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Dragons of Winter Night Audiobook

Dragons of Winter Night: Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 2

Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins. The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again - if they meet again.
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Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins.

The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again - if they meet again. As the darkness deepens, a disgraced knight, a pampered elf maiden, and a rattle-brained kender stand alone in the pale winter sunlight.

Not much in the way of heroes.

©1985 TSR, Inc., Cover Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Joshua Australia 02-11-14
    Joshua Australia 02-11-14 Member Since 2012

    "It's time to toss the Dice"

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    "An old story well told"

    A story I read when I was a teenager just as good as I remember. An okay performance and a good Series of books.Worth a listen when all the Great stories run out or if your just stuck as to what you'll read next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mrbill333 ohio 06-20-13
    mrbill333 ohio 06-20-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Not Pleased with new reader."

    First of all I absolutely love this series. The Chronicles Series from the Dragonlance world contains so many fun charecter. This book definately takes you from the first book running through the progression of the War.

    I started listening to this series with Ax Norman, and then audible switched to the reading by Paul Boehmer. Mr. Boehmer reads alot like a text to speech program meets William Shatner. He puts voices to some charecters but only a few and not consistently.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 09-02-15
    Mary 09-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good book"

    I recommend these books for all fantasy readers. These stories will take you away from the everyday norm.

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    DreadedRedBeard 07-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "These books are wonderful!"

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters are wonderfully fleshed out. These books are really fun to listen to. This is the second book in the series I have listened to and I feel as though I've known these characters forever. They are well written and I feel a personal attachment to them . The narrator performed very well. His character voices fit well with the images of the characters in my head. I was fully immersed in the world when listening. If you are into fantasy at all I would definitely recommend picking up this series.

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    Russell Chamberlain 12-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I like most things about this."

    the voice track needs to be re edited it has some skips and inaudible sounds.

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    lonnie 11-30-15
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    "greatest fantasy"

    I have read and heard this story at least a dozen times over the 20 years since I found th
    e dragon lance saga. still brings joyious smiles and bitter tears even after so many years. will be buying more of the companions books on audio.

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    Steve 11-04-15
    Steve 11-04-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Dragonlance... Right on Time"
    Where does Dragons of Winter Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd put Dragons of Winter Night in my top 10 of Dungeon and Dragons style books. It was hand and fist above the first book and naturally so, now that you're vested with the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story did slow in parts. Like many high fantasy books, it seems to take the scenic route. No one really cares about the different elf factions and their wars but Weis and Hickman really push this agenda on the reader for a little too long. It does have some meaning later in the book but not enough to suffer countless chapters on this topic. Otherwise, the overarching story was very good... Draconians and the dragons threaten everyone and they need to die!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A large chunk of this book (really 3 novel in one) has the main party broken up and going separate ways. Mostly, this works and allows the authors to tell two stories at once. The scene which makes the party split is pretty good and has some actual meaning. The downside is the book does get one-sided toward the end and you don't hear much from the one camp.


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

    Standard DnD.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a very nice novel. If you were on the fence after the first one, definitely pick this up and you'll enjoy it. I want to now read the third in the trilogy and start to learn more about the gods, legends and other characters. It's turning out to be an excellent world to explore.

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    Christopher 10-15-15
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    "Well read."

    If you're tired of high fantasy that's just a little too fantasy, then I recommend Dragonlance books because they are much more human stories than any I've read.

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    Concerned Consumer California 09-23-15
    Concerned Consumer California 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Poor narrator."
    Where does Dragons of Winter Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Average for a recreational read.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Misplaced dramatics and emphasis. Mispronunciations. Pauses where they didn't belong and not where they did belong. Character voices mixed up.

    It was a good story or I wouldn't have put up with the annoying narrator.


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    Jimmy L. 06-16-15
    Jimmy L. 06-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book. Poor performance."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book was great. The BOOK. It was great when I first read it back in the 80s. This audio performance, not so much.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book, itself, is fantastic. You get a variety of characters and personalities and the scope is epic.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's attempt to add more drama is a failure. The pauses and stops make the story choppy. If it were a boat ride, I'd be sea-sick. He mispronounces half the names in the books.


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

    The BOOK is fantastic. The audio performance, not so much


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  • Sean
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    5/18/15
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    "Great story, poor narration"
    What did you like most about Dragons of Winter Night?

    The story is excellent. I read the book many years ago when I was still playing the Dungeons and Dragons FRP game. You can see how the game influenced the book and you get a D&D feel from the story.


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

    His pacing and intonation is all wrong. He pauses in the wrong places and emphasizes the wrong words. His pronunciation is very good and clear but he seems to concentrate purely on this and not on flow and the conveyance of meaning using pace and intonation. It is very distracting and spoils the enjoyment of this book a lot and makes it hard work to listen to. This is a great shame as the story is good.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Torquay, United Kingdom
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    "Still a fantastic story, narrator is a bit off"
    Would you listen to Dragons of Winter Night again? Why?

    Yes I would, repeatedly. I LOVE the Dragonlance Chronicles, it was my first proper reading experience with a true d&d book, and it will remain with me forever as the best books I have read in this genre.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragons of Winter Night?

    The entry into the nightmare forest of Lorac... wow that was powerful writing throughout that entire episode of the book. Unforgettable atmosphere and character interraction, I felt I was actually "in there" with them.


    Did Paul Boehmer do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Ah... yes he did, attempting a fair change of accent for each of the major characters, and even "warming" to a few of them. Paul is Shakespearean trained and it shows, but I find the diction and pace a little too "perfect" outside of the individual character portrayals. As the narrator he could have been a little warmer with a less formal approach to the reading.


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

    I was thoroughly gripped by the Lorac episode, feeling the pains and elations of each character as the story progressed. The style of writing had the desired effect at each stage of the episode, both crying with despair at the tragedy of the characters, and laughing with relief when the nightmare ended. This, to me, was the most emotional and most powerfully written part of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't express how much I really like these Chronicles, they hold a special place in my heart and I will always go back to them when I need to lose myself in a world of both endless despair and eternal hope. The depth of this book is vast and I would place it on a par with Middle Earth in it's complexity and history.

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