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The Reaver Audiobook

The Reaver: Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book IV

In the fourth book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Richard Lee Byers introduces Anton Marivaldi - a renowned reaver with an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always leads him toward the evil he's never tried. Endless, pounding rain afflict the Sea of Fallen Stars and the coastal regions surrounding it. Harvests are failing, travel and trade are disrupted, and civilized forces are giving way to the deluges caused by the storms.
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In the fourth book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Richard Lee Byers introduces Anton Marivaldi - a renowned reaver with an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always leads him toward the evil he's never tried. Endless, pounding rain afflict the Sea of Fallen Stars and the coastal regions surrounding it. Harvests are failing, travel and trade are disrupted, and civilized forces are giving way to the deluges caused by the storms. In panic and despair, many have turned to the goddess Umberlee, Queen of the Deeps, offering her sacrifices with hope that they will be spared the inevitable reckoning of her perpetual tempest. Evendur Highcastle, undead pirate captain, risen from the depths to assume the mantle of Umberlee's Chosen, takes advantage of the people's desperation to strike for both spiritual and temporal power in her name. Vying with Highcastle for the hearts and minds of the people is Stedd Whitehorn, a little boy and the chosen of a god thought lost to time: Lathander, the Morninglord. In a time of such upheaval, Stedd’s message of renewal and hope runs in stark contrast to the savage ethos of Highcastle and his waveservants.When Anton captures the boy in order to collect Highcastle's considerable bounty, the reaver is quickly caught in the riptide caused by the sundering of worlds.

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    Tom Grundy Santa Clarita, CA, United States 03-05-14
    Tom Grundy Santa Clarita, CA, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2003

    Love a good book!

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    "Wanted this to be great book, I may never know"
    What disappointed you about The Reaver?

    The performance was a 1 on scale of one to 10. Where a 10 is movies for the mind and a 1 is "oh God my ears are bleeding"


    If you’ve listened to books by Richard Lee Byers before, how does this one compare?

    I was too distracted by the performance. Richard, pay to have this one re-recorded.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Vocal Quality - Awesome; Pronunciation - Good; Enunciation - Good; Punctuation - yes that a word and it means something.. Thank God the Eugene had to breath or there would be an endless stream of unbroken words.


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

    I just got screwed out of my coin on this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Contact a professional vocal actor, and start over.. I was eager to get back to the series, eager to escape into a fantasy world of fractious gods, powerful villains, and hero's that overcome insurmountable odds. I just could not get past the performance. I sat on a plane through 3 chapters, I had to stop listening was just too painful!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    lum singapore, Singapore 03-20-14
    lum singapore, Singapore 03-20-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story bad delivery"

    Anton the pirate at first appears to be a villain out for profit and Umara the red wizard just a minion to her evil masters, This is a tale of finding redemption and doing what is right. Their transformation seems to happen too quickly and could have benefited from a longer development and more details but still believable and makes for an interesting story. Only issues was the narrator whose voice does not lend any sense of high adventure or epic happenings.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles 09-11-15
    Charles 09-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Putting it together"

    Great listen as far as story goes. If you take the book as a whole with the others it adds to the overall story really well, and brings another divine player into the picture.

    Narrator was a tad monotone, and at times did not pause for viewpoint changes. So you could be listening to one story and suddenly find yourself scratching your head about how you got to another character's viewpoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Horace J. Garry Illinois 06-23-15
    Horace J. Garry Illinois 06-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great voice"

    Other than the voices he chose for the kid and the red wizard I really enjoyed this book.

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    War Wizard 05-30-15
    War Wizard 05-30-15 Member Since 2014

    Technophile

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    "Great listen!"

    Truly enjoyed the characters, narration, and story. Found myself making time to listen to the story.

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    Anastassiya antipova-mendez 06-29-14 Member Since 2016
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    "can't believe this is a part of sundering series!"
    What disappointed you about The Reaver?

    everything. pure disappointment.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Lee Byers again?

    To be honest I don't like any of his books so far


    What didn’t you like about Eugene H. Russell IV’s performance?

    he needs to learn more about wizards of Thay before voicing one. And Umberlee. And any female character for that matter...


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

    not that I can think of. Glad it's over.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 05-28-14
    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 05-28-14 Member Since 2013

    The Tome Host at thetomeshow.com

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    "Great Realms Story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Reaver the most enjoyable?

    A tale of gods, pirates, druids, Red Wizards, and finally some ideas about what's actually happening during the Sundering.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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