A mysterious beam of light strikes Earth for the second time in seven years, bringing with it a creature of death and destruction, but also, for Adamar and his friends Woeden, John and Tolev, a long-awaited bridge to the past.
Adamar, an alcoholic children’s magician, must reclaim his former glory as he joins his fellow stranded travelers, a bartender with a battleaxe, a kind-hearted construction worker and a lethal night watchman in an adventure across space and time.
Along with a writer, an astrophysicist, and an unfulfilled corporate vice president, they will race to save a distant world, the future of humanity and the woman Adamar loves.
Before their journey’s end, identity, love, sanity, and loyalty will be overturned. Some will fall. Others will rise as heroes. All will be tested.
To succeed, they must realize their dreams and uncover a secret from the dawn of creation, a secret wielded by a despotic emperor to enslave his people. Only then can they stop the spread of his sadistic rule and open the portal that will take them home.
What made the experience of listening to Adamar the most enjoyable?
Great escapest story. The Dragon spaceship? A living, ship kind of like I have seen in other fantasy/scifi novels. Just wish the Dragon had not been slain, or has it? This book kept my attention, which most books cant do. Another thing, it gets better the more you listen
What did you like best about this story?
The action scenes were vivid and well defined. Also, the story rolls along in a logical and well thought out manner. The ending was a little predictable, but it is leading into the next episode. thought it was more entertaining than John Carter of Mars and really better written
What three words best describe Lee Strayer’s voice?
normal, too soothing
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
no, it just was escapist entertainment, which is what I got it for
Cyborg Dragon Space Ship...that alone should tell you something. This is just a bad book. It is poorly written and poorly narrated. The dialogue is stilted and truly odd. One minute we're listening to characters speaking normally and then it changes drastically. It's as if the author pulled out his thesaurus and went wild. The result is the following sentence: "[,,,] exposing her magnanimous ivory breasts." (see time stamp 4:22:31) I was so startled by this particular sentence I had to go back and see if I had heard it correctly and then I bookmarked it so I could let others hear it.
I really tried to listen to the flat narration and the confusing and poorly written story. I really did try but after 4.5 hours, I had to stop. I just couldn't take it anymore. Save your credits. I hope someone gives the author a dictionary to go with his thesaurus so he can see the entirety of a word's definition before he uses it.
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What would have made Adamar better?
Go sci-fi or fantasy, I like both but not mixed. Still scratching my head over the cyborg dragon space ship.
What could Scot C. Morgan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Seems to worry more about the story's destination then the path there. If he'd taken some time to set up some of the events it could have been a bit more enjoyable, to much was just glazed over. And if he's going to try to put science in to what started as a fantasy story then it needs to work both ways, one would think a long lived races (elf like i guess) mental capacity would not break down in to insanity over the old age death of a friend.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Lee Strayer was neither good or bad, not sure what he could have done to make it better.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
The summery really drew me in and the first few chapters where about what I expected. Then story seems to go off the rail, good guy goes bad and makes himself master of time and space with some super artifice he happens to find some where off page in a 80 year time distortion. And it just goes down hill from there.