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Timothy Hopton

Casa Grande, AZ
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  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Incredible Ride!!

  • By Lady Meserole on 11-09-17

Incomplete and hard to love.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This story sounds good but it could be better. There is a lot of character development that occurs and feels contradictory to previous actions. I bought the "complete" trilogy and there's an opening for more. not a fan.

  • 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 3,384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159

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

Stretching... time for an end

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I liked the first books from this series since each one was in itself complete. I get that having a big bad may take longer. This, however, has gotten to be ridiculous. Please only have one more book and be done. This and the last story were easily forgettable as it felt like fluff. nothing worth holding onto. Even as a character dies I feel no sorrow for them.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Hollow World

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing. But when he is faced with a terminal illness, Ellis is willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his disease; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time has begun.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We Aren't in Riyria Any More

  • By Carol on 04-17-14

what is real? what is love?

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

3 times or more I've listened to this. I love it every time. The story of a man with birthing to lose. His wife doesn't care about him. His son is dead and now he is dying. Who wouldn't go to see if the future has something to offer? but does he really go there? A world where everyone is so alike that people are killing to be different.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,698

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

what a story!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Great cast! Great story! Coming of age in a supernatural graveyard. There is no way to describe how you feel after this story. You will miss it like anyone leaving home. Know that the path you take in listening to this book will thrill you, and it will be real. Enjoy fellow listeners. Enjoy.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,244

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

more questions!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

This makes me wonder. How does being myr apply to Feral's law? Are there myr who cut their ears to look human? It was lovely to see the origin of Leo and Jenny even if the circumstances are dire.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 9,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,603

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!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

You just had to make me cry. This world always has more going and the performance is stupendous as always. These are my favorite pair of author and narrator. You'll always have a fan here.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of Dulgath

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Michael J. Sullivan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,454

Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as thieves for hire. Things have gone well enough until they receive the odd assignment to prevent a murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consistently Awesome!

  • By Jake Hartwell on 12-22-15

still fantastic

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I've been listening to these stories of Royce and Hadrian for a while now and loving it. this is another excellent piece in their saga.

  • The Hungering Saga Complete

  • By: Heath Pfaff
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 877

Twisted by black magic and driven by soul-crushing loss, Lowin Fenly, a young scribe turned knight, struggles to hold on to his humanity as he battles to rescue that which he values most in the world. Along the way he will be forced to make friends of his enemies and enemies of his friends. He will grow from a boy no one has heard of into a man destined to leave the land forever changed, but how will he be remembered?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly performed, poorly written.

  • By Lauren on 03-17-16

Almost couldn't get through it.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes because it is an interesting if not grotesque story. No because I feel like I could have found something better.

Would you recommend The Hungering Saga Complete to your friends? Why or why not?

I will recommend the books. I found it difficult to get through the reading of the first book as there were some really distracting issues with the narrators breathing and his vocal choices.

How could the performance have been better?

This was clearly a progression in performance from one book to the others and not all done at one time. Given that there are as stated previously issues with excessive noise and vocal choices. The narrator has trouble maintaining his breath I think as he runs out by the end of some sentences and there are sharp inhales.

Was The Hungering Saga Complete worth the listening time?

Not really. I did listen all the way through to the end and it got better further on. Just gotta grind through the first book. Or sleep through it. Either could work.

Any additional comments?

Some of the issues with the story that I find is that the characters tend to not find good solutions to problems and that somehow the main character seems to be the easiest person to read. People know what he knows before sometimes he knows it. Or in some cases he is a lore keeper and yet he enters a world where his probable knowledge would actually be of use and he doesn't actually know anything useful. Sometimes the suspension of disbelief can only be stretched so far and I feel as though there are points where it gets plowed through with a bulldozer.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The White Mage Omnibus: Books 1-3

  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 32 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198

The Last Oracle, book one: Forced into hiding, the mages of Lumineia have been forgotten. In their absence the world has become known by another name: Earth. The humans have flourished with time, unaware that The Last Oracle is destined to unite them. At her touch magic will be unbound and known again as truth. But an ancient war harbors a deadly secret. Draeken, the Lord of Chaos, had a second apprentice, one who became trapped with the defeated fiends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Corey Wicks on 10-30-15

great story needing more

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

I love the limits world. a great continuation
. we're just missing the rest of these as Audi books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,409
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,231
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,232

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EXCELLENT TRILOGY

  • By Randall on 12-24-18

such a wonderful ending.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-16

A great finish to the story which I suspected most everything. I only wish for a little glimpse a few years down the road. the possibility for people to change and the need for some to do so. everything is well wrapped up by the end of the last book.