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Blood Song Audiobook
Blood Song
Written by: 
Anthony Ryan
Narrated by: 
Steven Brand
Blood Song Audiobook

Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From "a new master storyteller" comes the beginning of an epic fantasy saga of blood, honor, and destiny....

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the unified realm. Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright and dropped at the doorstep of the Sixth Order like a foundling knows no bounds. He cherishes the memory of his mother, and what he will come to learn of her at the Order will confound him. His father, too, has motives that Vaelin will come to understand. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the realm, but the world.

©2013 Anthony Ryan (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    "Great start!!!"

    Great start to a series can't wait to get the next book will written great narrator

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    Olivia 07-19-16
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    "fantastic!"

    the be narrator is spellbinding and the visualizations of language are magical. the plot is enthralling and we'll worth the read!

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    Ryan Beaudry 07-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story, mediocre narration"

    Loved the story! I would definitely recommend this book, however the narration is mediocre at best. Unclear transitions between characters and barely changing in inflection or tone made it difficult to keep track of the flow of conversation and thus, follow along with the story. It wasn't terrible by any means, however it wasn't as good as what I have come to expect from other narrated book series that are similar in genre.

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    James 07-17-16
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    "Gripping within the first 5 minutes!"

    I was instantly captured by this story. So much so that I didn't want to do anything but listen to it all day long. Now, onto book two.

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    J. B. Little 07-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator: be warned."

    Steven brand does a great job reading with a pronounced and clipped voice, but do not expect to be pleased by emotionally invested dialogue. Unlike many other narrators, he reads every line in the exact same voice leading to many complications and misunderstandings of the text. during intense and emotional moments, he continues to read along at the same exact clipped page and tone: no difference between describing a door or a close friend being killed in front of his eyes.

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    Best read in a while! can't wait to read/listen to the others!! highly recommended to anyone enjoying epic coming of age stories!

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    James D. Miera San Diego, CA, US 07-06-16
    James D. Miera San Diego, CA, US 07-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An example of self-importance"

    This is what happens when an author fails to read and a narrator fails to listen.

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    Anthony 06-29-16
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    "Great story, but the narration did not live up to it."

    The narrator had a good voice and read well, but he made almost no distinction between characters. Everyone pretty much sounded the same. It was hard to keep track of who was saying what...the concentration on deciphering the speaker, took away from the story at times

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    Chris 06-29-16
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    "good fantasy read. fast pace and interesting"

    lots of interesting story inside the main story. characters are round and you care for them

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    "Excellent book"

    The story itself was excellent. It kept you enthralled the entire time. The narrator was great as well.

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