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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 8,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,006

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

Took me. 40 chapters to tally get interested .

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

The other books in the series were immediately more gripping than this one. Thankfully,, somewhere in the chapter 40's the excitement level shot up and never came back down.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,846
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,792

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Another great one in the series .

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Narration excellent! Looking forward to the next one as I'm sure there will be one.

  • The Price of Valor

  • The Shadow Campaigns, Book 3
  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

In the wake of the king's death, war has come to Vordan. The deputies-general have precarious control of the city, but it is led by a zealot who sees traitors in every shadow. Executions have become a grim public spectacle. The new queen, Raesinia Orboan, finds herself nearly powerless as the government tightens its grip and assassins threaten her life. But she did not help free the country from one sort of tyranny to see it fall into another. Placing her trust with steadfast soldier, Marcus D'Ivoire, she sets out to turn the tide of history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Bob-o on 07-27-15

One of the best series I've listened to.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

The character development is strong and story line captivating. the reader, Richard Poe makes this easy to listen to and he does a great job with the characters. Never got tired of it for a minute.

  • The Red Sea

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,999

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel to The Cycle of Arawn!

  • By CaptainKhaotik on 02-28-16

Tim Reynolds is why I read this.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Tim Reynolds elevates the author and his story. Check out other books he narrates, some outstanding works.

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,866

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

It's worth the time.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

A bit of struggle thru half the book but now am looking forward to the next one.

  • A Warrior's Path

  • The Castes and the OutCastes Book 1
  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,229

Sweeping from the majestic city of Ashoka to the perilous Wildness beyond her borders, enter a world where Caste determines mystical Talents, the purity of Jivatma expresses worth, and dharma may be based on a lie.Rukh Shektan has always understood duty. As a member of Caste Kumma, the warrior Caste, nothing else is acceptable. He is expected to take part in the deadly Trials, to journey the Wildness and protect the caravans linking Humanity's far-flung cities. Though the mission is dangerous, Rukh's hope and optimism are undaunted. Karma, however, is a fickle fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Cory on 10-06-15

Not worth the credit nor the time

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I picked up this book after reading dozens of fantasy novels (listening rather). I found the writing to be not only dull but elementary in nature. Certainly not an adult novel in my opinion.

I got about 6 hours into the book before returning it and looking for another. The charactors are dull and incredibly typical for a fantasy novel. I found it difficult to care about anyone nor what happened next.

The narrator is not bad but not great. He certainly is no Pete Bradbury nor is he as good as Michael Sullivan or Kramer.

This book lacks a complex and interesting story, good characters, and most importantly in depth adult themes that outline human nature.

Best books I've come accross (which this is NOTHING like):

Name of the Wind
Stormlight Archives
Demon Cycle (Warded Man)
Lies of Locke Lamara
Ryira Revelations (spelling may be incorrect)
Red Rising
Dagger and Coin
Blood Song
Emporers Blades
The faithful and the Fallen (malice)
Mystborn (almost didn't make the list but good)

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  • The Spider's War

  • By: Daniel Abraham
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent war of all against all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying and Epic Conclusion

  • By Mr. Jared C. Serra on 03-14-16

Wonderful Conclusion to an Amazing Series

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

Eloquence, Complexity, and Cleverness are great ways to describe these books. Abraham has created a universe unlike any other, made it seem real, relatable and almost tangible. The plot continues in all its excellence and ends very well. I can't say enough about how good The Dagger and The Coin is.

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  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,146

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular fantasy series

  • By Ron on 01-03-13

Amazing ending to an epic series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

WOW! What else can I even say; once you listen you will understand. This Incredible roller-coaster ride starting with Theft of Swords does not disappoint. This has been among the best series I have ever had the pleasure of reading/listen to. The ending is both magnificent and appropriate for the series. I strongly urge you to listen/read to the prequals The Riyria Chronicles once done with this. Tim Reynolds asl always delivers an immaculate performance.

  • The Rose and the Thorn

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,571

For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner, Hadrian Blackwater, from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, the two thieves return to Medford but receive a very different reception - Gwen refuses to see them. The victim of abuse by a powerful noble, she suspects that Royce will ignore any danger in his desire for revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to once more protect them. What she doesn't realize is what the two are capable of - but she's about to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How To Succeed in the Middle Ages

  • By Terri on 10-20-13

Contuation of an epic series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

As with all the previous books The Rose and The Thorn is again another masterpiece in the universe Sullivan has created. I can't say enough about these books and their value. This second installment of the potential 7 prequels is another amazing story that will tug your heart strings as well as make you laugh out loud. Dark themes and situations plague charectors as well as beautiful and hilarious moments that further develope them and make seem so real. Read it and love it! Another top knotch performance by Reynolds!

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,183

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

Amazing start to an Amazing series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

This is the first installment of 7 prequels to The Riyria Revelations and it does not disappoint. Witty humor and eloquent writing capture the imagination and suck you into a bold new universe of fantasy. The charectors are relatable, hilarious, and developed beautifully. Tim Reynolds knocks it out of the park as always with his performance. MUST READ!

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