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EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Lu par : Paul Blake
Série : Emperor, Volume 3
Durée : 17 h et 35 min
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Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior. Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And ultimately Caesar and Brutus will have to choose whether to cross the Rubicon - together or singly - and to take the fight to Rome itself.
©2005 Conn Iggulden (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Danny
  • 09/01/2013

How To Ruin a Good Story

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emperor?

The frustration at such appalling narration.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Blake’s performances?

Never.

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

Its been done.

Any additional comments?

I REALLY enjoyed the first two volumes of this series, narrated by the excellent Robert Glenister. Eagerly, I purchased volume 3, despite some minor concerns about the change of narrator. Quickly it became apparent that I should have listened more carefully to my intuition. I was prepared for the changes in character voices; how could it be otherwise? But it got worse.Blake is enragingly frustrating in his insistence to mispronounce accepted character names. Servilia becomes "Sir Whillia"; Pompey becomes "Pompeii"; Cato becomes "Carto"; Octavian, "Octarwhian" and Catiline becomes "Carterline and then, within the space of a single paragraph, "Carterleenie". Its astounding that Blake has not yet (I haven't managed to get to the end of the story) found bizarre and previously unheard pronunciations of Caesar and Brutus.Here's advice for future consumers who have the choice: listen to and love the first two volumes of this excellent series - thereafter, buy the books.

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  • Colleen S. Wallace
  • 10/04/2012

Great story, annoying read

Would you listen to Emperor again? Why?

Yes, the story is good

What didn’t you like about Paul Blake’s performance?

I HATED the narrator's performance. He has an annoying habit of mispronouncing certain of the character's names; for instance, Octavian becomes Oc-tay-wee-un, Servililia becomes Ser-will-ee-ah, Cicero becomes Kickero. At first I thought he had a lisp until I noticed he could pronounce the V in victory. By his logic, Caesar sould have been pronounced Keeser but he did not pronounce it that way. What gives? It was very jarring and even in the last few minutes of the book I was still fuming at each mispronounciation, wondering why the producer did not correct this in the beginning.

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  • Carlyn
  • 03/12/2011

Where's the consistency?

Would you try another book from Conn Iggulden and/or Paul Blake?

I'm a big fan of Conn Iggulden, but this is the second series of his (Genghis Khan is the other) that I've abandoned after a narrator change. Paul Blake may be a great narrator, but the lack of consistency between books 1-2 and 3 (and apparently 4) is unbelievably jarring. Blake, when reading dialogue, is bearable; his overracting during text is unreal.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Blake’s performances?

At this point, probably not.

Was Emperor worth the listening time?

The series itself is wonderful, and the first two books were performed very well. I'll just be going paperback for the last two.

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  • Jennifer
  • 23/01/2013

The reader is horrible.

Loved book one and two and the reader. Book threes reader makes me was to go insane.

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  • Kristin
  • 06/07/2016

Overacting

Would you try another book from Conn Iggulden and/or Paul Blake?

I will never listen to another book from this narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was terrible. It was so distracting. There was so much overacting and emphasis on words that did not need to be emphasized. It sounded like like someone was doing a parody of a Reading. Also he could not pronounce the characters' names properly. It Is Servilia not sewilia and Octavian not Octawian. I stopped listening after an hour because I couldn't take it anymore.

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  • Nicholas Smith
  • 08/04/2015

Why? Why? Why?

Why?! Why?! Why?? Why does this happen every time in Conn's books? For the first few books there is a speaker who you get used too and like, and then by the third or fourth book the narrator changes! This narrator did a fine job, but he pronounced names differently then the original narrator, and in some cases different then any pronunciation I've ever heard.

This story is excellent (if not exactly historical) and I can't wait to listen to the next one. My only complaint is the changing of narrators.

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  • CADelzell
  • 18/02/2016

great story horrid pronunciation

I quit after an hour. The pronunciation of the names was too much to get past. Octawian! Sewellia!

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  • Steve
  • 11/04/2015

Awful Performance

What did you like best about EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the continuation of the story from Books 1 and 2, the characters and plot are interesting and captivating. The new Narrator failed to listed the the previous book and came across like a pompous jerk while pronouncing "v" as "w" and many s-sounding "c"s as hard "k" sounds. It was distracting from the entire plot as I had to figure out who he was actually talking about.

How could the performance have been better?

Listen the previous readings so names are pronounced uniformly through the series.

Any additional comments?

I am dreading the performance of Book 4 by the same narrator, but I like the story.

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  • Michael
  • 10/03/2019

ridiculous narrator. ruins great story.

the story is captivating but the person reading it on audible manages to make every word grate on my ears. he also pronounced "V" with the "W" sound. for example Octavian was read "octa-wee-an". this was especially terrible because this is the 3rd book in the series so as readers we already know how the characters names should sound. please re-record this book with the same narrator as book 2!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28/11/2018

The narrater is terrible

I realy enyojed the first 2 books, but this Guy reading Them is so bad, he pronounce the names different, and is very anoying to listen to, i Hope they Will remake it with the original speaker.

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