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Sword in the Storm Audiobook

Sword in the Storm: Rigante, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.

From the master of the genre, this is a tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, as Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic.

©1998 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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    Ben 26/11/2017
    Ben 26/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story. Narration is somewhat discordant. "

    Have been looking forward to the release of the Rigante series for a while. I've always loved the books and was hoping it would be read by the same narrator as the Drenai series.

    Sadly, the narrator is awful and seems to pick the worst accents possible. I don't really understand the choice of a female narrator either, most of the characters are men. It's a fairly male centric storyline. Its all a bit strange.

    Dissapointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Tylney 24/11/2017
    Jason Tylney 24/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The best"

    The finests finest. This is David Gemmel at his very best. If you read this I garauntee that you all be hooked.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donncha 23/11/2017
    Donncha 23/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "casting is awkward, great story"

    I would have liked a male Scottish reader, it's decent but not sure about the casting or pronunciation of Celtic words... she performed well enough, but wasn't as smooth as I'd have liked

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Michael O
    24/11/17
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    "My favorite series but disappointed in narrator"

    I feel they should have used a better narrator. This lady made Banuin sound like the count from Sesame Street.

    Now that I have gotten through most of the book, the narrator really ruined the accents in this story for me. I always had in my head Scottish and English accents. I don't know why she made the stone people sound like they're from Transylvania

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/12/17
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    "Gemmel is King"

    David Gemmel is now and has been one of my absolute favorite writers. His grasp of the hero is astounding. This book is a pivotal piece for his writing. Extremely well written. The narration was par excellence. Wonderful job. This is a must have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Little
    23/11/17
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    "Why get a woman wtf"

    Why would you get a woman to read a classic that is narrated by a man in the story. I hope this wasn’t one of Stella’s ideas

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Caitlin
    11/12/17
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    "Female narrator?!?"

    The Regante series is amazing! Possibly David Gemmells best. However, you have to question the judgment of using a female voice actor to read a book with primarily male characters. Adjoa Andoh has a nice voice and tells the story portion well. She simply shouldn't have been cast for this story. The Dialog between male characters is terrible! Someone with a very nice feminine voice just can't mimic gruff male warriors. She struggles to add so much base that the words come out choppy and all emotion is lost from her delivery. I ended up finishing the book because I love the story. I found it helps to think of the dialog as being so bad that it is funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    07/12/17
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    "Why have a female narrator in a story of warriors"
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    LOVE David Gemmell, Have all his stuff. I might not be able to finish the series on audio though. The voices are hard to listen to. I'll read the others. Please bring back Sean Barrett. He is the perfect voice to bring these books to life. Please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laylow
    01/12/17
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    "Simply Amazing"
    Where does Sword in the Storm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    Grabs you right away and never loses your attention.


    Any additional comments?

    David Gemmell is in my top 5 favorite authors and I read/listen to 300 books a year. That being said I read reviews saying the narrator ruined this book and I was hesitant for a split second but Gemmell won me over. The narrator is excellent, I get that she is a woman and it many who read this would have preferred a man but she does not in any way take from the excellent story. She is excellent and I will listen to more books she performs. If you do not listen to this book then your wasting money on another one....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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