The Temple of Elemental Evil

Dungeons & Dragons: Greyhawk, Book 3
Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
Series: Greyhawk, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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A sinister force, long thought destroyed, stirs in the land. As a she-demon bent on wreaking worldwide havoc struggles to escape her prison and a foul demigod plots to bend her to his will, a band of desperate heroes must infiltrate the very heart of darkness in a daring attempt to stop them both.

©2001 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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good version

good version of a classic module. Having played the module as well as played the RPG game, this brought back fond memories and the voice acting and production values were really good. Strongly recommend.

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Amazing classic.

couldn't put it down. audible version is awesome. loved the voices he does and he brings emotions out with greatness.

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A "sort of" Classic

While the adventure path is a classic, this book is rather boorish and uninspired. The actual performance/reading is acceptable. The issue is really more the author's lack of literary flare. The words are just dry when sentences are so similar in length and structure. The lack of a more colorful vocabulary probably would lend itself more towards young readers/listeners, but surely it must still seem a bit dull and unchallenging even then.

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Not Paul Kidd

Would you try another book from Thomas M. Reid and/or Bernard Setaro Clark?

I would not try another book from Thomas M. Reid. This books was really boring. The romance put into the storyline was really bad. Main character seemed weak.

Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas M. Reid again?

No.

Which character – as performed by Bernard Setaro Clark – was your favorite?

The thief was good.

Was The Temple of Elemental Evil worth the listening time?

NO. Skip book 3. It has nothing to do with the first two.

Any additional comments?

Skip this book and go straight to book 4. You will be happy you did.

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it's missing alot

it was ok. having played and run the module, this book seem like if fell short. it was entertaining and I enjoyed the story. it just fell below my expectations.

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fantastic

I'm playing the D&D module for the Temple of Elemental Evil and this is just some information I didn't know in this book fantastic to have

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Just couldn't get into the writing style

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Love this series, but quite a change from Paul Kidd's engaging storytelling. Just couldn't get into this writer's style of writing. A little too much detail where I didn't expect, and the converse elsewhere.

What was most disappointing about Thomas M. Reid’s story?

The action scenes read like a play-by-play rather than a flowing narrative.

What does Bernard Setaro Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This guy is an incredible narrator.

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Really Entertaining Read

I had read this before and the audio was very good as well. I love these early modules conversions to books. Check out Paul Kidd's stuff as well.

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A fun adaptation of the classic Dungeon Crawl

This is an adaptation of one of the classic AD&D modules, and it reads like it. It's fun enough for those interested in revisiting Gary Gygax's epic module, but it falls short of the first two books in the series. The characters are a bit two dimensional, and the plot a bit thin, but it is entertaining enough in a pulp for of a way

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What an adventure

I remember playing adventure pen and paper with my friends in high school, this and really takes you back, some things are like seeing an old friend and some mist have been parts we missed or we played through differently 😁. Great listen to anyone who played this epic campaign adventure.

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  • 04-12-17

A great start, well narrated to a point.

The setup to this adventure is good; it ticks many a box of old world fantasy and is narrated brilliantly by Bernard of whom I am now a fan. However, the story becomes lost and forever ongoing where even the narrator becomes mediocre because of the ongoing story.
Also (slight spoiler)..

The female character starts well but soon becomes a stereo type old fantasy weak heroine which contradicts her start.

The characters become lost within the story / and then story telling which is a polar opposite from the build up. Shame. It could have been a truly epic adventure.