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  • The Red Sea

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody brilliant

  • By Steve on 09-06-2016

It's good to adventure with Dante and Blays again!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2016

Would you listen to The Red Sea again? Why?

Probably not. Robertson's books always feel a little bit like listening to a game of Dungeons & Dragons. It's a lot of fun, but not a fantasy epic I would re-visit on a whim.

Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Great reading by Tim Gerard Reynolds. It wouldn't be half as good without the life he brings to each of the characters - especially the essential banter between Dante and Blays.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sure. Though the plot itself isn't anything spectacular, the way Robertson writes the characters is what makes the journey so fun. Listening to Dante and Blays banter again is like reuniting with old friends.

Any additional comments?

If you're just looking for a fun, but violent fantasy adventure, and nothing too deep, this should be a great listen.

You can't listen to this without going through the Cycle of Arawn trilogy first. It would be just too difficult to follow the story or understand the important references it makes to events taking place in the previous books.

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