a nice voice that I could easily listen to and get drawn into the story through.


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

    I liked the way that it jumps between different stories so that I could listen to one part and then pick up the next as soon as the opportunity arose.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • robert barratt
    3/18/15
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    "wonderful"

    I loved the book 1st 2nd and 3rd time I listned will be listening again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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