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  • The Shadow Stone

  • By: Richard Baker
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Experience New York Times best-selling author Richard Baker’s classic novel set in the high-fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms. Accosted by bullies on a forest trail, Aeron had no way of knowing that the confrontation would change his life forever. Accused of a crime for which he bears no blame, he is pursued deep into the forests of the Maerchwood. First rescued, and then tutored, by the mysterious Storm Walker, he discovers a previously undreamed-of talent for magic, and his life is swept up in the study of the arcane arts, until the very principles of magic, and indeed the future of Faern, come under attack

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So nice to read a stand-alone story!

  • By JBRIGHTSHADOWS93 on 01-21-19

So nice to read a stand-alone story!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Finally, a story that is not a trilogy! Great story, real and memorable charecters, and a great reader make this a fantastic listen.

  • Walter's Purple Heart

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Michael Steeb is an aimless 21-year-old pot farmer in Central California in the 1980s. He has no real plans or interests...until the day he connects with memories of a life that seems to belong to someone else. That "spirit" is Walter, a young American soldier killed in World War II. Michael's task is the near-impossible: to lead Walter's family to closure and peace, to deliver the real truth behind Walter's Purple Heart, and to somehow achieve the forgiveness absent for so many years so Walter can move on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I almost gave up

  • By Frances on 01-18-19

Fantastic tale of reincarnation and love.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. The reader nailed the story, perfect performance. The story was casual and gripping. Absolutely loved it.

  • Restless Lightning

  • Breaker of Empires Series, Book 2
  • By: Richard Baker
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Lieutenant Sikander North has avoided an outright court martial and finds himself assigned to a remote outpost in the crumbling, alien Tzoru Empire - where the navy sends troublemakers to be forgotten. When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace - or redemption.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By JBRIGHTSHADOWS93 on 01-08-19

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

not what I was expecting at the start, almost a little slow, but in hindsight it matched the setting and the world, and then... well its action packed planetary combat and intrigue at its finest! Amazing reader, really made the story come to life.

  • Valiant Dust

  • By: Richard Baker
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Sikander Singh North has always had it easy - until he joined the crew of the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSS Hector. As the ship's new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates, even if he has to use his fists. When the Hector is called to help with a planetary uprising, he'll have to earn his unit's respect, find who's arming the rebels, and deal with the headstrong daughter of the colonial ruler - all while dodging bullets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A decent start to the series

  • By Hiruu on 04-13-18

Great story, epic naval space battles

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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: 12-31-18

Loved this story. great charecters, great reader. Definitely well done. Even a good love story.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,119

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Love it. Great story, very real world, setting, and charecters. Narrator was perfect, though at first I was unsure, he was perfect.

  • The Andromeda Strain

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,540

The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best science + biology fiction book I have read

  • By Ryan Johnson on 07-31-15

Enjoyed the story. Great narrator.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

As far as other Crichton novels, I did not find this as thrilling, still a good read. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Dragons of a Vanished Moon

  • Dragonlance: The War of Souls, Book 3
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Marieve Herington
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

The flames of war devour Ansalon. The army of dead souls marches toward conquest, led by the mystical warrior Mina, who serves the powerful One God. A small band of heroes, driven to desperate measures, leads the fight against overwhelming odds.Two unlikely protagonists emerge. One is a dragon overlord who will not easily relinquish her rule. The other is an irrepressible kender who has been on a strange and remarkable journey that will end in startling and unforeseen fashion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrator

  • By Sherman on 07-01-15

Great ending.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

The story and all its threads were brought together in a true Dragonlance manner. Loved this series, maybe even more than the first trilogy.

  • Dragons of a Lost Star

  • Dragonlance: The War of Souls, Book 2
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Marieve Herington
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

A mysterious force holds Krynn in thrall. A young woman, protected by her regiment of dark-armored knights, calls upon the might of an unknown god to bring victory to her army as it sweeps across the land. The souls of the dead rob the living of their magic. A dragon overlord threatens the very land the elves hold most dear. Amidst the chaos, a band of brave and selfless heroes struggles against an immortal power that appears to thwart them at every turn. The encroaching darkness threatens to engulf all hope, all faith, all light.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mispronounced Majere

  • By Mark on 04-16-15

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Loved it! Huge fan of the original Dragonlance and this delivers. Wasn't a big fan of the narrator in book one but I have grown to like her by now. Inconsistent pronunciation not as bad as other Dragonlance novels and I am either accustomed to it by now or they disappear almost entirely by the book 2.

  • The Measure and the Truth

  • Dragonlance: Rise of Solamnia, Book 3
  • By: Douglas Niles
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A new Solamnic Empire rises from the ashes of war. It is ruled by one man: a knight, a warrior, a virtual dictator driven by ambitions that trample the lives of all who aid them. An old enemy, mightier than ever, rises to challenge him. And there are other dangers - mortal and magical - closer to home. The man who would be emperor must face the gravest threats in his long and violent life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Great series.

  • By JBRIGHTSHADOWS93 on 06-18-18

Great book. Great series.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Fantastic narrator, great series. The end of this book felt rushed, a lot of build up and then rush. Still a great book and an awesome series.

  • The Crown and the Sword

  • Dragonlance: Rise of Solamnia, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Niles
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

During the dark years after the War of Souls, chaos threatens the once-mighty empire of Solamnia. Goblins raid even fortified cities, and bandits rule great sections of the countryside. The ruling dukes, lords, and knights bicker and backstab. Through this chaos, James Markham, aided by his steadfast dwarven companion and a beautiful white-robed wizard, wields his flaming sword to uphold the principles on which Solamnia was founded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great reader.

  • By JBRIGHTSHADOWS93 on 05-31-18

Great book, great reader.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Unlike book one, this book starts great and continues onward, with some surprises along the way.