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  • Wrath of Empire

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 356

 The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough

  • By Nathan Jones on 05-29-18

Another Amazing Book

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I am happy I stumbled across Brian McCallum. these books have turned out to be amazing across-the-board. I enjoy the unique style and flavor of the magic system. I enjoy the style of the setting, the idea of the world that's growing around it and I really enjoy the characters especially Ben in particular.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dictator's Handbook

  • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565

For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Think you understand politics, think again!

  • By Michael on 07-01-14

Well thought out

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This book is amazing, well thought out, and eye opening.
It has affected the way I read reports, and understand the daily news.

  • The Empire of the Dead

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Paul Guyet
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Acharsis has always loved long shots. But even with a perfect scheme and a handpicked squad of godsblooded grifters and fighters, breaking into the undead lord's Akkodaisis' ziggurat is suicidally impossible. Good thing Archarsis is a fallen demigod with more than one trick up his sleeve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly imaginative

  • By RyRy on 09-08-17

A Good Book to Grab

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Any additional comments?

I grabbed this book because of how much I enjoyed Chronicles of the Black Gate. The books were great and above what I expected from a new author.
This book did not let me down. From start to finish Mr. Tucker maintains a good pace and keeps the characters distinct in their personality.
In a world where your god has been killed how can you move on? This is a question the characters struggle with as with the loss of their physical connection they also lost a spiritual connection that is hard to deal with.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun fast read or listen.

  • The Goldfish Boy

  • By: Lisa Thompson
  • Narrated by: Leon Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book for Children Who Struggle

  • By RobT on 03-08-18

A Great Book for Children Who Struggle

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

My daughter struggles with ASD and while not the same as Matthew, the similarity was enough she really felt connection with this story.
I strongly suggest this book for parents to consider if looking for books for young children.

PS: I also enjoyed it.

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  • Twinborn Chronicles: War of 3 Worlds

  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 44 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Cadmus Errol is the greatest inventor that Tellurak has ever known. His clockwork graces the spires of cities across the world. Yet in another, darker world, he lives the life of a slave. There, humanity is held underfoot, bound in service to the victors of a war fought untold generations ago. It will take all the wits and resources of the best that humanity can muster to break that hold. Can Cadmus Errol, the Mad Tinker, be the one to free them all? Or will his daughter take a shortcut through dangerous science to wipe out humanities oppressors? The Twinborn Chronicles: War of 3 Worlds is an epic fantasy series with multiple point of view characters. If you love steampunk gadgetry, heroes who get their hands dirty, and a DIY heroine, this series is for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gt ready for a crazy ride

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-01-18

Enjoyable book with More to Come

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

What made the experience of listening to Twinborn Chronicles the most enjoyable?

I really liked the return to these worlds and the introduction of the third world. The addition of steam punk type technology is something I also enjoyed as the entire genre is great to me.

What other book might you compare Twinborn Chronicles to and why?

I would compare these books most to the first series. The style and manor is a flavor of its own.

Have you listened to any of Mikael Naramore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This one is great. I did listen to the performance on the first series and the recording quality had some issues. However they are not found here.
The voice acting and recording quality are A+ in this collection.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but it would be a spoiler to share. I will only say that the final conclusion had a couple of events I was surprised to find happen.

Any additional comments?

These are good book well worth reading or listening to. I plan on adding more of J.S. Morin's books to my library.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ninefox Gambit

  • By: Yoon Ha Lee
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the Hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris' career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the Hexarchate itself might be next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sails similar waters to the Ancillary series

  • By a on 06-29-16

A Great Book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

During the first couple chapters i thought this may be just another 40k clone. But wow, was i pleased to be wrong. This book is very engaging. The system presented and forced culture is awesome to visualize.
i reccommend this book for anyone looking for something new and refreshing.

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,288

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

another great story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Michael J Sullivan has performed again with another great story. it's unfortunate I have to wait a year for the edited version of the final book. I'm really enjoying these he's doing a great job and I would suggest reading them the others

  • Star Child

  • Places of Power
  • By: Leonard Petracci
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space. The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bug

  • By David-Alan Hight on 11-24-17

Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

This was a fun book to listen to. I enjoyed the story and will but minute from both the narrator and the author.

  • Slappy Birthday to You

  • Goosebumps Slappyworld, Book 1
  • By: R. L. Stine
  • Narrated by: Joe Fria, Lucien Dodge
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

A brand-new Goosebumps arc narrated by the most iconic and evil character of the series, Slappy! The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories. "Welcome to SlappyWorld," he announces. "I want to tell you one of my favorite stories. Of course, it's a horror story! I think you'll agree it's a SCREAM!" Slappy welcomes the listener to his world and introduces every novel in his own hilarious, menacing style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun for cross country road trip

  • By Evythanny on 06-03-18

My Daughter and I

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I bought this for my daughter. But we both listened to it together and enjoyed it. A great story for children in the right age range.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Sister

  • First Book of the Ancestor
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223

From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story supported by great narration

  • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

An Enjoyable Book

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

A very enjoyable book well written with a cool and unique feeling world.
The magic system presented does leave me wondering what the limits are. But not in an entry vague way. Instead in a way that with the rules shared so far I can imagine a lot of possibilities.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful