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Raye

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  • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2742)
    Performance
    (2453)
    Story
    (2483)

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    Timothy says: "Pleased, yet wanting more..."
    "Another great Mistborn story! But left me hanging"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this follow-on future version of the Mistborn series, and as usual, was completely absorbed and obsessed with the story, listening while driving, cleaning the house, doing craftwork, sometimes just sitting and listening! The narration is great. My only frustration is that the book leaves you sort of hanging, wanting a sequel. That doesnt seem likely with the whole Stormlight series in progress. Maybe Brandon will get back to the Mistborn stories sometime later.

    I am sure I will be just as obsessed with the new series, as I havent been able to get enough of Brandon's stories since I was introduced to Elantris.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3652)
    Performance
    (2350)
    Story
    (2385)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "Sounds cool, but disappoints. Looong battle scenes"
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    The magic of the Furies sounds cool and is sort of, but the story itself it not very original. There is a chapter I had to skip over some of it because of the violence to women was disturbing, and literally the last 4 hours or so are all one long battle scene.

    I was hoping for a new series to stay with, but this wont be it. Guess I am spoiled forever by Branden Sandersons Mistborn series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (527)

    Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

    Ryan says: "Everyman villain tries to make good. Fun stuff!"
    "Boring"
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    Sounded fun from the description but the narration is monotonous and the story unengaging. Quit after about an hour.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7746)
    Performance
    (5345)
    Story
    (5383)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Robert says: "It doesn't get any better than this!"
    "Disappointed"
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    I am so disappointed in this book. I have been so hooked on Sanderson's work, have read all available on here except the whole Alcatraz series and book 1 o f that was great too. I used to sit in my driveway listening unable to turn them off.

    Way Of Kings I am finding extremely difficult to get into and I have slogged through about 15 hours. It doesnt hook you right into the magic and excitement like his other books. The characters are all depressed or in dark situations, and one character that opened the book has disappeared altogether. The magic is barely even mentioned, and it seems impossible to see where the story is going. In fact, I switched to a another author and only reluctantly came back to this book when I ran out of the other authors series.

    I am disappointed that Sanderson apparently plans to continue with this series. I am surprised at all the over the top reviews because to me this has none of the flavor of his previous books. Perhaps the people who like it are Wheel of Time fanatics who love unending series. I am sorry I wasted two credits on it, and that there will not be more books like Mistborn.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8834)
    Performance
    (7852)
    Story
    (7825)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Thoroughly enjoyable!"
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    Great combination of humour, action and Celtic magical creatures and gods. Fun and interesting characters. Fast moving keeps you engaged throughout the whole thing. Wish it was longer - stayed up til 4am listening to the last 8 chapters! Will definitely check out the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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