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Limits of Power Audiobook

Limits of Power: Paladin's Legacy, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her best-selling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb.

The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it - even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace - no matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides...if they can survive.

©2013 Elizabeth Moon (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Elizabeth B. 07-04-14 Member Since 2016
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    "PLEASE re-record this book with another reader."
    What did you like best about Limits of Power? What did you like least?

    Here in Paksenarrion's world many story lines continue their development. All worthwhile. All engrossing. As usual, Elizabeth Moon thrills and rewards her readers with excellence and humanity (even for Elvenkind, Kapristi, and Dragon.)
    Despite the quality of the writing this was a difficult "listen". The reader's voice is grating and whiney, the characterizations unconvincing, and the cadence identical, over and over and over and over, the exact same rhythm. Dying, loving, learning, speaking, doesn't make any difference. I could only listen in short increments before the sameness of the raspy voice and the bizarre pronunciations would exceed my tolerance. Please do not use this reader for any more of Moon's wonderful work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Limits of Power?

    Kieri's sojourn in the glade. Arvid's acceptance of his inner "voice." Stammel's protection of the villagers.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    Never.


    Do you think Limits of Power needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    We hear that the 5th volume will complete the tale (at least for now). I can hardly wait. Surely with a different reader.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Ms. Moon, for writing for us!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Undem 01-10-16
    Laura Undem 01-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent story, poor narration"

    For those of us who listen in order and know the proper pronunciations, listening was a bit painful. The story was very good, but the constant mispronunciations of names and places were off putting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ponder 11-15-15
    Ponder 11-15-15
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    "Reader was clueless, Elizabeth Moon was brilliant"
    Where does Limits of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I will have trouble ever listening to this books again. I've un-recommended the series just because of this one reader.


    What other book might you compare Limits of Power to and why?

    Elizabeth Moon's imagination and story telling is as enjoyable as any Anne McCaffrey or David Weber stories


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

    For an 8-book series, it would've been nice to have Jennifer Van Dyke read the entire series, even though there was decades between the start & finish.


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

    Stammel's heroics brought tears to my eyes


    Any additional comments?

    When listening to any performance, there is a rhythm and flow to the story -whether book, opera, song, play. Every time Angela Dawe pronounced a town, country, character wrong it jarred the story. And she seemed to pronounce about 75% of the words wrong. Angela Dawe was very good in "Maybe This Time" by Jennifer Cruisie, but 3 years between books should've left her enough time to at least listen to ONE book if you're going to take on the 7th of 8 books, and she didn't. I kept thinking she was going to call one of the characters "Southy" since this performance had all the same "voices".
    Listening to Angela tell this story was as difficult as listening to a 7 yr old take on the reading of Macbeth. Same level of pronunciation and story understanding. She almost ruined this book, it's only Elizabeth Moon's amazing storytelling skill that saved it at all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert M Peterson 08-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Poor narrator ruins good book."

    I'm committed to finishing the series, but I almost switched to print due to the poor voice performance. The narrator is not the worst I have ever heard, but she is not far from it. Definitely preview before you buy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Rodieck Memphis, TN 10-13-15
    Michael Rodieck Memphis, TN 10-13-15

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Elizabeth Moon is an amazing writer. Too bad they hired such a terrible reader for this novel. The first three in the series were well read but this one sounds like the reader is trying to force a frog out of her throat every time she speaks for a man. And her pronunciations? Blech!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    Never if I could get another version of the rest of the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy Nelson Louisiana 05-18-15
    Trudy Nelson Louisiana 05-18-15 Member Since 2008

    the Wolf

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    "Story good- reader not so good"
    What made the experience of listening to Limits of Power the most enjoyable?

    The story line and characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Continuity of the story line and characters. E. Moon always tells an enjoyable tale for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, and have always liked E.Moon. This was the first audio book I have bought that was difficult for me to complete listening to the end. I had read a previous review that said "read the book", and I now know why. The story is great, but it was a very difficult listen. The voices kept changing, and not always the same voice with the same character. It got a little better toward the end. The pronunciation of some of the characters and places took me awhile to connect with the other 3 books.


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    judtin 03-23-17
    judtin 03-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "good book bad narrator"

    good story, I've read and listened to them several times. but this narrator didn't even bother to listen to the previous books to hear how things should have been pronounced.

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    John 02-01-17
    John 02-01-17 Member Since 2010
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    "I guess I should have read this one..."

    Had I read the book myself then perhaps I would know if this narrator or the other narrators mispronounced so many names and titles...

    Still it is a good story, even if it jumps around in what I can only guess is time and space to try to get things to line up chronologically.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Greensboro, NC United States 01-17-17
    Catherine Greensboro, NC United States 01-17-17
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    "Another great read!"

    Another outstanding addition to the series. I've listened to this book many times and it never gets old. The narration is good, but not up to the quality of the first three in the series.

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    Penelope 11-01-16
    Penelope 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Why different narrators?"

    I really wish they had not switched narrators up every book in this series. Especially since each one pronounces names differently! The narrator for this one is so bad. She sounds so wooden!

    This book is great in terms of building the plot line and the tension of where it is all going. You can really see in these how much Moon has grown as a writer since the Deed of Paksenarrion. It's a shame it's hard to listen to.

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