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By Robert A Vaughan on 06-06-16
Great story, terrible narrator.
Once again a perfectly wonderful story ruined by Nicole Greevy. She has a terrible grasp of the English language. For instance, her inability to distinguish hiding something away in secret and a secretion from the body. These books need redone by a talented narrator badly.
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By Simone on 01-05-18
It is hard to believe how far we've come.
Sitting here after having finished the "Prince of Lies"
is best described as a surreal experience.
The overwhelming quality of this book can hardly be believed
to have any connections at all to the dumpster-fires that were
"Waterdeep" and "Tantras."
That I've now been through a story so good that even the
acts of occasional stupidity within the main-characters come
off as intriguing character-features calling for a reader's
analysis of their mindsets, as opposed to simply being
facepalm-inducing, is more than a breath of fresh air.
The narrator is always still bad, but she appears to deliver
a more varied performance this time around, when compared
to earlier readings, and even then, her somewhat robotic
delivery makes for a somewhat fitting interpretation of the
alien minds of the gods when given voice.
Overall, a great book, and an overwhelming improvement
to the general series, do not miss this one.
By Bryan on 03-30-16
A Long Time Coming
I read the first three books when they were first released as, "The Avatar Trilogy." Then life got in the way of my, as it is wont to do, and I lost track of events in The Realms. Now, nearly 30 years later, I've discovered the wonders of audiobooks, the Kindle, and the awesomeness of immersive reading. I started reading some of the more recent Forgotten Realms titles and it felt as if there were gaps in my knowledge of the history of Aebir-Toril. I saw multiple references to Kelemvor as Lord of The Dead and became confused. As far as I knew, Kel WAS dead. When did he get promoted?
So I decided to go back and re-read, or perhaps I should say, "re-experience" for that seems like a better description of immersive reading, some of my old favorites and discovered that the tale of Midnight, Kelemvor, Adon, and Cyric didn't end in "Waterdeep." Now I know how he became part of Faerun's pantheon of gods. I can't wait till I get off work this evening so I can start on the next book.
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