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.
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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.
On book six of the wheel of time my brother sends me this book while over sees in the navy said I had to read this and that was it !!! I truly love sci Fi books and have read authors from terry brooks to terry goodkind but no book has captured what dragon lance has not even the hobbit as great as that story was can suck you in like dragon lance myself and a large group of my friends have read this series over and over and each time I find myself drawn into a magical fantasy world I wish I could jump into thank you Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman for the greatest fantasy ever written and a big thanks to my brother for sending me this book
Narration with some of the best I've heard in a long time. It takes a fantastic story and really brings it to life.
No. The narration was ok, but Weis and Hickman are why fantasy novel are considered low quality.
A lot of material taken from the Lord of the Rings.
I read this as a teenager and got the audio book for a bit of nostalgia. The story held up for me as an adult, but the style defiantly seems to be written for a teen audience. Weiss/Hickman write good characters but the dialogue and descriptions can be repetitive and unsophisticated. The narration grew on me by the second book; he is consistent in his characters and is leaps and bounds better than Ax Norman. If you plan to get the "twins" sequel, stick to the written book, but for audio this was a pretty good experience overall.
Many people here have a lot of trouble with the narrator, but I enjoy his reading. I think his voices of the characters are great, and he provides an interesting voice to the story. My only issue is the occasional awkward pause in the speech, but its almost too infrequent to notice. Don't let others reviews convince you out of this audiobook
Anyone who likes fantasy novels should have this in there collection. Love this story, I've read the trilogy three times over the years. The audio book is good, the narrator isn't to bad, some minor changes to tempo at times that seem odd but doesn't take away from the enjoyment of this classic.
Anyone who has played Dungeons and Dragons will love this book
Often hard to hear - I was hoping to make this a road book with the family but they struggled to hear it so often they lost interest.
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