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  • A Fate of Dragons

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 3
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

A Fate of Dragons (Book 3 in the Sorcerer's Ring) takes us deeper into Thor's epic journey to becoming a warrior, as he journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist. An unforgiving place, home to the most elite warriors of the world, Thor's powers and abilities deepen as he trains. His friendships deepen, too, as they face adversities together, beyond what they could imagine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well worn tale loosely connected by too many words

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-16

"hardly believe..."

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-17

I struggle to get through the story for a few reasons. The character development seems to be fairly shallow. I also felt that the storyline in many ways was very predictable. the characters seem to do a lot of violent things which seem extreme in my opinion. the other thing that attracts me from the story is how often the phrase "hardly believe" is used. I also found it at times difficult to suspend my belief with what was happening to the main characters.

  • Calamity

  • The Reckoners, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,785

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-18-16

A compelling story

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

from the beginning of the first book to the end of the third book. I love the way Brandon Sanderson writes.

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  • City of Bones

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,907
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,715

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Stars because it actually gets worse....

  • By Theodore on 01-31-14

Teenage drinking, drugs and sexual refferences

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

Reviewed: 05-23-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have always wished there were ratings for books, like movies, where you could get a glimpse of some of the things that might be objectionable. I was suprised that this book openly discussed tennagers using drugs (herbal ecstacy -still a drug) drinking, and references to sex and sexual orientation as well as a fair bit of swearing. For the first part of the book this wasn't overwhelming but, by a third of the way through the book I had had enough and it wasn't worth dragging myself through it. If I were to give this book a movie rating it would be PG-13 for sexual content, action-violence, language, teen drinking and drug refereences.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Final Empire: Mistborn Series Book 1

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

She reads a really good sardonic teenager but, the male voices were a little to whiney.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not alot of believable expresion as far as other characters go, aside from the main character,

Any additional comments?

I have heard other people really love this series - I just hold a high standard when it comes to how "clean" a book is. I expect a little realism but, this was too much for me. Take my comments for what they are . . . my opinion. Thanks.