A Kingdom Besieged

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3 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
By Edward williams on 15-01-18

So so

Not the best in the series but sets up the following books very Very well

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5 out of 5 stars
By MR S D WALKER on 04-01-17

comes to life

a brilliant story well told by Peter Joyce who brings the story to life with a very rich voice.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mingus on 06-11-16


Can't get enough of Raymond's world . Forever may the Knights, elves, dwarfs and little folk continue to entertain us with their adventures.

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3 out of 5 stars
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.

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