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  • An Echo of Things to Come

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,069

In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Footnotes, please!

  • By Joe B. on 09-10-17

A tale of friendships altered by time

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Switching sides is not easy, specially when it involves betraying your friends and beliefs. Tal'kamar constant search for what is right is a journey through thousands of years, friendships and civilizations, in this tale of good and evil where the distinction of both is not always easy.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,220

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Just like an old pair of jeans...

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

There's something about Dan Brown's books that make them feel familiar all the time. Maybe it's the pacing or the story telling, but if you liked any of his previous books, you will enjoy this one as well.

  • Stealing Sorcery

  • The War of Broken Mirrors, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616

The immortal sorcerers - three legendary figures that toppled the empire of Xixis. Each has lived for over a hundred years, leaving a powerful legacy in their wake. But their children do not share their renowned immortality, and when the firstborn son of Edrick Theas is killed, sorceress Lydia Hastings is called to investigate the murder. When she discovers a sorcerous trail left by a creature of unfathomable power, she quickly realizes she needs outside help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Improvement

  • By Jonathan on 09-04-16

It's alright I guess...

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Nick Podehl was fantastic as always, but the story could have been better. The first book was better in my opinion

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,576

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning to a series

  • By Bee Fisher on 10-23-17

Amazing story

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Amazing story, written from the perspective of a young magic student throw into a conflict well beyond his abilities. The story telling is smart and witty making it a joy to follow, specially thanks to the great talent of Nick Podehl making all the characters shine and come to life!

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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 199,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185,522

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

Amazing throw back into childhood memories!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Amazing throw back into childhood memories, all woven into an engaging story of friendship, espionage, betrayal, and love.

  • Kingdom Blades

  • A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 4
  • By: Melissa McPhail
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286

After the events the first three books in Melissa McPhail's award-winning epic fantasy series, A Pattern of Shadow and Light, the realm of Alorin remains unbalanced. The Fifth Vestal, Bjorn van Gelderan, has cast his Players on the field. Now they must hold their positions against Malorin'athgul as well as their immortal allies. In Kandori...Prince Ean val Lorian is bound to Bjorn van Gelderan's game and to his sister Isabel, but Ean would rather be free of both of them. Yet he fears the game won't let him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By garrett on 03-25-17

Nick Podehl is just amazing once more.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

It Is probably the best book of the series so far. The story takes you to new and exciting places

  • Paths of Alir

  • A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 3
  • By: Melissa McPhail
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 34 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,548

Powerful beings from the fringes of Chaos have come to the realm of Alorin. Fate bends to their will, and their will is set upon Alorin's destruction. Alone in understanding the threat they pose, Alorin's Fifth Vestal, Björn val Gelderan, has launched a desperate plan to stop them: a "great game" played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, Björn's Players have taken the field.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely took a turn in the series

  • By Isaac on 10-31-17

Just Awesomeness!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Nick Podehl is at his best, delivering the third part of this series. The best one so far!

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,820
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,896

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Remarkable story

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Painful to learn what the POWs had to endure. A story of remarkable events very well written and flawlessly narrated

  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,876
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,824

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It doesn't get much better than this!

  • By Audre on 03-24-16

Great book to end the series

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

By now you should be invested in the characters and this book doesn't disappoints at all. In fact it provides a great way to conclude the series. It is packed with action, deception, friendship, honor, and love. Highly recommended!

  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,560

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i love this story

  • By Gus on 05-28-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

This is a great book that continues to follow the struggles and success of Darrow throughout the Golden society. You won't be disappointed, it has a lot of surprises.

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