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eagle mountain, ut,United States
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  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,001
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,444

The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

  • By Bo Laughlin on 05-12-10

great story, horrible narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Jim bond is terrible. I find I can't get into this book. Due to narrator!

  • The Congruent Apprentice

  • The Congruent Mage, Book 1
  • By: Dave Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Young wizards coming of age in a time of war... Will they be ready? Eynon was excited to leave his village and set off on his wander year. He’d turned sixteen today, and hoped for at least a few adventures. At high noon, he arrived a crossroads and saw a shimmer of silver in the mud. It was a thin and dirty oval, about the size of his palm. He washed it with squirts of water from his goatskin, then marveled at what was revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next book

  • By Capt. Sea on 03-17-18

This book had potential...chi chi chi killed it!!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Well I really liked this book. I was really starting to get into it. when a secondary character came into the story. This is were I I can only imagine the author fell and hit his head. drank some unknown fluid that killed half his brain cells or somthing else catastrophic happened to him! Chi killed the potential of this book. I don't want to ruin it for you. The first time you hear Chi talk you will know why!

  • The Destroyer

  • Destroyer Series, Book 2
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Xe Sands
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

The country of Nia has fallen to the Ancients and circumstances are grim for the humans. Kaiyer must return to the broken castle to save his friends, reconcile his past, and find a way to break the hold that the enemy agents have over the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like the series but the porn is overdone

  • By Larry Klutzke on 05-20-18

this is like 18 hours of cheesy sexual fantasy

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

are you a 12 year old boy? Do you have cheesy sexual fantasies? If you answered yes to these questions this book is for you. there's like a small underlying amount of storyline happening underneath 18 hours of the worst sexual fantasies you've ever had the displeasure of reading or listening to. that being said I will be asking for a refund on this one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Destroyer

  • The Destroyer, Book 1
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: a man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army. But legends can lie. When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear. Is he really their savior or their destroyer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dont know what the fuss is about

  • By Erik on 05-06-18

story had potential.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

story was pretty good overall. I like the premise of the book. but the author has to be a 12 year old boy. this book isn't as bad as the second one. but there's just terribly dumb sex scenes everywhere. I like sex as much as the next guy. but it's absolutely ridiculous in these books . I'm not sure if this is a fantasy or a sexual fantasy book . I'm not sure that the author really knows what sex is. I think he has some pornographic fantasies that he tries to ride in these books. whatever I'll probably get a refund on these two.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Elven

  • The Saga of the Elven, Book 1
  • By: Bernhard Hennen, James A. Sullivan, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 28 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

A fierce and merciless demon has been unleashed on the world, spreading destruction and bloodshed in both the human and the elven realms. Northlander Jarl Mandred witnesses the ruthless attack on his men, and he seeks vengeance with the help of the elf queen, Emerelle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!

  • By james on 01-22-18

Good read!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Just finished this book. I felt like the 1 star review it had was grossly unfair. At the begining I was drawn into the story right away. It such a refresher to read a book that doesn't follow the overdone storyline in alot of fantasy books. You know the one. Some poor farmer kid has great magical power. And can't control it. Or he is secretly the son of a king. or something along those lines. I have over 500 fantasy based books in my collection. and this one is definitely in the top 20. take a chance you won't be disappointed.

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,548

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

pretty good book.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

seemed pretty well written. I didn't feel like the author was "stretching" anything. overall I really liked the book. I dont think its a waste of a credit. give it a try!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ordination

  • The Paladin Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Daniel M. Ford
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189

Allystaire Coldbourne travels a treacherous path toward his Ordination as a holy knight of legend, a Paladin, a savior of the people. But to fulfill this role, he - and the unexpected allies he finds along the way - must face the demonic, sorcerous evil that stalks the land, the wrath of gods and men, and his own dark past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing with a simple story.

  • By Christopher M. Hall on 09-08-17

great narration, bad story!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

started out strong. I was into it, was believable and a good story. After the ordination it goes downhill fast! going to all for a refund on this one.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,897

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Great book, amazing series!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Won't be long until Hollywood gets their Hands on the Reaper! beats any of the series they have done to date!!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dragonvein: Book Two

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448

With new friends and allies fighting by his side, Ethan Dragonvein must find a way to overcome the might of the Eternal Emperor Shinzan. As the voices of the dragons call to him, he is driven to seek them out in the faint hope that they can help him fulfill his destiny and save the people of Lumnia. But he must hurry. Shinzan has not been idle and moves swiftly to crush this fledgling mage before he can become a challenge to his power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By PH on 10-19-16

Not YA, but the story is YA stuff.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

this story is so predictable. there's some real sophomoric writing here. but it's seems he tried to go George RR Martin. sexual scenes talking of throbbing male members. It just doesn't go with the rest of the story. it's like Harry Potter with terrible sex scenes in it.

15 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Aeronaut's Windlass

  • The Cinder Spires, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,432

Since time immemorial the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Brave New World

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-02-15

great book!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

great author, great narrator! Somehow this had 4 star rating when it was launched. not sure how someone could have read it in less time then the book is long. I'm about halfway in and I'm totally engrossed!

36 of 59 people found this review helpful