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Publisher's Summary

In the fourth book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Richard Lee Byers introduces Anton Marivaldi - a renowned reaver with an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always leads him toward the evil he's never tried. Endless, pounding rain afflict the Sea of Fallen Stars and the coastal regions surrounding it. Harvests are failing, travel and trade are disrupted, and civilized forces are giving way to the deluges caused by the storms. In panic and despair, many have turned to the goddess Umberlee, Queen of the Deeps, offering her sacrifices with hope that they will be spared the inevitable reckoning of her perpetual tempest. Evendur Highcastle, undead pirate captain, risen from the depths to assume the mantle of Umberlee's Chosen, takes advantage of the people's desperation to strike for both spiritual and temporal power in her name. Vying with Highcastle for the hearts and minds of the people is Stedd Whitehorn, a little boy and the chosen of a god thought lost to time: Lathander, the Morninglord. In a time of such upheaval, Stedd’s message of renewal and hope runs in stark contrast to the savage ethos of Highcastle and his waveservants.When Anton captures the boy in order to collect Highcastle's considerable bounty, the reaver is quickly caught in the riptide caused by the sundering of worlds.

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  • lum
  • 20-03-2014

Good story bad delivery

Anton the pirate at first appears to be a villain out for profit and Umara the red wizard just a minion to her evil masters, This is a tale of finding redemption and doing what is right. Their transformation seems to happen too quickly and could have benefited from a longer development and more details but still believable and makes for an interesting story. Only issues was the narrator whose voice does not lend any sense of high adventure or epic happenings.

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  • Tom Grundy
  • 05-03-2014

Wanted this to be great book, I may never know

What disappointed you about The Reaver?

The performance was a 1 on scale of one to 10. Where a 10 is movies for the mind and a 1 is "oh God my ears are bleeding"

If you’ve listened to books by Richard Lee Byers before, how does this one compare?

I was too distracted by the performance. Richard, pay to have this one re-recorded.

How could the performance have been better?

Vocal Quality - Awesome; Pronunciation - Good; Enunciation - Good; Punctuation - yes that a word and it means something.. Thank God the Eugene had to breath or there would be an endless stream of unbroken words.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I just got screwed out of my coin on this one.

Any additional comments?

Contact a professional vocal actor, and start over.. I was eager to get back to the series, eager to escape into a fantasy world of fractious gods, powerful villains, and hero's that overcome insurmountable odds. I just could not get past the performance. I sat on a plane through 3 chapters, I had to stop listening was just too painful!

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  • Clinton J Hillman
  • 28-12-2016

"Forecastle"

It's pronounced ˈfōksəl. Great story, but the reading was low-effort. Maybe have a sailor consult on a reading of a story about sailors.

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  • Charles
  • 11-09-2015

Putting it together

Great listen as far as story goes. If you take the book as a whole with the others it adds to the overall story really well, and brings another divine player into the picture.

Narrator was a tad monotone, and at times did not pause for viewpoint changes. So you could be listening to one story and suddenly find yourself scratching your head about how you got to another character's viewpoint.

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  • Anastassiya antipova-mendez
  • 29-06-2014

can't believe this is a part of sundering series!

What disappointed you about The Reaver?

everything. pure disappointment.

Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Lee Byers again?

To be honest I don't like any of his books so far

What didn’t you like about Eugene H. Russell IV’s performance?

he needs to learn more about wizards of Thay before voicing one. And Umberlee. And any female character for that matter...

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not that I can think of. Glad it's over.

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  • Tyrrissfall Hyrealms
  • 23-03-2018

Great book, Narrator could use some work.

I greatly enjoyed the story, but the narrator uses a deep throaty voice for most of the book which was difficult to listen to for long periods, and he mispronounces and skips a lot of words. It's not incomprehensible though, and the story is engaging enough that it mostly makes up for it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-2018

Great Story, sub-par narration

The story is great, as expected from anything set in Forgotten Realms. It has it's slow spots and exciting moments too! the only issue is that the Narrator's voice for each character is the same - plus or minus a few octaves. listening to him as the pirate Anton is enthralling, he's perfect. On the other hand, it falls short for any other character. I still consider it a 10/10 story despite my opinion.

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  • Jesse Hazlewood
  • 05-12-2017

Robotic reading of a good story.

The narrator was terrible, I only finished the book because it was a good story.

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  • Johnathan Hommel
  • 02-12-2017

Good overall story, enjoyed it

A typical forgotten realms book. I enjoyed it, but would not be one I would re-read.

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  • Joshua Phelps
  • 16-11-2017

Great story, horrible narrator

The story was really good, but the narrator made it difficult to listen to. His pronunciations of some words were off and he sounded like a robot. My 6 year old reads more smoothly.