Shadowdale : The Avatar

  • by Scott Ciencin
  • Narrated by Nicole Greevy
  • Series: The Avatar
  • 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An all-new audio version of one of the key titles in the entire Forgotten Realms novel line.
At the time of its original release, this series presented key events that impacted the entire Forgotten Realms world, and the effects of those events are still felt in current novels. This title was originally released under the author's pseudonym, Richard Awlinson.
When the gods are banished from the heavens, they must travel through Faern in the guise of mortals.
When four companions, last survivors of the Company of the Lynx, find themselves in possession of a mysterious amulet, they must escape death at the hand of Bane, god of murder.
When magic itself runs wild, no one can say that the most innocent of spells will not destroy the world.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Middling storyline and uninspired delivery

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this for readers who want to expand their knowledge of the Forgotten Realms and provide a backdrop for other novels in the universe. I would not recommend it to someone looking to enjoy a standalone book. There is a fair amount of filler. After a somewhat jarring introduction, the plot lags for most of the book.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The latter quarter or so of the story is the most exciting, and I think the ending is well-written and rounds out the plot nicely. Of course, not all ends are tied up, as this is merely the first book in a series.


What three words best describe Nicole Greevy’s performance?

Monotone, bland, and unconvincing. The only characters who I felt Greevy portrayed well were Mystra and Midnight. When voicing male characters, Greevy often sounds as if she is making fun of them.


Do you think Shadowdale needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, clearly. There is much more to this story arc.


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- Adam

Keystone event in the realm.

it's a shame that the centerpiece reads like a soap opera. must grrr through these... must continue on. but it is painful.
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- Scott Kirkland

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios