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The Legend of Huma

Dragonlance: Heroes, Book 1
Narrated by: Richard Topol
Series: Heroes, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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This attractive new rerelease of The Legend of Huma debuts a new look for the Heroes series. Each title in the series will reflect the new series design. This title is the only Dragonlance novel not written by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman to hit the New York Times best-seller list.

Only fragments of the account of Huma survived the Cataclysm that broke the world of Krynn. The fullness of his tale has never been told – until now. One man took up the call to defend the world against the Queen of Darkness. He was the first Hero of the Lance, driven by his devotion to the Oath and the Measure and his love for a silver dragon. His life made him a hero. Here is the tale that made him a legend….

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Huma; the greatest of all knights

Absolutely loved it. A knights story that rivals king Arthur. Couldn't stop listening. I can't wait for the next one in the series.

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  • Tim & Michelle
  • 25-10-2016

poor performance, good story

I can't stand someone who describes a laugh and then makes a pathetic attempt to perform it...guess I should just be thankful there was no singing. So sub-par reader for a fantastic story.

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  • RYAN
  • 26-06-2013

Great story.

Where does The Legend of Huma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved the book when I read it in my teens and loved it in audio format 20 plus years later.

What did you like best about this story?

Classic dragonlance background story.

What three words best describe Richard Topol’s voice?

Good voice work but I prefer something more like Kate Reading.

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

Yes

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  • Jeremy
  • 18-06-2013

Like a fine wine, this book keeps getting better!

Having read and enjoyed this book multiple times throughout several stages of my life ( early adolescence through adulthood), I've always thought it would transition well as an audiobook. Not only did it transfer well, but completely shattered my expectations.

The story itself is timeless. The narration by Richard Topol was amazing. Reminiscent of story tellers of old, Topol breathed life into an already fantastic epic. Topol lent vivd expression to each character. His tone cemented the mood and seamlessly transitioned the story.

If you enjoy fantasy and a classic epic or incredible verbal acting, then do yourself a favor and give this a listen...you won't be disappointed!

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  • Ryan & Frost
  • 03-12-2018

decent

I dunno guess I was expecting more. There was a few times I lost interest in the book. But It got better towards the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-2017

Great story. I enjoyed the author voice and depic

Great story. I enjoyed the author voice and how his depiction of the characters brought them to life.

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  • L Lund
  • 18-02-2016

Not as legendary as I had hoped

What would have made The Legend of Huma better?

More adventuring with Magius & Gweneth. To me, they were just side characters that didn't really help create any impression of any relationship. In another book, Tasselhoff Burfoot popped into a scene where Huma & Magius were running from something and they were startled to see the kender. That, along with other references from other books, gave me the impression that the two had traveled & battled together for a long time, perhaps years and not a few days/weeks, and were dear friends. In this story, Magius was a character that used Huma for his own ends. Yes, he redeemed himself, but his demise was rushed. I had the impression, from other books, that Magius had died in battle because he did not have a weapon after his spells are used up, which is why the mages after that were allowed a weapon. Yes, he ran out of spells, but he was captured and then tortured instead of dying in battle. I had expected the love story with Gweneth to be an epic kind of love where the two are strengthened by their love to fight for Krynn. Huma was rather confused and didn't admit loving her until she was dying. She came off as a confused high school girl instead of a confident dragon.

What could Richard A. Knaak have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

In the beginning, I think he was a little dull about the characters. He just seemed to be reading, not acting. Either, I grew used to that or he changed his performance later because I didn't notice it any longer.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Legend of Huma?

The ending of Magius, the ending of Gweneth, and the defeat of Takhesis. They seemed rushed & were disappointing. I think the Legend of Huma might have been better if it had been longer and had developed the characters and their relationships better.

Any additional comments?

I'm a fan of Dragonlance, but some of the books are disappointing. Those stories are rushed. Almost as if they wanted to make money and didn't care about story or plot as long as they thought it would sell a book. I think they would sell more books if the stories were developed in depth, like in The Chronicles.

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  • james
  • 30-05-2013

loved it

I ,loved to hear the story. very well read. it was the first audio book that I listened too

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-2020

Excellent

The Legend of Huma held up to my expectations in comparison to other reads from this book series. The story is excellent as well as the voice actor presenting it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-06-2020

Still have the book

Loved reading this book back when I played DND. It remains my of my younger years.

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  • Jesse
  • 21-05-2020

Glad I waited

For some reason I skipped this one up my first time reading these in the eights and nineties. This story is wonderful. Huma, like Sturm, is deeply committed to a failing knighthood. It’s moral tale at its core. It’s also a tale. of war, joy love, sorrow, sadness, and redemption. Beautifully crafted the story of Huma and Kaz is not too be missed. 10/10

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  • C. H. Ford
  • 25-05-2018

Good adaptation

Well I originally read this book, I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised by the story and what was done with the characters. The audio adaptation manages to capture the characters of the book with the characters sounding exactly how I imagined them (especially Kaz).

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  • Salahuddin
  • 14-04-2013

One of the best books in the Dragonlance univers

The only thing about this book that I don't like is that it is too short