The Outstretched Shadow Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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The Outstretched Shadow

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In this first title in bestselling author Mercedes Lackey's Obsidian Trilogy, we see that the Demons have been biding their time deep in Obsidian Mountain since their defeat in the last great War. Very soon now, when the Demons rise to make war, there will be no alliance between High and Wild Magic to stand against them.



  • I gave it a shot, invested 4 hours twice. There's just this thing about hearing someone whine about their uninteresting life for 4 hours, it makes the whole story... well, dull!!!! I gave this audiobook a chance, but unfortunately, it didn't grasp my attention. I even tried again for a second time and endured 4 hours. I can't fathom how the storyline could deteriorate further. I wouldn't suggest this book to anyone whatsoever. I find it perplexing how it received a 4-star rating, as the story simply falls short.
  • This book was an absolute snoozefest. I can barely stomach the idea of enduring another chapter. The authors' infuriating habit of describing insignificant details during crucial moments was beyond frustrating. Ugh! Why did I waste my precious time on this? To make matters worse, absolutely nothing happened. I've encountered more thrilling plot twists in a children's fairy tale. This book came across as self-indulgent, meandering, and utterly pointless. The protagonist, a 17-year-old boy, spent the entire time whining and rambling about trivial matters. Save yourself the trouble and don't bother. Prepare to be thoroughly let down!
  • I found the story to be incredibly slow-paced and it felt like it was written for a much younger audience. I've already listened to over 5 hours of the 22.5-hour audiobook, but unfortunately, it hasn't improved at all. The main character is supposedly a 17-year-old boy, but his behavior and actions make him seem more like a 10 to 13-year-old. The descriptions used in the book are excessive and simplistic, almost as if they were written for a child. Having to listen to the main character ramble on about his mundane tasks doesn't make for an exciting or captivating reading experience. Comparing this book to other works by authors like Sanderson, Jordan, Glen Cook, Sergey Lukyanenko, or Brooks's Shannara series, I can't help but feel disappointed with 'The Outstretched Shadow'.