John E Mackey
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- Five Kingdoms #1
- By: Toby Neighbors
- Narrated by: Graham Halstead
- Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
In the realm of the five Kingdoms, magic is strictly controlled by a small group of powerful wizards who call themselves the Torr. Throughout the realm, magic lies dormant, sleeping, almost forgotten until Zollin discovers that he is a wizard. While he revels in his new powers and the realization that his life has purpose, malevolent wizards from the Torr, led by the scheming Branock, tirelessly seek him out. When at last they discover Zollin, a confrontation will ensue that will change the five kingdoms forever.
- By A. Cuelho on 05-19-17
At least it had wizards doing magic
My critique is less about the book itself as it is about how audible doesn't have additional categories for books. this book was fairly decent if one takes into account that it was written more as a young adult novel. these things should be taken into consideration given the string of "...he said" "....she said".
otherwise I enjoyed the book, a coming of age wizard book where the loo author didn't shy away from the defining attribute of the main character being a wizard and he does magic.
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A Book of Tongues
- Hexslinger, Book 1
- By: Gemma Files
- Narrated by: Gordon Mackenzie
- Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
Two years after the Civil War, Pinkerton agent Ed Morrow has gone undercover with one of the weird West's most dangerous outlaw gangs - the troop led by "Reverend" Asher Rook, ex-Confederate chaplain turned "hexslinger," and his notorious lieutenant (and lover) Chess Pargeter. Morrow's task: get close enough to map the extent of Rook's power, then bring that knowledge back to help Professor Joachim Asbury unlock the secrets of magic itself.
Good book but way too explicit.
- By Cliff on 08-29-13
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If you are the type of person with 'sensibilities' on the topic of homosexuality, run far away! This book is filled with multiple instances of graphically detailed descriptions of man on man action that occur across multiple chapters. Not that that's all the book was about, but at times it did seem that way. The narrator was good, providing distinct voices for each character. The story jumped around a bit, going from the main story to a flashback, then a flashback in a flashback then returning to ride the first flashback for a while until finally returning to the stories present leaving you to do the mental gymnastics to follow the timeline.
That said, the characters and the story developed well and was an interesting listen, if a bit (to put it mildly) to much information on the whole gay sex thing the characters had going.
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