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Gary Simmons

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No Super is an Island

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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: 12-25-18

Surprisingly, an excellent spinoff between years 2 and 3. I read this after finishing the origimal quartet, and loved the change of setting yet consistent world. Owen takes the bull by the horns and redeems himself, partly through his own determination, and partly through the influence of others. This others-improve-us vibe is not one-way, either.

5/5 would team up with Titan again.

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  • Under Fallen Stars
  • Forgotten Realms: The Threat from the Sea, Book 2
  • By: Mel Odom
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister

Great story and performance. Bad audio

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

At several points, the audio is spliced. It is frustrating that Audible accepts such scrambled recordings.

Nonetheless, this is book two of my favorite trilogy. The splices are minor enough that the book is comprehensible.

Meat is meat.

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Slow start, but worth the ending

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-17

An alternate to the book of Genesis is always a complicated endeavor. That said, the authors do a decent enough job. I had trouble being drawn in to the story, even with the conspiracies and mysteries. However, if you love Dalglish's other works, this one provides excellent background.

And, as I said, the ending is quite interesting.

The narrator is quite good, also. I do recommend getting this book if it is on special.

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Excellent short story

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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: 07-21-16

I do not recommend the Blackguards anthology, but this short story is good. I want to get the other books of these characters by Michael Sullivan.

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Interesting, but slow start

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

It wasn't easy to follow at first, but this story does pick up by chapter 4 or so. Enjoy a tale of an alternate-universe Roman empire with elemental spirits, foreign beasts, and complex characters.

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Marc Thompson nails it.

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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: 05-10-16

An excellent sequel that, while I mourn the loss of the EU, nonetheless is faithful to the main source material. This novel continues the classic space opera. History repeats itself, but it gets darker. Heroes fail and fall, and sometimes they find redemption.

Sometimes it takes new heroes to truly restore things. But, will there ever truly be peace in the galaxy?

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I come back to this trilogy often

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

I just love Garen's story. Decent voice acting, though I can't easily tell Linton's female voices apart.

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