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  • When Darkness Falls

  • The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 25 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

A great working of Wild Magic and High Magic strikes at the heart of the Demon Queen's plots, but the human city, the Golden City of the Bells, falls farther under her sway with each day that passes. And without the City's High Magicians, the Wild Magicians, the Elven Army, and all their allies will surely fall before the onslaught of the Demon Queen's malignant warriors. But not all hope is lost. The Light's young mages, tempered by war, grow ever more powerful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Enough!

  • By Dan McGee on 02-05-12

unicorns!<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

great wrap up on a masterful trilogy! I had no trouble falling into this world and will miss it.

  • To Light a Candle

  • The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City’s Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage. Valued for his bravery and his skills as both wizard and warrior, Kellen joins the Elves' war councils. Yet he cannot convince the City of his birth that it is in terrible danger. Kellen’s sister Idalia, a Wild Mage with great healing ability, has pledged her heart to Jermayan, a proud Elven warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen!

  • By Mary Bjornskov on 06-29-10

on to book 3!<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

great listen and I am downloading the sequel even as I type this little review!

  • Arrow’s Fall

  • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 3
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, now of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald, returns to court. Here, she finds the Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future. But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these intrigues, she is sent off on a mission to the neighboring kingdom, chosen by the Queento investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as Good as I remember !

  • By JohnDKBalman on 06-08-18

sorry to end this series

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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: 07-19-18

goog pace and excellent narration. Was easily dragge5 unto calendar. exhausted two Bluetooth devices too!

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 188,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,631

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

Mr Weston has a new career path

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

very good story and excellent narration! looking to future books by author and narrator! Woot!

  • Blood of Innocents

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,561

Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As Caldan and his companions flee the city, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda's mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan is forced to disobey the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors if he is to have any chance of healing her. But when one of the emperor's warlocks arrives to take control of him, he begins to suspect his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to Empathize with Main Character

  • By Lenard W Havard on 11-28-16

Good sequell

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

better written than 1st book with a more involved plot. out after part three now!

  • Ascendant: Book 1

  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,188

The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A skeptic entertained

  • By David M on 11-22-17

Good book but too much foreshadowing for me.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

I enjoyed this book a great deal but some of the foreshadowing was irritating 2 me.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,300
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,653
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,601

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

hope

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I enjoyed this series and hope there is a book four in the future. sigh..

  • Perilous Waif

  • Alice Long, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

My name is Alice Long, and I've always known I was different. When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships 30,000 kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS was fun!

  • By bluestategirl on 10-26-17

Good start of a series<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-17

a well fleshed and a good distance space swashbuckler. awaiting the sequel with bated breath.

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So many threads cut short!

  • By Scott on 10-15-17

this is a keeper!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I haven't enjoyed a series like this one in several years. I recommend it highly!

  • The White Tower

  • The Aldoran Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael Wisehart
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

Magic is outlawed. Those caught wielding it are taken to the White Tower. They are never heard from again. After the chaos of the Wizard Wars a thousand years ago, the people turned their backs on magic. It was deemed evil. Those born with it will stop at nothing to remain hidden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spend the Credit

  • By Christopher on 09-22-17

excellent listen but leaving me wanting more !<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Very well crafted story with unforgettable characters. my only complaint was the book end.
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