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Tangled Webs Audiobook

Tangled Webs: Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Exiled from her home, the beautiful dark elf Liriel Baenre wanders the surface world with her companion Fyodor. But even far from the dark haunts of Menzoberranzan, she is not safe from the vengeance of her archenemy. Even as she and her friend sail the dangerous seas of the Sword Coast, a drow priestess plots a terrible fate for them.

And in the depths of the earth, the spider queen Lolth weaves her own webs of terror and treachery.

©1996 TSR, Inc., c. 2003 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Dusty White 05-11-17
    Dusty White 05-11-17

    author of Advanced Tarot Secrets and The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!!

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    "Disappointed after a good first book"
    Would you try another book from Elaine Cunningham and/or Dara Rosenberg?

    I would try another Elaine Cunningham book but never another book by the narrator.


    Has Tangled Webs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dara Rosenberg’s performances?

    Absolutely not. Her performance is not a hideous as the first book where she split sentences in two and mispronounced half of the words, but it is still like nails on a chalkboard. I sense nepotism that she even was hired to read. She ruined an "okay" book.


    Could you see Tangled Webs being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Oh hell no. This story went off of the cliff. Far too many disparate parts and a rushed ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This series had promise with book 1. They should have stayed in the Underdark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nate W 03-15-17
    Nate W 03-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Popping noises for sea elves"

    The tongue clicking during portions of the book with sea elves is annoying at best and aggravating enough to bludgeon the performer with a paperback at worst. A good story but another terrible performance, which is sadly becoming par for the course with forgotten realms books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jamall patterson 09-13-16
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    "such a disappointment"

    the headline says it all I had to write this in order to submit this

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    Bryan K. Johns 06-18-15 Member Since 2013

    Amateur Radio (HAM) operator, Amateur Extra Class, professional web developer, DBA, open source software contributor, and sci-fi/fantasy fan

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    "5 Star Story, 4 Star Performance"

    I read this entire series back when it first came out on paperback. When I saw it on Audible I had to get it. I was a bit disappointed that Amazon WhisperSync isn't yet available for the first two books.

    While I found the narrator pleasant to listen too, there were a couple of issues that were a little distracting. There were a few words that the narrator consistently mispronounced. For example, "rudder," the big flap at the rear of a ship, is not pronounced, "rooder." That's the one that sticks out in my memory because a significant part of the story was set onboard a sailing vessel.

    There were also a few places where the wrong word was given emphasis, totally flipping the meaning of the word pair. One that comes to mind is, "Drow hunter." In this book, that term is used to refer to one of the primary Drow characters when they were searching for, tracking, or sneaking up on one of the other characters, as in a hunter who is a Drow, or a Drow who is hunting. The narrator usually made it sound as if it was referring to a person, or creature that hunted Drow.

    And finally, there were a few places where the recording quality changes dramatically for a few words. It sounded as if the majority of the recording was done in a home studio with mid to high end consumer grade equipment, and for some reason a sentence or two would be rerecorded in a professional studio on professional recording equipment.

    These quirks combined made me deduct a star.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Legg 05-11-15
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    "story line is great.... the reader ..."

    story is great if you are into the drow stories. not only that but it gives another drow life away from the underdark, makes you wonder where the story could go with "little raven"

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    Nick 04-12-13
    Nick 04-12-13 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the Best Forgotten Realm's Books"

    Tangled Webs is Elaine Cunningham at her best here in Tangled Web. The story takes full advantage of the rich Forgotten Realms setting and crafts a tale with plenty of action, character development, plot twists, excitement and even a dash of humor. This is the sort of fun fantasy book that you just can't put down.

    Tangled Webs builds off the excellent Daughter of the Drow and turns everything up to 11. One half a road trip by sea and one half a intrigue plot the book keeps you guess and the story moving. The new villains and supporting characters are great increasing the stakes to their highest yet. Liriel and her companion continue to be great characters. As a protagonist Liriel continue to be a delight with her flippant attitude, love of life and proactive willingness to confront her foes rather than wait to be attacking like most heroes.

    Once again the audio quality is the only really negative here. While the reading is better than the first the recording quality and editing are really terrible and need to be brought up the level that this novel deserves.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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