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Publisher's Summary

A lost race of elves, the taredhel or 'people of the stars', have found a way across the universe to reach Midkemia. On their current home world, these elves are hard pressed by a ravaging demon horde, and what was once a huge empire has been reduced to a handful of survivors. The cornerstone of taredhel lore is the tale of their lost origins in the world they call simply 'Home', a place lost in the mists of time. Now they are convinced that Midkemia is that place, and they are coming to reclaim it.

Ruthless and arrogant, the taredhel intend to let nothing stand in their way; but before long, Pug and the Conclave realise that it's not necessarily the elves, but the demon horde pursuing them where the true danger lies. And hanging over Pug always is the prophecy that he will be doomed to watch everyone he loves die before him...

©2008 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Another great book from Raymond E Feist. Also another great reading from Peter Joyce. Not sure if I had a download error but my chapters in audible for this book was all out of sync with 13 hour long chapters when I think there was about 20. Small error can be easily fixed.

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  • 03-05-2015

great story, good performance.

The story as usual is well paced and enjoyable to the end.

I personally don't think the voices of some of the characters are portrayed well, especially that of Thomas. and the pronunciation of some words borders on rediculous.

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Surely this wasn't Peter Joyce. A refund is in order, narration is everything. Not Happy

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Not as good as all previous recordings

I’m not sure how, but Peter’s voice sounds different and he was pronouncing some names differently. In addition, there were multiple times when the audio would just pause and there was silence for a few seconds, as if between chapters but it would be in the middle of dialogue. It just felt unfinished.

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Ive listened to all of Peter Joyce's work narrating feist's magician series, thus far. ( a couple to go).
no way that was same bloke, who narrated this book. did he have laryngitis and went to work any way. Joyce changed the sounds of all of the voices. Thomas most notably.
still good read. but damm what that

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chapters are out of sync. great preference, Peter Joyce is a great narrator, best story, all hail Raymond E Feist.

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His speech felt rushed compared to his other narrations i slowed the speed down so i can enjoy it but he also didnt match voices to his previous narrations too

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This was painful.

It might be more to do with the narrator than the story but to me, this book just seemed to drag.

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Pronunciation, accent, and performance for the first half oddly different to all the preceeding books.

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The narrator sounds similar to Peter Joyce but doesn't seem to be him. This narrator pronounces names, and towns wrong/ differently and uses new voices for well established characters.

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  • Hector Protector
  • 12-03-2009

Disappointing

This book is very disappointing. I am a long term fan of Raymond Feist's books and I have read all the books he has ever written, many of them multiple times. Unfortunately, I think he has finally run out of ideas and he is now recycling old ones unashamedly. There is nothing new in this book, and every section leaves you with a feeling of de ja vous. Far too much time is spent on scene setting, and there is far too little action. The characters are not particularly engaging and I felt myself on the verge of giving up listening multiple times. To make things worse, the narrator is quite unsuitable. His performance oozes pomposity, and I felt that the accents he uses for different characters often felt quite inappropriate. I bought this book as soon as it became available, with a great feeling of excitement - but I won't be so trusting in future.

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  • Helena
  • 17-12-2017

awesome

many unsuspected surprises!! feist delivers what seems to be the start of another roller coaster of intrigue and imagination in his ever expanded sandbox of midkemia

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  • Sam
  • 11-10-2010

Good book, average narration.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book itself, but the narrator's voices for the characters were inconsistent and unconvincing. At some points, it became difficult to tell who the narrator was trying to vocalize, the voices were often that similar and interchangeable. Also annoying was the narrators tendency to have the characters *sigh* constantly.

In all, I'd recommend reading this book instead of listening to it - its a good story, but unfortunately the narrator isn't quite up to scratch this time. Four stars for the book, Two for the narration.

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  • Le Attfield
  • 16-08-2010

FANTASTIC!!!

I will be honest, this was the first Raymond E. Feist book I have read (Listened to) and then went onto At the Gates of Darkness, I absolutly loved the two books, with Peter Joyce narrating them made it just as good too. I am so hungry for more, WHY is there none Raymond E Feist's other books on this site? I WANT MORE lol I highly recomend this book and book 2 'At the Gates of Darkness'

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  • Jon
  • 19-03-2009

Rides a Dread Legion

A marvellous example of Raymond E Feist's fantasy story craft. The many disparate characters are seamlessly interwoven into a story that keeps you literally spellbound. Having read most of Feist's earlier works this is up there with the best. Throughout the novel there are tantalising references to previous adventures. It's a shame they aren't yet available to listen to. Can't wait to experience these past favourites if and when they become available on audible.

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  • Terry
  • 04-05-2009

Proffesionally narrated, epic fantasy story.

This was the first audibook of Feist I have listened too. As with the paperback versions I was spellbound. Fantastic narration for a fantastic storyline. Looking foward to more of Feist's work on Audible.

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  • Kerrie Jervis
  • 27-07-2017

Poor performance from an excellent performer

Jommy now speaks like Eric, Zane speaks like Jommy, Casper sounds like a kingdom man, Dolgan speaks like a human and Tomas sounds like an old man. Seriously jarring changing all the voices after 20 books of consistency...

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  • Ross Laws
  • 11-10-2017

good but not the strongest in the riftwar cycle

probably a little futile to mention this but the voice over by Peter Joyce is inconsistent with previous books for some reason. A lot of the characters kinda sound the same and don't sound like they did in previous books.

A decent entry to the series but the also the point where I've started to roll my eyes at the story formula that Feist uses (like scooby doo except there's just another monster under the mask).

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  • Stu
  • 18-07-2016

more midkemia magic

standard feist, gripping from start to finish. wonderful new and interesting characters are introduced as the plot thickens

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  • Taylor's
  • 09-07-2016

Excellent

I'm biased add I loved feist right from his first book the magician, this is the start of another great story but it's a short review as I have to dash of and get the next book right now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-2021

The voices are not Peter’s usual accents

I love letter Joyce and only listen to his narration of these books. This was a bit confusing to follow as the speed felt strange and the voices where not the ones I am used to.

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 08-01-2020

What happened to the accents?

I found this to be a slow burner. I couldn’t really get into it until about half way through but this always seems to be the case every couple of trilogies. New characters, new plot forming etc. It ended well enough and sets up for what is nearing the end of the whole series. The story probably would have got 3.5 stars if I could give half stars.

Also, what has happened to Peter Joyce’s voice? He sounds different when narrating and many of the accents have changed... Pug, Casper and Jommy in particular, all sound very different. For this reason I had to knock another star off my rating.

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