It was a fun book and the narrator did a wonderful job with his performance. I am restlessly waiting for the next audiobooks in this series. I hope that I don't have to wait much longer. This audiobook is great. It's great fun with a great sense of humor and a great narrator with the greatest villain voice ever. As an entertaining experience, this is so satisfying as a whole to listen to that it's almost a perfect package in what it does.
Anyone who enjoyed fantasy in even the slightest bit growing up will definitely find something to like here. Featuring a story that gives credit to all the fantasy villains that never were given the appreciation they are due, follow along with Morden, a young man selected for to be the next dark lord by forces he doesn't understand Seriously, this book is recommended to listeners who grew up loving fantasy adventures and always wondered was going on with all those wonderfully insane villains who were always trying to take over the world.
Paul Dale does a terrific job setting up this story and Gildart Jackson has the perfect dark lord voice if there ever was one. No, this felt like a cringe worthy attempt at a disc world novel. What could Paul Dale have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? Come on! Spoke way too slowly and the voice acting as lady deathwing was unbearable, also the accents changed randomly so you can't tell who he is suppose to be. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Dark Lord's Handbook? The entire middle section about a pointless voyage and a ridiculous war.
I usually enjoy a story which does not have a clearly defined antagonist and protagonist. This story was no exception. The idea of a handbook for how to be evil was very tongue in cheek and a great device. The narrator had an odd cadence in the way he read. His character voices were good and varied to give each character their own life.
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The way he read the story kept me from becoming too immersed. It almost sounded like he was reading the story as he was writing it. There were elements where that type of narration was perfect, but it was very strange when narrating exposition and dialogue between most of the characters. I think I would have enjoyed the story much more if I had read a hard copy.
I absolutely loved mr Dale's extremely dry and silly humour, it is much like listening to the dialogue of the Black Adder. Using every single fantasy cliche there is and twisting them slightly he manages an enormously entertaining book - and I am eagerly awaiting the two next books of the series as Audible books. Pretty please?
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And much of the enjoyment is thanks to the narrator: great voices and humorous timing. Absolutely great! I enjoyed it, especially when the book took a short break to talk about economy. This story actually made me snort a few times at work! I must for anyone who enjoys subtle comedy.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Instead you get a main character brood like a 13 year old boy and do nothing, want nothing, and attempt to work toward nothing. Give the story a villain, make that villain interesting and have him aggressively pursue his goals, do anything at all with the handbook premise besides wink at the audience, have something happen or someone make a decision at some point.
Has The Dark Lord's Handbook turned you off from other books in this genre? What do you think the narrator could have done better? Any additional comments? I really hope there's a whole series of these. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? The book grows from the same ground as Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt and Robert Asprin and balances dry humour with a solid story.
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The reading is superlative and complements the text well. Very disappointing It sets itself up as a tongue in cheek look at the whole fantasy 'hero vs villain' thing, but quicky loses the plot. The titular Dark Lord in training doesnt have much of the charisma or eccentricities you'd expect of someone going into the world domination buisiness. In fact he doesnt seem to make very many decisions on his own at all, spending most of his time being pushed around by plot devices rather than any motivation of his own.
The bloodthirsty hero is a joke that sorely needed a punchline Much of the supporting cast seem to be irrelevant to the plot completely, Chancellor Penbury in particular didnt seem to do much of anything for the amount of time the story wastes on him. Also, they travel east to discover "yellow orcs with slanty eyes" Really? Instead, try Pratchett and Gaiman's "Good Omens". I thought this would be a predictable rip off of similar amusing fantasy novels.
But it wasn't at all. A delightfully amusing diversion. The story of Morden, who's career choice is being a dark lord. Made me laugh and kept me thoroughly entertained. What other book might you compare The Dark Lord's Handbook to, and why? Terry Pratchet How does this one compare? Yes I have Good array of charachters. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Cant say that with out giving the story away. Well worth a credit. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?
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Categories: Fantasy Fantasy Books. The Dark Lord's Handbook. Description To become a Dark Lord is no easy thing. The simple ambition to hold dominion over the world and bend all to your will sounds straightforward but it's not. There are armies to raise, fortresses to build, heroes to defeat, battles to be fought, hours of endless soliloquy in front of the mirror - it's a never ending job.
Not to mention deciding what to wear. After hours, days, even weeks of consideration, it will be black. After many spectacular failures, Evil decided to lend more than inspiration to these would be tyrants. He wrote an easy to follow Dark Lord's Handbook. And yet the next Dark Lord that came along screwed up like all the others.