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  • Looking for Dei

  • By: David A. Willson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never been good at keeping secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift. A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her and her friend on a path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An exciting story that is well developed

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-23-18

Decent story. Pretty good character development

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

A pretty decent story with workable characters. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I've been reading Jeff Wheeler of late so it's tough to judge without a bias. The book is quite fun and readable...or Audible, very much like an online RPG. This story has a conclusion without shutting the door to a sequel. When I read a new fantasy author, one of my pet peeves is not being able to find a stand alone story to see if I like that author's style before diving into an epic series.

Tanya Eby as a reader is pretty good. Occasionally her narration becomes a bit clipped, but overall she has a pleasing voice and her reading is rather enjoyable.

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  • Fireblood

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 822

In a world beset by plagues, Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his life’s work to end the devastation. Yet when he first ventures into the Scourgelands to uncover the secret of the plagues’ origin, he barely makes it out alive after being ambushed by a mysterious, unseen enemy. Tyrus knows the plagues will rise again - more powerful than ever before - and he is determined to complete his mission. To aid in his new quest, he summons his nephew Annon and his niece Hettie - both of whom possess an innate magic called the fireblood - and a pack of unlikely allies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, mediocre characters, + cliff hanger.

  • By Phillip on 01-23-14

Not the best of Wheeler

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I found Jeff Wheeler through his Kingfountain series (audio book version) and have been listening to as many of his audio books since. I love the character and environment development and particularly enjoyed the reader. Firrblood, however, was obviously an earlier writing. The characters weren't as likeable and I felt like there was too much extraneous detail meant more for padding than to further the story. As to the reader, it seemed to me that his narration was clipped and stilted. He failed to give personality to the main character and individuality to the others. He was far from the worst I have heard and in fact, I could enjoy his style of narration in a different book. This just wasn't his genre.

  • The Forsaken Throne

  • The Kingfountain Series, Book 6
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886

A devastating disaster has left the Forbidden Court in ashes, its fountains destroyed, and its magic at risk. It was destined as the site of Trynne Kiskaddon's coronation as empress. Now, all Trynne can imagine is the roar of flames, the cries of Gahalatine's people, and the smell of cinders in a city gone dark. Tragic as the threat to Kingfountain is, it's nowhere near as foul as the treachery posed by Morwenna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing series

  • By Tammy L Moore on 06-14-18

A fun "read"

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I really enjoyed Kate Rudd's reading. And the story was an epic, but not all about fighting clashes. The characters were well fleshed out and the entire story was easy to get lost in.