• The Crimson Talisman

  • Eberron: War-Torn, Book 1
  • By: Adrian Cole
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first book in a series of high-adventure novels set in the Eberron™ Campaign setting. The Crimson Talisman is the first title in a new Eberron™ series, that focuses on war-torn souls who have known nothing but a world in chaos. Each book in this series will focus on the aftermath of The Last War, in which every realm of the Eberron setting fought a bitter and long-lasting battle.

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Acceptable & unavailable in another digital format

Narration is good. I'm used to text to speech when I'm unable to visually read and this took some getting used to. Storyline is good but mostly I'm just glad to find an Eberron book that I haven't read before.

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Like a bad game of D&D

Ya know... I wanted to like this story. I DM a game set in Eberron and figured this might be good to help me flush out some aspects, broaden my setting knowledge.

Sadly, this book reads like a really bad game of D&D. Location after location is whipped past the reader, almost as if there was a list of regions/places that had to be mentioned. This fast-forwarding through locations has the effect of flying at 30,000 feet... you get no appreciation for anything.

The characters themselves have only the lightest of development as all the focus seems to be in the nearly non-stop once-in-a-lifetime events happening to them... improbable in a really annoying way. They just jump immediately from one unrealistic (yes, I know this is a fantasy world, but even so, this just didn't work) happening to the next with no development of the actual characters.

It all had the feel of a really bad game of D&D, moving around so much there's no sense of place and all the emphasis on combat among strangers you don't really care about.

This is just after about 3 hours of listening. I can't finish it. It is poorly conceived, poorly written and the narration doesn't make up for the bad writing. I was bummed by this one and regret spending my credit thusly.

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waist

struggling to finish. Narrator is great plot and story fall short. maybe number 2 is better