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Publisher's Summary

In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic....
The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful.
It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.
With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.
©2010 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Cesar on 12-03-13

Absolutely Horrible Narrator

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I bought this audiobook because I really like the paper version. However, the narrator makes it very difficult to listen to the story. I could not get through the first chapter before giving up. The narrator speaks mostly in a bored voice while reading the story. It is also very obvious that he is only reading the book, not trying to perform. From the way he reads, I have to assume he tried reading the book version and just found it too boring. Because that is what he brings to his performance.The main problem with this audiobook is that the overall quality of the audio performance is very bad. Even for a relatively unknown book the quality put into this audiobook is way below acceptable. Please save yourself the trouble and avoid this audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wesley McLendon on 11-20-15

Love El, Classic to me.

Story of El is always great.

Narrator needed to break up the different scenes better. Flows together and unless you can anticipate or pay close attention, you may miss where the break is. Though good.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark James on 11-28-17

Love it

I love Elminster, for me his D&D roots is the very thing that kept me going when i was playing the board versions of D&D, but i never really know his background story, these books gave me the chance to understand him and how he became the larger than life character he is, the story teller is hard to get used too as too many characters sound the same but the story is so good it worked for me.

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