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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.
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What did you like most about Dragons of Winter Night?
The story is excellent. I read the book many years ago when I was still playing the Dungeons and Dragons FRP game. You can see how the game influenced the book and you get a D&D feel from the story.
What didn’t you like about Paul Boehmer’s performance?
His pacing and intonation is all wrong. He pauses in the wrong places and emphasizes the wrong words. His pronunciation is very good and clear but he seems to concentrate purely on this and not on flow and the conveyance of meaning using pace and intonation. It is very distracting and spoils the enjoyment of this book a lot and makes it hard work to listen to. This is a great shame as the story is good.
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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.
I first read this book 28 years ago and have reread it from time to time since the audible brings an extra special element that just enriched my enjoyment of one of my favourite fantasy trilogies ever. I whole heartedly endorse this audible book and many thanks to all who brought it to life in audible format