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Joshua

Baltimore, MD, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Vengeance: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Irvine
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    In an unjust land, the only law is vengeance. In Cython’s slave camps, it’s the timid and obedient who survive – and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring her mother’s killers to justice. Her dramatic escape precipitates Cython’s war on Hightspall and, when Tali is rescued by Rix, heir to Hightspall’s greatest fortune, they flee through a land in turmoil.

    Mathias says: "Eh, never really felt right"
    "Must Read!!"
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    If you could sum up Vengeance in three words, what would they be?

    Starts slow, incredible build up and worth the wait. I love the characters and story development.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very witty and several intriguing plot lines that converge.


    Any additional comments?

    In the beginning, it was hard to follow (since many different perspectives and characters telling the story which hadn't yet been explained), but OMG amazing story overall and worth reading. I absolutely loved this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Circle of Reign: The Dying Lands Chronicle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jacob Cooper
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (263)

    Lands die. The living light fades. An ancient darkness awakens. The Living Light that sustains Arlethia is dwindling. An unknown, vicious enemy approaches in stealth from beyond the northern glaciers, a wasteland of ice that spans hundreds of miles. A clandestine brotherhood of assassins, held in check by the Light for millennia, seeks to break their maledictive shackles and unleash their bloodlust upon the world.

    Andrew Stone says: "I LIKED IT!"
    "Immensely Enjoyable"
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    What made the experience of listening to Circle of Reign the most enjoyable?

    ( I am writing this review under my husband's Audible account which we share).

    I love the way this author provides a story with adventure, character development and suspense in a manner reminiscent of fantasy authors I already love but still with his own style. I can't wait to see how this series progresses. I am definitely a huge fan.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hedron and I won't expand too much on why since I don't want to provide spoilers. But briefly because I like the kind of person he becomes.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    Seriously, Michael Kramer rocks. I'm not just picking one character. He's like the Chuck Norris of the narrator world.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I'm not sure what extreme reaction means, but yes there were definitely some intense sad moments but it was balanced with moments of humor.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rebellion: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian Irvine
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    Magery is failing, the war has been lost and Hightspall has fallen. The Cythonian enemy, led by their reincarnated sorcerer-king, Lyf, are determined to wipe it off the map and build their ancient realm of Cythe anew. Rix, now known as Deadhand, was once heir to the greatest fortune in all Hightspall. Now he’s disgraced, dispossessed and is running for his life. Tali, an escaped slave, is held captive. But when she discovers that her enslaved people face genocide at the hands of the enemy, Tali conceives a desperate, impossible plan. But before she can hope to save her people, Tali has to confront her own darkest fear - a return to slavery.

    Deborah says: "Pure torture"
    "Captivating!"
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    Would you listen to Rebellion: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 2 again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to it again. I loved the characters and it has a very interesting plot. This book does not disappoint. It deserves a lot more credit and better reviews then it's gotten on Audible so far. But there have only been a few ratings thus far, so with the small sample size, the ratings it has gotten is not reflective of its awesomeness. I loved the first book, and this book beautifully picks up where the last book left off. I can't wait to read the final book .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! The author is an evil genius! He always teases the reader by ending the story in a major cliff hanger that makes you craving more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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