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.
The story telling was along the lines of a 2nd grade reader. Too deliberate and plodding.
Another sci fi or fantasy but not this author
I am unsure
I am not that picky and I gave this several hours. Once in Chapter 13, I could take no more.
Yes! Excellent reading. Awesome story.
The different voices
I enjoyed the entire story over all. Great pacing. Well read.
This is a really good story. I've read this series several times.
The narration seems forced. I did get sort of used to the style eventually but the narrator is monotone and oddly paced and the character voices are odd.
Still worth getting
This is a classic and must have for any fan of fantasy. Unfortunately, the performance was often flat and inconsistent. It was difficult to determine which character was speaking and I found it hard to focus. Other than that, it was great.
I was really looking forward to revisiting this series and thought audio would be a fun way to do it. Sadly after just a couple minutes of listening I had to give up. I should've checked the sample before purchasing.
Absolutely loved this book. Had not read it in years and decided to listen to it during a long drive. It has definitely stirred my interest for DL once again.
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