Wallie Smith can feel the pain. He goes to the hospital, remembers the doctors and the commotion, but when he wakes up it all seems like a dream. However, if that was a dream how do you explain waking up in another body and in another world? Little Wallie finds himself in the physique of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by both an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess and a voluptuous slave girl. Is this a rude awakening or a dream come true?
What in the world will Wallie do now that he's found himself stranded in a strange realm? Well it just so happens that the Goddess is in need of a swordsman. It won't be easy but if he succeeds he will have everything he wants. If he doesn't, things could get ugly.
Wallie is reluctant but sees his chance. If only he had the faintest clue as to the adventure he is about to unleash! If only he could imagine the forces that will be out to vanquish him!
©1988 D.J. Duncan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Definitely Not Amish.
This has some of the same flavor as David Brin's "The Practice Effect" - for being placed in a world where everything is different. Your instincts aren't necessarily right. Everything you've learned betrays you. And that "what's right" is not a constant.
Donald Corren has a deceptively mild voice to start with. He was *very* good at different voices, and the strong voices that predominated in the swordsmen were done extremely well. He nailed Walliesmith.
Too long for one sitting. And not a comfortablre story. It's challenging morally. And painful ethically. It needs some thinking.
Well done - This is a book I read decades ago, and have come back to several times. I wasn't sure how the Audible version would be. Better than I'd hoped!
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
A fun entertaining fantasy story that was a bit different than the normal formula one encounters.
The narrator is terrific! The story itself is pretty good, but the narrator truly brings the story and its characters to life in a compelling way.
I liked the character portrayals best - each voice was totally different and full of life.
So many! Wally Smith/Shonsu's voice is simply captivating.
Mostly - the story started off a little slowly, but I kept coming back because the narration was so good. After the story picked up, I wanted to listen as often as possible.
This was a great narration match for this book - Donald Corren does a commendable job. I will keep a look out for other books with this narrator!
This is a very good book. I was surprised simply because I purchased it on sale as a 'first in the series' book only. I thought both the writing and the narration was very well done. So much so, that I purchased the next three books.
I really enjoyed this book. I like alternate reality stories and especially stories where people from our world are put into a very different reality. I thought the main character adapted a little to easily, but for the most part it was as realistic as fantasy stories usually get.
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