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  • The Left Hand of God

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    The Left Hand of God is the story of 16-year-old Thomas Cale, who has grown up imprisoned at the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, a fortress run by a secretive sect of warrior monks in a distant, dystopian past. He is one of thousands of boys who train all day in hand-to-hand combat, in preparation for a holy war that only the High Priests know is now imminent.

    cresdeen says: "Good Book 1..."
    "Good Book 1..."
    Overall

    This is a good book 1, but there better be a next book! This one leaves you with that oh-so familiar feeling of incompleteness at the end like a good series should. So for the authors sake I hope he doesn't leave us hanging for too long.
    And for those like me that got sceptical from the title, don't worry it's not about religion, well it's not preaching religion anyway.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • First Lord's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2618)
    Performance
    (1654)
    Story
    (1653)

    For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

    Jason says: "Excellent conclusion"
    "I WANT MORE!"
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    This book seemed a little rushed at the end and left me with questions with no one to ask for the answers. With that said, it was a good end to the series even with its "happier ever after" style ending, though I'm sad to see the series end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Academ's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (3068)
    Performance
    (2017)
    Story
    (2029)

    For 1,000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies - elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance.

    Eric says: "Wonderful series"
    "The series has not disapointed."
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    I have been a fan of Jim Butchers for some time, but I can’t believe how involved I have become in this series. I find myself downloading the next book in the series before I finish the one I’m on because I don’t want a break in the drama.

    The best part about this series is it is not just action, its intrigue and strategy like a continuing chess match. And the seamless transfer between characters timelines is impressive.

    0 of 0 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
    (3971)
    Performance
    (2645)
    Story
    (2681)

    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"
    "It has me interested..."
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    I was not sure about this book when I first started it as I had the feeling that I came in to the middle of a conversation already started. With that said, I quickly became engrossed in this story and by the middle I found myself looking for opportunities to hurry and put my earplugs in to catch a few more minutes of the story whenever I could. It took me less than 3 hours after I finished this book to purchase the next one.
    Hope it continues to hold up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sorcerer of the North: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (265)

    Time has passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory against invaders, and Will is now a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy - boring, even - until the king is poisoned. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne.

    Wayne says: "Buy the other book"
    "Disappointingly hard to listen to…"
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    It is with no disrespect that I write this review, however I must be honest.

    I was disappointed and literally rechecked the download several times to make sure I had the right book. This book is not read like an active participant, but more like a third party and the narrator’s voice almost put me to sleep, so much so that I found the story hard to follow and could only listen in short increments.

    I like the series so this is hard to write, but I’ve checked ahead and it seems this reading is a rarity and the next downloadable book is back to the style that sold me on the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5335)
    Performance
    (3677)
    Story
    (3694)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Great Introduction Novel!"
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    Warning, this book is not for the faint of heart when it comes to “adult language and situations” but then again it was not meant to be. It has a small taste of teenage vampire fantasy but it is all grown-up, in a good way. The sexual tension between the main characters tends to leave you wanting more, just like it should and the trill of the hunt in the action is good as well. Tavia is still feeling the character out in this 1st book, but she quickly becomes one with her and brings her to vivid life. All in all, if you love good suspenseful action and a strong and sexy kickass heroine, well it’s a GREAT start to an even better series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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