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Blackstaff Tower

Forgotten Realms: Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep, Book 1
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

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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  • 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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  • 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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