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Matt Swing

Ridgeland, MS, US
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  • Resurrection

  • Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, Book 6
  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

The Spider Queen lives again. But something is different, something her priestesses can hear in the winds, feel in their spirits, and for a select few see with their own eyes. The Demonweb Pits, removed from the Abyss to take its place among the lower planes, is more dangerous, more horrifying than anyone has ever imagined. Teeming with feral spiders bent on ripping each other to pieces - killing, eating, and killing again - the blasted landscape of Lolth’s personal hell is still forming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • review for entire series:

  • By tsah_yawd on 01-05-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

Rosalyn Landor does a masterful job narrating the cruel nobility of the dark elves. An excellent choice.

  • Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes

  • By: Dave Gross
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The aristocratic Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard, Radovan (Pathfinder's answer to Sherlock Holmes and Watson), return for their fifth standalone novel. When Varian is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, he and Radovan are pulled into a mystery that will set them on the path of a powerful necromancer seeking to become the new avatar of an ancient and sinister demigod - one of the legendary Runelords. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Audio Introduction to Pathfinder Tales

  • By Steven W Lau on 07-03-15

Get Paul Boehmer to do it.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

I'll give it to you. This guy has a resonant, strong, British, man-voice. But, Paul Boehmer, who read the 4 previous novels, did a better job characterizing the two main protagonists. This guy just ran them together. Paul Boehmer would have been better.

  • The Divine Comedy

  • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
  • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
  • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revisiting the land of the dead

  • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

Wish it was longer. But, a fantastic cast and beautifully arranged musical score as well as background cast makes it a favorite.

  • Prince of Wolves

  • By: Dave Gross
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

For elven pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his devil-blooded assistant Radovan, things are rarely as they seem. Yet not even the notorious crime-solving duo is prepared for what they find when a search for a missing pathfinder takes them into the mist-shrouded mountains of gothic Ustalav.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like the tabletop RPG Adventure I always wanted.

  • By Steven on 04-07-16

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

Paul Boehmer does an amazing job portraying the two main characters. Definitely a good read!

  • The Crystal Mountain

  • Forgotten Realms: Empyrean Odyssey, Book 3
  • By: Thomas M. Reid
  • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Aliisza betrayed her lover, her mentor, and her son in order to try to stop the dark plot to kill the goddess Mystra. She failed. Now the goddess is dead, magic is malfunctioning, and Aliisza and her companions are trapped. Her only hope of escape lies is in convincing the angels and demons she just betrayed to trust her and work together - before they kill each other. The Crystal Mountain is the climax to an epic tale of Realms-shaking events. A must-have for any true Forgotten Realms fan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Matt Swing on 06-27-16

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

The accents got a little confusing at times. A fantastic narration! I loved it. You will too.

  • The Gossamer Plain

  • Forgotten Realms: Empyrean Odyssey, Book 1
  • By: Thomas M. Reid
  • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Aliisza and Kaanyr Vhok have returned from their attempted invasion of Menzoberranzan and turned their sights on Sundabar. But before she can complete a mission in that beseiged city, Aliisza finds herself in the one place a demon would never want to go, no matter how sure she is of her wits and cunning: the very heart of Celestia! Join everyone's favorite succubus and her half-fiend boyfriend, introduced in the War of the Spider Queen series, in the first installment of their own exciting new trilogy!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not what I was expecting.

  • By Amy E Heid on 08-08-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

The accents get a bit confusing at times, but the narrator does a Fabulous job! I love it!

  • Night Masks

  • Forgotten Realms: The Cleric Quintet, Book 3
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Salvatore's The Cleric Quintet tells the tale of the scholar-priest Cadderly, who is plucked from the halls of the Edificant Library to fulfill a heroic quest across the land of Faern. The assassins of the Night Masks stalk the shadowy streets of the city of Carradoon, led by the sinister killer known as Ghost. Cadderly struggles against the dreaded Chaos Curse in these dark, evil-haunted alleyways, with a silent death around every corner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By Daniel on 10-11-18

Great, if a little slow.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Narrator does a great job, just seems like it takes forever. Good listen, either way.

  • In Sylvan Shadows

  • Forgotten Realms: The Cleric Quintet Book, 2
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Enter the Forest of Shadows... In Sylvan Shadows follows Cadderly, the scholarly priest, as he leaves his home to combat the evil unleashed by the Chaos Curse. To counter Castle Trinity's plans for conquest, the cleric and his friends must enter the beautiful forest of Shilmista. But among the trees and glades of the forest, Cadderly must battle a monstrous evil...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ok, I give up

  • By Cherie on 10-29-14

Slow

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

The narrator does a good job. It seems like he's reading incredibly slowly. Seems to take forever.

  • Canticle

  • Forgotten Realms The Cleric Quintet Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start to A High Fantasy Series

  • By MIGHTYA on 03-29-16

Great, but a bit slow.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

The way the narrator reads, the story seems to drag by. Otherwise, a great listen.

  • Pools of Radiance

  • Forgotten Realms: The Pools, Book 1
  • By: James M. Ward, Jane Cooper Hong
  • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

The book of the Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons computer game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return of a Favorite

  • By Christopher on 01-11-13

It's pronounced TEER!!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

The story is great, the narrator does her best, but, the deity's name is pronounced TEER! Hearing her m

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