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The Dragonbone Chair Audiobook

The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book One

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Publisher's Summary

A war fueled by the dark powers of sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard - for Prester John, the High King, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying. And with his death, an ancient evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvishlike Siti, seeks to regain his lost realm through a pact with one of human royal blood. Then, driven by spell-inspired jealousy and hate, prince will fight prince, while around them the very land begins to die.

Only a small scattered group, the League of the Scroll, recognizes the true danger awaiting Osten Ard. And to Simon - a castle scullion unknowingly apprenticed to a member of this League - will go the task of spearheading the quest for the solution to a riddle of long-lost swords of power...and a quest that will see him fleeing and facing enemies straight out of a legend maker's worst nighmares!

©2016 Tad Williams (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    Brad Grafton, MA United States 07-05-16
    Brad Grafton, MA United States 07-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Glad it's finally available in audio"

    I have to admit that I'm only a few hours into this audiobook at this point, but I've already read it in print, so I know what happens. That being said, I'm very glad that this great series is finally being made available in audio. So far, I'm very impressed with the narration. Mr. Wincott does an excellent job differentiating between characters, so it's easy to tell who's speaking, and he reads at a comfortable pace while infusing the narration with the proper emotions. The books themselves are fantastic, and Memory, Sorrow, & Thorn is one of my all time favorite series. This series was written back in the 80's, so the plot may seem familiar to many readers, but It's very well written with characters you can care about.
    The bottom line is that I highly recommend this book. Back to listening!

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Morris 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It's about time"

    The story is great. It's well written and keeps your interest. The narrater has a great voice and his different voices and accents were just what was needed. I've been waiting for an audio version of this series for many years and I wasn't disappointed

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tose Norhtern California 07-30-16
    Tose Norhtern California 07-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than I had dared hope"

    I knew this was one of my favorite stories but the incredible performance brought new life to the tale.

    Like meeting a loved one after a long absence and finding them better than you possibly could imagine.

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    P.Farley 09-11-16
    P.Farley 09-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awsome story line!"
    Would you listen to The Dragonbone Chair again? Why?

    Yes, Tad Williams is a long time favorite of mine. I have enjoyed all of his work to date.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Simon is the most interesting because of the character development involved, I also enjoyed Binabik and Duke Isgramore.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favorite?

    Simon


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

    It was Quite long but I did listen to it within a few days.


    Any additional comments?

    A bit long winded in the beginning, but the author has a way with words and the story line eventually sweeps you away! Everything you might want in an epic fantasy!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 09-09-16
    Eric 09-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Finally out in audio!"

    One of my all time favorite books now in audio, was a true joy to listen to. Going back with Simon on his long journey was really fun to get back into again. The narration was very well done and I think he did a good job with the characters voices. He also does a good job reading the book, keeping the pace and action alive and moving to keep you entertained and not lolling into sleep. Overall I think this is a very good audiobook and a great start to a very good series. Hopefully, Green Angel Tower will be out by the time I finish the second book to this series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jasmine collins 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I always love Tad's books"

    It's got great characters, a creatively designed world, and beautiful storytelling. You won't regret picking it up.

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    Amazon Customer 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book to "read" again."

    Read book again after 20 years. It is still a great book. I will finish the series.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    S. Mouton 08-10-16
    S. Mouton 08-10-16

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    "The best of books, awful narration."
    If you could sum up The Dragonbone Chair in three words, what would they be?

    An essential read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dragonbone Chair?

    Williams's prose left such an impression I could swear that I'd read a hundred pages set in Da'ai Chikiza, or seen a gallery of art depicting it, but there are probably less than 10 pages set there.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Worst: the whispery Sithi voices. Also bad: the uniform slowness given to Rimmersfolk, the bizarre Nabbanai accent, and the uniformity of characters within the same language family. Andrew Wincott probably isn't the worst narrator I've ever listened to, but he's definitely the wrong narrator for this series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There's a moment in Saint Hoderund's Abbey, where Simon finds a Book of the Aedon with an inscription, that merits contemplation.


    Any additional comments?

    Although I quite dislike Andrew Wincott's narration, it's probably not enough to prevent me from listening to the rest of the series, due to the quality of the writing and the nostalgia I hold for the series. If someone more suited were to narrate the books, I would definitely recommend the series to others - as it is I would probably recommend against purchasing the audiobook for anyone other than dedicated fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-29-16
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    "about time!"

    I have been waiting for this series to cone to audible!

    please let the next ones come soon!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Aleysha 12-02-16
    Aleysha 12-02-16 Member Since 2016

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    "great book"

    loved this book when I was a teen and I love it still the reader is great

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