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Dragons of Spring Dawning

Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 3
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The war against the dragon minions of Queen Takhisis rages on. Armed with the mysterious, magical dragon orbs and the shining, silver dragonlance, the companions bring hope to the world. But now, in the dawn of a new day, the dark secrets that have long shadowed the hearts of the friends come to the light. Betrayal, treachery, frailty, and weakness will nearly destroy all that they have accomplished.

The greatest battle they have left to fight is within each of them. Yet, in the end, they will be heroes.

©1985 TSR, Inc., Cover Copyright c. 2000 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Not as good as my childhood memory

I read these 30 yrs ago and thought they were fantastic. While still solid fantasy not quite as goods as I remembered

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The story continues.

Have loved listening to this. Paul Boehmer did such a good job narrating these books. Can't wait to get to Summer Flame.

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  • Linda
  • 15-11-2013

Still Good, but narration got weaker

The final book of the Chronicles of Dragon Lance. The Final battles of Good and Evil. It will end here, for good or ill, for at least most of the companions of our D&D tale. The War of the Lance completes. Magic, sneaking, spying, War, interpersonal conflicts, conflicts of morality and of the soul all in this book. It is still a great story even after all these years.

The narration however seemed to weaken. Characters and statements that should have been said with strength almost seem whiny. The narration itself is decent, but it feels as if the narrator did not take the time to consider the situation and the emotions behind the situation and instead just read the book. The characters even didn't have as much distinction between them as they did in the first and second books.

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  • Webwizardry
  • 11-05-2018

wow. just read the series you will not regret it.

some say this is a book for teens, but it has depth too. love triangles, good vs evil, and complex characters (with exception of Stern)

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  • Russell Hooper
  • 28-01-2019

The narration is terrible.

The narrator mispronounces names. What's worse is he doesn't use the same pronunciation from book to book. And, they're miss pronounced every time. It physically hurt to listen to this butchering of Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2019

An epic Adventure Tale

A wonderful, classic adventure tale. Great for anyone! I highly recommend this book to you

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  • Joe Janicki
  • 20-12-2018

This might be my favorite Dragonlance book!

You obviously have to listen to the first two chronicles books before you listen to this one. However, the companions seen more relatable and real as you listen to the choices, mistakes, and decisions (good or bad) of the characters in this book. Weis and Hickman really nailed this one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-2018

Read as a teen. Listened to again as an adult.

I listened to the trilogy again after reading them all as a teen. The narrative can be disjointed at times. It can feel at times too fast and too slowly paced. Occasionally it seems abridged (which it is not) The characters can be somewhat over dramatic and some word use or sentences can repetitive. Despite these flaws I still heartily recommend this book and the other two in the trilogy.

Regardless of any drawbacks the entire trilogy creates an excellently fleshed out world and an entire universe upon which to stage it's sequels. The story progresses despite the above misgivings. It is complex enough yet easily followed and has sufficient twists and turns to still have me sat quite still to listen closely at times.

The characters well formed, well written and be the third book well loved as the old friends they are to each other in the tale.

A special nod to the narrator. Paul made these stories come alive. He was unfaltering in his enthusiasm and separated characters well by voice changes. His depiction of Raistlin was particularly fine.

I recommend all three books in this initial Dragonlance trilogy to both old and young. They still hold a fine place in the sword and sorcery genre.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-11-2018

Dragons of Spring Dawning review

A fantastic conclusion to a dramatic saga that will span decades for lovers of fantasy.

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  • Steven Seals
  • 12-11-2018

Still love this series.

I've read and listened to this series several time and it still holds my interest every time.

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  • Sean
  • 05-11-2018

AMAZING

Absolutely love these books!! i could and have read these books over and over. Great books

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  • Laura A. Hewitt
  • 01-11-2018

Epic!

Great narrator! This was a revisit for me. After 30 years this story still holds me . It's genuinely Master Crafted.

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  • M. James
  • 06-02-2019

Heroes of the lance

Another fantastic performance from Paul Boehmer, his reading of this novel brings it to life. In this final book we see our adventurers reach the climate in the battle for Krynn, can our heroes prevent the dark queen from entering into the world of men, to which side will Tanis turn, can Tasslehoff get help from Fizban. A fitting conclusion to a gripping story.

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  • benjamin
  • 21-07-2018

loved it amazing book. worth every penny

loved loved loved loved these books so much can't wait to see where the next series takes me

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  • Brendan Armstrong
  • 12-06-2018

nostaglia comforts

though its story follows beats from lotr its characters are richer and its world more believable

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  • Chris Adam
  • 17-07-2017

Amazing

The narrator made all the characters come to life. It's been 20 years since I read the books and they are still as good today as they were then

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  • C. Hartley
  • 18-04-2016

Dragonlance long slog

Narrator could have made it a bit easier listening throughout the books found my self less egor to finish un like the David Eddings narrating.