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Dragons of Autumn Twilight: Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 1 | [Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman]

Dragons of Autumn Twilight: Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 1

Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.
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Publisher's Summary

Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

No one expected them to be heroes.

Least of all, them.

©1984 TSR, Inc., Cover Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Frank Boothby 05-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic book; terrible narration"
    Would you listen to Dragons of Autumn Twilight again? Why?

    No. Not until they decide to get a competent narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Classic fantasy based in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Descriptive language and colorful characters.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Boehmer’s performance?

    He reads like a robot and emphasized every syllable in every word. He reminds me of some of the folks on NPR..not in a good way.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not waste your money on this audiobook until they get a proper narrator. Buy a physical copy and read it in your own voice, you will be much happier.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eleanor H. 04-01-15
    Eleanor H. 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "COULDN'T FINISH LISTENING"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Love this book - but will not recommend ANYONE to listen to the audiobook version. I'm so very disappointed and upset that I wasted a credit on it. :(


    How could the performance have been better?

    I've read this book several years ago and LOVE the series, but I was absolutely disappointed with the audiobook by this reader. I had to stop listening. It was so very poorly read that I couldn't listen to the book itself. When others say "Shatneresque" quality - they truly weren't kidding. Why would anyone hire this person to read an audio book for them? I've never stopped listening before, but I just couldn't continue. It was so distracting. I only gave one star for performance because it wouldn't let me leave it with "0" stars.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JLA Fan 02-11-15
    JLA Fan 02-11-15
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    "Narration almost ruins the experience for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The Dragonlance Chronicles were my gateway to becoming a diehard fan of fantasy novels. I first read them as a kid and if it were not for the amazing story and character development in this series, I might not be the fan of fantasy/sci-fi that I am today.

    An absolute amazing adventure ride that every fantasy fan should experience.

    Now if only the narration in the audiobook wasn't so atrocious at times. :(


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragons of Autumn Twilight?

    Oh no you didn't!

    No spoilers here!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto......Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto.Not really! Unfortunately Mr. Roboto ruins this audiobook for me. :(

    While the dialogue isn't so bad, the narration sounds like a robotic, automated mess at times.If only they could have instead gotten Marc Thompson from the Star Wars

    Audiobooks to do these. He is a rock star among narrators! If you haven't heard him yet, you're missing out!


    Was Dragons of Autumn Twilight worth the listening time?

    Yes, because it is Dragonlance, it is worth the listening time, but it's tolerable rather than being a pleasure to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    As I said, would have loved it if this audiobook was narrated by Marc Thompson (or anyone else for that matter). Paul Boehmer is just too robotic at times and it unfortunately detracts from an otherwise epic adventure.

    The book itself is a masterpiece IMHO, but the narration leaves a lot to be desired.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tjalfe roskilde, Denmark 08-18-13
    tjalfe roskilde, Denmark 08-18-13 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing"
    Where does Dragons of Autumn Twilight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the top right now :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    raistlin ofc :P
    but the best part is no doubt when the big red dragon defend the human becouse she think of her children, the end of that fight just makes your jaw kinda fall, its soo well written and narrated


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

    the narrator is amazingly good, his woman voices could be better but hey his a guy, besides that he is extremely good so much soul into the charecters :D
    but no havent heard anything else with him yet but i diffinately will


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

    not sure.. there is alot of good once.


    Any additional comments?

    awesome narrator.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States 07-30-13
    Christopher Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "audio glitches abound"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Very monotone and bland, like others before me his character voices are great, but the overall tone is very bland. I noticed many times throughout it the audio seems to skip, which is incredibly annoying, and as such would not recommend others to listen to this book, even though the story itself is great. I guess my opinion would be to read the actual book(its not that long) instead of slogging through this terrible recording.


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    Kenneth BROOKLYN, NY, United States 06-13-13
    Kenneth BROOKLYN, NY, United States 06-13-13

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    "Odd Narration, but character voices not bad"
    What three words best describe Paul Boehmer’s voice?

    Like others, Paul Boehmer's cadence is really strange, and so noticeable that it really is distracting. This is not just Paul's fault, but also of whoever directed and produced this. That said, an interesting difference is when he is doing character voices, that whole stuttered cadence thing that happens in narration seems to disappear. So dialog is just fine I thought.


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    Nick 05-29-15
    Nick 05-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Greatest fantasy trilogy ever written"

    In my opinion, one of the greatest trilogies ever written. Hopefully one day a movie can be made. If you are into fantasy, this is a must read.

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    Aaron 05-27-15
    Aaron 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great fantasy novel!"

    I just finished lord of the rings and was wary that Robert Inglis was no narrating anymore. however this was as good as a performance to a great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward L. Tatro, Jr. Maine 04-29-15
    Edward L. Tatro, Jr. Maine 04-29-15 Member Since 2014

    A complex individual with very eclectic tastes in books, movies, music and fiends. I'm also a Mental Health worker and State of Maine Notay

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    "Great Narration"

    Wonder story! The narrator really brought the story to life more so than my feeble mind could by reading.

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    paulus 04-14-15
    paulus 04-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Probably not the way to experience this classic."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is like a patchwork quilt where many of the squares (certain characters, Raistlyn in particular) are beautiful, intriguing, and appear to have been sewn with great talent and attention to detail. They are held together by mediocre stitching and interspersed with squares that are flat and unimaginative.


    Would you recommend Dragons of Autumn Twilight to your friends? Why or why not?

    As an aspiring fantasy author I'm glad I'm reading this series to see and digest the good parts and draw some cautionary lessons from the bad parts. As a straight reader, this may not be worth your time.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Boehmer’s performance?

    His emphases are in all the wrong places; that's the primary thing. He is perpetually slowing down and weighting some pointless word in, say, a descriptive introduction to a scene, like this (taken from Winter Night, but typical of both books): "...in the *grip*...of winter." I don't think he knows what cliches are. Also up there is his use of annoying accents for various characters, coupled with a fairly poor degree of consistency in their use.


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

    I'm glad I'm finally reading it after all these years. There are very interesting characters and character relationships to digest in this series: Raistlyn-Carigwen [I have no idea how these are actually spelled], Riverwind-Goldmoon in this book. There are some ways in which this series handles verisimilitude of people with divergent outlooks and goals trying to cooperate very well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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