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The Waking Fire
- The Draconis Memoria
- By: Anthony Ryan
- Narrated by: Steven Brand
- Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues, and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed. But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly.
Very nice storytelling.
- By SMAC on 09-02-16
The reader doesn't do this book justice
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the setting, the concepts with the various dragons and their blood, etc.
What didn’t you like about Steven Brand’s performance?
Brand is bland. Even when the story gets exciting, I feel like the dude is trying to put me to sleep.
Any additional comments?
While I wasn't fond of Brand's performance, the story itself was actually pretty interesting.
- By: Zoe Ferraris
- Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
- Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
Nayir al-Sharqi, known by his friends for religious piety and his Bedouin-like knowledge of the desert, lends his assistance to a wealthy family when their soon to-be-married daughter Nouf goes missing. After a short search, the girl is found dead, apparently drowned in the desert during a freak deluge. Something about her death doesn't sit well with Nayir, however, and he makes an uncomfortable alliance with a female coroner's technician to determine what really happened.
- By Gail Kelleher on 12-30-08
Fascinating Culture, So-So Murder Mystery
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I enjoyed learning about the country more than who done it, honestly.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
It was interesting to see how law enforcement worked over in the middle east and how the culture differed from my own.
What aspect of Pete Bradbury’s performance would you have changed?
Was Finding Nouf worth the listening time?
I'm normally not much of a murder mystery guy, but yes, I'd say this was worth the read. More so because the middle east fascinates me then for the actual mystery, but still...
- A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti
- By: Genevieve Valentine
- Narrated by: Scott Aiello
- Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Outside any city still standing, the Mechanical Circus Tresaulti sets up its tents. Crowds pack the benches to gawk at the brass-and-copper troupe and their impossible feats: Ayar the Strong Man, the acrobatic Grimaldi Brothers, fearless Elena and her aerialists who perform on living trapezes. War is everywhere, but while the Circus is performing, the world is magic. That magic is no accident: Boss builds her circus from the bones out, molding a mechanical company that will survive the unforgiving landscape.
Beautiful, tragic and grotesque
- By DJ on 05-01-12
Skip the circus.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If the story wasn't such a bore.
Would you ever listen to anything by Genevieve Valentine again?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
boredom, tedium, annoyance.
Any additional comments?
Scott Aiello is a good reader and all, but this story was just tedious to listen to.
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