NPCs : Spells, Swords, & Stealth

  • by Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by Roger Wayne
  • Series: Spells, Swords, & Stealth
  • 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters?In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry. Once the dust settles, these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice: pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near-certain death or see their town and loved ones destroyed. Armed only with salvaged equipment, second-hand knowledge, and a secret that could get them killed, it will take all manner of miracles if they hope to pull off their charade. And even if they succeed, the deadliest part of their journey may well be what awaits them at its end.

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Customer Reviews

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Great adventure (and gaming) story

Would you listen to NPCs again? Why?

Yes - the narrator was very good and I think I'd pick up more references on a second listen.


What was one of the most memorable moments of NPCs?

It was in the final scenes, so I don't want to spoil the story.


Have you listened to any of Roger Wayne’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but will be looking out for them in the future: he narrated the book well and included a great range of character voices.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The characters' initial decision to leave, and Thistle's backstory.


Any additional comments?

Looking forward to getting the next book in the series!

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- Elizabeth

If you have ever played a Role Playing Game

Where does NPCs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the greatest book I have ever listened to but at the same time it left me with a smile on my face. It's easy listening, the plot isn't complex, the characters fit really well and the premise is good. I enjoyed it enough to buy the second in the series which is what you would hope a good story would encourage you to do.


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- Zen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-09-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio