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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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pretty cringy

The characters are pretty bad and unbelievable but the biggest issue I had with finishing the book was that the romance was so cringy it made my spine hurt! The narration was good though!

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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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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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Not really the adventure

if you ever played the actual adventure this book is not it. Oh they are in the right place and the temple is where they go. But then it is just a rush through the story. The main character is a wizard and I love playing wizards, I hate this one. he threw very few spells. In battles he just ran and coward most of the time. while the warriors would be doing 4 things the writer had the wizard do nothing. Halfway through this book I was done. the writing was bad. I finished it, but barely. The writer has obviously never played d&d and for sure never a wizard. Do your self a favor avoid this!!!!!!

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The Temple of Elemental Evil

A thoroughly enjoyable listen. I have run this campaign a couple of times for different D&D groups. It was delightful to hear the story told in a different fashion.
I was delighted to hear that the most dreaded enemy, the giant toads outside of the moat house, we're not forgotten.
I look forward to hearing more books from this series.

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  • 01-24-21

Narrator ruined story

The story is fantastic unfortunately it has been ruined by the stupid stupid decision by this talentless narrator to whisper parts of the dialogue by the familiar. I can barely hear his ridiculous whispering which has made it all but impossible to follow the story solely on audible.

Please don’t employ him again as he clearly lacks the talent to create another voice & has resorted to what should have been apparent to anyone that the sound would not magically increase for listeners during his barely audible whispering!

He has ruined a fantastic book!

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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.