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This book is very disappointing. I am a long term fan of Raymond Feist's books and I have read all the books he has ever written, many of them multiple times. Unfortunately, I think he has finally run out of ideas and he is now recycling old ones unashamedly. There is nothing new in this book, and every section leaves you with a feeling of de ja vous. Far too much time is spent on scene setting, and there is far too little action. The characters are not particularly engaging and I felt myself on the verge of giving up listening multiple times. To make things worse, the narrator is quite unsuitable. His performance oozes pomposity, and I felt that the accents he uses for different characters often felt quite inappropriate. I bought this book as soon as it became available, with a great feeling of excitement - but I won't be so trusting in future.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
many unsuspected surprises!! feist delivers what seems to be the start of another roller coaster of intrigue and imagination in his ever expanded sandbox of midkemia
A marvellous example of Raymond E Feist's fantasy story craft. The many disparate characters are seamlessly interwoven into a story that keeps you literally spellbound. Having read most of Feist's earlier works this is up there with the best. Throughout the novel there are tantalising references to previous adventures. It's a shame they aren't yet available to listen to. Can't wait to experience these past favourites if and when they become available on audible.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
This was the first audibook of Feist I have listened too. As with the paperback versions I was spellbound. Fantastic narration for a fantastic storyline. Looking foward to more of Feist's work on Audible.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
The story as usual is well paced and enjoyable to the end.
I personally don't think the voices of some of the characters are portrayed well, especially that of Thomas. and the pronunciation of some words borders on rediculous.
If you could sum up Rides a Dread Legion in three words, what would they be?
Foreboding, Epic and Confronting.., I'd chuck in unexpected too!
What did you like best about this story?
The delivery and the reconnection with familiar characters and some new ones :)
What does Peter Joyce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
A personality for each of the Characters that only enhanced my experience and guided my imagination.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes - this is a book that makes you feel hope, fear, excitement and a deep sadness.