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  • Brothers In Arms

  • Dragonlance: Raistlin Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Margaret Weis, Don Perrin
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

In the fiery siege of the city of Hope’s End the young mage Raistlin must leave behind his ideals to save himself and his brother. Yet as Raistlin and Caramon train as mercenaries, far away another soul is forged in the heat of battle. Another path is chosen, and a future dragon highlord begins her rise to power. She is Kitiara Uth Matar, the twins’ half sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for the Dragonlance junkie.

  • By Anonymous User on 10-18-18

4 stars overall

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Margaret Weis, has long been one of my favorites. Don't really have much experience with the work of Don Perrin but if I find any of his solo work I'll definitely check them out. Margaret Weis doesn't disappoint.

That said, I only give the narrator 3 stars. I frequently felt like I was sitting in on a reading for a group of preschoolers.

  • Prince of Lies

  • Forgotten Realms: The Avatar, Book 4
  • By: James Lowder
  • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

An all-new version of one of the key titles in the entire Forgotten Realms novel line. This title is the fourth in a series of recovers of the popular Avatar series. At the time of its original release, this series presented key events that impacted the entire Forgotten Realms world, and the effects of those events are still felt in current novels. This re-released series features a cohesive cover design and all-new art.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, terrible narrator.

  • By Robert A Vaughan on 06-06-16

A Long Time Coming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-16

I read the first three books when they were first released as, "The Avatar Trilogy." Then life got in the way of my, as it is wont to do, and I lost track of events in The Realms. Now, nearly 30 years later, I've discovered the wonders of audiobooks, the Kindle, and the awesomeness of immersive reading. I started reading some of the more recent Forgotten Realms titles and it felt as if there were gaps in my knowledge of the history of Aebir-Toril. I saw multiple references to Kelemvor as Lord of The Dead and became confused. As far as I knew, Kel WAS dead. When did he get promoted?

So I decided to go back and re-read, or perhaps I should say, "re-experience" for that seems like a better description of immersive reading, some of my old favorites and discovered that the tale of Midnight, Kelemvor, Adon, and Cyric didn't end in "Waterdeep." Now I know how he became part of Faerun's pantheon of gods. I can't wait till I get off work this evening so I can start on the next book.

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  • Daughter of the Drow

  • Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows, Book 1
  • By: Elaine Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Beautiful as she is deadly, Liriel Baenre flits throught the shadows of Menzoberranzan, city of the dark elves. Amid treachery and murder that are the drow's daily fare, she feels something calling to her...something beyond this dusky world far removed from the sun. Yet as she ventures toward the surface and the lands of light, enemies pursue her unceasingly.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration ruins a promising book.

  • By Alexis on 04-29-16

Read my review of book 2 "Tangled Webs" applies.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-15

In short, three quirks together bugged me enough to make me deduct a star from an otherwise excellent performance.

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  • Tangled Webs

  • Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows, Book 2
  • By: Elaine Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Exiled from her home, the beautiful dark elf Liriel Baenre wanders the surface world with her companion Fyodor. But even far from the dark haunts of Menzoberranzan, she is not safe from the vengeance of her archenemy. Even as she and her friend sail the dangerous seas of the Sword Coast, a drow priestess plots a terrible fate for them. And in the depths of the earth, the spider queen Lolth weaves her own webs of terror and treachery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Andrea Anderson on 01-16-19

5 Star Story, 4 Star Performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-15

I read this entire series back when it first came out on paperback. When I saw it on Audible I had to get it. I was a bit disappointed that Amazon WhisperSync isn't yet available for the first two books.

While I found the narrator pleasant to listen too, there were a couple of issues that were a little distracting. There were a few words that the narrator consistently mispronounced. For example, "rudder," the big flap at the rear of a ship, is not pronounced, "rooder." That's the one that sticks out in my memory because a significant part of the story was set onboard a sailing vessel.

There were also a few places where the wrong word was given emphasis, totally flipping the meaning of the word pair. One that comes to mind is, "Drow hunter." In this book, that term is used to refer to one of the primary Drow characters when they were searching for, tracking, or sneaking up on one of the other characters, as in a hunter who is a Drow, or a Drow who is hunting. The narrator usually made it sound as if it was referring to a person, or creature that hunted Drow.

And finally, there were a few places where the recording quality changes dramatically for a few words. It sounded as if the majority of the recording was done in a home studio with mid to high end consumer grade equipment, and for some reason a sentence or two would be rerecorded in a professional studio on professional recording equipment.

These quirks combined made me deduct a star.

  • Outcast

  • Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)
  • By: Aaron Allston
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Jeff on 04-25-09

I'm hooked.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-12

I am of the original Star Wars generation. I remember seeing Episode IV, A New Hope in a drive-in theater. Princess Leia was probably my first crush. My little brother and I sat on the roof of the family station wagon while my parents stayed in the car.

Marc Thompson brings this story to life. At the age of 42, I find myself crushing on Leia all over again as Marc conjures up images of her deflecting blaster bolts with a whirling light-saber and reaching out to grab bad guys with The Force to hurl them back.

I'm currently torn between finishing the Fate of The Jedi series or first going back and listening to some of the earlier books to get a little of the back story that led up to this one. At this point, there's been at least one galactic war since Episode VI: Return of The Jedi.