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  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Please hire Oliver Wyman as narrator and keep him!

  • By Ryan on 01-09-19

I'm Batman!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

If you look in the dictionary for how to to not to do an audio book series you will find a picture of Safehold. I love David Weber and the Safehold series but i am feeling betrayed yet again by below average narration. Oliver Wyman was nothing short of brilliant then we get the Johnathan Davis hot mess..There are several reviews that go through the "greatness" of Davis and I will not rehash them. Only thing i would change in them is that some of Davis' voices sound like he is doing Lego Batman. I had to just laugh at the ridiculousness of it.

Story overall is ok at best. Not quite through the whole book yet but it does not have the depth of the rest of the series and covers a larger stretch of time. Seemed rushed and half baked at times. I am going to finish the book because I love the series but i should have just read it instead of listening to this train wreck.


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  • New Horizons

  • Emerilia, Book 4
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 799

Alliances and enemies are made, but the Stone Raiders keep their promise. They swore to themselves they would bring the Aleph back to Emerilia. Secrets, powerful creatures and a hidden civilization wait for the Stone Raiders in the abandoned Aleph facilities and cities. Will they be able to clear the Aleph facilities and complete their quest? Or will they be fated to fail? One thing is for sure, the Stone Raiders won’t give up easily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, 1 chapter out of order

  • By Gavin on 02-02-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

The first book of this series was pretty entertaining. Books 2, 3, and 4 go sideways for a few different reasons:

1. Do we really need every detail from every fight in every battle? The book wastes hours of content going into unneeded detail on each and every fight of each and every battle. Most of it can be cut and I found myself fast forwarding just to get it over with.
2. If you are going to do humor please actually be funny. Chatfield's humor just doesn't work. Some of it repeats itself and is not funny the second time around either.
3. Were the intimate scenes written by a virgin teen boy? Seriously Chatfield your wife must be constantly unsatisfied.

When you get past the bloated battle chapters, terrible humor, and bad sex there is legitimately some good content in this book and series. Just disappointed because this series had so much promise is book 1.

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