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Oath of Gold: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3 | [Elizabeth Moon]

Oath of Gold: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3

Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life.
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Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life.

Book Three: Paks the warrior must learn to live with Paks the human. She undertakes a holy quest for a lost elven prince that brings the gods' wrath down on her and tests her very limits.

©2010 Elizabeth Moon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    BJ Schultz Michigan USA 05-07-14
    BJ Schultz Michigan USA 05-07-14

    real life coinsure

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    "The elves, dwarves & gnomes voices were terrible."
    Any additional comments?

    The voices that were used for some of the characters were so terribly executed it was distracting. Who uses a robot voice for an ancient, wise character? Just tell the story without the odd voice changes!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 04-14-13
    Sallie 04-14-13
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    "Great Series"

    Wow, this is a broad, far reaching story! A fun twist that surprised me. Paks has come a long way since she left her childhood home.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lindie Johannesburg, South Africa 10-09-12
    Lindie Johannesburg, South Africa 10-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I was captivated from Book 1"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Oath of Gold to be better than the print version?

    Yes

    WIth a book I can't wait to see what will happen next I tend to skip a couple of pages, with Audio for some reason I am more patient


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Oath of Gold?

    When she came trough and believed no matter what they did to her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the King came home


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

    Believe and fight for justice.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Houston TX 77009 USA 02-09-12
    Colin Houston TX 77009 USA 02-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best"
    Where does Oath of Gold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 5.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Free flowing and very understandable.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?

    Paks. It was obviously seen from her perspective.


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

    Paladin Sheepfarmer


    Any additional comments?

    It was well read and the subtle voice changes were well done. I found it easy to understand and the pronunciation of the names were how I would have said them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne 02-18-13
    Yvonne 02-18-13
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    "Cannot listen to this narrator."
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Moon and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Elizabeth Moon - maybe. Jennifer Van Dyck - not if I can help it. I wish Audible would allow you to block an author or narrator if you don't like them. Kind of like blocking a phone number only here a narrator.


    Has Oath of Gold turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Anyone. I am usually not picky.


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

    Cannot remember. I read it years ago, liked the series, and decided to buy all three books in the series and enjoy them again. After I discovered how much I don't like this narrator I didn't even attempt to listen to this book.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Just Abi Westminster, CO United States 03-13-14
    Just Abi Westminster, CO United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Foreshadowing Goes Nowhere."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who don't actually want to know why she and no one else got special Gird powers.


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah, like an M Knight Shamalan movie, all build up, no bang for buck.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Myk Canberra, Australia 09-12-12
    Myk Canberra, Australia 09-12-12
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    "Great end to a great trilogy"

    This third book in the trilogy brings all the threads together and completes the hero's journey. Jennifer Van Dyke's excellent narration keeps you immersed in the world. There's not much to say for those that have already started listening to this trilogy, but for anyone checking out all three before starting, have no fears.

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    Mary 08-13-12
    Mary 08-13-12
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    "Great Ending for the trilogy"
    What disappointed you about Oath of Gold?

    Nohting disappointed me. Great ending for the Pax story.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Will listen again to Mystic and Rider, narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck, written by Sharon Shinn.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Jennifer Van Dyck was great--she has narrated other of my favorite books. She did pronounce some names differently than I would have done, but overall she is a great narrator.


    What character would you cut from Oath of Gold?

    Every character had his/her own fit, and all are needed to move the story along.


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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