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  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,397

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Beginning to a new Epic Series

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-31-15

a fantastic tale for sure

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

just when I thought the story couldn't have gotten better it did; sent
hence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, chapter by chapter. The book is well designed, the pace feels right, and its reading cadence is attractive and compelling.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 3
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,667

Felix would like nothing more than to take a vacation. A long one. One where he didn’t have to wake up every morning and worry over casualty lists for the day. Ever since he and the Legion had been forced to flee their headquarters four years previous, nothing had gone quite right. In fact, Felix and the Legion have been locked in a shadow war with enemies unknown. Ones with magic that could carve through their technology easily.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Ambitious for Its Own Good

  • By Couch Potato on 02-25-19

A super fantastic tale - i love it

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Give me some more please 🙏 I have such crazy busy life with family, loves ones, business and science; reading a listen to this series has been a great escape and a cool 😎, fun, silly, serious, heartfelt ride. Thank you! Serve up some more .. More pancakes please 😉

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 822

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Oliver Wyman

  • By Ofer on 01-12-19

Wonderfully detailed, interesting and fulfilling

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I read and listen to all of theses books in the Safehold series because these so much detail, so much color, perspectives and angles. Safehold is a big story connected to reality in typical human behavior. Character development is sold The development of the story is paced well and it flows in ways that you can follow and make sense. Thank goodness there's humor and love to balance

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Judgment of Mars

  • Starship's Mage, Book 5
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

The destruction of the secret archive of the Royal Order of Keepers on Mars has left Damien Montgomery, Hand of the Mage-King, with his enemies defeated, his lover dead - and his questions unanswered. When he seeks out the remaining Keepers for answers, he discovers only violence and death in their strongholds. Someone else is hunting down the survivors to make sure they never answer Damien's questions - or anyone else's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hate omniscient villains

  • By Emily on 08-06-17

fun, smart drama. interesting science battles

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I like the evolution of the characters. The story is believable; human beings will forever be interesting, sad, disappointing, brilliant, clever and clueless.

  • 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 50,417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,135

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

very creative, fantastic story and storytelling

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

love, love this story. it's very imaginative. the character development is steadily evolving interesting ways.

  • Alien Arcana

  • Starship's Mage Series, Book 4
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

When a scientist is murdered after finding signs of alien magic in an archeological dig, Mage Damien Montgomery, Hand of the Mage-King of Mars, is sent to investigate both the murder and the alien runes. His investigation is interrupted when a mysterious ship attacks the ruins with weapons only available to the Martian Navy. Despite saving the dig site, Montgomery is left with more questions than answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An improvement over Book 3

  • By Sailfish on 11-19-16

this story gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

well written and read.

character development is believable and consistent.

battle sequences are well conceived and has excellent technical merit

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54,748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54,738

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

A wonderland of fantastic imaginings

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I have read and listened to this book and series half a dozen times now, and I still find this world to be vibrant, cool, intriguing, daring, terrible and fun. It has helped me with my small storytelling and character development as well with my technical writing and programming.

Wonderful stuff!

  • The Chronicles of Lumineia Omnibus: Books 1-3

  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 34 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

Elseerian, book one: The assassination of heroes was once a warning...for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. Nations were slaughtered, cities were erased from existence, and defending armies were crushed into oblivion. With hundreds of thousands dead, the races stood on the verge of extinction. But the end did not come. Instead the black horde vanished, leaving terrified survivors in its wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should have been classed as Teen Fantasy.

  • By Ryan on 10-30-15

great storytelling, intriguing, creative

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Enjoyed the pace of the story. the book has a pull effect inviting you to stay longer, listen more closely, and I could feel myself lending support to those characters that called out to me.

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,756
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,722

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By A reader on 12-21-12

Nail biting from the start

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Loved it! It's another fantastic bit of writing and a first rate audible production. The Dresden file is such a wonderful escape that takes me away from the seriousness of my work; there's such vivid imagination, creativity, humor, romance, politics, history, science and intrigue. I read and listen to the entire book series a couple of times a year.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,346

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and watered-down

  • By Daniel on 04-26-17

Thrilling, funny, fabulous, witty and smart

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Wow 😲 such a wonderfully architected story with believable characters, environments and scenarios. The story has so many great touches in human behavior, sciences and theory.