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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.

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

  • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05

Pompous drone

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-07

The reader of this book is like nails screeching on the blackboard for me! I have tried to get through it four times, and he is just torturously painful to listen to. I really wanted to get into this one(the story really piqued my interest), but the annoying narration has killed it for me each time.

Please listen to a sample and imagine the whole book droning on in the same way for hours, before purchasing.

I love to listen to audiobooks, and have listened to many of audible's offerings over the past few years. I have loved each and every experience and have naught a bad word to say about every other book I have purchased.

Story seems great, but proceed with caution. I warned you!

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