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Publisher's Summary

In a world where magic is intrinsic to the fabric of everyday life, two kingdoms, centuries-long enemies, have long sought a powerful magical weapon that will win them lasting dominance. But neither realm is ready when they are both attacked by the Bottom-Dwellers, a bitter people whose own land was destroyed, and who now live only to take vengeance on those they blame for a wretched life in the storm-tossed abyss they inhabit. Using contramagic strengthened by blood sacrifice to attack the world above, they threaten to bring down whole cities, or even the island kingdoms themselves. Freya and Rosia are forced to put aside their age-old conflict to defend themselves, or risk losing everything.

©2013 Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes (P)2013 Recorded Books

What listeners say about Storm Riders

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good build up and nice cliffhanger

good pacing and the action is spread out some slow parts but rather enjoyable to me

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Fantasy, Dragons and Steampunk Airships!

So happy I found this series, couldn't recommend it more strongly! Officially this is book #2 in a series of 6 books (see below) - you won't be disappointed! Love the characters and love the world. You'll want to read all six books in this series for sure! Appropriate for all readers who love fantasy - no "one-off-sex-scene" to ruin it for sharing with your friends and family. NOTE -- if you want to listen to every book in this fantasy world -- (Audible has #3 categorized into the wrong series) here they are in order (1) "Shadow Raiders" (2) "Storm Riders" (3) "The Seventh Sigil" (4) "Spymaster" (5) "Privateer" and (6) "Kingmaker". While they are all very very good -- #4-6 are amazing!

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where's the rest

story was really good liked everything except the narrator on the book.story can't end like that.
good, too short

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The "performance" kills it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I can usually handle when a book in a series is performed by a different narrator, but Mr. Keating is just hard to listen to. His voice is pleasant enough, but trying to keep track of who is speaking is very difficult - for the most part he reads all the parts the same, except for adding in accents that varies for a given character. I gave him a few hours to see if I could get into his performance, but it was very distracting and I just can't. So I'm returning the audiobook and I'll buy the kindle, then I'll jump to book three.

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Love the book, hate the narrator

I have the entire book series and love it. However they changed narrator on just this book from the guy that does books one and three. The difference is jarring and makes me not even want to listen. Audible, if there is a series make sure the entire series is done by the same person.

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alright the first book better

the first book was better and the reader was better as well. i got use his voice over time.

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I love the story, but...

While John Keating has done excellent work elsewhere, this story is a bit jarring due to his pacing being so different from Kirby Heyborne(narrator for books 1 and 3). The story is excellent, but I struggled reconciliation between the readers.

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Lousy Narrator But a good second book of the saga

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I would a good story and multiple story lines flow at a very good rate

Who was your favorite character and why?

father Jacob he is a very smart character and love his selfless motives

What didn’t you like about John Keating’s performance?

Loved the first book narrator and the pronunciation in the second book differed from the first book which sounded weird (did not like the french accent English)

Was Storm Riders worth the listening time?

Yes it was as long as you ignore the narration

Any additional comments?

Please bring back the first book narrator for the rest f the series.

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Horrible Narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrater

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

didnt get that far

How could the performance have been better?

better narration

Any additional comments?

This reveiw is not complete because i could continue listening to it with this narrater. Please bring back the original books narrater! I am very busy with work so i dont have a chance to read the books. The only time i have for a good book is listening on my drive to and from work. This narrater made it impossible for me to finish this book. i loved the first book and would really like to finish this one. New narrater please!

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too bad the narrator was so horrible... good story

If you could sum up Storm Riders in three words, what would they be?

WORST? narraTOR. eVER!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Storm Riders?

Listening to the narration. He pronounced everyone's name completely differently than the first narrator. His inflection was horrible. He put an accent/emphasis on the last syllable of too many words (as if that made it an actual accent) and made statements into questions. The dragons sounded drugged. In all, it sounded like he couldn't decide if the characters were drunken Scots, Jamaicans, Germans or Frenchmen.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He could have listened to the narrator of the first book. He very nearly ruined the book for me.

Any additional comments?

The story itself was interesting. I liked the political intrigue and multi-dimensional characters and alliances.