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Randall

Fantasy reader

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1084)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (496)

    Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

    Melissa says: "Great story, great reading"
    "Hard to get into story or characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    More of a western than a fantasy novel


    What could Orson Scott Card have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The narration was good but It could not make the story more interesting


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wings of Wrath: Magister Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By C. S. Friedman
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    Kamala, a peasant woman, has claimed the powerful sorcery of the Magisters - the ability to draw on the power of the human soul without dying for it- as her own. But in her rise to power, she finds herself hunted by the brotherhood, and flees to a land where spells are warped by a fatal curse. It is a land that even Magisters fear.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great follow thru!"
    "Story was just ok"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes its a good read but not something I would read over and over again


    Would you be willing to try another book from C. S. Friedman? Why or why not?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antiagon Fire: Imager Portfolio, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    The hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife, Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst.

    Mark says: "More of the same"
    "Good but not one of his best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Antiagon Fire in three words, what would they be?

    To many battles not enought character development


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More interaction between the characters and less millitary jargon


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (379)

    Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Epic Fantasy"
    "Narration was weak"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about The Magic of Recluce?

    A great series although this is one of the few that describes the main character in one book and leaves you wanting a little more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Magic of Recluce?

    I'm not sure there is any great moment here the book builds on itself


    What three words best describe Kirby Heyborne’s voice?

    painful plodding shrill


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Towers of the Sunset: Saga of Recluce, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (160)

    L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s latest novel in the Saga of Recluce series tells the story of Creslin, son of a powerful military matriarch, who chooses exile rather than an arranged marriage. Creslin sets out on a search for his true identity as a man, developing his magical talents through constant conflict with the enigmatic white wizards of Candar.

    Cliff says: "A solid novel but not as good as the first one."
    "Narration weak"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I like all of this authors books and have read them multipule times, but this work was his first in the series and has some rough edges.


    What other book might you compare The Towers of the Sunset to and why?

    This is like most of the authors other books but I have found very few of this type else where.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No the narration was slow and plodding and raised very little emotion considering the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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