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Sandpoint. An ordinary town on the Lost Coast of Varisia. When Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk arrive, seeking rest from their adventures, it seems the town’s annual Swallowtail Festival will give them what they need - until goblins attack during a ceremony to consecrate the town’s rebuilt church.

After defending Sandpoint, the adventurers discover a sinister plot to return an ancient evil to Varisia. Can they discover the sinister connection between the goblin attack and the removal of mortal remains from a crypt in the town’s graveyard?

This is just the beginning of a new quest for the iconic Pathfinder characters Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk. The Rise of the Runelords begins with burnt offerings - and only four heroes stand against it.

©2014 Big Finish Productions (P)2014 Big Finish Productions

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Too short

It was really good for what it was. The performance was great and the soundtrack and sound effects were appreciated.

My problem was with the length. The whole thing was around 1 hour. I used a credit, but if I'd paid for it outright it would have been a price I really regretted paying. Still this credit would have been better spent on a longer story.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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the time length is a lie

last 10 and first 5 minutes are just music good but it's not entirely long so if 1/5th of it is theme music it's kinda disappointing

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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great story but pricy and lots of filler

fun and enjoyable. voice actors were wonderful. the 10 mins of music at the end seemed out of place though and was kinda boring yo listen to. also could we not make it 15 dollars a book?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Neal
  • Nanuet, NY
  • 01-16-16

Wish it were a little longer

I play the Pathfinder RPG and have also played through the Rise of the Runelords campaign, so I did rather enjoy this story but I did seem a little rushed. It could have done with more character and story development, and there's soooo much opportunity to do that with the story as it's presented in the source material. So overall I thought it was okay but a missed opportunity to be really great.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Only issue is the length of the audio book

I wish this came with 3 chapters of the rise of the runelords story rather than one then u would have been worth the money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Superb performance

Perfect for any fan of dungeons and dragons. Definitely recommended for any fan of the Pathfinder series.

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  • Benjamin
  • MARYVILLE, TN, United States
  • 09-11-18

Too costly for what you get

While I really enjoyed the story (having played through RuneLords myself)! That said it's simply not worth the cost. @ $13/episode - nearly $80 for the full story. With each episode being around 70 minutes (of which 10-15m is music filler at the beginning and end) the full story (all 6 books) is maybe 6hrs long. These should be offered as a single Audiobook (single credit). Until then - I'm going to ask for credit back as it simply isn't worth it.

Ben

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Not worth the cost

So my biggest complaint isn't in the store or the performance both were ok. I'm currently running the RORL campaign and bought this as an adjunct to give ideas. The way the audio book flows is very poor. If you hadn't read the RORL campaign you wouldn't have any idea what goes on. Its just voice actors say lines with no context given. Frequently i couldn't even tell what character was suppose to be talking and about what and I HAVE read and run this book. Additionally its only 1.5 hours which doesn't do that book justice at all. 15 min of that is the credits at the end. At least another 10 of that is just the sound of swords banging together and the actors grunting for "combat". very much can't recommend and will not buy the rest of the series. I'd just recommend buying the RORL campaign book if you wanted to read the story even if you never plan on running/playing it.

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Great production value. Shorter than a podcast.

Each of these is the cost of a whole credit. The whole series is one hour episodes with LONG bumpers of music. I feel like one credit for all 6 would have been a more fair price.

A rip off. For a severely abridged radio drama of a fantastic story.

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  • Chris
  • United States
  • 04-12-17

Good, but short.

Because it's the translation of a Pathfinder module I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's very faithful (as much as one can be in a free form format) and listens less like an audio book and more like a radio action/adventure show. The size of the cast is probably the cause of the seemingly high price to duration. And it's a small piece of a much larger story. I did enjoy it.

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  • Jim
  • 11-10-15

Pathfinder Legends1.1

What would have made Pathfinder Legends - Rise of the Runelords 1.1 Burnt Offerings better?

Poor accents, too many "amusing asides" which I found to be tedious.

What could Mark Wright have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not a lot, poor story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Acting was terrible especially the American accent

Any additional comments?

All very stereotypical and full of clichés. Not at all enjoyable, I didn't even get to the end before stopping.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful