Nigel Ford

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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 1,111
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 130

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.

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  • No Wonder it Was a Top BookSense 76 Pick!

  • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05


1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-06

I bought the series because of the good rating but the slow, mediocre storyline is dominated by the simply awful narration. LISTEN TO A SAMPLE FIRST!
The narrator is Danish I presume and it took me quite a while to be able to even understand him. After that it was merely torture listening to him narrate as is reading a poem and strangling the story with incorrect pronunciation and bizarre cadence.
The other books get better i am told, but I am not sure that I could stand to listen to the narrator again.

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