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Such a shame this excellent story is spoiled by the rubbish narrator. The narrator expends so much effort pronouncing the words ever so clearly that he totally ignores intonation, punctuation and pacing. It is like listening to an android droning away. I actively avoid any audio books narrated by this guy. I can only hope they re-record these Dragons books with someone good doing the narration..
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Would you listen to Dragons of Winter Night again? Why?
Yes I would, repeatedly. I LOVE the Dragonlance Chronicles, it was my first proper reading experience with a true d&d book, and it will remain with me forever as the best books I have read in this genre.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragons of Winter Night?
The entry into the nightmare forest of Lorac... wow that was powerful writing throughout that entire episode of the book. Unforgettable atmosphere and character interraction, I felt I was actually "in there" with them.
Did Paul Boehmer do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?
Ah... yes he did, attempting a fair change of accent for each of the major characters, and even "warming" to a few of them. Paul is Shakespearean trained and it shows, but I find the diction and pace a little too "perfect" outside of the individual character portrayals. As the narrator he could have been a little warmer with a less formal approach to the reading.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was thoroughly gripped by the Lorac episode, feeling the pains and elations of each character as the story progressed. The style of writing had the desired effect at each stage of the episode, both crying with despair at the tragedy of the characters, and laughing with relief when the nightmare ended. This, to me, was the most emotional and most powerfully written part of the book.
Any additional comments?
I can't express how much I really like these Chronicles, they hold a special place in my heart and I will always go back to them when I need to lose myself in a world of both endless despair and eternal hope. The depth of this book is vast and I would place it on a par with Middle Earth in it's complexity and history.
A story I read when I was a teenager just as good as I remember. An okay performance and a good Series of books.Worth a listen when all the Great stories run out or if your just stuck as to what you'll read next.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
the narrator needs to learn when to pause for emphasis. that was ridiculous. great book.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful