An all-new audio version of one of the key titles in the entire Forgotten Realms novel line.
At the time of its original release, this series presented key events that impacted the entire Forgotten Realms world, and the effects of those events are still felt in current novels. This title was originally released under the author's pseudonym, Richard Awlinson.
When the gods are banished from the heavens, they must travel through Faern in the guise of mortals.
When four companions, last survivors of the Company of the Lynx, find themselves in possession of a mysterious amulet, they must escape death at the hand of Bane, god of murder.
When magic itself runs wild, no one can say that the most innocent of spells will not destroy the world.
©1989 TSR, Inc., 2003 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I would recommend this for readers who want to expand their knowledge of the Forgotten Realms and provide a backdrop for other novels in the universe. I would not recommend it to someone looking to enjoy a standalone book. There is a fair amount of filler. After a somewhat jarring introduction, the plot lags for most of the book.
The latter quarter or so of the story is the most exciting, and I think the ending is well-written and rounds out the plot nicely. Of course, not all ends are tied up, as this is merely the first book in a series.
Monotone, bland, and unconvincing. The only characters who I felt Greevy portrayed well were Mystra and Midnight. When voicing male characters, Greevy often sounds as if she is making fun of them.
Yes, clearly. There is much more to this story arc.
The story was good and I enjoyed hearing about the early days of Forgotten Realms gods. But I had a hard time listening to it. The book is written in 3rd person omniscient voice which makes everything very passive and not that engaging a listen. I would rather hear what the characters are doing rather than ABOUT what they are doing.
I don't think so. While I'm sure she reads well, I found her a bit monotone and her acting was not very good at all. I think an audiobook reader needs some acting ability to make the characters come to life. Hearing her do Bane, the god of fear hatred and tyrrany, made him sound like a whiny teenager.
This is one of my all time favorite series in the Forgotten Realms setting.
This is the first book in the series. It's a great beginning to an epic adventure.
I'm not sure where Nicole Greevy came from, but she does an amazing job portraying the characters in the book. It was great to hear all of my favorite characters come to life! Great job on finding Nicole Greevy audible! I would listen to more books narrated by her any time!
I can't wait to hear the rest of the books in the series!
The simple story with a great cast of characters that takes me back to the first time I read this story.
The other books in the series, Tantras and Waterdeep. It continues the story of the main characters with good development and plot.
Cyric talking about his past to Midnight.
Not really, I wanted to spread it out and take my time to enjoy it more...
One of my favorite trilogies falls completely flat due to uninspired and monotonous narration. There is nothing but whining from male characters when some are gods and are angry or threatening. Mad them sound like spoiled children.
As is the case with many audio books that I have purchased, the overall quality is diminished by a less than gifted narrator. This is the case with Nicole Greevy. I'm not sure which is worse, her terrible mispronunciations or her equally bad attempts at doing character voices. If not for the incredible story being told this audio book would be a flop
I can't say much about the story, because I couldn't get through it due to the narrator. If ever there was a read story that sounds like someone reading words from a sheet of paper this is it. Monotonous lifeless, absolutelu awful - this went to the refund basket for me.
Narrator ruined this audiobook for me, only option is to have someone else read it.
I bought this book because of the potential the story idea had but I have been left feeling like I could have done a better job myself. The book reads as a collection of strung together random encounters. The story is hollow and not fleshed out at all. It felt like every opportunity to give some in dept background to the characters and world was waisted. I guess if you have read enough of Forgotten Realms books you can imagine the rest yourself but that is at-least partially the job of the writer isn't it?
Now the worst part, the narration. Very little talent there either. Reads worse then my mom. How can someone that reads as monotone as this reader be a professional narrator?!! Only someone as simple as the writer of this dribble would allow a flake like this to @#¥* up her book even more. There is the only synergy. The only time this narrator managed to stir any emotion within me was when she pronounced the words "battle" and "metal", forcing me to cringe my toes every single time. No, just no.. To all of this.
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