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Publisher's Summary

Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.
From the master of the genre, this is a tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, as Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic.
©1998 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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2 out of 5 stars
By Michael O on 11-24-17

My favorite series but disappointed in narrator

I feel they should have used a better narrator. This lady made Banuin sound like the count from Sesame Street.

Now that I have gotten through most of the book, the narrator really ruined the accents in this story for me. I always had in my head Scottish and English accents. I don't know why she made the stone people sound like they're from Transylvania

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2 out of 5 stars
By Caitlin on 12-11-17

Female narrator?!?

The Regante series is amazing! Possibly David Gemmells best. However, you have to question the judgment of using a female voice actor to read a book with primarily male characters. Adjoa Andoh has a nice voice and tells the story portion well. She simply shouldn't have been cast for this story. The Dialog between male characters is terrible! Someone with a very nice feminine voice just can't mimic gruff male warriors. She struggles to add so much base that the words come out choppy and all emotion is lost from her delivery. I ended up finishing the book because I love the story. I found it helps to think of the dialog as being so bad that it is funny.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 11-26-17

Great story. Narration is somewhat discordant.

Have been looking forward to the release of the Rigante series for a while. I've always loved the books and was hoping it would be read by the same narrator as the Drenai series.

Sadly, the narrator is awful and seems to pick the worst accents possible. I don't really understand the choice of a female narrator either, most of the characters are men. It's a fairly male centric storyline. Its all a bit strange.

Dissapointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason Tylney on 11-24-17

The best

The finests finest. This is David Gemmel at his very best. If you read this I garauntee that you all be hooked.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 02-15-18

An all-time favourite I could barely get through

Beautiful narration but I found the voices almost unbearable. I could honestly listen to the narrator all day, her voice is beautiful, and some of her intense scenes were deeply emotive but, my god, the dialogue was bad. This is my favourite book and I struggled to finish it. Riamfada's voice in particular was appalling, nevermind the strange translyvanian tones of the men of Stone. I feel so rude writing this and maybe I'm out of line and perhaps my opinion is skewed by my love of the book but I won't be downloading the rest.

I mean, I probably will.

Ah damn, of course I will.

To sum up: amazing story, beautiful narration, terrible voices.

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5 out of 5 stars
By DebraP on 12-23-17

Epic Tale.. revisited

wonderful .. I read this book many years ago and enjoyed it imensly. . hearing now was as satisfying and bought back msny memories.

The narrative was well done also.

I would definitely recommend yo sll th hst love a well told story of lives snd battle.

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