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Limits of Power Audiobook

Limits of Power: Paladin's Legacy, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her best-selling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb.

The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it - even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace - no matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides...if they can survive.

©2013 Elizabeth Moon (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Ellen 06-10-16
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    "horrible reader!"

    What an amazing story, ruined by horrible reading. I would recommend a hard copy for this story.

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    Tracy Larrabee Santa Cruz, CA USA 03-19-16
    Tracy Larrabee Santa Cruz, CA USA 03-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Horrible narration"

    This is Brooke four out of five. I listen to the duration of the previous three books. Why didn't this read or listen to the pronunciations use consistently in the previous three books? I thought the reader of book 3 was bad: boy was I wrong.

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    Al 03-17-16
    Al 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Different Narrator"

    Narrator changed pronunciations of several words from previous narrative. Made it less enjoyable for me.

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    Dana Pearson Oakland, CA USA 01-23-16
    Dana Pearson Oakland, CA USA 01-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The horrible narration of this novel is a TRAVESTY"

    all books till now have captivated me... I am extremely upset at the narration change...it is horrible...characters carefully crafted over 6 long books are totally warped and NO attempt was made to harmonize The sounds of all previous books. i have only once requested a refund out of nearly a hundred books. i will on this...it is work to slog thru

    it is inexcusable to do this to loyal fans of The series who've spent huge amounts of time AND. money following this series...

    it should be redone with one of the two other narrators who worked well together and retained the continuity.. this book it's a tragic disappointment and following/meeting Babcock into The story is extremely difficult... the whole way this person traps is devoid of The pace and pentameter of The rest of the series

    I am sooooo pissed off! Shame!

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    Trudy Nelson Louisiana 05-18-15
    Trudy Nelson Louisiana 05-18-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Story good- reader not so good"
    What made the experience of listening to Limits of Power the most enjoyable?

    The story line and characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Continuity of the story line and characters. E. Moon always tells an enjoyable tale for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, and have always liked E.Moon. This was the first audio book I have bought that was difficult for me to complete listening to the end. I had read a previous review that said "read the book", and I now know why. The story is great, but it was a very difficult listen. The voices kept changing, and not always the same voice with the same character. It got a little better toward the end. The pronunciation of some of the characters and places took me awhile to connect with the other 3 books.


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    Adam J. Tricola 04-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, jarring narration"

    Great series, but with 3 different narrators across 5 books, it's jarring to listen to. The narrators don't communicate (or just don't care about) the voices or pronunciation the others have used in previous books. There are several words that have been pronounced three different ways. Also, character voice and intonation are sometimes dramatically different. For this reason, going from one book to the next is quite jarring.

    It's otherwise a splendid series, and none of the narrators are bad, but without consistency, it can be a difficult transition between books.

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    Lisa 04-08-15
    Lisa 04-08-15
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    "Terrible narration!!"

    I do not understand why this narrator was chosen. She is misspelling everything. The voices are different than the rest of the series. I can't believe no one made sure she knew how to pronounce words. Disappointed to spend $17.00 to hear her.

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    L.M.M. Chesapeake, VA 03-26-15
    L.M.M. Chesapeake, VA 03-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Very poor production"

    I know I'm repeating sentiments already expressed, but the production of this audiobook leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, the constant changing of narrators is poor planning. It is distracting and annoying to find that the names are pronounced so very differently from narrator to narrator

    In the end, I had to buy a written copy in order to continue to enjoy the series. The biggest sin? Pronouncing Paks as Packs instead of Pox, followed closely by the TIge instead of Tage, Almost as irritating was Mike-eli instead of Ma-Kel-e, Chi-a and Si-a instead of Chay-a and Say-a. It was like nails on a chalkboard.

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    Michelle Sunnyvale, CA, United States 10-26-14
    Michelle Sunnyvale, CA, United States 10-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, awful narrator"

    What happened to Jennifer Van Dyck? All of the men's voices sound the same and they are all husky and rough.
    Most of the women whine and sound weak.
    She pronounces important words completely differently then Jennifer Van Dyck in all the previous books.

    Within the first 5 minutes I almost stopped listening due to narration. I'm glad she wasn't used for the first book in the series, or I'd never have bought another, never miind how good the story.

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    Joan Berea, KY 09-18-17
    Joan Berea, KY 09-18-17
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    "So sad"

    With the wonderful performers like Jennifer van Duke and Susan Erickson previously used in this series, the choice of Angela Dawe for this volume puzzles me. Her constant mispronounciation of numerous names and her jarring Midwest accent with it's touch of a nasal whine really decreased my enjoyment. Such a relief to continue into "Crown of Renewal" with the superb performance of Me. Erickson. Ms. Dawe may excellent at a more modern tale, but for this, she was an unfortunate choice.

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