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Best DL story since Chronicles! Excellent, well developed characters and story. A bit of a odd start, but soon became a very engrossing epic! The narrator was pretty good, maybe my second favorite behind Richard Topol. Although, like some other have noted...the dragon and kender voices are a head scratcher. The dragon voices make me think of a constipated and irritable elderly person who has run out of prune juice. The kender...sound like hillbillies...a voice much more suited for gully dwarves. It throws me off when I envision Blister, who is a very likeable character. Other than that...spot on performance by the Josh Clark! Looking forward to the next book!
Finally a voice that captures the characters of Dragon Lance. I much prefer male narrators trying their hand at female voices than female characters trying to attempt male voices. Josh's voicing of the dragons may be a love it or hate it for most folks. personally, I like it. Some may think it is over-acted. But it reminds me of the voicing of Takhisis from the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoons from the 80s.
My only complaint, again, is the Kender voicing. Why is it so difficult to capture the essence of a Kender? While not as horrible and unforgivanle as the voicing performed on the Lost Chronicles audio books, I never in my wild imagination thought of Kender's as having a Southern redneck dialect. I can't fathom how so many voice actors have missed the mark on the fearless, child-like wonderment and excitement that a kender possesses. Every experience for them is new, exciting and full of adventure and mystery. How a slow, southern accent was chosen here instead of that of an excited child-like exhuberance is beyond me. Like I said, not as bad as the others. But it cost the audio book it's 5th star