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Publisher's Summary

Number one best-selling series in epic fantasy and sword and sorcery! Don't miss out on this complete six-book series! Over 80 hours of listening.

A world of corruption and carnage has an indomitable defender....

The all-powerful immortal being, Trinos, created the world of Bish for her own amusement. There, an eternal war rages between good and evil under the gaze of the bored goddess. Humans battle monsters and each other in a savage, never-ending conflict - from the world's lush and perilous jungles, to the streets of its decaying cities rife with horror, death, and corruption, to the desolate wastes of the Outlands. And there is one who is charged with maintaining the delicate balance between light and darkness: the warrior Venir, the Darkslayer.

Armed with the mantle of power and his helm, war axe, and shield, Venir and his rogue ally, Melegal, must defend what is good from those who would destroy it. Whether it's the monstrous underlings, emerging from below ground to wreak havoc and terror upon humanity, or the cruel and greedy Royals oppressing their own vulnerable race, no base, ruthless creature will escape his wrath.

But now a sinister threat looms on the horizon that even the Darkslayer may be helpless to oppose. For a second immortal has entered the great game - and this new god will not rest until evil reigns supreme for all time.

Don't miss out on this epic series that has it all, from dwarves to orcs, ogres to trolls, brigands, bandits, assassins, all-powerful sorcerers, giants and dragons. It's gritty, heroic fantasy with an edge!

©2017 Craig Halloran (P)2017 Craig Halloran

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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.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Constant background sound

Any additional comments?

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.

22 of 23 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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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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Pathetic beyond belief

It would have been better if you had killed every character in the 1st paragraph. All the characters had the minds of twelve-year-old children. An endless parade of cowards and fools.

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beware

The story may have been a good one but I'm not sure. I struggled through the first book only because I wanted to see if it got any better, boy was I wrong. The narration was awful. The long needless pauses and strange music make this audio book remind me of some low low budget sitcom. Give it a shot if you are really bored but this book is a snooze fest.

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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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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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lots of ADVENTURES

bit i hated the ending,if you can call it that. but it woll keep you awake

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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 2 people found this review helpful