The Symphony of Ages
Books in series8
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  • 1
    Rhapsody: Child of Blood | Elizabeth Haydon

    Rhapsody: Child of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (357)

    Rhapsody is a woman, a singer of some talent who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won't take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage--one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world.

    Good book,, overly dramatic reading

    Looked forward to hearing this book after a long time from reading it. The narrator has an off putting way of drawing out words. His tempo or maybe i..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2015 by Ed ()
  • 2
    Prophecy: Child of Earth | Elizabeth Haydon

    Prophecy: Child of Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (184)

    In Rhapsody, a fellowship was forged - three companions who, through great adversity, became a force to be reckoned with: Rhapsody, a singer of great talent and even greater beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant sergeant-major whose jolly disposition stands at odds with his deadly skill at weapons. Having fled the F'dor - an ancient, powerful evil - the three emerged on the other side of the world only to discover 14 centuries had passed.

    Great narrator. Don't listen to reviews!

    I'm loving the new adventure in this series. I almost didn't buy it because of people complaining abt the narrator. Don't listen. I almost missed out...Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2015 by courtney ()
  • 3
    Destiny: Child of the Sky | Elizabeth Haydon

    Destiny: Child of the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
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    To stand against the F'dor - an ancient, vile being intent on destroying the world - a fellowship has been forged: Rhapsody, a Singer of great talent and beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant of jolly disposition and lethal skill with weapons. Driven by prophetic visions, the three know that time is running short, know that they must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all.

    mostly very good...parts of it...not so much

    the overall first three books tells a story that is imaginative, creative and a wonderful listen. the narrator started out like a high schooler readi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2015 by Cheri (United States)
  • 4
    Requiem for the Sun | Elizabeth Haydon

    Requiem for the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    It has been three years since their devastating battle, and peace has settled across their land. But to the south an empire lies ready to crumble. When the dowager empress dies along with her successor, a great war breaks out, threatening to overwhelm the known world.

    This 1st Book of the two Middle Series books

    are not as good as the first Rhapsody Trilogy, but I think the Author is setting the stage foe something big in the next book. I've thoroughly enjoyed..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2015 by Bob-o (CHARLESTON, SC, United States)
  • 5
    Elegy for a Lost Star | Elizabeth Haydon

    Elegy for a Lost Star

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    The dragon Anwyn - who has lain for three years in deathlike sleep in a grave of rock and black coal - is freed by the cataclysm that concluded Requiem for the Sun. Disoriented and confused, she remembers only two things: the person who trapped her in dragon form and locked her in the grave - Rhapsody - and an all-encompassing desire to wreak vengeance.

    Really good listen.

    Good character development. Great narrative. Love the comedic parts. Great story. A bit too windy sometimes.

    Reviewed on June 17 2015 by DiDi Rulison (Illinois, USA)
  • 6
    The Assassin King | Elizabeth Haydon

    The Assassin King

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    The Assassin King opens at winter's end with the arrival by sea of a mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, who endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: Ysk, the original name of the Brother, now known as Achmed, the Assassin King of Ylorc.

    Good first trilogy, but skip this second series

    I could not wait to finish this third book of the 2nd series because it is so bad (I won't go on to read the rest). I really wanted to like it though,..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2015 by J. A. ()
  • 7
    The Merchant Emperor | Elizabeth Haydon

    The Merchant Emperor

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon becrowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe's side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son.

    Love this series

    Overall it's a great read/listen. The writer does get repetitive about things I consider unimportant fairly often. She is clearly writing from a fem..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 03 2015 by Brian D. Hardiman (Los Angeles, CA USA)
  • 8
    The Hollow Queen | Elizabeth Haydon

    The Hollow Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Beset on all sides by the forces of the merchant emperor Talquist, the Cymrian Alliance finds itself in desperate straits. Rhapsody herself has joined the battle, wielding the Daystar Clarion, leaving her True Name in hiding with her infant son. Ashe tries to enlist the aid of the Sea Mages; within their Citadel of Scholarship lies the White Ivory tower, a spire that could hold the key to unraveling the full extent of Talquist's machinations.

    a bit too much back story

    I like the story and the way everything wrapped up. However, there was too much repetition of the other seven books that made it a little dry and Blan..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2016 by Deedee Hanson (Seattle)