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Oath of Swords Audiobook

Oath of Swords: War God, Book 1

Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.
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Publisher's Summary

Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

©1995 David M. Weber (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Weber builds [worlds] with a nice eye for detail, above-average knowledge of history, and a pleasing amount of wit." (Booklist)

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    Amazon Customer Merrillville, IN, United States 11-05-15
    Amazon Customer Merrillville, IN, United States 11-05-15 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader and huge sci-fi/fantasy fan

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    "Really fun listen/read"

    This was a real pleasure to listen to. It was just fun, well written and performed. Not a heavy story.

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    Matthew 10-07-15
    Matthew 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wasn't too Shabby"
    What made the experience of listening to Oath of Swords the most enjoyable?

    Good Story few slow parts!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Ending felt rushed but rest of book was spot on. This book really gave you a feel for the world and its races which i'm sure will help with next few books in series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K Australia 09-24-15
    K Australia 09-24-15 Member Since 2009

    Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.

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    "Very Entertaining"

    Whilst this really doesn't have anything new as a fantasy epic, but the story is engaging and well written. The performance is sound, and keeps you engaged throughout.

    This is one of David Webber's early works and he has matured as a writer since then so if start at the beginning knowing it will only get better, this is a great start.

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    Pavel N. Matustik Studio City, CA USA 06-21-15
    Pavel N. Matustik Studio City, CA USA 06-21-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Enjoyed"

    It's enjoyable. Nothing special but well written and well narrated. Good for long trips as the story flows easily around you.

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    Adedayo Makinde East Coast, USA 06-14-15
    Adedayo Makinde East Coast, USA 06-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant story"

    Story is solid and progresses logically. The characters don't even need to be named as their mannerisms are unique and interesting. The magic system is not original but the application is ingenious. The narrator is brilliant as always and the performance is consistent in all the books he read.

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    Chris T. 05-08-15
    Chris T. 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not a bad little story"

    I liked the story line very much. Overall good read. I like story's like this with gods and powerful characters.

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    Garnett 05-04-15
    Garnett 05-04-15
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    "well done narrator!"

    both author and narrator keep the immersion though things tend to be better then expected a lot. for mostly SciFi writing definitely well written fantasy!

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    Manny T. 04-26-15
    Manny T. 04-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great story and excellent narration"

    excellent story! great narration. I could not stop listening and I am ready for the next book!

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    Per 04-16-15
    Per 04-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Mediocre classic fantasy"

    A black and white classic villain and hero, a linear and predictable storyline and unremarkable characters in a yarn that is at times amusing but mostly tedious.

    The reading style is very dramatic yet superbly executed, with an attention to detail that is commendable. The reader pulls the experience up considerably, which is why I rate this audiobook as mediocre rather than just plain bad. An excellent performance by the reader.

    Cannot reccomend the book, it is neither clever, amusing nor innovative enough for that.

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    Amazon Customer Florida 02-23-15
    Amazon Customer Florida 02-23-15 Member Since 2012

    SV Wings of the Dawn

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    "Too Animated"

    The performer is a poor reader. He is over working his voice trying to make the story exciting where it is supposed to be a normal voice. The names of the characters are difficult as so many sound nearly the same.

    There is too much history alluded to that presupposes the listener has read a previously published serial, but there is none. Otherwise it seams that the book was written overnight without the use of a HUMAN editor. But then that seems to be the case with most modern tomes.

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