Issola

Vlad Taltos, Book 9
Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
Series: Vlad Taltos, Book 9
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (389 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan?

Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hands of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before...

Oh well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space? It's better than hunkering down in the woods without even so much as a drinkable cup of klava.

©2001 Steven Brust (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Missing section!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Definitely, but not this recording, because of the missing passage.

What does Bernard Setaro Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The voices are terrific.

Any additional comments?

There is a chunk missing in this recording, an important passage in chapter 9.

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Awesome book, sucky narration

This was the first book I had read of Taltos series and I immediately fell in love with the series. This is the only series where I have read the novels again and again every time a new novel came, and I have read this particular novel so many times and I've enjoyed it every time and every time I found another nugget of information that I enjoyed, yup! Every time, every time except when I heard it on Audible.

I was excited to buy it and hear it, it couldn't have downloaded fast enough. But the narrator totally screwed this up. OH MY GOD! Horrible horrible marathon. The novel is so fast paced and narrator totally didn't get it. Sethra and Aliera, in fact all the women sound the same and they talk in such sonorous voice that you just fall asleep, which probably saved the narrator otherwise he should have been punched already by many people

Do buy the book, it's awesome. But I can't recommend buying it on audible until unless the narrator is changed

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A delight for word nerds...

An excellent read, fun to visit multiple times. Steven Brust is a rare wit, and spins an at times laugh out loud yarn... it's hard to waite for the next installment.

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Another Brust novel, another surprise

If you're new to the Vlad Taltos series - don't start here. If you're looking here for validation on purchasing the next in the series -- Well, let's be honest -- you're not real person. You're a hypothetical entity that only exsists to fill the checks and balances of a mathematical equation. You're a number that doesn't matter in any practical sense. To all my friends who, like me, just found this series in 2019-- I, too, hold a unreasonable grudge against the fantasy and science fiction circles that failed to tell me about this Verra be d@mmed series earlier!! I mean, it's been out for around 40 years! Brust has quickly become one of my authors. I very highly recommend anyone new to the series, pick up Jhereg (Book 1) and bring a friend so you can talk about it. As an audiobook, Bernard Setaro Clark is the absolute PERFECT person to put a voice to this series. I listened to the audiobook first and found that when I read the physical copies (of course I've had to buy a couple of my Favorites), I find myself reading in his voice. This is another time, I didn't think it could get any better but Brust continues to build and surprise, even as he jumps around the timeline. Take my 5 stars -- Take all the stars! I've given some more reserved criticism in previous books, but I'm done with that nonsense. Brust is too overlooked and underrated in my opinion to not give him and Bernard proper respect and remove the BS cynicism. I loved this book. I loved them all. I can't imagine that's going to change in the books ahead. So there you have it.

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Clark was amazing in this one!

this was hands down Bernard Clark's best performance. amazing. killed it. my fav so far.

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another great addition to the series

this is my favorite series and this one is just as good as the rest

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wonderful book and ending

the book flew by! and what a twist at thw end!!! wonderful performance, loved everything about this book...probably my favorite next to jhereg

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Good one

This was a good one, ending kind of abruptlyt but. seems like their good ben more to tell.

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Loved It, on to Dzur!!

I'm a little bias as this series is my favourite, but of the Vlad Taltos, series this is one of 3 favourite books. The character development is amazing. I love the dialogue. This audio reading was a little lacklustre compared to others in this series by the same group, but it certainly isn't bad. This story is pivotal to the series and Brust never hesitates to be more than entertaining. My Toronto commute is so much more bearable.

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So Much Learning!

I absolutely loved this book. We got to learn more about the creation of Draegarans and Easterners as well as learn much of the lore.

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  • 10-02-19

Absolutely Brilliant

One of Steven Brust's best in the Vlad Taltos series. Thoroughly enjoyed and heartily recommended.i

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  • James Spearing
  • 09-21-19

Brilliant!

Very rewarding! Be words of few pages missing in chapter 9. Audible has been notified.