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  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,394

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many narrators Mr. Brown

  • By Alpha20 on 01-21-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

The storyline is great as usual. Cliffhanger ending which makes me wonder how long I have to wait. Hopefully not so long!!! Great work

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,313

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

Would you listen to The Shadow of What Was Lost again? Why?

I have and I will again. Definitely top 10, most likely top 5 and good chance top 3 Epic Fantasy if not overall, series I’ve had the fortune to read/listen to!

What other book might you compare The Shadow of What Was Lost to and why?

Character development, numerous heroes and heroines, gripping storyline and all around sheer enjoyment of the epic. The types of books you wish would continue although the story was ended incredibly. Comparable books would be The Wheel of Time series and The Demon Cycle just to name a couple.

Which scene was your favorite?

A difficult question to answer. Mostly because I’m writing this in disbelief that hadn’t already written a review. Now I will do as I mentioned in a question above and listen again to come back and edit this question

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I could not stop listening. Although many hours of enjoyment, it was over before I knew it. Hours and hours well spent. With a book like this, you feel a large range of emotions. Anger, sadness, joy, laughter!

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this series. You will NOT be disappointed!

  • The Core

  • Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,627
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,385

For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose - men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series start, worthless end.

  • By Bjorn on 12-08-17

Sad it's over!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

The finale was everything I had hoped. I'm sad that it's over but an outstanding finish. Thank you

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,072
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,606

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

So good!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

It was everything that I could have wanted! So, so good!! The first two books are in the running for my all time favorites!! Bring on the 3rd! Please!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Light of Life

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 4
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,347
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,925

After a year of fighting across three different lands, Dante and Blays have finally brought Gladdic to justice - and in the process, they've unleashed a horror beyond all reckoning. The enemy is known as the White Lich. He is ancient. He is immensely powerful. And Gladdic believes he will soon enslave all of Tanar Atain. Their only chance to defeat him is to strike fast, before the lich has regained his power. But attacking him directly would be suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By James on 07-15-17

As usual!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Absolutely FANTASTIC!! My only negative is now I have to wait. Dante and Blazes banter is ALWAYS hilarious. I could tell half way through that I was starting to like Gladdick. This is my top three series/books of all time. Narrated so well. Please, let the 6th book come out soon!!!!

  • The Dragon's Egg

  • Dragonfall, Book 1
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

Seventy-five years ago, the dragons fell from the sky. We thought they were just meteorites - six terrifying explosions rang the world like a bell. When the dust settled, we went on with our lives as though nothing had happened. More than a decade later, five of the eggs hatched. The dragons that emerged were small and weak. They kept to the shadows, working in secret to persuade people to do their bidding, offering magic as payment and reward. Years passed...and still we didn't notice the evil growing in our midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant beginning!

  • By Ryan on 12-23-16

Original

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I'm hooked. I loved the mix of fantasy and sci-fi. Looking forward to the 2nd and 3rd books!!

  • The Wound of the World

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 3
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,294

Dante and Blays have forced Gladdic from the Collen Basin. But the victory might be only the first battle in a much larger war. With the land on the brink of starvation and politically fractured, Dante and Blays scramble to secure Collen's food, borders, and allies. Before their work is done, rumor arrives from Mallon. The enemy is mustering for another attack. Even if Collen can weather the coming storm, there's no guarantee their independence will last out the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Genius

  • By D F on 05-13-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

One of my favorite series. I'm very excited for the continuation. The cynical and sarcastic banter between Dante and Blaze relates so similar to relations I have! So well done! Can't wait for the next!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56,055
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,858
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,860

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Insane Imagination

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

By far one of the best writers of our time. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are the two best narrators one could have.

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,670

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Not what I expected at all. I knew it would be a good book, but I was completely caught off guard. Humor, action and adventure. Nick Podehl was fantastic as always. Congrats Kel Kade, I can't wait to hear the next.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ascendant's Rite

  • The Moontide Quartet, Book 4
  • By: David Hair
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708

The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal End to an Amazing Series

  • By livelifelovesnow on 09-12-16

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

Loved it. Unlike others I've read, this had the perfect amount of strife associated with the main characters. I'll be listening to all 4 books over and over!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful