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The first title in this Forgotten Realms series of stand-alone adventures.

The Alabaster Staff is the first title in a Forgotten Realms series focusing specifically on the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series will be a stand-alone adventure, but the overall setting for all of the titles will be the Old Empires, an area of the Forgotten Realms world never before explored in the novels.

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Fun story but read by a mush mouth

Would you try another book from Edward Bolme and/or Jean Brassard?

The story is fine enough but this reading was just too painful. It grated on me about every 10 seconds when he would talk in his feminine voice.

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Limited annunciation, clarity , and an inability to be understood when he draws out any word.

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story was good enough but narration was awful.

I can say the story was pretty good and I could have liked it better if it wasn't so poorly narrated. the droning and sentence blended speech made this one hard to finish. I can just say I will definitely not get any other books with this narrator and leave it at that. sorry to the author for the rating.

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  • 03-02-22

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It's a decent story, with some twists and surprises. It's not got lot of battles or fights which is good as the tension from the sneaking and hiding is well paced and described well.

The problem is the narrator.... is it so difficult to find out how to pronounce something? 'Surjent' yeah I wondered what was being referred to, then realised it was Sergeant.... Honestly it's the one major issue with these books. Does nobody check them? Do the readers ask for clarification if they are unsure? I've had 'Nitch' for Niche, there are websites galore to help get this right.