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The Magic of Recluce Audiobook

The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

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Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld.

When Lerris is sent into intensive training for his quest, it soon becomes clear that he has a natural talent for magic. And he will need magic in the lands beyond, where the power of the Chaos Wizards reigns unchecked. Though it goes against all of his instincts, Lerris must learn to use his powers in an orderly way before his wanderjahr, or fall prey to Chaos.

©1992 L. E. Modesitt (P)2013 Tantor

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    "Great opener for a new series."

    Liked the book. Didn't spend too much time with unnecessary prose as many books these days seem to do. I've read a few of the other books that can be read it of order and i they are just as good. Recommended for an easy and entertaining listen.

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    Oliver Atlanta, Georgia 07-20-15
    Oliver Atlanta, Georgia 07-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing tale and marvelous readee"

    The story and the reader were phenomenal! This is one of the best fantasy and magic books I have read.

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    Adam 07-16-15
    Adam 07-16-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Glad I found this."

    Narrator has been recorded on too low of a level. Had to struggle to hear him clearly at times. Otherwise, good performance. Story started slow but soon gained momentum and finally became riveting.

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    Kevin A. Lause Ontario, New York United States 05-26-15
    Kevin A. Lause Ontario, New York United States 05-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not sure what I'm missing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'd say new readers might enjoy this more?


    Has The Magic of Recluce turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Hasn't turned me off, just need to find something more my speed.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Just very monotone. Makes the book very plodding


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think the premise is good and the magic system is insteresting


    Any additional comments?

    I think the noises bother me more than they should. I don't need to hear the klip-kloop and whinny of a horse sounded out every couple paragraphs. It really interrupts the story flow. I see everyone else really enjoyed this so maybe book 2 really picks things up?

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    Lasse 05-21-15
    Lasse 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow start.. Bad sound effekts. But gets good"

    Plz stop With the sound effekts it is breaking the pace of the book.
    The book starts very slow and the story is a mess but when you get a fra hours into it gets much better and there are more order in the book

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    Although the sound effects were annoying the story was more than adequate to carry me along! Witty and clever and a lot of fun.

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    becklef 05-06-15
    becklef 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Modesitt, but this was average"

    So, I have read other books that I enjoyed more then this one. The main character really drove me nuts with his boredom and whining. The narrator's sound effects became grating as the story progressed. Luckily I have read some of his other novels that showed how well he can bring a character to life.

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    Lauren Lyttelton, South Africa 04-26-15
    Lauren Lyttelton, South Africa 04-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow start but worth staying for"

    I was not sold on the narrator to start but really grew very fond of him over time...quirky sound effects and all. Pleasurable read although character development could have had more depth...perhaps in book 2?

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    Isaac Fox 04-08-15
    Isaac Fox 04-08-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Awesome"

    Unbelievably excellent in every way, save the romance. Epic storyline, and a fascinating journey of character, maturity, pain, and wisdom. Beautiful.

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    Amazon Customer San Diego, California 03-09-15
    Amazon Customer San Diego, California 03-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "very average"

    not very exciting, I finished because I had to.
    may be it was the narration. and what was with all the sounds ( the sound of the wind, the sound of the door, etc)being written into the book. that bugged me.

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