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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Riftwar Cycle - including the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, the Demonwar, and now the Chaoswar - comes the latest entry in one of the most treasured and enduring sagas in modern fantasy: A Crown Imperilled.

War rages in Midkemia once again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at work.

As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal defenders battle to survive - a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn.

Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. Roldem and Rillanon have each been plagued by palace coups that threaten to topple their thrones. Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' Court, have been entrusted with smuggling Princess Stephané and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely and perplexing Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to safety. But the rising danger has made finding refuge treacherous.

Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if Ylith falls, all is lost.

As Jim, Hal, and all their brothers in arms fight for their lives, Pug and the Conclave of Shadows embark on a magical quest to hunt down the dark force orchestrating the destruction before Midkemia is annihilated. And time is running out...

©2012 Raymond E. Feist (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Continuity error

Chapter 4 and 15 have pug and Magnus reversing roles. After searching the internet I found this was something known about the first edition and supposedly corrected. So why record an error and not the correction.

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great

This story was great. I loved it all. I need to read the next one.

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Narrator killed this book

What disappointed you about A Crown Imperiled?

John Meagher's reading detracted and made it difficult to listen to this novel. I've never had a problem with readers that I have listened to in many books.His narration was so disjointed, sarcastic, and quickly read. I finally gave up and bought a hard copy of the book. Sorry, but Meagher is no Roy Dotrice.

Has A Crown Imperiled turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, the narrator did.

How could the performance have been better?

a more skilled narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'll let you know once I finish reading the book, rather than listening to it.

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Good. but had some plot inconsistencies

Another good book by Raymond Feist. Had some plot inconsistencies that I didn't expect from Feist. First character X is doing something, then in the next chapter it talks about character Y doing it instead. Still a good continuance of the epic story started many many books ago.

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Great story, but reader was inconsistent.

Names kept being pronounced not only different from all the other books, but the narrator pronounced them differently during the narration within the same books.

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Elegant way connecting the beginning with end

Masterful writer and an epic tale, shame the narrator is so bad, but don't let that deter you from listening to this excellent book.

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redemption in ending

the author once again leaves you searching for the next book. what an epic and unthought of ending. a little predictable with the return of a couple of characters but the reintroduction was really unique in it's delivery but repetitive in it's overall idea. I have to say the guy reading is getting better at his voices and character identification but overall emotion is lacking for me. I hope that the next book being the conclusion does not fall off like a couple if the previous sagas and the one reading throws his all into the telling!

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abysmal narration.

not feist at his best, but a great story nonetheless.
however the performance by John Meagher leaves much to be desired. how did this get past QA?

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Quite a boring and monotonous performance. Very few accent changes for the different characters. This is an abridged version that's not clearly stated.