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  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,912

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Are you kidding me?

  • By Kimberly C. on 12-13-17

need more,

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Would you listen to Legends of Ahn again? Why?

yes but 3 books were not enough

What was one of the most memorable moments of Legends of Ahn?

finding the island

Which scene was your favorite?

all

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

it kept me awake and unable to stop listening and a few good chuckles

Any additional comments?

cant wait for the next 3 books

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 11,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,969

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

had to stay in my car to continue

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Would you listen to Free the Darkness again? Why?

yes to make sure i did not miss a thing

Who was your favorite character and why?

the hero

What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

his narration

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

what is a tag line

Any additional comments?

it is

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Scions of Shannara

  • The Heritage of Shannara, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

Since the death of the Druid Allanon, the Four Lands have changed profoundly, with magic strictly forbidden in the Southland, now under totalitarian rule. Yet Par still has some power of the Wishsong. A message from Allanon arrives: venture to the dread Hadeshorn, along with the other Scions of Shannara. For in the future, all life in the Four Lands will be destroyed. To prevent this terrible fate, Allanon commands Par to recover the long-lost Sword of Shannara, a task that is next to impossible.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of Shannara.

  • By Neill on 07-12-16

it left you wanting

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

What made the experience of listening to The Scions of Shannara the most enjoyable?

be prepared to buy the second book right away

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scions of Shannara?

death of brother

Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

PAC

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no just a good plot

Any additional comments?

no

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alliance

  • The Paladin Prophecy Book 2
  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Will and his friends must quickly figure out what's going on and separate friend from foe as they prepare for the coming fight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliff Hanger. Unoriginal setting.

  • By Phillip on 03-21-15

good listen

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Alliance to be better than the print version?

dont know

What did you like best about this story?

good theam i just did not like the way it was ended. left you hanging too much

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

in line with mocking jay and the new one coming out

  • Brisingr

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,044

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

  • By John on 07-18-10

fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

If you could sum up Brisingr in three words, what would they be?

Fantastic, unique, well written

Who was your favorite character and why?

EROGON

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

ALL

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

YES

Any additional comments?

THIS SERIES IS A VERY GOOD LISTEN AND VERY WELL ACKTED OUT.

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,280

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

slow start but it got really good

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

yes

What other book might you compare The Hobbit to and why?

maybe erogon but the book had a life of its own

Have you listened to any of Rob Inglis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

i have not watched the movie yet, it has been my experience that the book is 100% better

  • The Chessmen of Mars

  • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

The Chessmen of Mars is the fifth novel in the Barsoom Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Princess Tara, the daughter of John Carter and Dejah Thoris, receives prospective suitors at her father’s court. When Princess Tara meets Prince Jed Gahan from Gathol, she thinks he is a popinjay, but she eventually learns to respect and even love him while fighting the terrible Kaldanes from Banths.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be fooled by the rating. It's terrible.

  • By CL on 10-06-11

old english but good

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

What made the experience of listening to The Chessmen of Mars the most enjoyable?

remembering the book i read when i was young

What other book might you compare The Chessmen of Mars to and why?

none, it was unique, due to the last part of the book held very memerable caritors.

Have you listened to any of Peter Delloro’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

he did not put me to sleep at all

  • The Warlord of Mars

  • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

The Warlord of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, is the third book in his famous Barsoom series. This novel continues where The Gods of Mars abruptly ended. John Carter's wife, the princess Dejah Thoris, is imprisoned in the Temple of the Sun by the vile pretender goddess Issus. It is said one has to wait an entire Barsoomian year before the room the prisoner is in revolves back to the entrance.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator

  • By Christopher Tower on 10-15-10

old english dut excelent story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

Where does The Warlord of Mars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i read the book when i was young and this was a nice listen to that was easer than the read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Warlord of Mars?

i likes the battles

What about Peter Delloro’s performance did you like?

he did well,

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,925

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

riveving and i could not stop lestening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-11

riveving and i could not stop lestening, i had to do the hole series and cold not stop. excellent story after the first 30 min of just the first book of 3.

  • White Night

  • The Dresden Files, Book 9
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,652
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,643
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,582

In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigue in The White Court

  • By Donna on 09-23-09

Dresden files

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

Reviewed: 08-01-11

Very good sires of books and it keeps you awake on ling drives, and you cant stop listening.