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Zac Pfaff

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  • Family of Lies: Sebastian

  • By: Sam Argent
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

Sebastian Orwell did the only thing a smart wizard could do when he stumbled upon the wounded Crown Prince: He healed him and dumped him in a tavern where he could continue not being Sebastian's problem. Unfortunately, the prince isn't content with being alive, and he hunts Sebastian down to thank him personally. Not only is Sebastian stuck with the prince's unwanted affections, but he's also confronted by growing evidence linking the assassination attempt to someone from his father's past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am impressed.

  • By Belen on 03-10-16

An interesting bit of fantasy that I greatly enjoy

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

The relations between the family members was very reminiscent of my own family and, while the narrator was very good, the cadence of the dialogue seemed to be lacking in nuance for what they were saying.

That being said, it was a great story, very detailed in the adult sections and I'd love to read more like it.

  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour (Unabridged Selections from The Frontier Stories, Volume One)

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

No one more vividly captures the rugged majesty and enduring spirit of the American West than Louis L'Amour. Collected for the very first time are seven unabridged frontier tales from a legendary master of the genre. Volume One celebrates this remarkable voice in American fiction with a captivating blend of some of his best-loved work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter than expected

  • By GBS on 08-06-18

A true page-turnerTurner!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

A wonderful collection of wonderful short stories that exemplify the great writing quality of Louis L'amour.

  • The Oracle's Queen

  • Tamir Triad, Book 3
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Lynn Flewelling
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Under the rule of a usurper king, the realm of Skala has suffered famine, plague, and invasion. But now the time for the rightful heir has come, a return to the tradition of warrior queens. And the Lightbearer's prophecy is to be upheld at last: so long as a daughter of the royal line defends and rules, Skala will never be subjugated. Now a mystical fire has burned away the male body known as Prince Tobin, revealing Princess Tamír, a girl on the verge of womanhood - and a queen ready to claim her birthright.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a finish!!

  • By Katja on 10-15-09

A masterwork of fiction.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I started reading Lynn Flewelling with the Nightrunner series which have earned a cherished place in my list of favorite books. The Tamir trilogy absolutely blew me away. Definitely a must read!

  • The Bone Doll's Twin

  • Tamir Triad, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Lynn Flewelling
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

As people start to recall the Oracle's prophecy, Erius begins to quietly kill off his female relatives who pose the only threat to his monarchy. Constantly in fear for her life, Princess Ariani the King's sister, gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. But Ariani is married to Lord Rhius, the patron of the powerful wizard Iya, and Iya has sinister plans for the babes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Got addicted to this series

  • By Mary on 08-08-10

One of the best books I've ever experienced.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I related to so much of this book. All of it. I'm so happy to have been told about this series.

  • The White Road

  • Nightrunner, Book 5
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff, Lynn Flewelling
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous theyve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoy Flewelling

  • By Bonnie on 11-18-12

The narrator may have gotten better in this book.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

The audiobook narrator may have gotten better in this book, but I may also be becoming resigned to his voice since I love the series so much.

  • Shadows Return

  • Nightrunner, Book 4
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan. After their victory in Aurnen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregils homeland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love the book, but...

  • By Audrey on 03-18-10

Worst narration and pronunciation of any audiobook

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I listen to audio books all the time. This narrator sounded like a 14 year old boy with a cold, his character voices where awful (the best being the women), and his pronunciation was the worst of it all.

When you were young, and came upon a word you've never heard before. That's how Adam Danoff read this book. Every name and much more had the syllable emphasis screwed up all over the place.

I've recently fallen in love with this book series, unable to resist listening to these books nonstop. Until this book. The story was amazing, but the presentation almost had me giving up on the audio book all together.

The first books were read by another, Raymond Todd, who is far and away the best narrator I've heard in an audio book. This likely colors the horrible rendition by Adam Danoff to be even worse in comparison, but I tried to be objective and had to actively and constantly try fight the revulsion I felt towards this rendition.

It saddens me that such an amazing series has to be so mistreated. I'd have imagined that Audible (with audio books being their bread and butter) would have been more careful with their choice of narrators. It saddens me further that Raymond Todd wasn't used for the entire series and that, if I want to listen to the rest of the series in audio book form, Adam Danoff is who I have to endure from here onward.

I hope he improves in the next book. God help us all.

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  • Luck in the Shadows

  • Nightrunner, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things, none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec's new mentor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Refreshing!

  • By jennifer on 03-04-11

One of the best books I've experienced!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

One of the best books I've ever experienced. Additionally, the narration of this audiobook is also the best I've heard to date.