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spyros

Fantasy Novels 4 Life

Member Since 2012

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  • Gauntlgrym: Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (447)

    Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate. In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter - a catastrophe big enough to lure even Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it.

    K. McDowell says: "Pleasantly Surprised."
    "Drizzt is my hero!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Gauntlgrym in three words, what would they be?

    A new beginning for Drizzt!


    What other book might you compare Gauntlgrym to and why?

    Any other Drizzt book!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The reuniting of Drizzt and his dwarf and JARLAXEL and his Dwarf!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Someone dies for real this time


    Any additional comments?

    Please get the whole saga on audiobook so many other Drizzt books!!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Adversary: Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book III

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Erin M. Evans
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    As the chaos of the Sundering rages around her, young warlock Farideh faces a more personal turmoil wrought by a deal she made with a devil years ago. Hoping to protect her twin sister, she leaves everything she holds dear to assist a wizard in a scheme that pits the devils of the Nine Hells against the gods above.

    Lisa says: "Two Series, One Book"
    "Great but you have to pay attention to characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Erin M. Evans and/or Dina Pearlman?

    yes both are great


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

    more devils like asmodaus


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes it was great


    Could you see The Adversary being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    yes the girlfrom hunger games


    Any additional comments?

    worth a credit but you have to read the first two from same author on same characters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elminster in Myth Drannor: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ignorant quests for glory.

    Thus it was that Elminster was guided to Cormanthor, the Towers of Song, where Eltargrim was Coronal. There he dwelt for 12 summers and more, studying with many mighty mages, learning to feel magic and know how it could be bent and directed to his will....

    LJ says: "Great Book! Elminster in Myth Drannor"
    "Great story but could of been better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Ed Greenwood and/or John Pruden?

    yes uf its elminster not that other non d&d he did


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    elven culture


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes $$$


    Any additional comments?

    this book may need two listens to gather the facts otherwise you could be lost

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elminster: The Making of a Mage: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic.... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful. It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.

    Michael says: "Stands apart in the Forgotten Realms. Tremendous!"
    "Better than I expected"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about Elminster: The Making of a Mage? What did you like least?

    back story of elminster loved the lore


    Would you recommend Elminster: The Making of a Mage to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes you need to know the history


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    no


    Did Elminster: The Making of a Mage inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    great series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Temptation of Elminster: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    From a dark and dusty tomb, Elminster emerges, seeking the guidance of Mystra, and finds only silence. He is drawn into the clutches of the mysterious and sinister Lady of Shadows. The path he takes will lead to a Realms-shaking confrontation where Elminster has to make the most important choice of his long life. Whatever he decides, the Realms will be forever changed…

    spyros says: "Better than the reviews say"
    "Better than the reviews say"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes its the saga of elminster the character started everything d&d


    If you’ve listened to books by Ed Greenwood before, how does this one compare?

    same


    What three words best describe John Pruden’s performance?

    just ok but better than most


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes sir yes yes yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard A. Knaak
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he - or any of his kind - still make a difference in the world?

    JP says: "Great story and lore!"
    "Warcraft Books Rule the game not so much"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to World of Warcraft the most enjoyable?

    Knaak always does great work


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dragons


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Dragons


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Money Maker


    Any additional comments?

    More warcraft books please if you agree then hit helped button so audible can see we want more warcraft books

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils: A Forgotten Realms Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Erin M. Evans
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Rejected at birth and raised in a village of tiefling misfits, Farideh expects a life without friends, love, or control over her destiny. Then she makes a pact with a devil named Lorcan, and everything changes. Lorcan promises all she ever dreamed of and asks for nothing in return. Her twin sister, Havilar, urges Farideh to resist the devil’s sway. But Farideh’s not so sure. Lorcan may be dangerous but the power he offers is exhilarating. In the ruins of Neverwinter, Farideh’s doubts get tangled up in a devilish snare six layers deep.

    spyros says: "Glad I read it glad its over"
    "Glad I read it glad its over"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Erin M. Evans and/or Dina Pearlman?

    yes i only read the first two to get with the new one


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    devils


    What three words best describe Dina Pearlman’s voice?

    at first i did not like it but I do now.


    Could you see Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Jessica Alba


    Any additional comments?

    up 2 you if you like d&d then do it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sisterhood of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (351)

    It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.

    Clydene says: "This is the First Need to Listen for 2012"
    "Perfect Dune"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes but You need to start from the beginning google dune chronological and read in order of time


    What other book might you compare Sisterhood of Dune to and why?

    dune jihad


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    perfect


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    thank you audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mentats of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (171)

    In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho.

    Cliff says: "Ok story, but very flawed."
    "Not The Best Dune Book but a lot of good stuff"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mentats of Dune to be better than the print version?

    Scott Brick is the man!!!! Yes I would only listen to these they are a work of art


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Wanting more


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Vor


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Vor meets old family


    Any additional comments?

    thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (1991)
    Performance
    (898)
    Story
    (890)

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Frank says: "Choice of Narrators"
    "Simon Vance is better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes to book narrator no get the simon vance version. I cant stand that Mr. Tull smacks his lips. Give the man some water please.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Tull?

    Simon Vance or scott brick


    Was Master and Commander worth the listening time?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (301)

    More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    Jr says: "Dune - How We Love Thee!"
    "im sold"
    Overall
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    Story
    If you could sum up Dune in three words, what would they be?

    if you can get into the first book of thus series the jihad and learn all the pieces you will be hookd


    What did you like best about this story?

    machines that think vs the jihad


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    scott is the man


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when someone special was burned alived for the cause


    Any additional comments?

    thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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