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  • The Light of Life

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 4
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,623
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,253

After a year of fighting across three different lands, Dante and Blays have finally brought Gladdic to justice - and in the process, they've unleashed a horror beyond all reckoning. The enemy is known as the White Lich. He is ancient. He is immensely powerful. And Gladdic believes he will soon enslave all of Tanar Atain. Their only chance to defeat him is to strike fast, before the lich has regained his power. But attacking him directly would be suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By James on 07-15-17

Still a fan but this was my least favorite in the series

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

I will always love Dante and Blays, but every character in this volume was just as sarcastic as they are. None of the characters had their own voice. Ok, Beck and Naran but they barely had a pulse. Volo, Era, Gladdic, even Jonah. Where's the character who's feelings get hurt at all the sarcasm or who is resentful of it but never says anything or who is funny without being sarcastic or is just shy and thoughtful or ANY personality rather than strong and sarcastic. I'm annoyed. And the philosophizing got really long-winded and was coming from everywhere and everyone. I felt like a prisoner on a firing line getting hit with philosophy bullets out of 10 machine guns. More multi-faceted characters next time Mr. Robertson! More story, less philosophy! I will not give up on Blays and Dante but gah! Help a sister out! The end.

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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 44,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,418

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

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

I'm a true fan of this author. The characters are extremely well written and the sub plots are diverse enough to keep the the reader from comfortable conclusions. I love the dialogue as well. There is plenty of theology, philosophy, debate and humor. Can't wait to get started in the final book!

  • The Way of Shadows

  • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,761

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art---and he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious, something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly---and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly good.

  • By Jake on 08-25-09

Love the main characters

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

I love this author and his characters. The characters were the strongest aspect of this novel however the plot got a bit lost. There was no clear purpose for the hero and there were so many minor characters that I had to keep going back to figure out who certain people were. It was also a lot more violent than I tend to enjoy.