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  • 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 9,032
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,397

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

So engaging & imaginative, another excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Danté and Blays are like Hadrion and Royce from Michael J. Sullivan's books. This second trilogy didn't grab me as quickly as the 1st but it didn't take long for me to listen to the rest of it, foregoing sleep. It has such delightful and refreshing applications if magic with humor brings light to this world of oppression. The pain of the human condition is no match for the nobility naturally expressed by our less than perfect, complicated friends as we follow along on another epic adventure. After the coming of age of the 'Cycle of Arawn', the deepening of characters is solidified as the fight against becoming jaded, in this world with a dynamic mileiu of archetypes. With evil often in charge and in need of help, We can route for making the right choice even when it is not clear. Throughout this book the author creates such delightful imaginings that are made real. This writer opens people's heart and breaks down the mores and prejudices in a society and world similar to ours, and illustrates what is truly required to be Noble, all the while unraveling a thrilling adventure with genius, strength of character, and unexpected challenges.

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

Mesmerizing, Enchanting, and Mystical. Great charm

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

wonderful Character Development. completely Surprising. Even though it's not a love story perse, it has some superlatively romantic parts. I recommend it, but wish the next book was out already.

  • The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition

  • A Sword of Shannara Novel
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara. Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector's edition of the novel that started it all - featuring never-before-shared insights into the classic tale and an all-new introduction by the New York Times best-selling author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-16

I enjoyed listening to Terry Brooks annotations -

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I really enjoyed Terry Brooks injections most of the time & especially near the end. I missed it in the others. loved the book & am a huge Terry Brooks fan!! Love his writing!

  • The Death of the Banker

  • The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

Ron Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early twentieth century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by the century's end. As he traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, Chernow evokes both the grand theater of capital and the personal dramas of its most fascinating protagonists.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Severely outdated

  • By Lindsey M Hall on 11-15-17

What a thinly veiled piece of BS. nonsensical crap

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Will my review show up with zero stars? This is a prime example of rewriting history, re writing reality by an industry (Finance and Banking-Fiat Money system) that is a parasite on the legitimate economy. This isn't even a whitewashed version of events or creative interpretation. This is a fiction, but not for fun but to deceive you. I wasn't able to read this without a vomit bag. It tries to use the romance of the small investor to distract from its true purpose of defending the elite and hiding their crimes, giving ignorant people sound bites like " the economy of today is more complex and belongs to the small investor, the banking families influence is a thing of the past".... that's all I can write.... but you know this is poorly written propaganda.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder Part 1

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing. this is 4th time I've read it.

  • By Sharon Lee on 01-04-18

amazing. this is 4th time I've read it.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

a brilliant story with solid development that makes me want more. when is the next book coming out? anxiously awaiting the next since it came out. Jonathan, please tell us what happens next.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,821

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Another Fabulous Novel by a master

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

MJS is fun to read and Hadrian and Royce are such a brilliant pairing. Bravo!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Shadow Bright and Burning Part 1

  • Kingdom on Fire, Book 1
  • By: Jessica Cluess
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when, instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good.

  • By Sharon Lee on 12-18-17

good.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

excellent book. slow at first but worthwhile read... good stuff. yes yes yes yes yes yes

  • Age of Swords Part 2

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should all be released at once, or wait to buy.

  • By Sharon Lee on 08-07-17

Should all be released at once, or wait to buy.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

It was hard to get into again, even though I loved the first and by the end of this one a am ready to keep reading, because as usual for Michael Jackson Sullivan, another one knocked out of the park...BUT. It pisses me off that the "market" makes him wait to release it. Next time, I won't start reading until all books are published and audio books recorded AND RELEASED. It is so difficult to get back into it, then just to have to wait again. If you are considering buying this; do yourself a favor and wait until the whole series is out. His books all read better when there is not more than a week or two between reads. In all honesty I would have read it start to finish where it's is 2 books or 15. Please Michael, take heed. Let us have the next book already. Thanks for another epic that connects with Ryiria stories. AMAZING!

  • The Upside of Your Dark Side

  • Why Being Your Whole Self - Not Just Your "Good" Self - Drives Success and Fulfillment
  • By: Todd Kashdan, Robert Biswas-Diener
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 573

In The Upside of Your Dark Side, two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Sometimes, they can even hold us back. Emotions like anger, anxiety, or doubt might be uncomfortable, but it turns out that they are also incredibly useful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort is killing us

  • By Brian on 02-06-17

All New Agers must read for Cognitive Dissonance.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

This is a refreshing dose of reality for those that overvalue comfort positivity and happiness. The results are in and it seems much better to be whole than happy. Embracing all emotions and accepting their gifts allows us to make better decisions, be better people and generally get more out of life

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,678
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,019

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop what you are doing and buy this book.

  • By Sterling on 06-30-16

Another epic amazing story has begun.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

I am so excited but I wish that they would release them quicker. I am ready to read #2

2 of 2 people found this review helpful