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Publisher's Summary

The ranger and the faerie are back! Fresh from their encounter at White Plume Mountain, the Justicar and Escalla are on the way to Hommlet. But life around a pixie is never exactly...stable. Escalla is drawn into the intrigues of the faerie court. Before he knows it, to save her life the Justicar is on his way into the depts of the earth to fight hobgoblins, drow, and the queen of the demonweb pits. For an adventurer, it's all in a day's work.

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Mysteries in fantasy land.

Where does Descent Into the Depths of the Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Liked the book immensely. This ranks in my top 25th percentile. Too many things crammed together to tightly at the end made it difficult for a "light read". It was as though the author or editing staff rushed to get an ending. Still, the setup was strong and engaging, hooking the listener with strong character development and interaction. The stories mystery was wonderfully crafted and presented.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Descent Into the Depths of the Earth?

Nothing stands out strongly to me.

What about Bernard Setaro Clark’s performance did you like?

Mr. Clark has a wonderful storytellers voice. One could easily imagine him in an old time pub telling tales that captivated listeners. Characterizations were eloquent and superb.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At the end I was impressed with the fairy lords love for his daughter.

Any additional comments?

A great listen to say say the least.

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A Perfect Adventure

Have you ever played a Dungeons and Dragons game & thought that it would be a good book if you wrote down every detail? This book is like a wonderful D&D game come to life and made into a story. It's a MUST READ.
This is the second novel in a six book series but at this point I could read 20 such tales with the same characters & never tire.
Well done & thank you to both the author, Paul Kidd & the narrator, Bernard Setaro Clark. I will never forget these books. Good times.

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It's no book 1

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really enjoyed book 1 but this one felt "phoned in" the performance was fine but once the sentient things start arguing with each other the voices became very over the top and I started to cringe when certain things would talk. The story was shoe horned into an old D&D module I enjoyed as a kid, but it really feels forced. I haven't decided if I'll give book 3 a chance yet as this was just too silly at times.

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It was an alright story...

The story covered D 1-2-3 (Decent to the Depth of the Earth and Vault of the Drow) for you DnD 1e fans. There was a mystery woven into the storyline.

There was a lot to cover and the story seemed a bit rushed to me. There were things in the adventure that I remember that I would have liked the author to have covered. Perhaps he covered what he remembered.

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Loved it

In addition to the nostalgia I felt, because I loved the old modules, it was well written and narrated. The narrator did multiple voices beautifully.

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I love these stories

These stories of The Justicar & Escalla, are the books I grew up reading. I love them so much.

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Old School D&D

It was sitting down for an old session of D&D. The narrative was like spending some time at home when I was a kid! it's characters were fun and just like would be played! It's a great book if you like fantasy!!!

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Justicar is here

I believe this trilogy is a secret gem. Such a wonderful ride. A great series of books to not only introduce people to the world of Dungens and Dragons but gives you some amazing characters to fall in love with

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Supernatural Riddick

I quite enjoyed this second installment of D&D, action packed, well paced, smart protagonist and hell on wheels. During my read I found myself thinking that if Riddick had a crew and magic it would be like this. Can't wait to start the third one.

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Feel and fun of a D&D Adventure

after a lifetime of reading fantasy stories, I hsve to say that this talw is the first I've read that really captures the feel of a Dungeons and Dragons game. Building on from White Plume, the characters, act, fight amd talk in a manmer that holds disbelief, but captures the teasing, banter and pop reference comments of an actual gaming session. it does this without breaking the fourth wall, however, allowing to get the feeling you are following actual fantasy characters, while depicting some of the most fun elements of game play.

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Far better than expected!

ok, it took a while to get used to the narrator doing a female Irish lilt when he voiced the fairy, but once I'd gotten over that I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the multitude of voices the narrator bought to the story. this book will benefit from you having read the previous installment White Plume Mountain based on the Dungeons and Dragons module of the same name. if you like stories about Rangers, hellhounds, and intelligent weapons this book is for you!