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  • When the Heavens Fall

  • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 1
  • By: Marc Turner
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

A book giving its wielder power over the dead has been stolen from a fellowship of mages that has kept the powerful relic dormant for centuries. The thief, a crafty, power-hungry necromancer, intends to use the Book of Lost Souls to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artifact at all cost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grim, Dark, Ponderous... Grim, Dark, Ponderous...

  • By Dr F on 06-05-18

Likely a good read for some, just not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I wanted to like this book more than I did. Most of the characters had far too much ego & weren’t very likable I was hard pressed to find a character or two that I could call a hero. However, their were two that fit the bill later in the story. The story itself was very dark & descriptions of fight scenes were too gory for my taste. The plot of the story was ok ,but predictable. Some characters were often described as having very strong powers, but I was not convinced by their powers until the last quarter of the book. The narration by Oliver Wyman was very good & he helped to keep me interested in the story. I would still recommend the book to those who like dark stories & graphic violence, because the book was very successful on that score; it just isn’t my personal preference.

  • Sorcerer's Ring Bundle

  • Books 1 and 2
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

This bundle includes the first two books in Morgan Rice’s #1 best-selling fantasy series, The Sorcerer's Ring (A Quest of Heroes and A March of Kings). A Quest of Heroes, book number one in The Sorcerer's Ring, revolves around one special boy, a 14-year-old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book!

  • By Richard A. Bachelor on 12-21-17

Very good book

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

The story is very engaging ,with interesting characters & a very believable world. The main character Thor is a little prideful, very naive & too corny at times. However, he is a likable character that you want to see succeed. His corny behavior stems from his being overly grateful for any little compliment, attention or assistance and his self deprecating manner. There were more than a few contradictions in the story such as, after the brothers man friend stabbed his father , the eldest legitimate prince saw that his door was opened & ran to shut it, making sure a beam was locked in place on the door. They heard a loud knock on the door & guards burst through the door.... This was not a breaking down of the door, but a pushing open of the door. How can that be when it was barred shut by a beam like device?? There were several obvious contradictions like this. However, the book was so good, I really did not care too much about these small inconsistencies. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series, to see the unfolding of Thor’s magic , his true lineage, and the man he will become. 5 stars for this book bundle.

  • The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
  • Length: 98 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,306

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely...needs a section guide. I made one

  • By A. Lee on 08-29-16

Awesome!!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I love this audio bible. I can’t look at the Bible in the same way after listening to this. It brings greater meaning & understanding to each word. The Dramatizations & tasteful music allows me to delve into & feel the words of Yahuah. Certain chapters, especially in the book of Psalms are so tremendously beautiful and well done, they brought tears to my eyes. This audio bible is perfect in every way except one: it would be perfection if the true name of the most high, (God- is a title not a name, the same goes for Lord) his son ( Jesus/ Iesus- is a false pagan name )& all the biblical persons, places & things were included in this bible. Right now I just speak out the real names while I am listening in order to give the verses power. Besides restoring the names, this Bible is highly recommended, it will give you joy.