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  • The Spear of Stars

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 5
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172

The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain. Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik. The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Galand hit!

  • By Carrie on 10-12-18

WTF!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Apparently audible somehow downloaded the book out of order. I just got to chapter 15 only to discover that I had just listened to the entire second half of the book (which downloaded and played as chapters 1-14) and Chapter 15 is now starting off with the entire first half of the book. Ridiculous!!!!!!

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Silver Thief

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 2
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,983

Dante Galand has cured the sickness that trapped him on the Plagued Islands. Now it's time to leave. And kill a priest. The target is Gladdic of Bressel. Gladdic, who executed Dante's friend, the pirate Captain Twill. Who all but enslaved the Plagued Islands. And whose visions of empire are far from over. But Gladdic is trained in both ether and nether - and a darker magic than Dante has ever known. He's the most dangerous foe Dante has faced. And if Dante falls, so will an entire kingdom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please Listen To CYCLE OF ARAWN First...

  • By Captain Spanky Of Nazareth on 01-22-17

Amazing.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

This book was incredible. The entire series has been truly amazing and has quickly become my favorite series. Possibly of all time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Sea

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,704

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel to The Cycle of Arawn!

  • By CaptainKhaotik on 02-28-16

Ecstatic!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

I love these characters and stories! I was entranced by the first trilogy and when the original cycle finished it was bitter sweet to say the least. I was so excited to find that the storyline would continue and I was not disappointed! I cannot wait for the next installment. Please keep them coming!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Inheritance

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 31 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,825

Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the reviews had me worried for nothing!

  • By Robert on 05-10-12

Enjoyed the series. Bitter sweet to have it over.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

The performance was excellent as always. I will miss the characters very much. It was nice that the final book was so long since I wanted to know how the story ended but I didn't really want it to be over.

However, SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! Can I please just read a story that has a happy ending! Not a bitter sweet ending but an ending that is optimally happy all around. Maybe that is lame in the literary world (it seems to be anyway) but I don't care! I wish the story had ended on a full happy note where everything comes together as everyone would have liked but alas it was a decent ending anyway. I will miss this series greatly.

  • Brisingr

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,703

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

  • By John on 07-18-10

I enjoyed this more than the last book.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

The performance was very good as always. I was relieved that the elves home was limited compared to Eldest as I found it dreadfully boring. The developments with the characters both main and supporting (especially Roran) were very entertaining as well. I can't wait for the next book!

  • Eldest

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,067

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

Elves were SO BORING. Loved side story and ending!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

The "training" with the elves nearly ruined the book! It would have been a complete disaster if not for the side story told throughout and a very up tempo ending. I have not been so bored by any character(s) in my life. Instead of the elves being fun and majestic they are a bunch of boring, snooty, vegetarian, tree hugging, faithless, yoga masters! Elves are generally supposed to be connected to nature, wise, fair etc, but the elves in this book are so unbelievably dull. I almost stopped listening because it was so slow.

Luckily the side story from the valley kept me intrigued. So, I continued on. In the end I'm glad I did because the ending was excellent!
I look forward to completing the series with my fingers crossed that we don't have to revisit the home of the elves.

  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: An Ensemble Cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many years of enjoyment

  • By Zreea on 01-12-08

Classic.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

An entertaining performance of a truly classic story. Recommend highly. Also, pay attention when purchasing that this is not an unabridged reading. It is a dramatization.

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  • The Long Walk

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049

On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as The Long Walk. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Amazing, Darker Side of Stephen King

  • By Bill on 10-10-12

Brutally gripping.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

This book is a well written trip down a very dark road. It is not light hearted by any means (not that anyone would expect it to be). However, it is a fascinating venture into human behavior that will make you question how you would act if your mind and body were pushed to the absolute limit. It is brutal but I highly recommend it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,406

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

Very entertaining. Highly recommend.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

The story was good and entertaining. Also, the narration was excellent and very easy to follow from character to character! A few times I had to remind myself that the main character is a teenager when I became mildly annoyed by something he did. However, I suppose these flaws do show a good representation of the character's age and inexperience. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the genre. I'm looking forward to continuing the series.