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The Legend of Huma Audiobook
The Legend of Huma
Written by: 
Richard A. Knaak
Narrated by: 
Richard Topol
The Legend of Huma Audiobook

The Legend of Huma: Dragonlance: Heroes, Book 1

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This attractive new rerelease of The Legend of Huma debuts a new look for the Heroes series. Each title in the series will reflect the new series design. This title is the only Dragonlance novel not written by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman to hit the New York Times best-seller list.

Only fragments of the account of Huma survived the Cataclysm that broke the world of Krynn. The fullness of his tale has never been told – until now. One man took up the call to defend the world against the Queen of Darkness. He was the first Hero of the Lance, driven by his devotion to the Oath and the Measure and his love for a silver dragon. His life made him a hero. Here is the tale that made him a legend….

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    RYAN BROOKVILLE, OH, United States 06-26-13
    RYAN BROOKVILLE, OH, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story."
    Where does The Legend of Huma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved the book when I read it in my teens and loved it in audio format 20 plus years later.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Classic dragonlance background story.


    What three words best describe Richard Topol’s voice?

    Good voice work but I prefer something more like Kate Reading.


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

    Yes


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy OREGON CITY, OR, United States 06-18-13
    Jeremy OREGON CITY, OR, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Like a fine wine, this book keeps getting better!"

    Having read and enjoyed this book multiple times throughout several stages of my life ( early adolescence through adulthood), I've always thought it would transition well as an audiobook. Not only did it transfer well, but completely shattered my expectations.

    The story itself is timeless. The narration by Richard Topol was amazing. Reminiscent of story tellers of old, Topol breathed life into an already fantastic epic. Topol lent vivd expression to each character. His tone cemented the mood and seamlessly transitioned the story.

    If you enjoy fantasy and a classic epic or incredible verbal acting, then do yourself a favor and give this a listen...you won't be disappointed!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    james Modesto, CA, United States 05-30-13
    james Modesto, CA, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2013

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    "loved it"

    I ,loved to hear the story. very well read. it was the first audio book that I listened too

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jay 05-11-16
    Jay 05-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Legend of Huma"

    Excellent story, I read this when it first came out, and was not disappointed with Richards performance! He did an excellent job of bringing each character to life, making it easy to become immersed in the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Lund 02-18-16
    L. Lund 02-18-16
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    "Not as legendary as I had hoped"
    What would have made The Legend of Huma better?

    More adventuring with Magius & Gweneth. To me, they were just side characters that didn't really help create any impression of any relationship. In another book, Tasselhoff Burfoot popped into a scene where Huma & Magius were running from something and they were startled to see the kender. That, along with other references from other books, gave me the impression that the two had traveled & battled together for a long time, perhaps years and not a few days/weeks, and were dear friends. In this story, Magius was a character that used Huma for his own ends. Yes, he redeemed himself, but his demise was rushed. I had the impression, from other books, that Magius had died in battle because he did not have a weapon after his spells are used up, which is why the mages after that were allowed a weapon. Yes, he ran out of spells, but he was captured and then tortured instead of dying in battle. I had expected the love story with Gweneth to be an epic kind of love where the two are strengthened by their love to fight for Krynn. Huma was rather confused and didn't admit loving her until she was dying. She came off as a confused high school girl instead of a confident dragon.


    What could Richard A. Knaak have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    In the beginning, I think he was a little dull about the characters. He just seemed to be reading, not acting. Either, I grew used to that or he changed his performance later because I didn't notice it any longer.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Legend of Huma?

    The ending of Magius, the ending of Gweneth, and the defeat of Takhesis. They seemed rushed & were disappointing. I think the Legend of Huma might have been better if it had been longer and had developed the characters and their relationships better.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a fan of Dragonlance, but some of the books are disappointing. Those stories are rushed. Almost as if they wanted to make money and didn't care about story or plot as long as they thought it would sell a book. I think they would sell more books if the stories were developed in depth, like in The Chronicles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 10-26-15
    Scott 10-26-15

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    "great book"

    A very good story, would recommend it to anyone who loves the traditional knights story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valknight 08-25-15
    Valknight 08-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic story"

    love this story. my only complaint is the high pitch voices used on occasion .

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    Kyle 07-29-15
    Kyle 07-29-15
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    "Love this book."

    Narrator had a great voice, can't say all perfect but would listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    benny 02-11-16
    benny 02-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not really very good book or narrator"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    just a bad story


    What was most disappointing about Richard A. Knaak’s story?

    I do like more than a few of the dragon lance series however this story doesn’t live up to the series. The writing seems very rudimentary lack of feeling and seems to go along with the story for no real reason. The narrator makes it worse. I was only able to get an hour and a half before having to turn it off. I regret buying this.


    How could the performance have been better?

    better writing


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Legend of Huma?

    No single seen went wrong. The writing stile as a whole needs and overhaul


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 04-02-14
    Peter 04-02-14
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    "Dull"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard A. Knaak again?

    I very much like Richard Knaak's Dragonrealm series and look forward to listening them if/when they come out.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Topol?

    Someone who is able to provide more dynamism to the characters to make them memorable. This may be a problem with the text rather than the narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    None - I did not feel a connection to any of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    There was very little of the Code and the Measure and how Huma embodies it. Things just happen to Huma, he shows no particular skill at being a warrior or a leader - He's basically just a nice guy. If someone or something didn't lead him directly to the next plot point he would have been lost. The background on why most Knights don't particularly like him is unclear. Gwyneth says why she loves him, but it isn't emotionally compelling. Magius, the greatest (2nd greatest?) wizard, he was friends with Huma as boy, but why later? No real background on why that relationship exists.

    Lastly - I liked the Chronicles of the Lance (which really didn't have a lot to do with the Dragonlance), but now hearing this story and how the lances were used I can only conclude the Dragons of Krynn are dumb. For the lance to work, the two dragons must come at each other directly like a joust. Once they see the glowing silver lance why would the evil dragon attack like this? I would pair up and attack from the flanks. Heck, how could two dragons fight in the air in the first place without falling to the ground? It makes for a great mental image, but I found myself unwilling to embrace a suspension of disbelief.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "One of the best books in the Dragonlance univers"

    The only thing about this book that I don't like is that it is too short

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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