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  • Unholy

  • Forgotten Realms: The Haunted Lands, Book 3
  • By: Richard Lee Byers
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kraft
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Join heroes fighting the undead hordes! A powerful undead sorcerer reigns in Thay over a frightened people and hordes of undead. The mageocracy in exile, masters of no more than their beaten army, watch from distant shores as the new King of Thay prepares a great magical ritual - a ritual they cannot allow him to bring to completion. The conclusion of The Haunted Lands series, the events in Unholy will have tremendous impact on the Forgotten Realms world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good

  • By Ray on 08-05-18

Really good

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

A few mispronunciations. But the performance and story were both great. I really enjoyed it.

  • Blackstaff

  • Forgotten Realms: The Wizards, Book 1
  • By: Steven E. Schend
  • Narrated by: Bruce Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Khelben Arunsun, Chosen of Mystra, Archmage of Waterdeep, is as close to a demigod as you're likely to meet on the streets of Faern's mightiest city. But when the skies rain lightning and a long-forgotten city arises from the earth, he can seem like just another wizard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Author Comments on Audio Version

  • By Steven E. Schend on 03-13-13

Good novel. No complaints.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

It was a good novel. I enjoyed the heavy focus on khelben. The narrator's pronunciations were bizarre rather often, but once you heard him say things a couple times you got used to it.

  • Summary of Daniel H. Pink's 'Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us'

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

This is a summary version of Daniel H Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The summary provides much food for thought in presenting concepts that can change how we see work. It illustrates new and more effective ways of managing workers that result in a happier and more productive environment. By adopting the principles of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, we can see positive transformation in the workplace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • to short

  • By Miguel on 07-04-18

Good information.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Useful summary of the book.
Had to slow down to 50% to take notes.
Voice actor mumbled alot and i had to gobackmore than once to understand him.

  • The Tower of Swallows

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,181

The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sapkowski does it again

  • By Trent Magnuson on 05-21-16

Highly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Style was a bit different. More focus on world building than in prior books. Still very good, however.

  • Annihilation

  • Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, Book 5
  • By: Philip Athans
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

The New York Times best-seller, now in audio! This edition expands on the civil upheaval among the drow, one of the most popular races in the Forgotten Realms. Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore wrote the prologue to Annihilation and continues to consult on the series, lending his expertise as the author who brought drow society to the forefront of the Forgotten Realms mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story, Good Performance

  • By Ray on 10-10-13

Excellent Story, Good Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-10-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book. The whole series is quite good, the characters compelling, and the plot interesting.

I wouldn't recommend this unless you're reading/listening to the entire hexology, however.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Annihilation?

One of the more memorable moments of War of the Spider Queen 5 was... Well, I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Still

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

She has really hit her stride with the voice acting and on pronouncing things by this point. There were a few times I thought she said something oddly, but overall it was quite good. Her voice was very good for making the characters distinct by this point, as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Honestly, no, While interesting, it's simply too long (as part of a hexology) for me to be willing to try to marathon it. But I don't think that's a bad thing.

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