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The book of the Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons computer game.

©1989 TSR, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Christopher
  • 11-01-13

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I loved this Book when I was a kid, It was for me, an excellent step away from the Forgotten Realms regulars and developed some of the most enjoyable characters I ever read in the genre.

If you are a F.R. fan give this a try.

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  • SHAUN
  • 03-02-17

Pools

Great book read it years ago so wanted to hear it rather than read in my old age

Not very fond of the narrator she read it the same way as I would read to a child

But all in all worth a listen haven't read the other books in the series but will be over next few months

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  • R. Keeler
  • 02-01-17

For DnD Enthusiasts

I really like this genre, so, even if its not stellar writing im still hooked on the fantasy world and get pulled into the DnD universe. The story telling and cliffhangers are not near as good as many other books. For example, one telling factor is when it becomes extremely difficult to put the book down at the end of a chapter... i didnt exactly get that feeling for most chapters... but, I was thoroughly entertained. I still looked forward to continue the story and imo this is well worth a read.

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  • Timothy P.
  • 19-11-20

Decent D&D Novel

A d&d book for d&d nerds. Predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless. The mispronunciation of "Tyr" is grating at times, but the synergy between the three protagonists is fun to read/listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-20

very good

i actually enjoyed it .I found it boring at first but it actually was very good

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  • Luther
  • 12-04-20

Not as good as I remembered but fun to read.

I last read this about 1989 or 1990. This was the first book I read in Forgotten Realms and it got me hooked. After listening to it in Audible, there is a certain story element that was particularly frustrating for me which I wont spoil... I was also not a fan of how the author portrayed the villains. Still, glad I picked it up!

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  • Mark stidham
  • 30-10-18

Rose-tinted glasses are a powerful thing

This was the first novel I ever read to completion. As a 14 year old, I learned about Dungeons and Dragons. How excited I was to find there were entire books with these types of stories! I was hooked. I thought the book was great. But I was 14. Nostalgia is another powerful thing. Listening to it some 30 years later, it's very basic and not very good. The plot holes really stood out, and some of the love stories seemed out of place. The narrator, while quite adept at reading children's novels, does not take well to this type of narration.

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  • Matthew Dickinson
  • 05-09-18

Simple enjoyable story, bad narration

So I remember reading this when I was a kid. It is a pretty good low thought dnd book. I can enjoy the book and the story for what it is. The performer, though, left a lot to desire. Her accents and voice differences for characters were.... bad. Also she pauses when she shouldn’t, and doesn’t when she should. She mispronounced a lot of words and sometimes misspoke and said the wrong word altogether.

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  • Patricia
  • 13-06-18

Nostalgia was not enough...

I wanted to love this but learned to live with. The narrator was a bad choice for this book. The story was tolerable lots of things just did not work. I am almost gave this one up but after the first chapters it gets better. I loved the computer game and bought the d&d module and hoped the book would be good as well but it fell a bit short. I am still going to keep it and some parts were good. For devoted fans this might be enough. Just slightly disappointed. The narrator was no doubt a pro but just better for another type of audiobook.

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  • Anthony Robertson
  • 08-02-18

Fun for D&D kids

Standard adventure story, but could use some audio editing. I used to love the game back on the time before grahics.