Bradamant

  • by Ron Miller
  • Narrated by Kathy Garver, Full Cast
  • 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Before Xena, before Wonder Woman, fiction's first major Warrior-Woman was Lady Bradamant, the heroine of the epic 16th century story, Orlando Furioso. Now, enjoy Ron Miller's stunning new novelization of Lady Bradamant's story!In a 7th century Europe of myths, gods, and monsters, Lady Bradamant (a maiden knight) vanquishes evil knights, rescues the unfortunate, fights black magic, and destroys entire armies in her adventurous quest for her lost lover, Roggero, an enemy knight she once rescued at the risk of her own life. Roggero, in turn, must battle monsters, giants, and seductive evil sorceresses in his quest to be reunited with Lady Bradamant.For Mature Audiences Only: Explicit language and situational violence. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.

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"Ron Miller is unfairly talented." (Sir Arthur C. Clarke)

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I actually liked this. It's not a romance, it's a deliberate parody of romance. To be more specific, it feels more like a 17th/18th century heroic adventure with modern sensibilities and irreverence - something like Don Quixote meets The Princess Bride. The dialogue, situations and interactions are all seriously over the top, with tongue firmly in cheek. The narrator is perfect, and the other characterizations are good. The characters themselves are pretty two-dimensional, but in this idiom, they'd almost have to be.

I was a little aprehensive after reading the previous reviews, but was pleasantly surprised to find I was thouroughly enjoying the story after listening to the first couple of chapters. About the only thing I wasn't happy about was the ending, which felt rather abrupt. Apart from that, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this audio book. If your taste runs toward more contemporary fantasy writing, this might not be your cup of tea. This is not Xena. If on the other hand you enjoy more classical adventure stories, such as Alexander Dumas, you might dig this.
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- Nurhisham Hussein

Is this a romance novel?

I expected this to be a bit cheesy, but I did not expect a romance novel. I finally had to stop listening after Bradamant's body was described (lusterous hair and strong supple this and that) for the hundredth time. There is no character development and very little adventure and the full cast audio must have been pulled from a community theater group. Don't just avoid this book, run away!
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- Mortis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-25-2003
  • Publisher: Timberwolf Press