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  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,039

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

An outstanding beginning to a saga

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Brandon Sanderson creates extremely fun story and likeable characters. His action is well written as well. The narrator, Michael Kramer, does a fantastic job portraying Sanderson's vision to audio. I highly recommend this book and series.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,868
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,214

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

A well done retelling of the best Norse Myths

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Neil does a fantastic job animating his version of some of the best Norse Myths. I highly recommend this to anyone who even slightly enjoys mythology or to anyone that just likes a good story. Wonderfully writing and performed.

  • Infernal Battalion

  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. And it threatens the heart of Vordan. As Queen Raesinia Orboan and soldiers Marcus D'Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass grapple with the aftermath of a hard-fought military campaign, they soon discover they have more than arcane powers to fear - it seems they cannot trust one of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing

  • By Kevin Williams on 01-13-18

Fantastic story and narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Richard Poe does a splendid job narrating Wexler's well crafted ending to the Shadow Campaigns series.

  • The Guns of Empire

  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

After their defeats at the hands of General Janus bet Vhalnich, the opposing powers have called all sides to the negotiating table in hopes of securing an end to the war. Queen Raesinia of Vordan is anxious to see the return of peace, but Janus insists that any peace with the Sworn Church of Elysium is doomed to fail. Soldiers Marcus d'Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass find themselves caught between their general and their queen. Now they must decide which leader truly commands their loyalty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Return to Form With A Concerning Clifhanger

  • By Sabs ben on 08-31-16

Amazing story with terrific narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Richard Poe does an amazing job portraying Wexler's stories. These books are a breath of fresh air for the musket/fantasy genre. His characters are deep and well fleshed out and Poe does a great job reading them.

  • The Price of Valor

  • The Shadow Campaigns, Book 3
  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

In the wake of the king's death, war has come to Vordan. The deputies-general have precarious control of the city, but it is led by a zealot who sees traitors in every shadow. Executions have become a grim public spectacle. The new queen, Raesinia Orboan, finds herself nearly powerless as the government tightens its grip and assassins threaten her life. But she did not help free the country from one sort of tyranny to see it fall into another. Placing her trust with steadfast soldier, Marcus D'Ivoire, she sets out to turn the tide of history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Bob-o on 07-27-15

amazing book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-18

one of the best in the series so far and Poe is an excellent narrator.

  • The Shadow Throne

  • Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns
  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Anyone can plot a coup or fire an assassin's bullet. But in a world of muskets and magic, it takes considerably more to seize the throne. The ailing King of the Vordan lies on his deathbed. When he dies, his daughter, Raesinia Orboan, will become the first Queen Regnant in centuries - and a ripe target for the ambitious men who seek to control her. The most dangerous of these is Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and master of the secret police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book!

  • By Bob-o on 08-01-14

Intriguing story and masterful narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

A wonderful story narrated beautifully by Richard Poe. If you're looking for a mixture of fantasy and musket warfare era fiction, this is some of the genres best.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,612

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

outstanding story with fantastic narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

What an amazing ride. I'm sad to have to set this book down, so to speak. Mel is a wonderful narrator. She brings all of the characters to life in a way that brings great depth to the story. Adrian has crafted an amazing tale of evolution, moral dilemma, and survival. I hope to enjoy his other works as much.

  • The Left Hand of Darkness

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,631
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,404

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost 50 and still amazing

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-07-17

A wonderful tale with equally wonderful narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

An amazing story of deep and intricate loyalty and love. It shows the depths of the human spirit one our capacity for empathy, trust, loyalty, friendship, and love. George does an amazing job portraying the story and the characters to the listener. This is one of Le Guin's greatest accomplishments in literature.

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,038

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

Amazing content. Well narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

A must read, with an open mind and an open heart. The narration was fantastic. I really like how they switched off between male and female narration

  • Debt of Bones

  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive. Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to save the life of a child....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bags! This is a good prequel.

  • By Patrick Sanchez on 05-02-14

touching short story, well narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

a great short look at the conclusion of the war against Panis Rhal. Sam is a fantastic narrator who really brings the words alive.