Time of the Twins : Legends

  • by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by Ax Norman
  • Series: Legends
  • 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness - to bring it under his control.
Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap.
Made aware of Raistlin’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm. There, together with the ever-present kender Tasslehoff, Caramon will make his stand to save Raistlin’s soul.
Or so he believes.


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TERRIBLE, Passionless, and Dry Narration

The Dragonlance story, in my opinion, is one of the best fantasy series ever written; "Chronicles" and "Legends" being the pinnacle of the vessel launched by Weis and Hickman in the early 80s.

"Chronicles" narrator, (Paul) Boehmer, not only captured the feel of the world in books, but the essence of the characters - something that creates the true magic of these stories. These characters' depths of feeling, devotion to each other, inner turmoil, struggle with both the good and the evil within and without, and so on is what draws a reader in and captures them!

This, however, was nearly obliterated by (Ax) Norman, the narrator for "Legends," who left the books dry and without emotion. He should truly have given a listen to Boehmer before he started or, at very least, done research of his own - perhaps consulting with Weis and/or Hickman before slaughtering pronunciations, draining the passion of the characters, and making flavorless the overall feel of the World of Krynn and all those "living" upon it.

At very least, he should have gone back to previous recordings and, hearing his own voice, remained consistent in his pronunciations and overall rhythm and tempo of his tale. Is it Paladin, or PalaDINE? Is it RAStlin, or RAIstlin? TANE-is or TANis? Good gods, man - pick one, even if you're slaughtering it, and stick with it!

Perhaps one of the dullest narrators ever employed, but moreso because his narration removes the essence and life of the story. Funny moments were made bland; serious and important moments made to seem not only ordinary, but that almost make the reader uncaring.

We can only hope that these can one day be redone by Boehmer or, perhaps, another narrator who knows how to perform, and who obviously cares that the listener be drawn in, entertained, and transported rather than one interested in gathering an easy paycheck.
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- Matthew

I should have read the reviews...

Would you try another book from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and/or Ax Norman?

Yes, I will try another of Weis and Hickman, but I will avoid like the plague any book narrated by Ax Norman

What did you like best about this story?

The story is compelling but I will be buying the book and reading for myself.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ax Norman’s performances?

Absolutely Not

Was Time of the Twins worth the listening time?

Not with this narrator....

Any additional comments?

After listening to the Chronicles series, this narrator falls so short, I couldn't even finish half of the book.

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- Emily

Book Details

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