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  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 129

After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Wonder it Was a Top BookSense 76 Pick!

  • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05

dull, difficult to follow, monotonous reader

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-05

I wish Duane's review had been up when I downloaded this, I wouldn't have wasted my time. I kept checking back on the website to make sure I hadn't accidentally gotten an abridged version because there seemed to be too much missing. I especially found the "transitions" (or lack thereof) to be disorienting since there wasn't even a pause on the part of the reader to indicate the perspective was switching. In fact, I can't believe anyone praised this reader, I found his narrative to be monotonous and annoying. The characters were uninteresting, and if there was a plot to this I totally missed it. Luckily it was short; it was relief when it was over. I have no interest in finding out what happens next.

I still think somehow I got the wrong book.

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