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Krondor: The Betrayal Audiobook

Krondor: The Betrayal: The Riftwar Legacy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A new episode in Feist's massively successful Riftwar saga.

From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear, and Pug.

It is nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon. There has been peace awhile, and it's been needed. But news is feeding through to the people of the Kingdom of the Isles that deadly forces are stirring on the horizon. The bringer of the latest tidings is Gorath, a moredhel (dark elf).

The bloodletting has started. Nighthawks are murdering again. Politics is a dangerous, cut-throat game once more. At the root of all this unrest lie the mysterious machinations of a group of magicians known as The Six.

Meanwhile, renegade Tsurani gem smugglers, a rival criminal gang to the Mockers led by someone known only as The Crawler, and traitors to the crown are all conspiring to bring the Kingdom of the Isles to its knees.

©2015 Raymond E. Feist (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"File under guilty pleasure." (Guardian)
"Get in at the start of a master's new series." (Daily Sport)
"Well-written and distinctly above average...intelligent...intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
"Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)

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    Susan 25/05/2015
    Susan 25/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "A very good story"
    If you could sum up Krondor: The Betrayal in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, reliable and well narrated


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plenty of characters and all well drawn, the story picks up threads in previous books


    What does Peter Joyce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Peter Joyce is a wonderful narrator her manages to give each character an individuality.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No it was a ripping yarn thoroughly enjoyable


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    redfeend 19/01/2017
    redfeend 19/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Vintage Feist"

    Although this story could be enjoyed as a stand alone book, I absolutely recommend reading the previous Riftwar Cycle books in order. At a minimum read the Serpent War trilogy. Armed with this prior reading, the relationships between both groups of people and individuals will be really clear.

    This book was as enjoyable as all the others. It revolves around a plot of betrayal as the title suggests, but also focusses on the three different 'races' of elves; their reticence towards each other, and history. Both old characters, e.g. Pug, Squire Jimmy, Lochlear and new; Goran the moradell and a young untrained magician have adventures together. There are epic journeys, battles both physically and mentally testing. Some characters I grew to like got killed off. I always want all the goodies to pull through, but Feist never lets you have a good story without paying some emotional currency along the way. I'm purposely not giving detail so as not to spoil the book for others.

    It's a good'n!! Just get it!!

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    Dr_L NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom 06/06/2016
    Dr_L NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom 06/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "good book but not the best of his work"

    was very good quality the story was good but hoping the following ones in the trilogy get better

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    P. Storer UK 15/05/2016
    P. Storer UK 15/05/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Not Good"

    About halfway through I looked at the reviews and saw that many people had said how poor it is. Apparently it was based on a video game and I shows. I have just listened to the whole Rift War books and have enjoyed them as much as when I read them years ago.

    This is worse than by the numbers writing - I understand that books 2 and 3 are much better so perhaps Mr Feist just needed to get through the start as quickly as he could

    Maybe a slight break before book 2 is needed

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    "A novelization of the 1993 RPG Betrayal at Krondor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Any fan of the author or fantasy in general, will appreciate this book. Even if you are not familiar with the World of Midkemia, this serves as a good introduction to it. You will want more afterwards.


    What did you like best about this story?

    If you have played the video game to this book, this is an excellent way to relive the story and also gain more insight into it. As I listened, images from the game I played so many years ago came back to me. Lovely for nostalgia.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did feel great sorrow at certain parts, no spoilers here, but i wished certain things could have been different. I grew to care about the characters and their well being very much.


    Any additional comments?

    In the beginning of my listening, I did feel Mr. Joyce was reading a bit slowly for my taste, had to speed it just a little bit, and that rounded things out for me in regards to the performance of Mr Joyce. 1.05x was my sweet spot.

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