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By M on 09-06-13
Old school fantasy.
Having drifted away from Feist many years ago - as his Midkemia novels became poorer and poorer, and all he seemed to be doing was milking the magnificent "Magician" - I was intrigued to see that he was finally wrapping the series up. And so I jumped back into his world, and it's a lot of fun so far. The writing's still as clunky and cliched as always but it works as a great slice of escapism, and it's great to be back in Crydee after all these years. I've read hardly any of the intervening 20-odd books but it's easy enough to get to grips with the characters and context, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the trilogy. (Excellently narrated too.)
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By M on 13-04-13
A Kingdom Besieged
having been a fan of Raymond E Feist since his first book, I was little apprehensive about having someone read his story to me, would the voices match my interpretation of them, would the excitement come across in the same way I read it, would it work....this is my first audio book....I need not have worried, a magnificent interpretation of the story, although I hadn't envisaged some of the accents but once locked in, they worked...beautifully read and a great, great story that stands alone whether you are familiar with his earlier books in the story...totally hooked and driving and air flights will never be the same...
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By R. J. Hunt on 28-01-15
The story just loses steam
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Could have done with a different editor and the book could do with a serious crop with the red pen.
What was most disappointing about Raymond E. Feist’s story?
I have read everything of Raymond E Feist and listened to them..... up until this one.
35 minutes into this one and I just can't get into it. The characters seem just too flat and contrived compared to the other books/stories.
What about Peter Joyce’s performance did you like?
Great - I think he brings the books to live.... really impressed by him but no matter how hard he tries he cant save this dull book.
Was A Kingdom Besieged worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
I am starting to wish i hadn't wasted my time on this one. Seriously think i need to move on to another author now. Unless I can be convinced by someone else I think the back story of the various Midkemia based trilogies have had their day and need to be put to rest.