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The Dread Wyrm Audiobook

The Dread Wyrm

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Publisher's Summary

Some are born to power, some seize it and some have the wisdom never to wield it.

The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament.

A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will present arms and ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It's a political contest - and one which the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he's fighting for isn't royal favour but the throne of Alba itself.

Where there is competition there is opportunity; the question is, will the Red Knight take it? Or will the creatures of the Wild seize their chance instead?

©2015 Miles Cameron (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy." (Tor.com)

"This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages." (Fantasy Book Critic)

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    N J Byram 03/11/2015
    N J Byram 03/11/2015
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    "Love the Book..not the Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dread Wyrm to be better than the print version?

    Having both Audio & Kindle versions I would say they both have their advantages.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dread Wyrm?

    For me, it was the death of de Vrailley. After having his preconceptions of his own holiness shattered by the revalation he was being aided by the wild, he sought a death that would give him back his self recespect. The rescue of the Queen at the tournament and of course the climactic battle that allied men & the wild on both sides.


    Did Neil Dickson do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Sadly, I was disapointed with Neil Dickson's narration. He seemed to pay no attention to the characterisations created by Matthew Wolf. Tapio Hatija seemed to stutter and the Galles had lost their Gallic accents and Bad Tom seems to have become Welsh! Interestingly, the cover does state that Wolf is the narrator, wich makes me wonder why Dickson is reading it now.


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

    Only the narration! Sorry. I couldn't resist that cheap shot


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    scribbler 30/10/2015
    scribbler 30/10/2015
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    "I hate it when they change the narrator"
    Where does The Dread Wyrm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really love this series, but why change the narrator? All the characters sound different and their personalities have changed with the new narrator and it is like reading a different story. I think I may have to return this one and read it instead of listening. Very disappointing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dread Wyrm?

    I haven't finished it yet, can't get past the terrible accent that Tom and Gavin are given by the new narrator, or the way that Gabriel has a lost a lot of his personality.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Neil Dickson?

    Matthew Wolf. Having listened to about thirty hours of Matthew Wolf reading the first two books in the series, it just doesn't work having a new narrator. With Matthew Wolf, I really enjoyed his laconical, understated Red Knight, the way he said 'you loon!' in mad Tom's accent and I find myself going back through whole passages and trying to hear those voices in my head over the new narrator.


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

    Nope, too long.


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't change the narrator mid series. If I had started off listening to the new narrator at the beginning of this series it might have worked, but it is too much of a change now and it has ruined a brilliant story for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Abdullah 13/02/2016
    Abdullah 13/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic Story - Dont Like The New Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dread Wyrm to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the print version.


    Have you listened to any of Neil Dickson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No. I find his narration to be annoying and very pretentious. I am very disappointed that Matthew Wolf is not narrating this story. Neil is not as good as Matthew. Neil messed up many things, such as Bad Tom's accent has been changed to a Welsh accent, but in the first two books he sounded Scottish. Plus he has changed the pronunciation of many character names.


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

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mark 17/12/2015
    mark 17/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "good book,,changed narrater .WHY"
    If you could sum up The Dread Wyrm in three words, what would they be?

    good as the rest ,,u like the others u will like this


    Any additional comments?

    i got the two books and was loving the narrator ,then the third book is good but WHY O WHY change the narrator, it ruined it for me

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terence J Wilson 25/11/2015 Member Since 2013

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    "Fantastic listen"
    What did you like most about The Dread Wyrm?

    I have listened to all three book they are all gripping, the inter-linking of story lines across the narrative keeps you on your toes. 90 hours very well spent!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line and the inter-linking of the various sub plots


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    ALL


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

    No, just rapt attention


    Any additional comments?

    When are Audible going to release the remaining books????

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Demi 16/09/2016
    Demi 16/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Best one in series masterpiece on a par with tlotr and grr Martin series brilliant total epic

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    Ian 14/09/2016
    Ian 14/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "The Red Knight Returns"
    Where does The Dread Wyrm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 3 as its the third in the series


    What other book might you compare The Dread Wyrm to, and why?

    Game of thrones series as like this, the scope is huge and so many characters come/go and die


    What about Neil Dickson’s performance did you like?

    While different from the previous reader, he still does a good job and brings the characters to life, albeit in ways different from what we are used to..


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

    The comedic episode where Bad Tom is calling Suki to bed and she ignores him


    Any additional comments?

    The climatic battle is epic and worth it for that alone.

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    JPA 10/09/2016
    JPA 10/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "The best yet!"

    Best in the series so far. as detailed and exquisite as ever! I look forward to the next.

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    Luke Temple London, England 19/05/2016
    Luke Temple London, England 19/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Stop changing narrators!"

    It's so annoying when the narrator changes - all the accents change and it disrupts the story massively. Scotsmen become northern, young men become middle age men, Welshmen become Scotsmen etc.

    Also false advertising as the cover clearly says it's narrated by the previous two book's narrator.

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    Richard 25/04/2016
    Richard 25/04/2016
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    "You will get used to the narrator...eventually..."

    So I'm sorry to bang on about the same thing everyone else has.... but why did they change the narrator?!?!

    In brief, story is excellent, probably my favourite of the lot, you won't be disappointed. And to be fair, the narrator is fine, if he'd narrated all three I don't think you'd actually have an issue. The problem is the voices change, and certainly for a while I struggled to pick out who was saying what, and because I'd already got used to a set of voices from the previous two books, they just don't sound right.

    Audible you need to sort out the front cover which says "read by Mathew Wolf", that's not on.

    Otherwise, it's a good listen.

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