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Dissolution Audiobook
Dissolution
Written by: 
Richard Lee Byers
Narrated by: 
Rosalyn Landor
Dissolution Audiobook

Dissolution: Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The War of the Spider Queen begins here.

While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution....

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    Amazon Customer BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY 01-17-15
    Amazon Customer BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY 01-17-15

    EVERYDAY IS A MONDAY

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    "Great novel"

    drows other then drizzt and jarlaxle. I find that it still follows the important hierarchy of mensobenzeran but putting the spot light on smaller houses make the story unique.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chris 03-11-14
    chris 03-11-14
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    "A 5 star series."
    Where does Dissolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    5 all the way. It has no weakness


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The mage. He pokes it up ever ones but, with sly remarks & gets away with it, most of the time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the magic fights were good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Trial of the Spider Queen.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Philip Varsity Lakes, Australia 06-29-13
    Philip Varsity Lakes, Australia 06-29-13
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    "I liked one third of the story."
    Would you try another book from Richard Lee Byers and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    yes


    Has Dissolution turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not one particular scene. I enjoyed the Rild and Feron storyline.


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

    the other two storylines - Gromph vs Quenthal and the Ched Nasad ambassador.
    The final battle was a little anti-climactic. I would have preferred the victory over the insurgents to be less complete.


    Any additional comments?

    I am actually looking forward to the expedition to ched nasad. but 1/3 of the story was fun. the rest was superfluous.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Missouri 06-16-16
    Amazon Customer Missouri 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "If you love Drow this series is for you!"
    What did you love best about Dissolution?

    I cannot get enough of Menzoberranzan and the Drow so it already had a lot going for it. The characters were really good and Pharaun in particular is my favorite.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Landor's narration grew on me quite rapidly. It can be a little difficult hearing a female narrator doing male voices at first - it seems to be easier the other way around - but she really nails the performances. She gave lots of life to all of the characters and it was quite compelling.


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    Tim 06-14-16
    Tim 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a fan. Will be returning the book unfinished."
    What disappointed you about Dissolution?

    I tried to stay with this book for 8 hours of listening, couldn't take any more. Narrator's voice lost me between characters - indistinguishable between one and the other. Story was jumpy and difficult to follow. Narration had a lot to do with it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will not be listening to the rest of this series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    See above


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    mike 06-08-16
    mike 06-08-16
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    "Did the city of spiders get taken over by the Engl"

    I found the story hard to stay interested in for long. The strong English accent of the Narrator and the use of English terms made me wonder if King George had come to the city as his hell. I'll be skipping the other books in the series since with this one they will likely not keep my interest enough to pay attention to the entire story.

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    Aiden Kivisto 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "First time listener"

    never read them before, but now I feel hooked! great story and perfect narration. awesome.

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    TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer Estacada, Oregon 07-21-15 Member Since 2013

    Todd W. Brown

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    "The Seedy Underbelly"

    If you have read any of the Salvatore tales involving the Drow, then you already know that they are an unpleasant bunch. Imagine an entire city of female J. R. Ewings and that almost comes close. This matriarchy is well known for being chaotic and just plain nasty. Their current problem resides in the fact that Lolth has shut off her blessings. That leaves the female clerics in a tight spot. It will be fun to watch this unfold.

    The narration was fine. Very fitting for a woman to be the voice here. Although I do find it interesting where she decides to apply a Scottish accent.

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    Timothy Bowman 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "slow start."

    started out slow but later on grabbed my interest. cant wait to read the rest of the series.

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    Merel 05-18-15
    Merel 05-18-15
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    "difficult but fun."

    i had to listen some parts over. but it was a fun to listen too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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