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The Darkslayer Omnibus

Narrated by: Lee Alan
Length: 86 hrs and 49 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)
Regular price: $29.95
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Publisher's Summary

They want him dead, but he won’t die. 

On a volatile, savage world, there is one who is unknowingly charged with maintaining the delicate balance between light and darkness: the warrior Venir, the Darkslayer. Girded with the mantle of power called the Armament, Venir hunts down the insidious race of underlings that will stop at nothing to dominate humanity.  

When Venir and his thief companion, Melegal, lock horns with entitled Royals during an innocent night of carousing in the City of Bone, they are forced to flee or die in the dungeons. The troublesome pair seeks refuge in the harsh Outlands where monsters, dwarfs, gnolls, and ogres dwell. Lying in wait, two powerful underling wizards have set a trap to destroy the scourge of their kind once and for all.  

With his enemies closing in from all directions, the Darkslayer and his companions have no choice but to fight or see their home descend into total chaos and devastation.  

Fans of R.A. Salvatore's Drizzt Do' Urden, Frizt Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, David Gemmell's Druss the Legend, the Witcher, Raymond E. Feist's Pug the Wizard, and Robert E. Howard's Conan, delight in the Darkslayer series...perhaps you will as well. 

More than 86 hours of can’t-miss listening entertainment! 

Download a copy today!  

©2017 Craig Halloran (P)2017 Craig Halloran

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Constant background sound

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There is a constant background noise. It sounds like an "electric cricket" making a constant electric chirping noise when the narrator is speaking. It will give you headache after listening for while, like its doing to me. Lee Alan narration is fine, if you can stand constant electric chirping.

31 of 32 people found this review helpful

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I could not get over the terrible background nose.

Returned this one. Aside from the intentional sound effects, there is a constant ringing noise.

29 of 30 people found this review helpful

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Cliches, Stilted prose, plodding narration.

I've been a subscriber to Audible Audio books for more than a decade and this book and its audio performance are the worst I've ever heard. The story line is adequate, but the book is over narrated with clumsy writing and riddled with cliches, stock phrases, and stilted exchanges between the characters. The characters come off as cartoonish, lacking any nuance or depth.

The narration by Lee Alan compounds the one dimensional nature of the story and manages to emphasize cliches and stock phrasing. A more skillful narrator could have made the story seem less stilted and unnatural. Instead, Alan seems to pull out one laughably ridiculous intonation after another, decreasing the realism of the plot and characters with every word.

This is also one of the few book narrations I have heard that used sound effects or back ground noise to enhance the story. This was used to good effect in a bar fight scene. However, often, the narration included a background melody that seemed poorly matched to the mood of the scene being read.

I have never read a book by Mr. Halloran before and I hope this is not indicative of his work. I wish him the best in the future.

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it’s a D&D Adventure

The Story is good, just like a D&D adventure, reader did a good job with the story and the voices he uses for each character are great, but here the bad part, the production is pretty bad, from a quite high pitch tone for the first hour of the book to the pops, scratches and hisses that plague the entire book, I feel I could have done a better job with my iPhone and GarageBand and made a better finished product

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What happened to the last chapter?

Very dissapointing. I struggled with this one. Narrator was ok. But after listening for so many hours and no last chapter?

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lots of loose ends, low production value

For the price (80 hours for one credit) it was well worth it. The book did fall short of expectations but the author has a really unique way of world building.

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Screeching noise ruined book

I got maybe 2 hours in after 10 plus attempts to read the book, but the background Screeching gives me an instant headache and makes me feel nausea.

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only good thing about this book is it's length

this is the worst audio book I have ever listened to. the narrator makes it a struggle to listen too. long unnecessary pauses in the middle of sentences, mispronounced words, and he makes every female character sound like a 90 year old man. the sound effects and music sound like my son did them in our garage. did they record the internal dialogue in a bathroom, or did they just walkie talkie it in? seriously I want to know. now do I need to get into the story? if you kill people off and bring them all back to life, eventually the reader/listener just assumed they are all going to come back to life. there are so many holes in the story it's frustrating. like scorch did something to bish. ok can we know what he did or is it a mystery that will never be solved. but again it's 84 hours long so if you have low standards and a lot of time to kill listen to this book.

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HORRIBLE!

I HAVE NEVER READ,OR LISTENED TO A WORSE! BOOK IN MY LIFE!....I'M ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT ONCE I START A BOOK A HAVE TO FINISH IT, BUT! BELIEVE ME! DON'T! WASTE! YOUR! TIME! I'M 59 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN READING SINCE I WAS 7 OR 8 YEARS OLD, AND I'VE NEVER! LISTENED TO OR READ ANYTHING! WORSE IN MY LIFE!

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I think this is an old recording,

I cant listen to the background ringing anymore.Sounds like a 70's cartoon. Slow and monotonous wrtiting.

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  • lois
  • 06-19-18

My thoughts

This might have been a great omnibus , but it was let down by the delay between chapters but the main problem was the bloody stupid sound effects with was so bloody annoying and for that reason I rated this low

2 of 3 people found this review helpful