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  • Dragon Age: Last Flight

  • Dragon Age Series, Book 5
  • By: Liane Merciel
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Valya, a young elven mage recently recruited into the Wardens, has been tasked with studying the historical record of previous Blights in order to gain insight into newly reported and disturbing darkspawn phenomena. Her research into the Fourth Blight leads her to an encoded reference scrawled in the margins of an ancient map and to the hidden diary of Issenya, one of the last of the fabled griffon riders. As the dark secrets buried in Isseyna's story unfold, Valya begins to question everything she thought she knew about the heroic Grey Wardens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read and foreshadowing

  • By Isaiah King on 08-07-16

Now I know what happen to the Griffins

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

An incredible story of heroes & horrors. I have always wondered what happen to thr Griffin's & now I know. Nothing could be more bitter sweet.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Age: Asunder

  • Dragon Age, Book 3
  • By: David Gaider
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

A mystical killer stalks the halls of the White Spire, the heart of templar power in the mighty Orlesian Empire. To prove his innocence, Rhys reluctantly embarks on a journey into the western wastelands that will not only reveal much more than he bargained for but change the fate of his fellow mages forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story brought down by the narrator

  • By Matthew Eaton on 06-27-16

Please Read before you Play Inquisition

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

This is a incredible book that shine so much light on the Mage Rebellion & the characters involved. After reading this I can now safety say that I have a new found fondness for several characters found both within Dragon Age: Inquisition & Origins. Please do yourself a favor & read this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Age: The Calling

  • By: David Gaider
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

After 200 years of exile, King Maric has allowed the legendary Grey Wardens to finally return to Ferelden. When they come, however, they bring dire news: one of their own has escaped into the Deep Roads and aligned himself with their ancient enemy, the monstrous darkspawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great background leading into Dragon Age Origins

  • By David Florist on 10-23-14

More questions answered

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

Once again David Gaider answers questions about the world of Dragon Age that I've been asking for awhile, but as one question is answered two more replace it. The story was interesting, the characters were charming, & the fan service was lovely. However, the narration was a bit lacking for my tastes. Duncan was made to sound like a high schooler doing a bad english accent. All in all it was an enjoyable hour gladly devoted to my favorite fictional series, Dragon Age.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,324

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Very Good Book

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

This is truely a book that everyone, American or not, must read. Do yourself a favor & read, or rather listen to, American Gods. You'll be grateful you did.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,329
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,096

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

I feel in love with this book after the first page

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

Reviewed: 07-16-16

This is now one of my favorite books of all time. I came for the pop culture but stayed for the character development & wonderful romance.