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Nine Princes in Amber Audiobook

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Nine Princes in Amber is the first of the 10 books that are The Chronicles of Amber; an epic fantasy series written by six-time Hugo Award winning and three-time Nebula Award winning author, Roger Zelazny.

The ten books that make up the series are told in two story arcs: The Corwin Cycle and the Merlin Cycle.

The Audible audio rendition of this classic sci-fi/fantasy series is kicked off by 2012 Audie Award nominee, Alessandro Juliani, who reads the first five books that make up the Corwin Cycle and whose narration vividly brings the world of Amber to life.

Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.

©1970 Roger Zelazny (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    lynda pehoski 07-12-15
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    "Good narration / Low-quality writing"

    Although I felt that the narrator did as well as he could with the material, the story was not worth his effort. The author's description of people and events read like a thirdhand synopsis. I never had a feeling of presence or a connection with the characters. I have no desire to read the follow ups or recommend the book to others.

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    Elise Leutwyler 07-07-15
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    "Awesome with one slight downside"

    The reader was excellent except that his nonchalant attitude for the main character made me feel equally "meh" about the situations he was in

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    David D. Schneider 07-03-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Mixed Feelings About Nine Princes! 😱"

    First-I start with a three stars and move from there.
    This book never moved.
    Complicated alternative universe with the hero moving thru the narrative cycle while suffering from amnesia. Forgettable book, too.
    I won't be pursuing any further in the series and suggest that unless you are a huge fan of Zelazny you look for the better stories here on Audible. 😱

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    Lenore Kinsman 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointed Zelazny fan"

    I love Roger Zelazny. I've read the series long ago and it was one of my favorites. I thought it was time to experience it again. With hopes high, I went for it. Sadly, I was very disappointed with Alessandro Juliani. How he could make so many characters sound like they should be cartoon rats in Brooklyn was disturbing. So disturbing that I'll have to read the books again instead of listening. Sorry Alessandro, I just can't do another one.

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    Steve 07-03-15
    Steve 07-03-15
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    "Please change costs!"
    Where does Nine Princes in Amber rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    An all time favorite, good production values.


    Any additional comments?

    Way too expensive to read the entire series. Each of the 10 short novels make up what should be two (great) books. Give us at least an excuse to spend our credits. Thank you Audible

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    Larry 06-29-15
    Larry 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    Awesome story! Well done (production). I will be listening to the rest of this series.

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    Lovell 05-18-15
    Lovell 05-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic story, but wrong reader"
    Would you listen to Nine Princes in Amber again? Why?

    No, the reader is great for other genres, but is not portraying the Amber characters well at all.Corwin for example, is centuries old, He has a narrative style that demands a more "Noir" voice, something that conveys a hint at least, of that quality of charisma you hear in Shakespearean trained actors voices. No offense to the reader, but more care should have been taken, I can't stand listeneniing to the story because of it.


    What other book might you compare Nine Princes in Amber to and why?

    NPiA is one of the original cross genre stories out there that involves Machiavellian royalty fighting for a throne, alternate realities and even a unicorn. :)


    How could the performance have been better?

    See above


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Depends on which book


    Any additional comments?

    Hire Peter Dinklage to narrate.

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    Jordy 04-25-15
    Jordy 04-25-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Nostalgia well revisited"

    Read as a kid 40 years ago. Thought I would revisit and read again. Simplistic compared to many sci fi fantasy of this day and age ... But very enjoyable

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    "Superb"

    Excellent performance of one of my favorite novels. Well worth multiple reads, to fully capture every nuance. And, great fun!

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    Homeschool Parent 03-31-15
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    "Grabs you and never let's go"

    This story has my all time favorite start. Completely original universe and fantasy concepts. Books are short but quite a few in series. Prose is beautiful.

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