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  • The Scar

  • By: Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko, Elinor Huntington (translator)
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly, highly, Highly Recommended

  • By Robert on 08-13-12

Perfection.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

By far one of the best things I've ever read. These authors are truly amazing. Vita Nostra by them is a must read as well. Wow I'm blown away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A War in Crimson Embers

  • The Crimson Empire, Book 3
  • By: Alex Marshall
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 25 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire, and only his protégé Purna believes he can be saved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Ending Nearly Ruins the Entire Trilogy.

  • By Stretch's Books on 10-12-18

Dark, compelling yet hilarious

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I truly love this series. I think the irreverent humour is absolutely fantastic and the grim storyline is very well done. I hope he write more in this world.

  • The Path of Flames

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

A war fueled by the dark powers of forbidden sorcery is about to engulf the Ascendant Empire. Asho sees his liege, the Lady Kyferin, and her meager forces banished to an infamous ruin. Beset by tragedy and betrayal, demons and an approaching army, the fate of the Kyferins hangs by the slenderest of threads. Asho realizes that their sole hope of survival may lie hidden within the depths of his scarred soul - a secret that could reverse their fortunes and reveal the truth behind the war that wracks their empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Fantasy

  • By RobT on 10-05-17

It's great. Stick with it!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

So I really enjoyed this book and I think it's something many fantasy lovers will enjoy. Just be sure to stick with it. I had trouble getting into it because I was 3hrs in and felt like little had happened. So I suggest maybe listening to the first bit of the book at 1.25x speed until around the time Iskara visits the prisoner. That's when things start to pick up a lot. I'm just about to start book 2.

  • Guardians of the Keep

  • Bridge of D'Arnath, Book 2
  • By: Carol Berg
  • Narrated by: Daniel May, Gregory St. John, Jeremy Arthur, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

For 10 years, the noblewoman Seriana lived in exile, believing her husband Karon was dead, executed for practicing sorcery. But now she learns his soul has been anchored to this world by magic. He has been restored to life-though his memories of Seri are gone. When Seri's nephew is kidnapped - and a dark family secret comes to light - the two strangers will have to join together to defeat the evil Lords of Zhev'Na, who want to destroy both this world and the parallel magic realm that lies beyond.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple narrators should coordinate

  • By Sara on 05-22-14

Continuity

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Okay so I really really enjoy this series so far but I do have a problem with the production. The producer should've made sure the narrators were on the same page. The narrator who voices the boy has lost the continuity of pronunciation. For instance, the narrator in book one pronounced D'Nathael properly. She said it as De-nath-ale but he says Dan-theel. It's very jarring. She also says zheet while he says ja-heed. Things like that. I find it only a bit annoying but you might hate it.

  • The Stone Sky

  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,762

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This review is for the entire series

  • By Jesslyn H on 09-05-17

Fantastic Finale

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Jemisin does it again. This book does a really good job of answering most of our remaining questions. This trilogy is truly something special and feels it should be required reading in any lit class. The 2nd person perspective is reslly special and is executed perfectly as always.
I'm just a big fan overall. Jemisin is my 3rd fav author. She comes right after Steven Erikson and Guy Gavriel Kay. I can't recommend her enough. He Dreamblood duology is awesome too!

  • Under Heaven

  • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

In his latest innovative novel, the award-winning author evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power. Inspired by the glory and power of Tang dynasty China, Guy Gavriel Kay has created a masterpiece.It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive!

  • By Mike on 07-31-10

Absolutely amazing but...

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I'm kind of mad at tbis book. This was such a great story and I enjoyed every bit of it but I found it kind of frustrating as well. I just think this shouod not be the first GGK book you pick up because you have to get used to his themes and style. I recommend Tigana and Sarantine Mosaic. My frustration with this book came from thinking it was about the An Shi rebellion which didn't start until 3/4 through and when talked about was often from far away sourcing witnessing nothing. This book is more about how the world changes as told from the perspectives of some characters than it's about the characters at all. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored the book because GGK is an amazing authour (second to Steven Erikson in my opinion. Go Canada woo!) and Simon Vance an amazing narrator. I rated it 5☆ after all. But just don't start your first foray into GGK with this book.

  • Skullsworn

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710

Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial. The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again." Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By cj0679 on 07-29-17

Death as mercy

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

I loved this book. I really identified with the Skullsworn beliefs and it was great to learn more about Pyrre who had been my fav character in the main trilogy.

  • Kingdom Blades

  • A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 4
  • By: Melissa McPhail
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,949
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,714

After the events the first three books in Melissa McPhail's award-winning epic fantasy series, A Pattern of Shadow and Light, the realm of Alorin remains unbalanced. The Fifth Vestal, Bjorn van Gelderan, has cast his Players on the field. Now they must hold their positions against Malorin'athgul as well as their immortal allies. In Kandori...Prince Ean val Lorian is bound to Bjorn van Gelderan's game and to his sister Isabel, but Ean would rather be free of both of them. Yet he fears the game won't let him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By garrett on 03-25-17

I love this story

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

I fall more and more in love with each book. It's now one of my favourite series!

  • Red Sister

  • First Book of the Ancestor
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,505

From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story supported by great narration

  • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

This was so good. Loved everything about it

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

To me this felt like Anthony Ryan's Blood Song series but with girls. Loved everything about it.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,654

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

Meh it was just decent

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

It was plain old boring until the end. Not HORRIBLE like I was told though