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Maela

Plaquemine, LA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 4 purchased in 2014
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  • Rules of Ascension: Winds of the Forelands, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David B. Coe
    • Narrated By Alpha Trivette
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    For centuries the Forelands were disputed by several tribes. Then came the magically gifted Qirsi - physically no match for their foes, but capable of mindsight, creating and controlling mists and fire, and bending solid matter to their purpose. After a Qirsi traitor betrayed his race to save himself, the Qirsi were defeated and dispersed among the seven realms of the Forelands. Those specially endowed Qirsi capable of multiple powers, the Weavers, were all put to death.

    Maela says: "Very good"
    "Very good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The story and narrator are both very good. Grabs your attention pretty quickly. Audible lists book 5 of the series but where are books 2-4?? Disappointing that I can't continue the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (380)

    "Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.

    Nimue says: "Good story, too much rambling"
    "Wonderful! Great new world to add to SOT"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Third Kingdom the most enjoyable?

    As with the other SOT books, it has a life lesson. That is what makes the SOT series so different and worthy when compared to other fantasy books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Third Kingdom?

    Can't say because I don't want to give away a monumental moment that will have an impact on you even after the book is finished.


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

    Sam is great in this narration.


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

    Another world, but no one knew it existed. The adventures continue....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9962)
    Performance
    (8595)
    Story
    (8614)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    James says: "Not as good as previous books"
    "Long road to nowhere..."
    Overall

    Well, this was a pretty big disappointment. Too many characters I don't care about, too much plot setup but very little moving the story forward, more bad things happening to my important characters, bad characters still not getting what they deserve, and it ended with cliffhangers in ever major plot area! It's like the story just got away from him, like a runaway elephant. Maybe he'll pull it back togther in Winds of Winter, but I don't think I care anymore. I waited too long for this drivel.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Song of the Dragon: The Annals of Drakis: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tracy Hickman
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Once Humans had a magical alliance with Dragons. Now they and the other races have been enslaved by the Rhonas Empire – the elves – and can’t even remember the world the way it used to be. But thanks to the intervention of one determined dwarf and the human slave warrior known as Drakis, all of that is about to change.

    Cheryl says: "Unique plot line and great read"
    "Confusing...."
    Overall

    There have not been many books I couldn't finish, but this is one. The first 6 chapters were fighting a war we knew nothing about, had no investment in the cause, and no idea what that cause was. I have made it over a quarter of the way thru part 2 and I still have no idea what the war is about. The character names are so foreign and similar that I can't keep up with the characters. The narrator is very good. He's the only reason I stuck it out this far. But I just have to give up. I'm used to books with a lot of different characters, like WOT. But this one, I just don't understand 'who's on first and what's on second'!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent House

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The Silvertree Stronghold is more than just the family estate of the feared and awed Silvertree dynasty, whose wizardly powers and political cunning has survived through many generations. But with their power comes a curse, a curse more terrifying than rival warlords or the mystical threats of the dreaded faceless, an inward corruption of the soul that binds one's power to a downward spiral of madness and magic.

    Chris says: "Very hard to follow."
    "One I couldn't finish...."
    Overall

    I agree with most of the previous reviews. I cannot even finish it. Just killing, killing and more killing, by, and of, characters that don't mean anything.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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