Jewels of Gwahlur (Conan the Barbarian Book 5)
Has Conan finally met his match? Will his evil enemies or the seductive women finally succeed in making him beg for mercy? Listen and find out. Caution: There is some sex, lots of justified violence and the women are all equally voluptuous, independent, yielding and very dangerous. Your audiobook is waiting….
Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur. By: Robert E. Narrated by: Phil Chenevert. Series: Conan , Book Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 04, C-shaw rated it really liked it. Just a little snack of a book, but quite entertaining, a fast-paced adventure with Egyptian-type gods, priceless jewels, and a manly hero to swan around fighting and rescuing a buxom beauty. View 1 comment. Jul 10, Charles rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy. It's hard to give Howard's original Conan stories less than five stars. It starts out with Conan as a treasure hunter, and then throws you headfirst into deception, conniving, and power plays that'll keep you second guessing nearly every character.
Such a good story. If you're a gamer, you won't be able to get through this tale without the urgent need to play in this world, in Do you like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and National Treasure? If you're a gamer, you won't be able to get through this tale without the urgent need to play in this world, in this temple. A fantastic Conan story. May 23, Aaron White rated it really liked it. The first story was quite entertaining.
The second in this book was annoying, as it was just getting interesting when it halted, an incomplete work. What is the point of including an incomplete work in a fine special volume. Regardless, this was set to receive 3 stars, but for the very nice paintings and illustrations throughout. Conan battles his way through Gwahlur in search of ancient jewels and riches but ends up empty handed.
Although his original mission ended in failure, he got to experience the thrill of bloodshed and brought a girl that resembled a real goddess back home with him, so perhaps his journey for treasure wasn't a total waste after all. Not the best of Conan, but still a fun and quick read. Jun 02, John rated it really liked it. A traiditional adventrue tale with Conan thrown in as the Allan Quatermain role. Treasure, damsel in distress, and fighting your way to freedom. Still, did not feel like a real Conan story.
Driven solely by a thief's desire to get his muscle-bound mitts upon the fabled Teeth of Gwahlur, priceless jewels wrenched from 'the king of darkness, in the birth of the world', then lost for centuries, hidden within an ancient valley inside an unscalable mountain somewhere in the kingdom of Keshan, Conan makes an audacious play to ingratiate himself with those who hold the secret.
But he's not the only one that wants the jewels, and he soon finds himself outflanked by competitors with more pol Driven solely by a thief's desire to get his muscle-bound mitts upon the fabled Teeth of Gwahlur, priceless jewels wrenched from 'the king of darkness, in the birth of the world', then lost for centuries, hidden within an ancient valley inside an unscalable mountain somewhere in the kingdom of Keshan, Conan makes an audacious play to ingratiate himself with those who hold the secret.
But he's not the only one that wants the jewels, and he soon finds himself outflanked by competitors with more political clout, taking advantage of the same frictions between Keshan and its neighboring state, Punt, but with their own agendas and help from the inside. Still, when have the odds against a venture ever mattered to Conan? The 'Jewels of Gwahlur' contains plenty of intrigue, a fuller mythology than usually described and a more, ahem, working-class damsel in distress than Conan usually parleys with and whom he seems right at home with, yet it's only a middling edition to the series.
Conan: Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur by Robert E. Howard and P. Craig Russell (2006, Hardcover)
The main problem is that Conan always seems to be one step behind the action, larking about in deserted corridors and underground pools when he should be cleaving skulls and sticking it to demons. Overly gullible priests don't help the plot either. Conan phoned this adventure in. This is my first introduction to the Conan the Cimmerion aka.
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It was fun, though it seemed somewhat formulaic. Some phrases were overused, but as I said, this is still a fun short story. If some quotes from Fritz Leiber are anything to go by, then this is certainly not the best in the series, offering promise for future reading of Howard's writing. As such, I intend to read more of his stories. As for Phil Chenevert's reading of the story, I think that he did pretty well wit This is my first introduction to the Conan the Cimmerion aka.
As for Phil Chenevert's reading of the story, I think that he did pretty well with the material that he was working with. His voice, as always, manages to lighten and make the material fun for the listener.
He makes darker stories less oppressive, yet somehow manages to still hold to the material as well. Jan 15, Timothy Boyd rated it did not like it. Robert E. Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited.
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This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howard's stories.
I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read.
Message me if you need a li Robert E. Message me if you need a list of what is good from this awesome fantasy and action writer. Finishing the unread Conan stories. The racist attitude is more prevalent in this story and a few others.
The action is true pulp at its finest. Mar 10, Chad rated it liked it Shelves: Does this remind anyone else of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Pablo Ravest rated it liked it Jan 03,