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The Godling Chronicles Omnibus Audiobook

The Godling Chronicles Omnibus: Books 1-3

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Publisher's Summary

The Sword of Truth, book 1: Darkness comes as a new power rises in Angrääl. The Dark Knight has betrayed the gods and stolen The Sword of Truth, trapping them in heaven. With the power of the Sword, he can reshape the world and bring death to all who oppose him. Only one thing stands between the darkness and the light - Gewey Stedding. Only he has the power to stand against the oncoming storm. Only he can mend the world. But only if he can discover his power.Of Gods and Elves, book 2: Armies gather for war in the frozen land of Angrääl, threatening to set the world ablaze. The elves are divided and scattered, and humans fall prey to the dark influence of the Reborn King. Now Gewey is faced with his greatest challenge yet: unite the world of elf and human before it is too late.The Shadow of Gods, book 3: Valshara has fallen, and the forces of Angrääl are advancing. For the first time, human and elf must shed blood as one in order to stem the tide of evil. But new hope has arisen. From across the Western Abyss, a people long forgotten have returned. However, hope comes at its own price. Gewey must choose between his bond of love and his duty to the world he is struggling to save.

©2012 Brian D. Anderson (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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    Amazon Customer 12-20-15
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    "A strong story and very well narrated"

    The story has depth with multiple trails will interlaced without overwhelming the reader. The narration was superb. Both character voices and wonderful inflection. The best way to describe it. you forget your own world and you live in this one

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Brown Deer, WI, United States 10-20-15
    Amazon Customer Brown Deer, WI, United States 10-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Avid Fantasy/Sci Fi fan. With frequent forays into suspense.

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    "Meandering Tale, weak characters"
    Any additional comments?

    While I did listen to the whole thing, I found myself getting annoyed by characters who repeatedly say they must be "ever vigilant" because the villain is out to get them, are never vigilant. Not only that, but they are met everywhere they go by "agents of the villain" that seem to know everything about them, even though they would have no possible way of having the information. For instance; early on, the hero leaves his home with ONE other person, and along the road they meet an elf, and eventually the one other person's servant finds them. Yet the next town they come to, they're met by someone who knows all of them...by NAME. I grew tired of the enemy being all seeing, all knowing, and having machinations set with no possible way of having the knowledge he was privvy to. And despite the all powerful enemy, I never once felt that there was any chance of them failing at anything. Everything just comes too easy to the heroes who rarely do anything truly heroic. They just sort of move along till the next thing happens, and then through some sort of Deus Ex Machina, overcome it.

    The setting is interesting, as is the take on magic, but not enough to overcome the characters and plot.

    The narration is done well, although I had a hard time at times understanding the character names, as he tends to swallow his opening or ending of names. Gewey, Huey, Gewin...it took me about 1/2 the first book to figure his name was Gewey. It's the same for many of the other characters. Also, many of the voices, especially for the male characters sound very much alike to the point that sometimes I was unable to understand who was talking until the narration of the book stated it. The read was able to keep me engaged though, so that was a good point.

    After listening to the first three books, I just don't know if I care enough about the characters to listen or read any more. Especially when I know, through some sort of fiat, the heroes will just stumble to the win.

    36 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 01-20-16
    Jason 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    This was a good book. And a good listen. It was well narrated. Storyline was well written but there could be more added.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Craig A. Price 12-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very fun YA Fantasy"
    What made the experience of listening to The Godling Chronicles Omnibus the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did really well and the characters in the novel were well done. By the end of the 3rd book I really start to like Gewy and his love interest especially.


    What other book might you compare The Godling Chronicles Omnibus to and why?

    Eragon, or "Inheritance Series" because it has the young adult/teen feel to it with good storytelling that makes them a real "page turner". "Percy Jackson Series" because of the part God.


    What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His narration was good and he did the characters well. He had great flow and really kept the story engaging.


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

    Sometimes Gods can come in Gewy packages.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed these books. The pace was steady and the characters are good. At first a few are dumb and slow, but that is typical in Fantasy especially. They all grow well, and as always, the females always seem smarter than the men. Overall a good read, and I would recommend it to Teens and Young Adults who love Fantasy and don't mind the use of "Elves". =)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 12-10-15
    Kathy 12-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Gosling chronicles"

    Awesome! Couldn't stop listening. Very creative.
    I would recommend this to all my friends and family.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Johns 09-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    The story was very engaging. I really appreciated the relationship between the characters. Can't wait to listen to books 4, 5 & 6.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Sandy OR. 08-09-15
    Kindle Customer Sandy OR. 08-09-15 Member Since 2010

    Silverbill

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    "The Godling Chronicles"
    Where does The Godling Chronicles Omnibus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top half.


    What other book might you compare The Godling Chronicles Omnibus to and why?

    Got me?


    Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

    Lee Starfinder.


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

    This would be a very challenging to make a film of, definitely a big budget project.


    Any additional comments?

    Hmmm, for the last book of a trilogy this felt like just a warm up to what follows. I must say this is a good series but not great. I feel that the reborn king remains far too distant so far as a brooding and near invisible presence. We shall see where this goes next. Of course including the prologue and first chapter of book four was a every clever move.

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    BubbaTree Back woods 01-04-16
    BubbaTree Back woods 01-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this trilogy."

    Fantastic fantasy for someone that enjoys fantasy with powerful hero's and dark addvisarys. Both of which grow and continue to matriculate throughout this awesome story.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    S. Harris 10-02-15
    S. Harris 10-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mind Blown"

    WARNING! If you buy this, you will not only want, but -need- to listen to the rest of the series. This book is wonderfully written, absolutely immersive and an excellent narration adds to that. To be frank, there's not much about this one that I don't love. 5 stars all the way.

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Zach Miller 08-15-15
    Zach Miller 08-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "well written well narrated"

    very balanced story with a killer narrative performance. Derek Perkins is always on point. good value as well

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  • Z. Brooks
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    "Incomplete and poorly structured"

    While being advertised as an omnibus I cannot imagine these 'three' books ever being read individually. The ending of each being arbitrary and seemingly random. Unfortunately this is also true for the end of the 'omnibus' as a whole which abruptly ends with no conclusion.

    The majority of the characters are well written and engaging. The story itself has a tendency to ramble and could easily be condensed by a third or even half.

    The performance is actually excellent on the whole with the exception, unfortunately, of the main character who maintains a laughably child like voice throughout. However I wouldn't hesitate to listen to the narrator on a different book.

    I will not be seeking out 'book two'.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie Brenton
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    "Excellent book and narrator"

    I found myself becoming fully submerged in this book not wishing to have to stop listening. It is so well written I ended up feeling concern and empathy for some and loathing to others, desperate to know what happened next. Can't wait to get the next book now.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr B.
    London & Graz
    11/18/15
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    "Great story and all; but for the cheapest of tricks, I might be inclined to give 6 stars..."

    The characters, the world they live in, and how their individual stories intertwine is remarkable and very enjoyable. My criticism lies in the fact that this cheap and crude 'trick' is used over and over: cliffhangers.
    That is a trait in writing I despise. It's as bad as the slimiest of DanBrown's.
    Derek Perkins again offered a splendidly crafted rendition. I bow my head! After even a short time one can recognise each of the many both varied and similar characters readily.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • T. Hammond
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    "Transforms your days into waking dreams."

    Fabulous narration, excellent storyline and deep, likable characters. Hours will fly by as you immerse yourself deep in the world of Guey and become a fly on the wall of what I can only say as one of the best fantasy stories ever told.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    1/24/16
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    "Good in parts but glacial pacing"

    The reader tries his best to lift the words off the page and there are some moments of really quite good writing but there are some issues here. I am all for a story having the room to stretch out and get comfortable but this story sprawls.

    The main character is just not that interesting and the support characters lack any real passion. Things happen that don't help the plot arc or character arc which makes me wonder why they are there.

    I am sorry, I wanted to like this book but it was not for me. The author may have the seeds of greatness but this book is not a ripe fruit.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sithrandil
    11/11/16
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    "A few good ideas wrecked by 2D stereotypes"

    Some nice plot ideas in what could have been a good story. Sadly the use of 2D stereotypes and clichés wrecks it. Even worse, the stereotypes are repeated:

    * A teenage boy? Must have an absentee father, be angry and want to prove he is a man

    * Older character? Must be constantly saying they no better

    * Elf? Must "owe a life debt" within moments of meeting them

    This means the characters are underdeveloped and uninteresting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley
    6/7/16
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    "was pleasantly surprised"

    tryed a sample and seemed ok but glad I got the 3 book omnibus as once the story was in action I did not want it to stop looking at book 4 to continue the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CARL
    4/15/16
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    "Dreadful"

    Only gave it 2 stars because I actually managed to tolerate the whole 30+ hours. Barely. Poor story, and poorly narrated. Wish there was some better quality listening out there, but looks like I've heard most of it, and can't find the rest!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian C Dando
    3/20/16
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    "Great Yarm!"

    Absolutely loved these books! Characters very well developed as the story progresses, intriguing plots - what more could you want? Narrative is first class. Looking forward to book 4, 5, 6 etc etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    poundbury, dorset, United Kingdom
    3/9/16
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    "A1 I really enjoyed this book -"

    you will be taken to a new world, the detail and the story tell is A1

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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