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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Love this book - but will not recommend ANYONE to listen to the audiobook version. I'm so very disappointed and upset that I wasted a credit on it. :(
How could the performance have been better?
I've read this book several years ago and LOVE the series, but I was absolutely disappointed with the audiobook by this reader. I had to stop listening. It was so very poorly read that I couldn't listen to the book itself. When others say "Shatneresque" quality - they truly weren't kidding. Why would anyone hire this person to read an audio book for them? I've never stopped listening before, but I just couldn't continue. It was so distracting. I only gave one star for performance because it wouldn't let me leave it with "0" stars.
66 of 71 people found this review helpful
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Boehmer?
I would have loved to have heard this narrated by Micheal Kramer or Dick Hill or really, almost anyone else. I'm really having a hard time understanding why anyone would go to the trouble of creating a whole new recording and not put in the effort to find a competent reader. The pace is jerky, and comes off almost as an advanced automatic reader program. The dialogue is better than the narration, but this only makes the entire performance more jarring as it switches between dialogue and narration. Another reviewer used "Shattner-esque" to describe the delivery, and I thought that was absolutely spot-on.
Any additional comments?
This book is a classic favorite for a lot of people, so it is very disappointing that a competent voice actor could not have been assigned to do the reading.
125 of 136 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman or narrated by Paul Boehmer?
I would certainly try another book written by Margaret Weis and/or Tracy Hickman.
What other book might you compare Dragons of Autumn Twilight to, and why?
This book is basically a Dungeons & Dragons adventure turned into a novel. Imagine the best D&D game you've had, but written down as a novel.
Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Boehmer’s performances?
Probably not. I have a problem with his delivery. His intonation and pacing is often wrong. My main issue is the way he reads the comma after dialogue as a full stop.
e.g. "Take hold of the staff!", Raistlin said.
is read by the narrator as:
"Take hold of the staff!". Raistlin said.
He intones upwards instead of down in these situations , after too great a pause and it grates on me somewhat.
Could you see Dragons of Autumn Twilight being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
It would make a very good TV series.
Any additional comments?
Its a shame Michael Kramer didn't get the job of reading this story.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
Stuttering, monotone and slow. There was no rhythm or performance. Unlistenable. The story itself is a childhood favourite and is fantastic.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful