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  • Dragon Storm

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Telryn "Trip" Yert has always been a little odd, with hunches that are too accurate to explain. Magic is feared and forbidden in Iskandia, so he's struggled his whole life to hide his eccentricities. As a boy, he was forced to watch his mother's execution. Her crime? Witchcraft. Understandably, Trip wants nothing to do with the power that lurks within him, always threatening to reveal itself. Instead, he dedicates himself to serving as an officer in the king's army, to battling pirates and imperial conquerors. He longs to become a soldier as respected and renowned as General Zirkander.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful read

  • By Christy Hales on 08-12-18

Surprisingly good!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I got this book on a hunch, having never heard of the series or author before. This is a great book, it may not be a masterpiece but it is entertaining and the narration is well executed. I highly recommend this as a good listen.

  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,295

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Nate_D on 02-24-17

Great reproduction

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

While the stoned surfer voice for lightsong was entertaining in the previous edition, this one feels more polished, and the narration is exponentially better. I bought this book a second time for the new narration, and am glad I did so. I highly recommend the upgrade.

  • The Dragons of Dorcastle

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,786

The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with some issues, still enjoyable read.

  • By Wesley on 02-08-15

slightly slow, but a good buildup.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

It is obvious that this is intended as a long series from the beginning. The story starts a bit slow, but that is a result of the excellent world building and attention to detail. Andrews is a great narrator and his performance is excellent. I look forward to continuing the series.

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,593

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

Meh till the end.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

I'm a fan of Sandersons work, but this one was slow from the beginning, and just kind of drug along. When it did pick up, the book was 90% finished. It is a part of his overall universe and may be referenced in future books. My rating, it was alright, but i probably wont relisten to this title.