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Stormwielder Audiobook

Stormwielder: The Sword of Light Trilogy, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

For 500 years the Gods have united the Three Lands in harmony.

Now that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens.

A town burns and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, 17-year-old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back.

If he stops, they die.

For two years he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now there is another searching for him - one who offers salvation. His name is Alastair and he knows the true nature of the curse.

Magic.

©2015 Aaron D. Hodges (P)2016 Aaron D. Hodges

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    mani 04-15-16
    mani 04-15-16
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    If you could sum up Stormwielder in three words, what would they be?

    Stormweilder is a very interesting audio book from beginning to end. This is the first in a series. The book follows Eric through a somewhat adventurous, somewhat scary, somewhat enlightening endeavor where he is perceived as evil. I am following this series


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marcela R. 08-28-16
    Marcela R. 08-28-16
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    "Fun and exciting fantasy"

    Epic tail about a boy on a journey to save the world. Fun characters and the reader's performance was delightful. Already making my way through part 2 which is also good!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story elements"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Stormwielder to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the printed version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric,his journey/quest to control/master his magic


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The end it made me want more


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 05-26-16
    Lori 05-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    The story started out interesting, but never really grabbed hold of me and kept my attention. In the end I had a really hard time with this book. It took me a long time to finish it.

    The story follows Eric through his journey/quest to control/master his magic. Even though there is a lot of action, a good story line, great world building and a wide cast of characters in the end I just felt like something was missing.

    A narrator can make or break a story and in this case the narration just did not work. Although he has a pleasant voice his narration of this book is very monotone/slow most of the time. I just don’t think he was the right narrator for this story.

    I think I would have enjoyed this much more if I read it instead of listening to it.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Markworth 05-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Beginning to the series"
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    I found the book very enjoyable. I look forward to the next book in the series. I'm curious to see where the story takes me. The narrator was spot on. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It's OK."

    My actual rating is 2.5 stars but I'll round it up to 3. In all honesty, I don't know what to say about this book. I hate giving negative reviews and rarely do but since this is a review book, I have to write something!!

    All I can say is that it started out good, with Eric losing control and destroying the village. It sounded promising but I don't know what happened then. I just kind of lost interest in both the story and the characters. It was dull and boring and I wanted so much more from this!

    The narrator also didn't help, he read it in a very monotone voice and didn't seem like he enjoyed the reading. I may check out more by him, but I'll have to try the sample first.

    *I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 04-25-16
    Andrew 04-25-16 Member Since 2013

    I'm a sci-fi and fantasy nerd, a fan of all things theology and an adjunct professor of political science.

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    "Solid start to an epic fantasy series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they were looking for a short but engaging fantasy.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of audio book blast.

    I liked Stormwielder. Nothing about it particularly blew me away, but it was a pretty solid traditional epic. The characters were well-done. The plot, for all that it was a bit boiler-plate, was executed well. My one "WTF" moment when reading this one was the epilogue. I'm not a big fan of dropping titanic plot shifts in epilogues, and this one was pretty huge. Still, that might be a personal preference thing. I'd also say that the motivations for one of the major villains were not very clear, but hopefully we'll learn more about that in later installments. Over all, a fairly promising start.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sam USA 04-23-16
    Sam USA 04-23-16
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    "Standard"
    Would you try another book from Aaron D. Hodges and/or David Stifel?

    No, I didn't find either particularly engaging


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

    Quite predictable


    What aspect of David Stifel’s performance would you have changed?

    More energy, more diction.


    Was Stormwielder worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I felt indifferent to everything the whole time. I would have preferred to hate everything than feel basically nothing!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mike s. 04-22-16
    mike s. 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable - good story elements"
    If you could sum up Stormwielder in three words, what would they be?

    suspenseful, tense, interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stormwielder?

    the opening scene - a storm, a tragedy, a quest.


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

    No. He's good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. But listened to pretty quick.


    Any additional comments?

    Transitions between character arcs a little confusing. I'm sure it's clearer in the printed book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G. P. Brown 04-21-16
    G. P. Brown 04-21-16
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    "A little dull."
    What disappointed you about Stormwielder?

    There was no one single thing that disappointed me while listening to Stormwielder. I just found the tale a bit dull and did not really connect with any of the characters.


    What was most disappointing about Aaron D. Hodges’s story?

    I wish there had been a bit of humor. It might have added to the story. The dialogue was a bit too boring to hold my interest.


    What three words best describe David Stifel’s performance?

    I can only think of one word: competent.


    What character would you cut from Stormwielder?

    I never really had a strong dislike for any of the characters. The problem was that I was totally indifferent to the lot of them!


    Any additional comments?

    I got the audio of this for free when I signed up to the AudaVoxx newsletter so it was a pity I did not enjoy it more.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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