The Dawning of a New Age

Dragonlance: Dragons of a New Age, Book 1
By: Jean Rabe
Narrated by: Josh Clark
Series: Dragons of a New Age, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Summer of Chaos has ended. Ansalon's nightmare has only just begun.

The gods have departed the world, heralding a new Age of Mortals. But before the dust of war can settle, vast shadows cover the land. Dragons have come to Ansalon, larger and more powerful than any ever seen, and they will wreak havoc on nations still trembling from war. As the lands themselves begin to change under the dire magic of the new dragon overlords, new heroes arise to lead the fight for freedom.

The first book in a rerelease of a key trilogy in the Dragonlance saga, this trilogy covers key events that take place between Dragons of Summer Flame and the bestselling War of Souls trilogy.

©1996 TSR, Inc., copyright 2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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exceptional narration

narration was great. he made different voices for characters and kept them up flawlessly. awesome job. the story itself was good as well. maybe not as great as the traditional writing from Weis and Hickman but still good. a lot of people say to skip this series because it's not Weis or Hickman and the story isn't good and isn't needed to continue on. i disagree. I read the first book of the next trilogy and felt I had missed too much so I came back to do this trilogy. I'm glad I did. dont take the debby downers opinion. read it and enjoy. I will keep this spoiler free but I just want to say there are alot of shocking things that mess with your emotions in this book. almost too much. let's just say this writer keeps it real.

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A New Age.

While slightly flawed, this is a fun novel. Things are changing in Kryyn and not for the better. We meet interesting new heroes and villains as well as reconnect with old ones in new ways. (Skie...now Kellendros.). This trilogy is definitely worth listening to. For Dragonlance narration Josh Clark was good.

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Not the best of what Dragonlance has to offer

Hard to finish this one... the narrator did a great job with what he had to work with.

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this is terrible, can’t keep going

the story is kind of boring so far, and worse the narrator is reading all the voices like a harry potter snake, such a shame, another wanna be actor who thinks narrating a novel is a chance to over act every dialog, wish these producers would insist that the work be read using a normal voice, i might be done with audible

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not very exciting.

if you've already listened to the story where these dragons are defeated, don't listen to this one. very pointless story lines and abruptly ends.

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Love it

All in all, I enjoyed this book a lot more the second time around. Yes, there are about four incorrect facts in the book, but I see this as an editing failure rather than a writing one. Yes, some of the dialogue is a bit on the ridiculous side. But it's still a wonderful story with great characters. The new ones are well developed and the existing ones are true to their sources. Highly recommend to any Dragonlance fan, especially those who have thus far dodged the Fifth Age.

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Great Story!

Best DL story since Chronicles! Excellent, well developed characters and story. A bit of a odd start, but soon became a very engrossing epic! The narrator was pretty good, maybe my second favorite behind Richard Topol. Although, like some other have noted...the dragon and kender voices are a head scratcher. The dragon voices make me think of a constipated and irritable elderly person who has run out of prune juice. The kender...sound like hillbillies...a voice much more suited for gully dwarves. It throws me off when I envision Blister, who is a very likeable character. Other than that...spot on performance by the Josh Clark! Looking forward to the next book!

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Finally, a voice for Dragon Lance

Finally a voice that captures the characters of Dragon Lance. I much prefer male narrators trying their hand at female voices than female characters trying to attempt male voices. Josh's voicing of the dragons may be a love it or hate it for most folks. personally, I like it. Some may think it is over-acted. But it reminds me of the voicing of Takhisis from the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoons from the 80s.

My only complaint, again, is the Kender voicing. Why is it so difficult to capture the essence of a Kender? While not as horrible and unforgivanle as the voicing performed on the Lost Chronicles audio books, I never in my wild imagination thought of Kender's as having a Southern redneck dialect. I can't fathom how so many voice actors have missed the mark on the fearless, child-like wonderment and excitement that a kender possesses. Every experience for them is new, exciting and full of adventure and mystery. How a slow, southern accent was chosen here instead of that of an excited child-like exhuberance is beyond me. Like I said, not as bad as the others. But it cost the audio book it's 5th star

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Great!

The voice actors is incredible. I think, perhaps ; the best I've heard

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great book and performance

This book has a great narrator you and feel the story and the voices match there characters.