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Would you listen to Dragons of Summer Flame again? Why?
Not for a while. It's a bit of a long sit.
If you’ve listened to books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman before, how does this one compare?
This isn't Weis and Hickman's best. The story is more streamlined in the Chronicles trilogy, and the character work is better in Legends, but this does a decent enough job of ending an age, introducing a new one, while also devling deeper into Krynn's mythology and paying homage to the characters from both generations. It's an impossible book to do perfectly, but by focusing primarily on the characters Weis and Hickman are able to achieve some emotional impact by the book's end.
Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?
First of all, I'm so glad that we've got Paul Boehmer reading these characters and this world again. He gets it in a way that Ax Norman simply didn't (seriously, Audible, what a travesty of a performance!). Boehmer's grown on me progressively since the first book of Chronicles, and what I love is his ability to read everything as though it is the most important, drama-filled scene he has ever encountered. You get a sense that he's crazy about this world and the people in it. And in keeping with that spirit, Boehmer's best character was undoubtedly Tasslehoff Burrfoot, everyone's favorite kender. Tas is one of those characters who so nearly annoyed me all the time in the first book, but by now I just love the guy. It's a testament to Weis and Hickman's writing as well as Boehmer's performance that Tas becomes so endearing over time. He's a tough character to pull of well.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not really, since it would take more than a day. That said, I did burn through this one pretty quickly.
Any additional comments?
Just so everyone's aware, this book is listed as the fourth installment in the Chronicles series, but that's misleading. Luckily I found this out before it was too late and read the books in the right order. If you're curious, here's the correct order:
1. Chronicles (starting with Dragons of Autumn Twilight
2. Legends (starting with Time of the Twins)
3. The Second Generation (collection of novellas that introduces you to some of the new players and concepts in this book)
4. Dragons of Summer Flame
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Little short seems a little rushed in parts bit overall a good addition to chronicles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A great story that rounds of the " Chronicals" series very well. Very happy with the narration, as I have been dissapointed in the past with the narration of some of the DL Audible titles (the War of the Souls books - avoid!) Highly recommended and a good example of an Audible title done well!
if you want to get the most out the this great well told story make sure you listen to the prequels first. autumn, winter , spring and second generation at least.