An all-new audio version of one of the key titles in the entire Forgotten Realms novel line.
At the time of its original release, this series presented key events that impacted the entire Forgotten Realms world, and the effects of those events are still felt in current novels. This title was originally released under the author's pseudonym, Richard Awlinson.
When the gods are banished from the heavens, they must travel through Faern in the guise of mortals.
When four companions, last survivors of the Company of the Lynx, find themselves in possession of a mysterious amulet, they must escape death at the hand of Bane, god of murder.
When magic itself runs wild, no one can say that the most innocent of spells will not destroy the world.
©1989 TSR, Inc., 2003 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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"Middling storyline and uninspired delivery"
I would recommend this for readers who want to expand their knowledge of the Forgotten Realms and provide a backdrop for other novels in the universe. I would not recommend it to someone looking to enjoy a standalone book. There is a fair amount of filler. After a somewhat jarring introduction, the plot lags for most of the book.
The latter quarter or so of the story is the most exciting, and I think the ending is well-written and rounds out the plot nicely. Of course, not all ends are tied up, as this is merely the first book in a series.
Monotone, bland, and unconvincing. The only characters who I felt Greevy portrayed well were Mystra and Midnight. When voicing male characters, Greevy often sounds as if she is making fun of them.
Yes, clearly. There is much more to this story arc.
"Great book, not so great audiobook"
The story was good and I enjoyed hearing about the early days of Forgotten Realms gods. But I had a hard time listening to it. The book is written in 3rd person omniscient voice which makes everything very passive and not that engaging a listen. I would rather hear what the characters are doing rather than ABOUT what they are doing.
I don't think so. While I'm sure she reads well, I found her a bit monotone and her acting was not very good at all. I think an audiobook reader needs some acting ability to make the characters come to life. Hearing her do Bane, the god of fear hatred and tyrrany, made him sound like a whiny teenager.
"Keystone event in the realm."
it's a shame that the centerpiece reads like a soap opera. must grrr through these... must continue on. but it is painful.
This is one of my all time favorite series in the Forgotten Realms setting.
This is the first book in the series. It's a great beginning to an epic adventure.
I'm not sure where Nicole Greevy came from, but she does an amazing job portraying the characters in the book. It was great to hear all of my favorite characters come to life! Great job on finding Nicole Greevy audible! I would listen to more books narrated by her any time!
I can't wait to hear the rest of the books in the series!
"A trip back in time"
The simple story with a great cast of characters that takes me back to the first time I read this story.
The other books in the series, Tantras and Waterdeep. It continues the story of the main characters with good development and plot.
Cyric talking about his past to Midnight.
Not really, I wanted to spread it out and take my time to enjoy it more...
"She's so boring"
This book/story is great, who they chose to deliver it was horrible. Bane and Myrkul sound like whiney teenagers, in fact all the male voices are horribly done. Do yourself a favor and buy the books, no need to listen to her boring monotone delivery with no character depth.
"Better than sleeping pills"
I have no idea who is who and I zone out every 10 min or so, due to the flat narration. Not for me.
"One of the best FR stories! Worst FR narration!"
The narrator. seriously. how does she even get jobs?
Gods made flesh? Elminster of Shadowdale? Stairways to heaven? The fall of Mystra?!?! What more could you want?
There are not words to describe the horrible job done by this lady.
Yes, and I have no idea.
My cat could narrate this book better.
One of my favorite trilogies falls completely flat due to uninspired and monotonous narration. There is nothing but whining from male characters when some are gods and are angry or threatening. Mad them sound like spoiled children.
"Better Narrators Please"
As is the case with many audio books that I have purchased, the overall quality is diminished by a less than gifted narrator. This is the case with Nicole Greevy. I'm not sure which is worse, her terrible mispronunciations or her equally bad attempts at doing character voices. If not for the incredible story being told this audio book would be a flop
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