Sink your claws into the dragon-sized best-selling Chronicles of Dragon series. All 10 books in this series are included in this one-of-a-kind ultra-dragon adventure. This book is huge! Over 50 hours of listening entertainment! This book is a must-have for all dragon lovers worldwide! *Note: These stories are written with younger readers/listeners in mind but has proven to be enjoyed by readers/listeners of all ages. There is no profanity or sexual content. *
Welcome to the world of Nalzambor....
Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons.
For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon, his father has warned him. Yet Nath, unable to control his fascination with the world - men, elves, dwarves, and even the despised orcs - tends to get caught up in their affairs. To earn his scales, there is a high road he must follow.
With his close friend and ally, Brenwar the dwarf, Nath, armed with a magic sword he calls Fang, travels to the Mountain of Doom, the Free City of Narnum, and Orcen Hold, where nothing but trouble awaits. Will Nath Dragon, hero of the realm and protector of dragonkind, choose the right path or wind up on a dark one?
Narrated by industry legend Lee Allan, this 10-book audio edition includes tantalizing background music and special effects that fully enhance an already lively story filled with countless dragons and endless action. *Note: It is recommended that you sample this different medium of audio before purchase.*
©2014 Craig Halloran (P)2016 Craig Halloran
...and a bit disappointed. The quality of the recording is, well, odd. There is the narrator speaking in your ear, and then the characters who sound like they are in a pillow case about 20 feet away. Just bizarre. And - judging on length of this book - I thought it would be an adult fantasy book... Perhaps in the Terry pratchet style, or Tolkien. But no. This seems to be aimed at the same crowd as the Twilight series, except I can't imagine a teen having the patience for a 50 hour book? Anyway it's not great, but it's OK. Get it with a credit, don't buy it.
I would have not added this to the audible library
Well I lasted 20 minute of this book, and I'll explain why.
Picture the scene you are 8 years old and playing D&D for the 1st time, the DM starts to tell you a story and has a whole range of sound effect from bolts being shot from a crossbow, heavy breathing of main character running, to crickets chirping in the night, that’s how this book comes across, and all this in 20 mins of story starting.
If you are a serious fantasy reader/listener and love the depth and complexity that many authors are able to create with just words alone i.e. Brandon Sanderson and the Stormlight archives series – the near constant sound effects, and music in chronicles of the dragon will drive you nuts.
Too many sound effects and tried way too hard.
I seem to have fallen into the same trap as some of the previous reviewers. Saw a 50 hour book and assumed it would be for adult reading. Boy was I wrong from the first minute with the sound effects the wailing the panting as the character runs I was turned off. Half the enjoyment of reading or listening to a book is that you as the audience/reader create the story in your head with some imagination. This "audio book", and I use the term lightly because it is more of an audio play like they have on the radio, takes half the fun out of reading in my eyes.
The story is good, and it moves along really well. At first its really non stop action, it almost feels forced. I guess the author was using battle type scenes as his tool for character development. About a 1/3 of the way through the book the characters split and start having different story lines. Nothing new there, but the switching back and forth happened to often for me. I understand why you switch scenes right before something is about to happen but it was literally every 3 to 4 minutes for a while, it was very distracting.
This is a performance where there is lots of sound effects. It can be entertaining and add to the book, if done well. The sound effects where done well but when they where added into the recording during production the volume levels where not paid attention to. This over sight made the book really hard to listen to it would go from incredibly loud to barely being able to hear what someone is saying.
loved the background audio as it helped draw me more into the story. I did not want thus to end. I want to know where brenwar and nath go next
I really enjoyed the storyline, plot, music, characters, and listening all 10 books all the way through! Sound affects are different, but it made me laugh!
Overtime (more towards the end), Nath ego starts to change to caring more of others than himself (but his ego/pride pops up once in a while). I also enjoyed the battles with all the different enemies (too many to mention that were my favorite!).
Enjoyed all the different voices he created. Especially the dwarfs- it makes me laugh because they sound like them (not that I'm saying that I have met a dwarf..... ;-) ).
Too many- Laugh, chuckle, shock, surprised, smile, shake my head.
Some complain that this book to childish. To me, this book was well written in a way for all audiences to enjoy. I also enjoyed The Dark Slayer as well just as much! I even heard that The Dark Slayer and Nath meet to battle!!! Again, well done Craig!
4.9 stars if i could rate it accurately! Want to see how the series continues but waiting for another book bundle of similar time length (50+ hrs). I drive OTR and selecting the next title in a series doesnt do me any good when im trying to liisten and negotiate traffic at the same time.
"Beautiful story "
not a finished storyline. cant wait for another book. still need a couple more words.
"worth losing a few nights sleep over!"
starts off a little slow and was wondering if it worth my while, then it picks up and now, wow is all I can say!
loved all of the adventures in these book, kept my attention and after it was all over... i wanted more
"50 Hours of Dragons! Loved it!"
I like that these stories are appropriate for all ages and my kids could listen, love and enjoy. Sounds effects a plus, but they far from dominate the routine narration. So many dragons, and the dwarven Morgon song was so cool and funny! Loved that touch!
I never listened to any books like this before. Sounds effects and story telling like Prairie Home companion which I could identify with.
Very strong and soothing who did well to manage such a large variety of voices. elves, gnolls, orcs, women, all pretty well done.
I could do it but it's impossible to stay up that long. 2 hours is pretty much my limited. Children maybe longer.
Good clean story, lot's of action, dragons and fun! I recommend!
"couldn't finish 30 minutes "
worst narration ever when character speaks it's like they're in another room shouting to be heard. the narrator sounds like he is reading to 5 year olds
"Love Dragon stories! Glad for audio! Kudos"
It's not going to be easy to swing another 50 hours in but I would if I could. The children for sure.
This is the only series I've heard with sound effects. The sounds was fine, just enhanced certain parts of the story, but most of the book doesn't have any. Just action scenes, ending and beginnings. Loved all the different types of dragons and powers. That's what is awesome about these books!
I liked Lee's voice. He's sounds like a master story teller. Sort of like a grandparent or father reading a group of kids a story. Very pleasant. Good job! Brenwar's the best voice.
It's too long to do that. It's nice to look forward to on long commutes.
I think it's a younger reader story like Narnia, but I enjoyed it. I nice change, no foul language or excessive violence like other stories these days. I was interested the entire way.
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