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  • The Wound of the World

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 3
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,147

Dante and Blays have forced Gladdic from the Collen Basin. But the victory might be only the first battle in a much larger war. With the land on the brink of starvation and politically fractured, Dante and Blays scramble to secure Collen's food, borders, and allies. Before their work is done, rumor arrives from Mallon. The enemy is mustering for another attack. Even if Collen can weather the coming storm, there's no guarantee their independence will last out the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Genius

  • By D F on 05-13-17

The Cycle series continues to be a Fun Romp

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wound of the World to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version so I could not say

What did you like best about this story?

The escapades of Galand and Blays continue to be a fun tail. There is excitement, action and humor as the two create world changing events and make wise cracks across the globe.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Reynolds understands the characters and their senses of adventure and humor. His voice range is excellent and he is able to create a new voice for each character. I don't know that I could not get the same effect by reading the books myself but he certainly saves me the trouble and makes the stories enjoyable.

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

I listen to books while driving on my job so I tend to listen in 6 to 7 hour sittings. I could listen longer but after that amount of time I like to digest what I have heard regardless of how good the book is.

  • A Warrior's Knowledge, Book 2

  • The Castes and the OutCastes
  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,713

Rukh Shektan and Jessira Grey struggle to reach the OutCaste city of Stronghold before winter's snow bars all passages. Their travels test Rukh's will and hope as Chimeras hound their footsteps, but the most difficult challenge proves to be Stronghold itself. The city is not as Jessira described.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enemy of My Enemy is my Brother!

  • By ByEqualMeasure on 12-02-15

Ok story, Great narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Any additional comments?

This story had a good concept and was well presented. I had a hard time listening to it at times because the author tended to go on and on about irrelevant details. I found that at times I ended up hitting the fast forward button and did not miss anything relevant to the story. Also, the author would stop at a crucial point in a battle to examine the details of a character’s emotions and motivations, which, if you had been paying attention you would already understand. Other than these tedious details I enjoyed the story. The narration was well done and that made it easier to get through these ramblings

  • A Warrior's Path

  • The Castes and the OutCastes Book 1
  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993

Sweeping from the majestic city of Ashoka to the perilous Wildness beyond her borders, enter a world where Caste determines mystical Talents, the purity of Jivatma expresses worth, and dharma may be based on a lie.Rukh Shektan has always understood duty. As a member of Caste Kumma, the warrior Caste, nothing else is acceptable. He is expected to take part in the deadly Trials, to journey the Wildness and protect the caravans linking Humanity's far-flung cities. Though the mission is dangerous, Rukh's hope and optimism are undaunted. Karma, however, is a fickle fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Cory on 10-06-15

Ok story, Great narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Any additional comments?

This story had a good concept and was well presented. I had a hard time listening to it at times because the author tended to go on and on about irrelevant details. I found that at times I ended up hitting the fast forward button and did not miss anything relevant to the story. Also, the author would stop at a crucial point in a battle to examine the details of a character’s emotions and motivations, which, if you had been paying attention you would already understand. Other than these tedious details I enjoyed the story. The narration was well done and that made it easier to get through these ramblings

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Warrior's Penance

  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

Following Stronghold's destruction, Rukh and Jessira lead the ragged remnants of the OutCastes on the long march to Ashoka. There they seek sanctuary for her people, but in order to do so they must overcome unyielding law that demands exile for all ghrinas. Meanwhile, Hal'El Wrestiva - exposed and reviled as the Withering Knife murderer - escapes from Ashoka and hatches one final scheme to resuscitate his soiled reputation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, wonderful narration

  • By Cory on 08-04-16

Ok story, Great narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Any additional comments?

This story had a good concept and was well presented. I had a hard time listening to it at times because the author tended to go on and on about irrelevant details. I found that at times I ended up hitting the fast forward button and did not miss anything relevant to the story. Also, the author would stop at a crucial point in a battle to examine the details of a character’s emotions and motivations, which, if you had been paying attention you would already understand. Other than these tedious details I enjoyed the story. The narration was well done and that made it easier to get through these ramblings

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Forges

  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

The Seven Forges are a range of impassable mountains, far to the north of the settled lands of Fellein. From time to time explorers venture up beyond the Blasted Lands in search of a way over them and the promise of legendary riches, but without success. Now Captain Merros Dulver has found a path, and encountered, at last, the half-forgotten people who dwell there. And it would appear they were expecting him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • THE GODS HAD DIFFERENT IDEAS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-03-16

Seven Forges

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

What did you like best about this story?

I like the introductions of the characters and the understanding of who they are and their motivations. And there is mystery in the Sa'ba Taalor in wondering what is behind their viels and why they keep their faces hidden. And I like the way they are developed as more than brute warriors with the other aspects of their skills.

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

Mr. de Vries did an excellent job in voicing the various characters and employing the different accents. The female characters were believeable with his vocal range and he was enjoyable to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blasted Lands

  • Seven Forges
  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed - and somewhat reluctant - commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise - the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By charles on 03-06-15

Blasted Lands

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

I like the accents that he employs. It makes it easier to keep up with who is speaking in the dialogs and his vocal ranger makes the females believable.

Any additional comments?

This is a very well written and thought out books We begin to see motivations of the Sa'ba Taalor and understand their culture more. It is a very inventive society and religious structure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Wonders

  • Seven Forges
  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: David DeVries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is having a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa'ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire, armies clash, and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old capital. From the far east the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It can be frustrating.

  • By Joshua Paulin on 09-19-17

Citu of Wonders

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

What did you like best about this story?

It flowed seamlessly from book two of the series and did not do too much rehashing of the story already told.

What about David DeVries’s performance did you like?

He does voices and accents very well. You can tell where someone is from by the accent and tone.

Any additional comments?

The author starts to get a bit wordy in some of his descriptions or the terran and surroundings. I like to have the descriptions of the area kept short and to the point. In the previous two books he was quite good at the descriptions but in this one he tends to drone on a bit. To the extent that it became almost tedious at some points. Still, all-in-all it is a well written and entertaining book.