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  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending was heavy

  • By June C. on 07-09-18

Unrealized potential

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I have loved everything done by the author prior to the "Age" series. I did enjoy the connections to the more modern age. Too much self-loathing and undeserved guilt and nonsense daddy issues. Adolescent love amongst teens, fitting, between adults is ridiculous. Author sound like he has an SJW Patriarchy disorder while writing a world dependent upon swords and armies. (Not that I won't read all that follows). I can't wait to hear more about Gifford.

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,025

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop what you are doing and buy this book.

  • By Sterling on 06-30-16

Big fan of this author but not of this series.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Raife has more daddy issues than a stripper name Tiffany. Persephone repeatedly proved that she can't add two plus two and get the same number twice. She's incapable of planning but lucks her way through anyway. I feel there's an unnecessary level of disdain for the female leaders in primative cultures, she should have been more like Bodica or Gwenavir (the blue King Arturius version)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,105

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Not as good an effort as prior books.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Too much self blame, and atomic blonde. Too many overly broken half personalities. And then...Tada, sudden success out of nowhere.

  • The Last Warrior of Unigaea: Box Set

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

A crimson sky. A plague approaching. Violence on the horizon. A world in desperate need of a warrior. Oric Rune must rise to this challenge or lose everything he’s ever held dear. Joining him on his journey are his large black wolf, a mysterious female solar mage, a scholarly giant, and Sam Raid, the woman who might just hold the key to saving Unigaea.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • At least it's 18hrs?...

  • By alton Styron on 08-29-18

Outperformed expectations

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Pretty daring concept. Thought it would be clunky with all that DnD type thinking. By the time I was a ways into it I enjoyed it totally.

  • Empire of Dirt

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 2
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

War is set to ravage the land of Illian. The elves sail from the east, the savage Darkakin rise from the south and Valanis, the dark elf, is finally free. Valanis would see the world plunged into chaos and drowned in blood, ready for the return of the gods that still haunt him. A new hope rises in the Red Mountains, where the last remaining dragons have been discovered. Gideon and Galanor, human and elf, will have to work together. Only then might they convince Adriel, the last of the Dragorn order, to intervene in the war to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story, what a ride

  • By David on 05-07-18

Good read.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I tend to only read books from this genre this one wasn't a waste of my time as happens so often. Good characters with believable emotions. Well Done

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,580
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,587

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular fantasy series

  • By Ron on 01-03-13

The best this genre has seen.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

You should teach other would be authors. I only read this genre. Character development is a thing most authors, I am certain, have never even heard of, let alone had explained to them. Great series of books.

  • Sevenfold Sword

  • By: Jonathan Moeller
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

After a long and terrible war, the realm of Andomhaim is at peace. But dark powers threaten other lands. Ridmark Arban, the Shield Knight and defender of Andomhaim, finds himself fighting for his life, and for the lives of his family, when a mad elven wizard comes to the High King's court. For the quest of the Seven Swords has begun. And the quest will kill anyone foolish enough to seek its secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Eric on 04-18-18

Incredibly full and interesting.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I enjoyed it immensely over the SJW new age trash that litters the genre. Fantastic job. I am willing to read all that you write.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Forgotten Ages

  • The Complete Saga
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 681

The greatest military leader of his time. The most talented code breaker her people have. Sworn enemies. When deadly secrets from the ancient past are unearthed, secrets capable of fracturing the world and destroying all life on the planet, these two enemies will have to work together. They are humanity's only hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some breaks in logic, but an enjoyable listen

  • By Greg on 07-19-16

Protagonist is a dunce.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

If I ever chose to read of a pompous elitist ignorant clutz, with no knowledge of anything military or mechanical, I shall choose a book by this author. Aside from that, I will avoid reading anything written by her like it were the plague.

  • The Dragon's Fang

  • Dragonfall, Book 3
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

Benjamin awakens to a world filled with new powers and possibilities, but also fraught with new dangers and old enemies. Separated from his loved ones, hunted relentlessly, betrayed, and defeated, Ben pushes doggedly toward his objective, and a confrontation that he desperately wants to avoid. The Dragon’s Fang is the explosive conclusion to the Dragonfall trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another five star series by Mr. Wells!

  • By Nick on 06-17-18

Great story amongst mindless chaff

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

In an atmosphere of failures of fantasy literature, SJW nonsense and minds that never grow to adulthood, this begins and ends well. I will read what you write.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deathmarked

  • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 4
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea. To the North, Annise Gäric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions. In the West, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads: continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great storyline, keeps your mind working

  • By Heidi on 05-17-18

Unforgivably bad

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

If you were to take every character in this series and put their intellects together into one head you would still have an idiot. SJW-LGBTQ Millennial bulls**t.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful