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Time of the Twins Audiobook

Time of the Twins: Dragonlance: Legends, Book 1

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Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness - to bring it under his control.

Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap.

Made aware of Raistlin’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm. There, together with the ever-present kender Tasslehoff, Caramon will make his stand to save Raistlin’s soul.

Or so he believes.

©1986 TSR, Inc., 2000 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Merika!! 08-19-16
    Merika!! 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Horribly narrated."

    Wonderful story. Have loved this series since the books came out. But the narrator is just terrible. Almost stating the storyline rather than adding any feeling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trey Weller 07-22-16
    Trey Weller 07-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "AVOID the audiobook at all cost!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book, yes. The audiobook, absolutely not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Weis and Hickman have learned from writing the Chronicles, and it shows. The characters grow in interesting ways, there are more mature concepts tackled (for what this book is, at least), and the story is far more original. Everything is more focused, and there isn't the sense one gets in the Chronicles of having missed important events off-page. For the first time, a Dragonlance book is exactly the length it should be. I highly recommend it.


    What didn’t you like about Ax Norman’s performance?

    Ax Norman may be one of the worst narrators of audiobooks I've ever heard. So bad, in fact, that I gave up on the audio a quarter of the way through and just bought a physical copy instead. There is no emotion, no differentiation between characters, no inflection-- Norman sounds as if he is reading the book for the first time and he doesn't like it all that much. He can't even be bothered to read the title at the beginning. I've never encountered a narrator more passionless or lazy.


    Was Time of the Twins worth the listening time?

    No. Read it, but SAVE YOUR MONEY.


    Any additional comments?

    I won't be buying the audiobooks for the rest of the trilogy. I'll be reading them, but not through Audible. I don't know why Ax was hired. His performance is SHOCKINGLY bad. I'm usually against re-recording books, but this one is begging for it. It would actually be better not to have an audiobook at all. Audible, you can do better. Much, much better.

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    SA 07-21-16
    SA 07-21-16
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    "flat and tired"

    Found the narration to be flat and rife with errors. Characters names tripped over, emphasis put at the wrong parts of sentences, etc. After reading the Dragons trilogies, this one was a disappointment. Go listen to Sandra instead! Dragons of the Highlord Skies was fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gabe Shulman 06-17-16
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    "just an awful narration"

    monotone and lackluster. I lived this book as a kid and the narrator ruined it for me. names were mispronounced and everyone had the exact same voice. whoever directed this is also to blame, if not more so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MADexotics Virginia Beach 06-16-16
    MADexotics Virginia Beach 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible Narration ruins the book"
    What would have made Time of the Twins better?

    I love this story, I've read the book many times so that is not the failing. The narrator of this book is absolutely TERRIBLE. He changes pronunciations of names from one sentence to the next. He stops in the middle of sentences and runs together different pieces of dialogue leaving you uncertain as to which character is speaking. Its so bad I can barely listen. I wanted so badly to listen to this trilogy but seeing as the same worthless sot reads all three... I guess I'll just have to stay disappointed


    What did you like best about this story?

    The novel itself is wonderful


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Changing the pronunciation of names from one sentence to the next, running sentences together, stopping to breath at terrible places, not distinguishing between different character's dialogues. I've heard children read in class better than this.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It was hard to have a reaction when the reading is so terrible you can't concentrate on the novel.


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    Woodsman 06-08-16
    Woodsman 06-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator isn't good"

    The narrator only does one voice well, that being Tasslehoff's. Otherwise I'd have given him one star. Why didn't they just reuse the narrator from the Chronicles Trilogy (Paul Boehmer)?

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    Rick Cadham 02-20-15
    Rick Cadham 02-20-15
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    "Great book, horrible narrator. "

    He pronounced almost every name wrong. Every time he said the name "Tass" he pronounced it "Toss", "Sturm" was "Strum" and "Fizban" was "Fizbon". So frustrating.

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    Debbie Moss 01-28-15
    Debbie Moss 01-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic Story - Horrific Narrator!!!!!"
    Would you try another book from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and/or Ax Norman?

    While Weis/Hickman created a compelling world when they wrote the Dragon Lance series, the narration provided by Ax Norman is flat and boring and those are the "nice" things I have to say about it.

    I was in high school when these books were first released and they are still cherished, favorite friend 27+ years later.


    What other book might you compare Time of the Twins to and why?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There is a distinct lack of consistency in the narrators pronunciation of main character names through out the story which is very distracting. As an example Raistlin is pronounced as Raist (ray-st) Raistlin (ray-st-lyn) and Raistlin (RAST-lyn) through out.

    It's not even worth trying to figure out how to communicate how Norman butchers Par-Salian name repeatedly!!!

    The narration style is very flat to the point of boring and it's very easy to become distracted and miss parts of the story because you just sort of tune out due to the monotony of the narrator.


    Do you think Time of the Twins needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Time of the Twins has is part of a 3 book series Dragon Lance Legends and is inclusive (and integral ) to the Dragon Lance World.


    Any additional comments?

    The first trilogy by these author's are the Dragon Lance Chronicles books and the trio are all narrated by Paul Boehmer who did a wonderful job.

    The narration by Ax Norman on the Legends trio is so horrific I feel as if Audible should be paying *ME* to listen to it.

    It's a double tragedy because these books are so iconic to an entire generation. Audible really missed out on a opportunity by choosing this narrator. Those of us who waited with bated breath for the next installment of these books to be released have shared them with our children and now our grandchildren.

    I can say without hesitation while I would pass on the paper back or eBook format of the Legends series to the grand-babies when they are old enough, I would not share the Audio book version from Audible with anyone due to the horrible

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    Amazon Customer 01-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narration detracts from an excellent story."

    Miss pronounced names are irritating. Tas and Paladine especially. Narrator eventually corrects Raistlin and Majere thank goodness.

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    Jennifer 01-26-15
    Jennifer 01-26-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Little difference in character voices."

    It was difficult to follow what was going on at the beginning of the book since the narrator hardly distinguished voices between characters conversing and between when someone is actually speaking versus normal text.

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