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Villains by Necessity

Narrated by: Daniel Nicolai
Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A twist on the classic fantasy novel.

©1996 Eve Forward (P)2018 Eve Forward

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When good goes to far, villians must become heroes

The tale of a time when the scales of goodness and evil tipped so much that villians were needed in order to shift the balance back and stop the light from destroying everything. A group of six villians team up and use their unique gifts to save the world from the unwitting good guys! This is the story of their quest to collect the pieces of the key and open a portal to darkness and save everything! I couldnt get enough of this book! The writting brought the images in my head to life and brought me on the journey of a lifetime! It was a beautiful mix reminiscent of lord of the rings and dungeon and dragons! I loved the twist in the plot making the villians the good guys and the heroes the bad guys! And yet... they were still villians in every sense of the word! And Daniel Nicolai did an amazing job narrating, truly bringing this book to life! Truly a marvolous experience and tale!

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Wow!

this book is incredibly unique and wonderfully written. If you've ever played Dungeons & Dragons or intend to run an evil campaign, it is a must-read. it is imaginative and exciting.

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Excellent story.

Excellent story. Narrator is dry at times. Story moves nicely. Intriguing characters and fun story.

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wonderful story that brought me into D&D

I found the paperback in a library sale . I read every page like it was a gift. I gave the copy to a friend who was feeling down. within 2 months we were playing D&D together . my Samander assassin and his Robin centar bard. when I saw this in the listings on Audible. I knew I had to go to the 6 lands again.

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My favorite book but with some production issues.

What happens when good wins and decides to the extra mile to make sure evil is forever defeated? The end of the world it seems. At least it will if an Assassin, a thief, a Druid, a Black Knight, and an Sorceress fail to bring back the dark and stop a blinding apocalypse. The story my feel at times to be just the classic story with the roles reversed but it’s just so much fun to see a world where things like unicorns are the dangerous monsters and light is not as good as it thinks. My only complaint is with the sound quality. Weird scratching sounds some times pop up and it sometimes sounds like the switch narrators. But I love this story and have no problem recommending it to those who like classic fantasy with a twist.

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Concept of the story really isn't bad......

Its a shame because the concept of the story is new and really kind of interesting. But the performance of the narrator is SO bad I couldn't even focus on the story.

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readers microphone had interference on rare occasions. overall a decent book. i liked the focus on characters

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A twist to good and evil!

Excellent narration, good story. But I wasn't very fond of the style of writing. I kept getting lost in what was happening over time.

The book is heavally influenced by D&D and was shock full of nostalgi. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into fantasy and D&D.

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