In Rhapsody a fellowship was forged - three companions who, through great adversity, became a force to be reckoned with: Rhapsody, a singer of great talent and even greater beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant sergeant-major whose jolly disposition stands at odds with his deadly skill at weapons. Having fled the F'dor - an ancient, powerful evil - the three emerged on the other side of the world only to discover 14 centuries had passed. Their homeland had been destroyed, their people scattered across several continents, and everyone they ever knew had long since passed away...except perhaps the F'dor.
Prophecy continues this powerful epic. Driven by a prophetic vision, Rhapsody races to rescue the religious leader of her new homeland while Achmed and Grunthor seek evidence of the F'dor. These three may be their world's only hope, the heroes spoken of in the Prophecy of the Three, but their time is running short. They must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all.
©2000 Elizabeth Haydon (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I'm loving the new adventure in this series. I almost didn't buy it because of people complaining abt the narrator. Don't listen. I almost missed out. I've listened to over 400 books and believe me this guy is good! I've set thru painful books cause some narrators make it to where you just can't get into the books and that's a waisted credit! Not this guy. I think some people just like to complain! Enjoy the new adventure!! 🙋
I liked this series so much that I bought it on audible even though I own the entire series in paperback.
There is an error in the recording at Chapter 45 of 58, 4 minutes and 17 seconds into that chapter the recording skipping a scene. It goes from Rhapsody and Jo talking in Jo's room in the Cauldron to Jo slapping Ash then immediately continues with the correct section of the book. "...and threw Rhapsody a packet of sulfured grapes. His head snapped back up and she glared up into the hood again this time catching a glimpse of blue eyes opened in shock by her blow. Maybe she's just growing up..." The part "His head snapped... eyes opened in shock by her blow" should read "Rhapsody watched Jo pop a few into her mouth, noting she had avoided all of the sweeter confections she normally gobbled down". I do not think anyone would notice this error that hasn't read the book. With that said I love this series and would recommend it to anyone.
The story line through the second book of the trilogy is interesting. Several of the characters are well-drawn and nuanced, like Achmed and Ash.
But there is no nuance to Rhapsody. She is perfectly beautiful, perfectly selfless, perfectly skilled, perfectly good... When characters are drawn this way, it is very hard to relate to them. They lose appeal and believability after a while. I never have any doubt as to what she will do -- the right thing -- although at times she seems to agonize over long (the last scene in underground.) And it is made worse by her humility and the adoration of everyone else -- even villains.
Through both of the first two books, the narration bothered me as well. The narrator seemed to over-enunciate often, which makes you focus on the narration, rather than the story.
I will not be buying the third book in the series. I went on wikipedia and confirmed by belief as to how the trilogy ends. Again, no surprise there.
the narrator is god awful, almost nothing is pronounced right, the voices for each character are by far too similar, and he adds and drops accents for everyone constantly. it's worth spending credits on only for the fact that the books are worth it. I'd suggest getting a better narrator and giving that to anyone who owns this version
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