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In this story, World War II veteran Edward Bond, is a fighter pilot recuperating from a plane crash. Suddenly his life takes a strange turn into weirdness. He steps through a portal into a world of magic and swordplay that is terrible but somehow hauntingly familiar. He meets a giant wolf, a red witch, and something called the "need-fire." In this strange Dark World, Bond finds himself opposed to the dread lord Ganelon and his terrible army of werewolves, wizards, and witches. However all is not as it seems in this shadowy mirror of the real world, and Bond discovers that a part of him feels more at home here than he ever did in the real world.
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By V. King on 12-26-14
Good Book, Bad Narration
How could the performance have been better?
Different narrator would be a plus. John Lee would have done indescribably better.
Any additional comments?
I first read this book as a kid many years ago. A true classic of the fantasy genre, it captivated me at the time. To the date, I still believe it to be imaginative and magical in a distinctive and alluring way.
However, narration by Jim Roberts is outright awful: the overall rhythm is way off, his enunciation is only marginally better than that of a speech simulator of the late 90s, he appears to disregard punctuation (or invents his own), and too often he fails to put the right emphasis in a sentence or a paragraph, treating words as if they were written on separate note cards instead of complete sentences. Overall, the narration sounds annoyingly unnatural.
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