Emberverse
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  • 1

    Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1218)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (721)

    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    Natasha says: "Maybe!"
    Maybe!

    This story falls between the cracks for me, I did enjoy it, but I'm not sure it's believable. Some of the main characters came to the correct decision..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2008 by Natasha (San Jose, CA, United States)
  • 2

    The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (375)

    Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon's Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel's Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan MacKenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper MacKenzie.

    JasonK says: "Not bad, but not great"
    Not bad, but not great

    If you liked the first book in the series then you will most likely enjoy this second book. If you felt it was so-so then perhaps you might want to s..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 11 2009 by JasonK ()
  • 3

    A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (558)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (334)

    In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. They have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her, one that may spark open warfare.

    J. M. Cousins says: "Series Finding It's Stride"
    Series Finding It's Stride

    The war promised in the previous book does come to pass. Familiar faces return and a few lesser known characters are explored in more detail. Story is..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2010 by J. M. Cousins (London, Canada)
  • 4

    The Sunrise Lands: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (282)

    A generation has passed since the Change that rendered technology inoperable around the world, and western Oregon has finally achieved a degree of peace. But a new threat has risen in Paradise Valley, Wyoming. A man known as the Prophet presides over the Church Universal and Triumphant, teaching his followers to continue God's work by destroying the remnants of technological civilization they encounter - and those who dare use them.

    Michael says: "Change is not always good, but this book is."
    Change is not always good, but this book is.

    The story: the story is good, very good. I like post apocalyptic style novels. This one is one with a twist. One I haven't seen before, but that ad..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2008 by Michael (Corona, CA, USA)
  • 5

    The Scourge of God: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (243)

    Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind the Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable.

    Chris says: "Well Done!"
    Well Done!

    I just finished listening to this book today. For the past month or so I have been listening to the series and, as usual, was disappointed to reach th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2008 by Chris (Leesburg, VA, USA)
  • 6

    The Sword of the Lady: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (248)

    Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed far across the land that was once the United States of America, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His final destination is Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people who claim to have been transported there from out of time.

    Chris says: "It just gets better and better."
    It just gets better and better.

    Mr. Sterling's mind continues to run in Turbo Mode. In this volume, some issues are resolved only to be replaced by deeper mysteries. A number of new ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2009 by Chris (Leesburg, VA, USA)
  • 7

    The High King of Montival: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (255)

    In The Sword of the Lady, Rudi Mackenzie's destiny was determined. Now he returns to Montival in the Pacific Northwest, where he will face the legions of the Prophet. To achieve victory, Rudi must assemble a coalition of those who had been his enemies a few months before and forge them into an army that will rescue his homeland. Only then will Rudi be able to come to terms with how the Sword has changed him, as well as the world, and assume his place as Artos, High King of Montival.

    Shopper1844 says: "Artos goes home"
    Artos goes home

    There is a definite problem with the recording in Part 2 at the point when the group returns home. There is a need to correct this and offer a replace..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2010 by Shopper1844 ()
  • 8

    The Tears of the Sun: A Novel of the Change (Emberverse Series, Book 8)

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (268)

    It's Change Year 25, a generation after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change are now starting to take center stage - and Whoever or Whatever was behind the Change itself may be taking a hand in their rivalries. An expedition has travelled to Nantucked across a strange and hostile continent to find some answers.

    Robert says: "Admit it, you're in for the duration"
    Admit it, you're in for the duration

    Didja ever wonder what was going on in Montival while Rudy and the gang were on the sword quest? Me neither. (12 hours of that) . Dies the Fire was ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2011 by Robert (United States)
  • 9

    Lord of Mountains: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (201)

    Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace. If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains....

    Matthew says: "Same Great Story, One too Many Books..."
    Same Great Story, One too Many Books...

    The Book

    I actually loved the story, but the '4 out of 5' rating and the title of this review stem from the fact that I feel, like others who..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2012 by Matthew (Albuquerque, NM, United States)
  • 10

    The Given Sacrifice: Emberverse Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    Rudi Mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival. Now he must free the people who live in the state once known as Idaho from occupation by the legions of the Church Universal and Triumphant and pursue them to their lair over the mountains. There he will finally confront the forces behind the Church - the Powers of the Void.

    Rob Anderson says: "Great story and characters. Narration excellent!"
    Great story and characters. Narration excellent!

    Have not read the print version

    Reviewed on October 09 2013 by Rob Anderson (Salem, OR United States)