Acts of Caine
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  • 1
    Heroes Die: The First of the Acts of Caine | Matthew Stover

    Heroes Die: The First of the Acts of Caine

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (391)

    Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does. At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana command an audience of billions.

    Finally, an epic worthy of Stefan Rudnicki

    Ever since the Prince Roger series, I have wondered why Stefan Rudnicki could not be engaged to read another great story. Finally, I think this is one..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 04 2012 by Douglas (Clovis, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Blade of Tyshalle: The Second of the Acts of Caine | Matthew Stover

    Blade of Tyshalle: The Second of the Acts of Caine

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (182)

    On Earth, Hari Michaelson was a superstar. But on Overworld, he was the assassin Caine. Real monarchs lived and died at his hands and entire governments were overthrown...all for the entertainment of millions back on Earth. But now Hari, stripped of his identity as Caine, must fight his greatest battle: against the powerful corporate masters of Earth and the faceless masses who are killing everything he loves.

    Why the bad reviews?

    Yes, and I have many times already. This is a fantastic book, it evolves the characters unlike anything you could expect and lets them develop as you..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2013 by Daniel (grand rapids, MI, United States)
  • 3
    Caine Black Knife: The Third of the Acts of Caine (Act of Atonement, Book One) | Matthew Stover

    Caine Black Knife: The Third of the Acts of Caine (Act of Atonement, Book One)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (107)

    In Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle, Matthew Stover created a new kind of fantasy novel, and a new kind of hero to go with it: Caine, a street thug turned superstar, battling in a future where reality shows take place in another dimension, on a world where magic exists and gods are up close and personal. In that beautiful, savage land, Caine is an assassin without peer, a living legend born from one of the highest-rated reality shows ever made.

    Not a finished piece

    In my opinion, this novel is not a finished piece. The length is less than half the previous two books. While not definitive, the book just ended le..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2012 by Arthur (Glendora, CA, United States)
  • 4
    Caine’s Law: The Third of the Acts of Caine (Act of Atonement, Book Two) | Matthew Stover

    Caine’s Law: The Third of the Acts of Caine (Act of Atonement, Book Two)

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    Caine is washed up and hung out to dry, a crippled husk kept isolated and restrained by the studio that exploited him. Now they have dragged him back for one last deal. But Caine has other plans. Those plans take him back to Overworld, the alternate reality where gods are real and magic is the ultimate weapon. There, in a violent odyssey through time and space, Caine will face the demons of his past, find true love, and just possibly destroy the universe. Hey, it’s a crappy job, but somebody’s got to do it.

    The pinnacle of Caine

    Not really, but Rudniki does phenomenal

    Reviewed on April 26 2012 by Greg (RICHMOND, KY, United States)