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  • The Darkslayer Omnibus

  • By: Craig Halloran
  • Narrated by: Lee Alan
  • Length: 86 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 223

The all-powerful immortal being, Trinos, created the world of Bish for her own amusement. There, an eternal war rages between good and evil under the gaze of the bored goddess. Humans battle monsters and each other in a savage, never-ending conflict. And there is one who is charged with maintaining the delicate balance between light and darkness: the warrior Venir, the Darkslayer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I could not get over the terrible background nose.

  • By Ray on 03-11-18

Terrible, pointless collection of words

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I found myself mentally screaming by the 10th chapter, pleading for the author to get to the point, or give me a single reason to care about any of the characters. Using words like infravision after explaining how the world knows naught of science, breaking the 4th wall with a random goddess, using terms like good and evil, alignment, dimensions, etc. makes it apparent that the book was written by someone who might be a decent dungeon master, but who should consider putting the keyboard away for a better pursuit.

  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,893

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Book! A great adult fantasy series.

  • By Eric on 07-27-17

This book was painful.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

The narrator does a great job on a terrible book. The story is lackluster, the magic system is dreary, the names and places are not interesting. I would stay away from this one, if you like authors like Robert Jordan, Shae Ford, or Brandon Sanderson.

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  • Tower Lord

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,192

Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece from Anthony Ryan. One

  • By Howard on 09-21-14

great book. continues story well.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

narrator was fantastic with an easily understood British accent. sorry is well done, anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.