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Shadowmarch
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 1087 ratings)
  • 1

    Shadowmarch: Shadowmarch, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (269)

    For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. But now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live - the kingdom of Southmarch.

    Marty says: "It's the characters that matter..."
    It's the characters that matter...

    As a longtime reader of fantasy novels, I understand that the first book in a series is many times a bit slower paced than the later books. The autho..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2010 by Marty (United States)
  • 2

    Shadowplay: Shadowmarch: Volume II

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (161)

    A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, and the Eddon family held the throne. Now the family has been shattered. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner in a faraway land, and Olin’s heir Kendrick is dead – slain by treachery and dark, bloody magic. With their father and brother taken from them, the royal twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the kingdom together, but now Barrick has been captured in a failed war against the immortal Twilight People and Briony has been forced to flee.

    Coral says: "Stuff is happening but it's rather dull"
    Stuff is happening but it's rather dull

    Dick Hill does a fine job but the material is just poorly written. The book contains what should be really exciting plot but the author phasing and to..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2012 by Coral (Mississauga, ON, Canada)
  • 3

    Shadowrise: Shadowmarch: Volume III

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (154)

    Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the ancient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, the king’s children Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives. Barrick is lost behind the Shadowline, facing all the terrible dangers and mysteries of that magical twilight land.

    Joshua A. says: "Good, not great, Tad Williams"
    Good, not great, Tad Williams
    Reviewed on December 28 2012 by Joshua A. (Formerly New Orleans)
  • 4

    Shadowheart: Shadowmarch: Volume IV

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (146)

    Thousands of years ago the gods fought and fell in the deeps beneath what is now Southmarch Castle, then were banished into eternal sleep. Now at least one of them is stirring again, dreaming of vengeance against humankind....

    Laura says: "Just Ok"
    Just Ok

    I have read several of Tad Williams books and have enjoyed them. I listened to this whole series and it was just Ok. It starts out very slow, and pl..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2012 by Laura (Dearing, GA, United States)