A Dance of Cloaks : Shadowdance

  • by David Dalglish
  • Narrated by Elijah Alexander
  • Series: Shadowdance
  • 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins...they fear only one man.
Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless - everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers and the iron rule of his father.
Assassin or protector; every choice has its consequences.
Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Ruined by the narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the physical copy. The story has some nice parts to it but the narration is so offensively bad that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. This is the first time in several years as an Audible member that I've abandoned a book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Accents are awful, attempts at voices are indistinguishable from one another most of the time and no tension, emotions or anything else that you'd want from a book come through in the reading.

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- J. Munro

Cover design is great

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The various accents used by the narrator were unauthentic and very hard to listen to. I was unable to finish the book because of the quality of narration.

Has A Dance of Cloaks put you off other books in this genre?

Not at all. I love this genre but this particular book did not have an individual voice.

What didn’t you like about Elijah Alexander’s performance?

His attempts at different accents with no clear voice for any particular character. The bits that were not dialogue based were fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was really disappointed with this book. Both in the performance and the content.

Any additional comments?

Unfortunately, neither the plot nor the characters were sufficiently strong enough for me to fight on and after the first 7 hours, I threw in the towel. No humour and a hackneyed plot sealed it for me. Apologies, but unable to recommend to the normal crew as I did not manage to finish it. I would like my money back!

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- ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK