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The River of the Dancing Gods: The Dancing Gods, Book 1 | [Jack L. Chalker]

The River of the Dancing Gods: The Dancing Gods, Book 1

Joe and Marge, minutes away from death, are rescued and brought from Earth to the magical world of Husaquahr by the wizard Throckmorton P. Ruddygore to battle the forces of Hell itself!
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Joe and Marge, minutes away from death, are rescued and brought from Earth to the magical world of Husaquahr by the wizard Throckmorton P. Ruddygore to battle the forces of Hell itself!

©1984 Jack L. Chalker (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Nancy San Jose, CA, United States 11-26-12
    Nancy San Jose, CA, United States 11-26-12
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    "Finally!"

    I've been an Audible listener for years, and I periodically search for certain authors. Finally, some of Jack L. Chalker's work has appeared! Here's hoping to see the rest of the Dancing Gods, all of the Well World, and the Four Lords of the Diamond. Maybe even "And the Devil Will Drag You Under". Please?

    This is a fun series, and much lighter than his other work. Great characters and that twist of body changing and self identity discovery. Two people going nowhere end up going somewhere they never imagined, learning about magic and the River of Dreams, and being tasked with an epic quest.

    Chalker is classic Sci/Fi Fantasy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 09-10-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 09-10-13

    I write reviews to help readers, not to win votes. My reviews are my honest opinion whether popular or not. I hope they help you. ;)

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    "A fun classic."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The River of the Dancing Gods to be better than the print version?

    I would say the audio is about as good as the book. They are different from one another but both are excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It brings back good memories and it was a refreshing change at a time when the genre was pretty stale.


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard any of his other performances, but he does an excellent job in this book. He has a good range of voices and a pleasant standard narration voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, this is a light read. it is amusing butnot laugh out loud funny.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book combined with a good narrarator. After book 2 the quality of the story starts to drop and after book three I didn't find the series worth very much. This book is a great one, however.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Morehead, KY, United States 03-23-13
    Steven Morehead, KY, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A great satire."

    Weaves a great stort while poking fun at fantasy. I liked it. Reccomend it to anyone with a sense of houmer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    greg Puyallup, WA, United States 12-16-12
    greg Puyallup, WA, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Finally We Get Jack Chalker!"
    Where does The River of the Dancing Gods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you want a good; fun fantasy novel, it is a great little read. This is not epic fantasy but there are some great elements to the story and a lot of poking fun at fantasy cliches.


    What other book might you compare The River of the Dancing Gods to and why?

    Magic Kingdom for Sale by Terry Brooks


    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a good narrator but not my favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are many funny moments in the book. I love Chalker's writing style.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible definitely needs to produce the Well of Souls series by Jack Chalker. It is a better series than this one and would be very popular. This book brings back memories of being a 13 year old kid exploring this world for the first time. I would definitely recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    grik St. Paul 11-24-12
    grik St. Paul 11-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Old Fashioned Fantasy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The River of the Dancing Gods to be better than the print version?

    I loved Chalkers books when I was a teen. It was good to revisit him. I hope that the Well World series is not far behind. Thanks Audible.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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