The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins...they fear only one man.
Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless - everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers and the iron rule of his father.
Assassin or protector; every choice has its consequences.
Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.
©2013 David Dalglish (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Reader was fine when they weren't attempting accents. But there were sufficient characters given accents (seemingly at random?) that were so painful I missed a lot of the story and had to stop listening. In the middle of enjoying a section there would suddenly be a character speaking in what may have been a broad Scottish brogue spoken by someone with brain damage. Multiple characters with the same accent made it very difficult to keep track.
I might go buy the book as the story was engaging, but the presentation here does the author a grave disservice.
"Who told Mr Alexander he could/should do accents"
Maybe but the narrator of this trilogy has put me right off
yes but not if Elijah Alexander is the narrator
Elijah Alexander should have done a straight read. His accents are atrocious and inconsistent. I really missed most of the book because his style of reading just made me tune out.
Really disappointed. Sounded okay from the sample
"if you can't do accents DONT even try"
the voice acting
the English Scots and Irish were truly dreadful. but id read the book again. worst voice acting iv come across in over 250 audio books.
"Ruined by the narrator"
I would recommend the physical copy. The story has some nice parts to it but the narration is so offensively bad that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. This is the first time in several years as an Audible member that I've abandoned a book.
Accents are awful, attempts at voices are indistinguishable from one another most of the time and no tension, emotions or anything else that you'd want from a book come through in the reading.
"Cover design is great"
The various accents used by the narrator were unauthentic and very hard to listen to. I was unable to finish the book because of the quality of narration.
Not at all. I love this genre but this particular book did not have an individual voice.
His attempts at different accents with no clear voice for any particular character. The bits that were not dialogue based were fine.
I was really disappointed with this book. Both in the performance and the content.
Unfortunately, neither the plot nor the characters were sufficiently strong enough for me to fight on and after the first 7 hours, I threw in the towel. No humour and a hackneyed plot sealed it for me. Apologies, but unable to recommend to the normal crew as I did not manage to finish it. I would like my money back!
"Shame about the narrator."
While the story was okay, I still had some issues with it. The main issue was that I wasn't made to care about the fate of any of the characters. There seemed to be like depth to any of them. This may have been in part to the shocking performance of the narrator. Seriously at some points in the book when these ridiculous ascents where flying around unchecked I had the most uncharitable feelings towards the man inflicting this pain on me.
So overall okay book, made nigh unlistenable by the performance.
"Great listen for fantuscy fans"
In the top 20 and I have over 700 audio books.
To brent weeks's night angel trilogy. This book has the same sense of adventure and catches hold and doesn't let go until the end
I found all of the characters were pro formed well and could listen to them time and time again
Yes it took me 2 days though.
I enjoyed this book so much that I went and downloaded the next book in the series straightaway
"Voice acting made it impossible for me to finish"
The story seemed good enough. The voice acting is the worst I've ever encountered! Ruined
Narration so bad didn't get past the first hour! First time have abandoned an audiobook.
"BAD NARRATION GOOD STORY"
Just very enjoyable. I do not want to spoil the story.
Not Sure but The guy who does game of thrones or Michael Krammer would have been spot on.
Yes at times.
Good story. Am sad that the whole series is narrated by the same actor.
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