Dragon Weather: Obsidian Chronicles

Narrated by: Shawn Saavedra
Series: Obsidian Chronicles Series, Book 1
Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first novel in Lawrence Watt-Evans' Obsidian Chronicles: Dragon Weather.

Arlian had lived his entire life on the Smoking Mountain - the stony ground, jagged peaks, and black glass were all he had ever known.

But then came dragon weather: Oppressive heat, dark and angry clouds...weather that lured the dragons from their caverns deep beneath the earth.

And the dragons came - monsters with no sympathy for humans; dragons who destroyed his entire village and everyone in it. Everyone, that is, except Arlian.

Orphaned and alone, Arlian is taken by looters and sold into slavery, sent to labor in the mines for the rest of his life - until a freak accident and an act of mercy sets him free.

Free to seek revenge on the looters, the slavers - and the dragons.

But in all of history, no one has ever slain a dragon. Can one obsessed young man change the world and do what no one has ever done before?

©1999 Lawrence Watt Evans (P)2017 Lawrence Watt Evans

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Wonderful Story with Great Narration

What did you love best about Dragon Weather: Obsidian Chronicles?

The best part of DW was the narration. Shawn did a great job of giving every character life and personality.

What other book might you compare Dragon Weather: Obsidian Chronicles to and why?

honestly, Dragon Weather isn't much like any other books I've read. I mean, it has similar fantasy elements to LOTR or HP, but the storytelling is so much different.

Which character – as performed by Shawn Saavedra – was your favorite?

I was a big fan of his portrayal of Black. He gave Black a wonderful gritty edge that really translated the "rough and tumble" nature of the character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have loved to have listened to this book in one sitting, but sadly, I don't have 20 straight hours to devote to a book! Just know that if I could, I would.

Any additional comments?

This book was fantastic. I read it in highschool and when I found out there was an audiobook, I was floored. Now we just need the other two books in the Obsidian Chronicles and I will be a happy camper!!

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I enjoyed the story hopefully it won't be two years if ever that they write the next one.

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The Count of Monte Cristo, but with Dragons.

I absolutely adore this story. I first discovered this story when I was 12 years old and have read it annually nearly every year since, 15+ years later. Seeing as my original copy has gotten a bit worn thin, it's wonderful to have Dragon Weather on audiobook. I sincerely hope we get the subsequent novels, Dragon Venom & The Dragon Society in the near future. I hate to say it though, I was not a fan of the quality of the reading. I felt his female voices were weak and almost always took me out of the story. That being said, he added new depths to Arlian which expanded my appreciation for the character. So I hope he returns for the next two books, just more care for women's voices would be appreciated.

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wonderful

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next. I hope they don't take too long.

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This book was amazing can't wait for the next

Over all the narrator was great and the story was amazing but I feel like at the start of the story the over all story was kinda weak"just at first" . Basically just a few to meany coincidences at the start but over all if you're a fan of the heroes journey with some pretty good twists a and fun but not childish plot I'd recommend it. By the end I'll fell in love with the characters and the the book ended really strong.

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Story is pretty good, narrative is Really really juvenile!

The narrator has a nice voice, I just don’t understand why he must do those ridiculous character voices. They have no place in an adult book. They be awesome in a child’s narrative narrative. If the story was not interesting I couldn’t have endured his interpretation. It was pure torture listening to him tell this story. Never again will I get anything by Shawn Saavedra absolutely horrible!

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odd voice acting choices

loved the book, so much so when I saw it was avalible on Audiobook I jumped at it. the narrator's overall performance is good but the odd choice of making the immortal Dragon hearts all talk like people from the old folks home who are winded and hard of hearing really takes away thier edge.

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wow so bad

read this when I was young and came back to reread. I couldnt even finish it. the actual writing was meh, the character development was none existant, the writer has no grasp of human interaction, and the women are written even worse literally only there to further the plot for the idiotic main character. the economy of this world is ridiculous, and more issues than I care to list. not worth your time or money.

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Not disappointed!

This has been a book dear to my heart for the last 18 years. It spurred my love of writing and reading and has been one of my favorite books for all of my adult life. LWE has been one of my favorite authors for just as long and he never disappoints! I was ecstatic to hear that this book was finally in audio format, although I was cautious because I'm quite picky about what kind of voice I can listen to for hours on end, but I was pleasantly surprised by Shawn's performance! There were a few voices that took me by surprise, as they were nothing like what I had imagined, but the rest was pretty spot on and I look forward to not only the rest of the Obsidian Chronicles but also to exploring more books narrated by Shawn Saavedra!

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Just Great

It's a great story. Loved the diversity of voices for the characters read by Shawn Saavedra.