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Vicki

Brookline, NH, United States
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  • Storm Warning

  • Valdemar: The Mage Storms, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselling author Mercedes Lackey captivated fans across the country. Now in the first volume of the series sequel, she continues the same storyline, returning readers to a war-torn Valdemar in preparation to confront an ancient Eastern Empire - ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics by be beyond any sorcery known to the western kingdoms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing narration

  • By Ephanie on 04-15-15

Wonderful story brought low by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-11-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes, the narrator. He doesn't have a wide enough range for a book with a large cast.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator is weird choice for this series. He have a lovely deep voice, but this a series with a very young man as the lead. But my biggest problem is he seemed to only have two ways of differentiating characters - either making his already deep voice even deeper and more booming or making his voice whispery sinister. I can get past any pronunciation issues, that sort of thing does not knock me out of the story but it took me well into the 2nd book of the series to get over the voices. A voice that is described in text as a young mans voice should not be preformed as wheezy asthmatic and elderly

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