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  • The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1177)
    Performance
    (832)
    Story
    (835)

    Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

    Peter says: "Great Story, Narrator Takes Getting Used To"
    "This series is really good! Dark and intense"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Well written and thought out, more of an adult perspective, great fight scenes. This is great escapists fantasy!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Silent Kingdom: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    It's cold. The wells of power are weakening and the forces of Night grow strong. The gods are real, and still have some power, mostly to do harm. The Instrumentalities of the Night are the worst of these. Piper Hecht, born Else Tage, survived a battle with the Instrumentalities. Now he's Captain-General of the armies fighting a crusade for Patriarch Sublime V. Intrigues swirl around the throne of the Grail Empire, as the imperial family's enemy, Anne of Menand, raises money to help the perpetually indebted Patriarch finance his crusades.

    Jon A. Menter says: "Narration is horrible"
    "Great series!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thick and juicy story. Lots of subplots going in many different directions keep things very interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (518)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (301)

    Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training---all men, for women were unfit to practice magic---memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council.

    Jarred says: "Fascinating World"
    "I wouldn't recommend it for an adult"
    Overall

    I thought the story was painfully slow, and written for a prepubescent child. I've listened to 5 of 22.5 hrs and it hasn't gotten any better.

    The main character is reportedly a 17 year old boy, but acts like he is still 10-13. The descriptions are verbose but childlike.

    Listening to him drone on and on about his boring chores, doesn't make for a very exciting or intriguing book.

    After purchasing works by Sanderson, Jordan, Glen Cook, Sergey Lukyanenko, or Brooks's Shannara series this was very disappointing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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