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Publisher's Summary

Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins.

The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again - if they meet again. As the darkness deepens, a disgraced knight, a pampered elf maiden, and a rattle-brained kender stand alone in the pale winter sunlight.

Not much in the way of heroes.

©1985 TSR, Inc., Cover Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Joe
  • 2021-07-19

Returning this one.

I truly love the Dragonlance books and own all of them in hard copy. This narration just sets my teeth on edge. I made it through the first book but when the reader starts mispronouncing important names that's a deal breaker. Emersion in the story is lost completely for me.

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Epic Fantasy in every sense of the term!

A heart wrenching story full of highs and lows as the evil dragon armies continue to cause problems on Ansalon. Just as beautifully written as the first one in this trilogy and the story only continues to expand in scope with a large cast of characters that all manage to capture my heart and attention.

Paul Boehmer does an exceptional job of narration, lending a wonderful sense of gravitas to the tale with his clear and pleasant voice. He takes the time to give each character a slightly different intonation to their voice which is a very nice touch. There are a few spots here and there where he does emphasize a strange part of the sentence at the wrong time, but it's not as noticeable as the first book in the series that he did and he has very much improved his performance here.

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A childhood favourite.

I loved this series as a teenager, and gave it a listen as an adult, and I still love it. It’s just a good fun series when you’re nostalgic for swords & sorcery or any D&D. If you like these books try the Legends trilogy about Raistlin & Caramon.

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A blast from the past

I read this book when I was a young teen and loved it. I still do!

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fantstix second book

The book is well writen! i am look foward to more of the books to listen to, when I drive long distances for work.

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  • Concerned Consumer
  • 2015-09-23

Poor narrator.

Where does Dragons of Winter Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Average for a recreational read.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Misplaced dramatics and emphasis. Mispronunciations. Pauses where they didn't belong and not where they did belong. Character voices mixed up.

It was a good story or I wouldn't have put up with the annoying narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-15

Really want to like it...

I really want to like this book. I was actually looking forward to it.

But alas, to say no ill of the man himself, Paul Boehmer is just not the right fit for this book.

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  • Michael Potter
  • 2016-09-23

Still a monotone narration

Really a shame that Audible picked a narrator that reads in such a deliberate monotone that it is almost impossible to tell if it is computer narration or a person.

Better than book one because the authors learned writing on the fly as they wrote this series and were better at righting but book two.

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  • Jimmy L.
  • 2015-06-16

Great book. Poor performance.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book was great. The BOOK. It was great when I first read it back in the 80s. This audio performance, not so much.

What did you like best about this story?

The book, itself, is fantastic. You get a variety of characters and personalities and the scope is epic.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's attempt to add more drama is a failure. The pauses and stops make the story choppy. If it were a boat ride, I'd be sea-sick. He mispronounces half the names in the books.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The BOOK is fantastic. The audio performance, not so much

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  • Gabe Shulman
  • 2016-04-06

so....many....dramatic.....pauses

the narrator needs to learn when to pause for emphasis. that was ridiculous. great book.

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  • Joshua
  • 2014-02-11

An old story well told

A story I read when I was a teenager just as good as I remember. An okay performance and a good Series of books.Worth a listen when all the Great stories run out or if your just stuck as to what you'll read next.

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  • Mike
  • 2020-01-30

Wow!

The narrator is amazing! He does the most remarkable accents for the characters and brings them alive. The story is incredible. All of the first 6 Dragonlance books are fantastic. Would gladly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-28

growing up I read all of these books

growing up I remember reading all of these books the ones specifically by Tracy and Margaret are so damn good I never thought in a million years I would be able to find it on books Audible I binged this book best 18 hours I spent a long time LOL

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-20

Get it for the story, not the performance.

As a way to re-live the books, this is passable. Please don't make this your first encounter with the series. The reader is terrible. His pronunciations are incorrect and haphazard at times. His delivery is wooden and ill-timed. Yet, it's still not enough to destroy this work of art.

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  • mrbill333
  • 2013-06-20

Not Pleased with new reader.

First of all I absolutely love this series. The Chronicles Series from the Dragonlance world contains so many fun charecter. This book definately takes you from the first book running through the progression of the War.

I started listening to this series with Ax Norman, and then audible switched to the reading by Paul Boehmer. Mr. Boehmer reads alot like a text to speech program meets William Shatner. He puts voices to some charecters but only a few and not consistently.

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