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The Reluctant Swordsman | [Dave Duncan]

The Reluctant Swordsman

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?
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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.

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    J. Greene Richmond, VA 05-17-14
    J. Greene Richmond, VA 05-17-14 Member Since 2014

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    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.


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    I liked the character portrayals best - each voice was totally different and full of life.


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    So many! Wally Smith/Shonsu's voice is simply captivating.


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    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.


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    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!

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    Shane 03-27-14
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    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.


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