The words of a prophetess foretell a coming king. But Lewis, as Albion's renowned champion Llew, has a more immediate concern: retrieving the treacherous Siawn-Hy, who has eluded him in the doorway between worlds - and who now, lusting for power, has allied himself with the usurper Meldron.
Forced to flee for their lives, Llew and the bard Tegid find refuge deep in Albion's heartland. Under their leadership, a wilderness citadel arises...and the miraculous reign of Silver Hand begins.
©1992 Stephen R. Lawhead; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Stuart Langston reads with a poetic voice well suited to a storytelling bard." (AudioFile)
The main problem was the quality of the recording. About 5-6 times throughout, there would be about 30 seconds that would repeat for no apparent reason.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
i would for the celtic lore. it goes in depth with celt practices and myths
stuart langston is a little dry and monotone
Again Stephan R Lawhead has brought amazing adventure in a well written book about the "time between times" and different realities. Starting in London, and ending in the amazing world of Albion,the island of the blessed. Death, evil, battled by true hearts and even truer friends as they battle their way through trial and testing. Love the whole series.
This is a solid, entertaining fantasy story. There are a few flaws--we never quite understand why one of the time travelers turns evil, nor why the protagonist (working on a graduate degree in Celtic studies at Oxford) seems to have no clue about plot points that are obvious to any reader of fantasy fiction (being in a state of denial is a weak explanation). The narrator does a good job, other than for the mangling of Celtic names and terms. This is probably not a problem to most who know the terms by reading them in fantasy books, and who have not been teased over pronunciation of place names, etc. in Ireland. It's actually kind of funny when partway through, "Nee-all" becomes "Neil." (I wonder what the producers would have done if the name had been one that is pronounced very differently from way it looks, like Niamh.)
The overall rating is because Audible did a remarkably lazy job in converting CDs into a continuous recording. Throughout the narrative, two or three sentences will be repeated without warning in the middle of a chapter. When listening to audiobooks on CDs, the repeated sentences can be seen as a benefit--or at least are not too disruptive. In a continuous narrative, the duplicated sentences are confusing, spoil the flow, and are profoundly irritating.
I absolutely love this trilogy, but knowing that book 1 and 3 are first person perspectives while book 2 is a third person is mildly distracting. That is my only issue with the series though, they are still fantastic books.
This is the best of the series and it shows, glowing as bright as a silver hand. The narrator does a solid job, however, there are a number of times a sentence is repeated as if there is a slight overlay on the recording. It doesn't happen oft though and is only a minor annoyance.
If there is a heaven, I hope it looks like a Victorian woodland manor with a roaring fire in the hearth and and endless supply of books.
I have and will again.
I would have spent less time on minutia and speed it along. This story line lags and sadly that seems to be the way of this series. Lawhead uses two thirds of the book on boring banter and slow plot moments only to get to the point in the last few chapters.
Yes, the story is ungodly slow but I was just interested enough in the outcome that I kept at it.
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