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  • The False Prince

  • By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Three orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best read of the summer!

  • By English teacher on 08-13-12

Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I listen to this with a bunch of boys scout on the way to a scout camp. It was the best ride to a camp I have ever had. The performance had everyone captivated and the were all excited to get back In the vehicle and keep drive to hear what would happen next.

  • Fablehaven, Book 1

  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153

For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite... Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fablehaven deserves a better narrator!

  • By Meg Barry on 07-31-14

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

This is truly one of the funnest books I've ever read of my children. I cannot wait to get started on the next one. Even as an adult I found it very entertaining.

  • Shadows of Self

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,291
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,137

With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised listeners with a New York Times best-selling spinoff of his Mistborn audiobooks, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America. The trilogy's heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary lord of House Ladrian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thankfully "Mistborn" Continues

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-09-15

Harmony! This book is great

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

This book added a new complexity to the mist born series. Micheal Kramer again does an a maxing job reading this book.
Once you start you can't stop.

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,911
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,350

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

Great new story

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

This book, was full of twists and turns. A fun new story line for the mistborn series

  • The Paradise War

  • Song of Albion, Book 1
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Stuart Langston
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

In an ancient cairn in the wilds of Scotland, Oxford student Simon Rawnson vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Where has he gone? Unsettling signs, a mysterious Green Man, and a Celtic circle chalked on the sidewalk point his roommate, Lewis Gillies, to an impossible answer...and an incredible destiny on the other side of a doorway between worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can;t recommend this highly enough

  • By Alcairha on 11-21-07

Wonderful dive into the Keltic world

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

The only reason I can the performance 4 starts is, you can hear a slight echo from the reader.

Great book with a fascinating story.

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 27 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,086

Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What if your body could never heal?

  • By Lore on 09-12-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

So it took a while for me to get into the book. But once I was into it I could not put it down.

  • Firefight

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,184

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

  • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

Better than steel heart

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

I do not know how Brandon does it, but he can sure write. I found myself looking for things to do around the house so I could keep listening. Before I know it the book was over, and I found myself dying to hear more.

Great narrator as well, he seals the deal.

  • Fablehaven, Book 2

  • Rise of the Evening Star
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists - a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper - to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Fantasy Adventure Story for All Ages

  • By Ruth on 07-06-13

Book 2 it was better than book1.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-14

If you could sum up Fablehaven, Book 2 in three words, what would they be?

Fast-paced, fun, suspenseful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Seth will always be my favorite character of the series.

Have you listened to any of E. B. Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

EV Stevens is one of my favorite narrators of all time he ranks right up there with Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Fable Haven rise of the evening Star, fun for he while family.

  • Fablehaven, Book 4

  • Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton's Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Dawn must enter a death trap - a dragon sanctuary called Wyrmroost. The mission cannot proceed without stealing a sacred object zealously guarded by the centaurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for a long drive with kids

  • By Kyle on 06-15-14

Great book for a long drive with kids

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

Reviewed: 06-15-14

We use this book on a drive with our children. After a 13 Hour Drive the boys were asking, can we drive a little longer to finish the book. What else can I say it was awesome.

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  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,494
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,478

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Brandon Sanderson, how do you do it?!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-14

What made the experience of listening to Words of Radiance the most enjoyable?

It is the second book to the wave Kings, I love seeing how the characters were able to develop. There was times while reading I did not want to continue because I was so mad at where the characters were going but it all turned out great in the end. Brandon Sanderson, you amaze me!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kaliden, watching the twists and turns of his character absolutely thrills me.

Which scene was your favorite?

It is impossible for me to pick out one scene but there is a particular fight scene involving for shard bears versus one that is absolutely untouchable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Words of radiance, they're more than just words there a way of life.