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A Darkness at Sethanon

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 4, Riftwar, Book 4
Length: 21 hrs
4.8 out of 5 stars (1,009 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The adventure concludes with the triumphant finale in the Riftwar Saga. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author.

The battle may be over, but war is coming… The Kingdom forces may have won the first conflict but the enemy has a strong grip on Midkemia and invasion now seems inevitable.

Arutha travels north to confront the Dark Elves, but without help, Pug knows that Arutha's forces face slaughter. With Tomas he must scour the world - and beyond - to find the one person with enough power to give them a chance. If they fail, Midkemia will be the first of many worlds to fall to a madman with the power to dominate death itself…

A Darkness at Sethanon concludes Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Riftwar Saga.

©1986 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post) "Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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I have so enjoyed the audio books I have listened to and cannot wait to listen to more.

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A magnificent book but Murmandamus’ voice?!?

Admittedly, Feist does say Murmandamus spoke to the defenders in a musical voice, but I doubt he meant a Broadway Musical blended with monastic chanting. I love the way he reads until he puts on his more adventurous voices. And I will NEVER stop cringing when I hear ar-ROOT-a and LIE-AM. But back to Murmandamus... just wait till you hear it. It will shatter the moment for sure. Other than that, it was so good to hear this story again. One of my all time favourites.

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Great Book.

Loved it, I Finished in under a week. Its like heroin for the ears is there was such a thing.

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Excellent end to a fantastic trilogy

Absolutely loved this book. There were a few mispronounced words or inconsistently pronounced words but other than that the performance was incredible as well with a great variety of voices for the characters.

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loved the book and the reading except for one bit

without spoiling I need to say this. at one of the most important parts of the book, the audiobook reader seems to think that "he had a musical voice" means that he literally sings his words like a f***ing priest. it completely ruins a very intense moment. other than that, he did a good job. apart from a few mispronunciations here and there.

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A dark and mysterious tale concluded.

A thrilling conclusion to Feist's Silverthorne and Magician. A very enjoyable listen as the characters, new and old, gain more maturity and thus so does the tale. Will be recommending to friends.

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Peter Joyce is an excellent narraotr, it feel listening to a book that he isn't narrating.

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awesome book and Peter does a great job reading it he does great voices word

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great conclusion

This book is a good conclusion, the performance is great just sometimes the recording seems a bit off with large pauses and some background noises.

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Brilliant

Great work, oration and tremendous story of the rift war saga I enjoye th passion of power and emotions this story compels to the imagination

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-2019

Amazeballs!

Amazing last book for the trilogy! Peter Joyce is perfect for Raymonds works. Onward to the next book in line!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-2019

Excellent ending to an even great series

Half way into book 4 I wasn't sure how this was going to end, but Feist has an amazing way of rounding things up. Masterful story telling and equally well read by Peter Joyce

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  • mauricio seiti
  • 24-04-2019

very conclusion

one of the best books. a good conclusion for this trilogy. someone should make this a movie

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  • Lisa
  • 21-05-2018

Solid story in written form as well as audio form

The strong performance by Peter Joyce drives this fantastic crossover. I read this series in written form many years ago and I find that they are holding their own in audio format. This is a solid addition to the series

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  • Gustaf
  • 06-05-2018

He writes about love in the same Way a potato would write about the irish

So i like this book. But i admit that i almost returend it. And Only did not because how much i liked the ending. Now i feel that he could write romance better, Cause the Way he does it now is Kinda short, to the point, and mostly bitter. So just like how a potato would write about the irish.

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  • Jason
  • 20-07-2015

Excellent

An excellent finish to the trilogy and a great addition to the world that has been created for this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-2018

Pronunciation.

If Peter Joyce learned how to pronounce the names properly the story would sound a lot better.

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  • Mr. S. Gumbley
  • 09-02-2014

If you like wizards dragons you will love this .

If you could sum up A Darkness at Sethanon in three words, what would they be?

Really enjoyed it

What other book might you compare A Darkness at Sethanon to, and why?

Lord of the rings

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of it

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This would make one hell of a film

Any additional comments?

Peter Joyce as always great .
on to more by Feist .

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  • cabby
  • 06-11-2019

a great finale

The narrator gives a great performance in this final book of the Riftwar saga. the pace and tone are well matched to the books reading pace.

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  • Jaiesse69
  • 30-08-2019

Dan & Dave must read

This could be the new Game of Thrones or at least an epic movie Peter Joyce as narrator is wonderful, the best I’ve heard on Audible

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  • Mr. A. P. Jones
  • 15-06-2019

Great finish to the series

Good finish to the series, it picks up right from the the book before, I'll be getting more of Feist's books

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  • Lee Waite
  • 31-10-2018

Beautifully descriptive

An amazing escape into a wonderful world. The narrator compliments the author brilliantly, allowing you to be transported into a fantastically designed fantasy. The series has gripped me from the beginning, and these audio novels add so much more. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy, and a great series for anyone who wants to give fantasy a go.

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  • Martin
  • 23-10-2020

Compelling

After so many hours on the series, it's natural to listen to the third installment and I'm glad I did. A bit slow in places, but otherwise dramatic. Excellent narration.

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  • chunkydunky
  • 11-10-2020

Great book well Narrated

I read these books all years ago and apart from the constant repeating of 'Said' Peter Joyce brings the characters to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-2020

Great ending

Love the ending to this trilogy. Narration is great throughout and overall I'm very pleased to recommend this book to anyone interested in the genre. (just start on book 1!)

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  • Steve Owen
  • 20-09-2020

Gave it 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6.

Performance and story that I would happily give more than five stars. Riftwar is best trilogy ever.