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  • Dragons of Winter Night

  • Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674

Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins. The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again - if they meet again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • so....many....dramatic.....pauses

  • By Gabe Shulman on 04-06-16

Poor narrator.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

Where does Dragons of Winter Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Average for a recreational read.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Misplaced dramatics and emphasis. Mispronunciations. Pauses where they didn't belong and not where they did belong. Character voices mixed up.

It was a good story or I wouldn't have put up with the annoying narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,083

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long listen but worth the effort and patience

  • By Emily on 05-04-13

Poppycock

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-12

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

This novel is the tantrum of a child who hasn't gotten his way. It is riddled with self-centered contradictions and fantastical ideas. It could have been an interesting exchange of ideas had it not been full of preachy hatred. The us against them mentality overruled the philosophy against violence, instead embracing violence in the end. I listened to the entire unabridged novel because it was listed as an important book to read. It was torture, but I gave it my full attention. I'm glad it is done. I would not recommend it.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful