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A Call for Heroes!

A young group of friends stumble across a terrifying conspiracy that holds the heir to the Blackstaff, the defender of the city of Waterdeep, in terrible danger. These friends must search deep within themselves to become the heroes their city needs to save its champion from those who would see both brought low.

Ed Greenwood, beloved author and creator of the Forgotten Realms, presents the first book in a brand-new series dedicated to showcasing both the City of Splendors and our most talented up-and-coming authors. A series of stand-alone adventurers, this book and the series to which it belongs were written specifically for those readers with no prior knowledge of the Forgotten Realms, making it an excellent entry point for new readers.

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  • John
  • 03-12-18

The story keeps your attention.

I am along time lover of forgotten realms novels, as well as a tabletop gamer. This book does not dissapoint. Good action and dramatic tension overall.

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  • Rachel Carpenter
  • 07-08-20

Hard to Listen to

The Narrator made a number of questionable decisions, including voicing one of the main characters as a dumbed down Kermit the Frog. Overall his performance made this the first audio book on Audible that I just couldn't finish. The story is so-so, but entertaining enough that a good performance would have allowed me to see it through to the end.

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  • The Kindly One
  • 22-05-20

Bullwinkle the god damned moose.

This is one of the more bland and pointless d&d books ive had in a while. The characters are flat and lifeless, the setting is just thrown at you with no real explaination or introduction, which is not a good idea for a series done to get people interested. Worst, the worst, is the narrator. Seriously. He voices the big badass barbarian as bullwinkle the moose. He does it with several characters. The rest all have this bland lifeless tone that just blends together so you have no idea who is who. The final deathstroke for the book is the "witty" halfling thief whom the writer is obviously proud of, but just comes off as that one annoying asshole at the game table everybody just wishes to throw out.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-10-18

Skip this series.

The narrator is awful. The writing is plodding and nonsensical it's just heavy handed throughout.

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  • Deneb
  • 07-05-20

Sniffles!

The story was decently written and fun to learn about famous characters. But the narrator was really hard to listen to. Not only was his voice tinny but he sniffled every so often which drove me nuts. Can't decide if I want to return it because of the narrator or get the next one because of the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-01-19

Narrator was too terrible

The narration would have been ok, if he hadn't tried to do voices. It's tolerable in the prologue, but already in chapter one it becomes unbearable. This book deserves better.

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  • Greg Hill
  • 19-03-13

I liked the goofy narrator voices.

I grabbed this one because the blurb said it was written for people who were new to Forgotten Realms and was showcasing Waterdeep. It fails utterly.

It constantly references things that you'd need to be quite familiar with Forgotten Realms to understand, and up to date with it's constantly evolving story line. It showcases WaterDeep in much the same way that a really great performance of one of Shakespeare's plays showcases the excellent carpentry of the stage being performed on.

The narrator does numerous voices, mostly intensely silly. They meld a bit later, as three characters seem to use the same "Big, dopey guy" voice.


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