Lord Valentine's Castle

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (19.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100097884
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483075778
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
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The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the Lady of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount. The Majipoor Cycle begins as young Valentine, a man with no memory, is hired as an apprentice juggler by a group of eccentric performers. While the traveling troupe takes to the road, Valentine's sleep is disturbed by nightmare visions of warring brothers and difficulties on faraway Castle Mount. In a quest to discover who Valentine really is, his wise and peculiar companions resolve to help him claim the rewards of his birth. But another trial awaits Valentine that will test his belief, resolve, and strength of character.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
Series: Majipoor Series No: 1
Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2008

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Author(s): Robert Silverberg
Product Number EB00387121
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ace
ISBN: #9781101585429

Professional reviews

"The first installment of Silverberg's celebrated Majipoor Cycle makes for relaxing listening. In an unhurried bass voice, Stefan Rudnicki calmly escorts the listener through the expansively descriptive world of Majipoor, an ancient and fantastical kingdom which, having forgotten conflict, is, nonetheless, on the brink of civil war. Particularly difficult vocal challenges include a bureaucratic two-headed alien, who is achieved though vocal skill rather than special effects. Although Rudnicki ably performs a myriad of characters, most notably the whimsical Lord Valentine, his expressive voice resonates better in prose than in his brief performances of the romantic love interest's singing. A.M.W. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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