The Plague of Swords

The Traitor Son Cycle, Book 4
Narrated by: Neil Dickson
Series: Traitor Son Cycle, Book 4
Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
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One enemy has fallen. A greater one remains.

Now it's war.

With one army defeated in a victory that will be remembered through the ages, now the Red Knight must fight again.

For every one of his allies, there is a corresponding enemy. Spread across different lands and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed the foe's true intentions.

With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost.

The Plague of Swords is the gripping fourth audiobook in the Traitor Son Cycle.

©2016 Miles Cameron (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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ugh! go back to the original narrator

The story is great. No complaints on Miles Cameron.

The narrator, however, is horrible. I finally got used to his new (and incorrect) pronunciation near the end of the last book (I mean, made up words it's understandable, though he should have listened to the first narrator and stayed consistent, but actual English, French, Latin, Italian, etc words should be pronounced correctly) but now he has changed it again. So not only is it not phonetic, or consistent with the first narrator, its now not even consistent with himself!

Same issue with the voices. From one narrator to the next, they change, sure. But not only were they all much to similar with this guy, now they aren't consistent with the last book he read. I'm glad I read the actual book first, or I wouldn't have been able to get past the narrator to get through the story.

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Love the series miss Matt Wolf

Neil does a serviceable job but Matt was the man for this story and I wish you'd bring him back

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Truly great

Number 4, the novels get better each time, I re-listened to books one thru three before reading this one, I think it made it more enjoyable.

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Narrator change, beware

So the new narrator did OK, but there's some minor pronunciation that was inconsistent with the last 3 books that was particularly jarring.

We've spent 3 books heading about "Ti-con-DAGA" now we're heading about some place called "Tie-con-deNAGA". Had one mispronunciation on "minute", where he called it as a measure of time rather that a measure of unit and the context clearly meant size, but I was overly sensitive at that point.

He did decent enough on the characters though. If he had started the series of be totally happy.

The story is good, although it doesn't seem like we advanced the overall plot all that much by the end. Definitely suffers from middle child syndrome as another reader noted.

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Excellent! Thank you Miles!!

Superb historical / mythological world. All the adventure excitement wonder and discovery you could want. Made even better because George R R Martin isn't lurking behind every bush to suck all the joy from the story. Best of all? No incest. What a breath of clean fresh air.

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keep them comming

This is another exteodinary book in this series. You defiantly would need to have listened to the first 3 books to know what is what in this book. Once you have that foundation , this book gets you deeper and deeper unto the twisted world of good vs. evil that is never quite as bold a line as we think it should be.

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need a bounce back after season 8 of GoT

God this series is so good greatest pallet cleanser after GoT season 8 I cant reccomend it enough

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Slow going.

Struggled to finish. This one never picked up momentum, almost as if it's a setup for the next book. Will likely not pick up the next book in the series however for fear of more of the same.

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The change in narrator is BAD

I love this series but the change in narrator is, well, horrible! Text-to-Speech might be easier to listen to and unfortunately the author's story seems rushed. People and places get mixed up (or Dickson messed up which would not astonish me.

The next book is good, non-stop action on the author's part, you'll need to be able withstand the narrator though. My poor husband endured endless fits of me screaming "His name is Morgen not MORgon! There are so many of these instances of frustrated yelling that I played part of it aloud so that he could hear for himself. Two hours in he politely snatched my phone and shut it off.
Miles Cameron is a great writer. He deserved better than this half-assed attempt at a narration, what seemed like a sloppy, very poor editor (I'm referring to actual mistakes made by the narrator. ..'Gabriel grabbed his arm' and two minutes later it's another character).

But it was action packed. It's absolutely non-stop. Cameron's pacing is incredible and even THIS horrendous narrator could not defeat the story. I cried, and I laughed and I screeched in frustration and anger. ..but I stuck in. You will too.

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Why? Why?

This was one of the best books I’ve listened to on audible! I hate that the author need the series so sad and just...why?

Great book with a sad, depressing and dreadful ending. Worse than when Dumbledore died in the Harry Potter series. Again. . . Why?