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.
Lover of bicycles, Lomos, and old Mercedes diesel
I first read the Deed of Paksenarrion years ago, and was amazed by how rich in detail and character it was. This story features a really special female protagonist, and you follow her through good, bad, illness, battle, ruin and redemption.
It reminds of Enders Game, and the Mists Of Avalon. The detail of the lives of all characters, the many layers, the overall complexity of the stories all stand out.
This is my first audiobook by this performer...she is obviously a real pro. top marks.
I could not tear myself away from this on at times. I was late to work once because I had it plaing in my car.
I highly recommend all of the Paksenarrion series by Elizabeth Moon. Well written, interesting, and beautifully performed by Jennifer Van Dyck.
real life coinsure
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!
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
When she came trough and believed no matter what they did to her.
When the King came home
Believe and fight for justice.
One of the top 5.
Free flowing and very understandable.
Paks. It was obviously seen from her perspective.
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.
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.
Anyone. I am usually not picky.
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.
People who don't actually want to know why she and no one else got special Gird powers.
Yeah, like an M Knight Shamalan movie, all build up, no bang for buck.
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.
Nohting disappointed me. Great ending for the Pax story.
Will listen again to Mystic and Rider, narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck, written by Sharon Shinn.
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.
Every character had his/her own fit, and all are needed to move the story along.
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