• Tangled Webs

  • Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows, Book 2
  • By: Elaine Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Exiled from her home, the beautiful dark elf Liriel Baenre wanders the surface world with her companion Fyodor. But even far from the dark haunts of Menzoberranzan, she is not safe from the vengeance of her archenemy. Even as she and her friend sail the dangerous seas of the Sword Coast, a drow priestess plots a terrible fate for them.

And in the depths of the earth, the spider queen Lolth weaves her own webs of terror and treachery.

©1996 TSR, Inc., c. 2003 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Dara Rosenberg can't read or doesn't know English

I enjoyed the book. MY only issue is the narrator can't pronounce many every day words. I lost count how many times she spoke words incorrectly. Breaks the momentum for me when things as simple as the word "cache" get buchered repeatedly.

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Disappointed after a good first book

Would you try another book from Elaine Cunningham and/or Dara Rosenberg?

I would try another Elaine Cunningham book but never another book by the narrator.

Has Tangled Webs turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes!

Would you be willing to try another one of Dara Rosenberg’s performances?

Absolutely not. Her performance is not a hideous as the first book where she split sentences in two and mispronounced half of the words, but it is still like nails on a chalkboard. I sense nepotism that she even was hired to read. She ruined an "okay" book.

Could you see Tangled Webs being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Oh hell no. This story went off of the cliff. Far too many disparate parts and a rushed ending.

Any additional comments?

This series had promise with book 1. They should have stayed in the Underdark.

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such a disappointment

the headline says it all I had to write this in order to submit this

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Okay Story - Poor Performance

This is not a slight against who voiced the book! But at the producers and recording team. You can tell that she recorded this in a few locations. The sound quality, tone, tempo, and volume will change mid sentence and ruin what’re buildup you had coming.

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A great book ruined.

Oh, so many times I had to stop. So many times I had to go do something else. It took me so long to get through this.

Elaine Cunningham wrote a wonderful book with fascinating characters, some possessed of unexpected depth, and it's truly enjoyable.

Dara Rosenberg butchered it. From abject failure to pronounce simple English words to an inability to speak in conversational tone, to voices leant to characters that badly mismatch the characters' personalities and archetypes, Dara manages to make listening to this story a chore. Regrettably, as I know I'll never make myself focus on reading the book off a page, I am bereft of options; I plunge once more into the breach to complete Cunningham's saga, armed with a thesaurus of expletives, ready to curse the name of Rosenberg at every mangled fifth word.

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Move over Drizzit, there's new Drow in the realms

I enjoyed the story of struggling with light and dark, and seeing the wonders of discovery.

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bad narration

horrible pronunciation of many different words. countless edits of another's voice into the narrative. overall just really hard to listen to. the saving grace is the story itself. very well written

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don't care for the narrator

She ha a really weird inflection on all of the lines, almost talking like a valley girl. it was kinda distracting.

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Very Nice

Excellent work by Elaine. Bravo! Great ending as well, hard to do but done easily. Found this tale concluded with a warm bit of savor.

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great book

as always very good book my second time listening to it want to play D&D with my old friends