King of Sword and Sky : Tairen Soul

  • by C. L. Wilson
  • Narrated by Emily Durante
  • Series: Tairen Soul
  • 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rain, the proud and haunted Fey King, risked everything to follow his heart and his destiny to Ellysetta - his truemate, his love, the woodcarver's daughter who possessed miraculous gifts she did not understand. He defied the nobles of Celieria to claim her, battled demons and Elden mages to wed her. And now he must protect her - and his imperiled kingdom - with magic, steel, and scorching flame. For his soul-kin, the magical tairen, are dying, and only the Fey King's bride can save them... if Rain can help his beloved embrace the magic within her and forge the unbreakable bond of passion and power necessary to save her soul.


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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful tale with poor choice for narrator

This is the third book in the Tairen Soul series and the third different narrator. I thought that a new narrator (and a consistent one) for the last three books had to be an improvement over the first two narrators (numerous mispronunciations, poor timing, with no break between chapters or scene changes, etc.).

Well, I was wrong. By what logic would anyone chose a narrator with a lisp to read an audiobook? Early in the reading, Ms Durante sounded like someone reading to children at storytime. As the book progressed, the reading improved somewhat, but young girl voice with the lisp is consistent throughout.

Most audiobook readers, male or female, are able to use their voices to convey different characters/genders, but that is poorly done in this case. What should be strong male voices are still sing-songy and lispy. On the up side, there are few, if any, mistakes in pronunciation.

It is a shame, because I love this series and had really looked forward to listening to the entire series on audiobook. I'm not sure I can keep going with this narrator, as she is so irritating to listen to that I'm distracted from the story.

I can fully recommend the Tairen Soul series though. The books are delightful!
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- foxtail_too "Kristi"

Good Story But I Miss the Old Narrator

I didn't realize when I bought this that it was a different narrator, but I was so used to the one from Books 1 & 2, that the differences in pronunciations are jarring. I really hope they get the other narrator back to record book 4
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- Jess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-20-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio