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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her best-selling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb.
The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it - even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace - no matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides...if they can survive.
©2013 Elizabeth Moon (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By James Ellis on 06-23-13

good story but cant stand the narrator

What was one of the most memorable moments of Limits of Power?

the way the new narrator mispronounced everything

How could the performance have been better?

different narrator

Any additional comments?

wish they hadn't changed narrator or at least the new narrator should have checked how the other narrators in this series pronounced some of the names

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anita on 06-11-13

RE-RECORD THIS BOOK & SEND DAWE BACK TO McD's

AND I ASKED FOR A REDUND OF MY CREDIT


I love the story. Deeply struggled to listen to it. Angela Dawe is the worst!

it would have been worth waiting another year for this book on audio to get either of the other two narrators to read it.

in the review section for this book there are 10 pages of reviews. every reviewer phrases the author and whales about the narrator. There's not a single comment that is not book was great narrator was awful horrible I should have read this one instead etc etc.

not only does her inflection in voice really stink pronunciation suck and she read a 19 or 21 year old character like he was 10 , all sniffling and whining the whole way through the book.

I like Elizabeth Moon's work. I was really delighted to see the books that I had read so many times finally on Audible. That is the original trilogy deed of paksenarrion. when the author step back into this world I was delighted that I could listen to it immediately. Every book, as it appeared in the pre-release call him, was grabbed up the credit spent on a book not yet available to even listen to a preview. If I had listened to this preview I would never have purchased this book. Because the narrator is so bad I might never have finished the series.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 03-28-14

Big fat let down...

Would you try another book written by Elizabeth Moon or narrated by Angela Dawe?

Elizabeth Moon yes

Angela Dawe narrating NO!!!!!!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I wish Angela Dawe had done a little research before narrating this book. The story was totally spoilt by her mispronouncing works in a drawling tone.

Did Limits of Power inspire you to do anything?

Get angry..

Any additional comments?

Redo the book with Jennifer Van Dyck narrating..

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3 out of 5 stars
By Shaun on 09-06-13

Unlistenable.

Where does Limits of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Beh. Its hard to say because the narration is so bad. I mean - awful. Was Jennifer Van Dyke not available?

Who was your favorite character and why?

The characters are relatively indistinguishable. And as this narration is not even remotely listenable, I will let you know after I have purchased and read the book.

How could the performance have been better?

The performer acts the characters ok - apart from her characters being pretty much indistinguishable by race, gender, class, and station. The most annoying, jarring problem is in the narrative passages She reads "He Said! She Said! He Wiped the Blood From His Blade" with with the same pace, tone, and with a loud exclamation point after each phrase, no matter how mundane the phrase. "I think not..." said Kiri!!!! "I will go..."He Said! Wiping the Blood Off His Blade!!!! He Crossed the Room!!!!! Not ONLY is each narrative phrase forced, each word is equally weighted, without a shred of nuance, pace, color, or appropriate pauses. Pacing of the narrative phrases are AWFUL!!!!!! This is why VO actors DESPERATELY NEED a director in the studio with them. And if there WAS a director in the studio, he or she should immediately lose his or her job!Furthermore, the actress might have taken the time to learn how to pronounce places and races by listening a bit to the previous narrations. For those of us who have listenened to each audio tape - its super annoying. Tayg, not Tah-ig. Kuoknomi, not Kwak-Naami. I suppose if this is your first Pak's book, it won't matter - but if you have been a fan of the series it will take you a while to figure out what and who she is talking about. Finally - the actress might have taken the trouble to READ the DANG BOOKS. The vocal quality of the elven and other races is perfectly well described by the author. The elves have musical voices, with a cadence. Ditto for the Kuocnom. Narrator doesn't bother to distinguish this in her performance. As the conflict that opens this book is racial in nature, it would have been nice if the narrator had been remotely familiar with the material so that we would be able to distinguish between the races.(Without of course, the requisite "Said the Elf!!!!")If I were Elizabeth Moon, I would have this audio pulled and redone. It's THAT bad.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Its not even a book I want to finish. Which is a shame, as I have loved the Paks series since it was first published.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-21-18

Yet another change of narrator!

Great story, love this series, but it's irritating when the new narrator pronounces names and places differently from the previous narrators.

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