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  • Galaxy's Edge, Part IV

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,266

Fight to win. Survive the future. With the galaxy in turmoil, the Legion initiates Article Nineteen, a hard reset designed to halt the corruption and ineptitude that continues to spill forth from the Galactic Core. But when the House of Reason aligns itself with the bloodthirsty zhee extremists, the Legion has no choice but to commit to a savage campaign of Total War. As Legion Commander Keller attempts to coax the Republic and Black Fleet into a winner-take-all battle at the heart of the Galactic Core, Wraith uncovers secrets from Tyrus Rechs’s past. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All time best!

  • By Nick Putzke on 02-06-19

Best entry yet!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I've greatly enjoyed all the books so far, but this one has captivated me more than the rest. Great story and well written characters. Cant wait for the next one, and ill be keeping my eye out for the box set or omnibus so i can have it all physically.

  • Calamity

  • The Reckoners, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,031
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,426

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-18-16

5 Stars, But

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

So I loved these books, great concept and well executed. But the ending of the story was, for me, underwhelming. I had gotten so involved with the characters, story, and mystery. So to finally have the final answers, it was honestly kinda head scratching. Would highly recommend this series tho.

  • Port of Shadows

  • A Novel of the Black Company
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs, and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into the lady’s tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as "The Ten Who Were Taken". Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No disrespect but I personally prefer Marc Vietor

  • By MEDINA RAF on 09-13-18

It's fine, but forgettable.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

If you can get it for free than give it a listen, but honestly it isnt that great, either compared to his other work or stand alone.
I just started re-reading the Black Company and I had forgotten just how engaging the first few books are. So comparing this, which is set between two of the books, is justified. It doesnt have the same magic and falls flat like most of the other books later in the series.
Wanted to like it, I just cant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,583
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,525

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leveling up his writing skills

  • By Dallas on 08-15-18

LitRPG Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Couldn't stop listening to the book! Gripping story, loavable characters, fun technical talk about "The Lands" mechanics, expected and unexpected twists, and finally an ending that leaves me wanting more! Also glad to have a book by Mr. Kong that was more than a dozen hours! highly recommend!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,548

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

Very well done, and entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Great book! really enjoyed the story and the characters. Near the end it did start to drag and I found myself becoming disinterested, where before I was invested. The reader is really good aswell! didn't have a problem listening to him, tho some times her pronunciation were odd or it sounded like he didn't finish a word. beyond that I greatly enjoyed it and would recommend.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,548

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Beautiful End

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

With all the sci fi out there it is hard to find a single book that is so full of... joyous exploration. I adore Science Fiction, and Mr Taylor has managed to create a short series that left me happy. He didnt try to answer every question, thus leaving room for my imagination. Most of all he handled a sci fi view of humanity that i believe is most accurate and true to how we really are. I will leave this series for a few years but one day I'll buy physical copies to put in my shelf so one day my kids can enjoy it.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,747

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
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

i havent been this pleased with coming of age book story since harry potter. Loveable characters, great world (not over explained), and i actually didnt mind it when i called aspects of the plot because they made sense. Would highly recommend!

  • Gardens of the Moon

  • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,474

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The best Worst book there is

  • By George on 04-07-16

great book

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

This is an amazing book, but if you stop paying attention for a minute you will be lost.

  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,836
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,907

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

One of the greatest works of all time.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

The Two Towers is probably one of the best fantasy books of all time if not the greatest. this is the first time I have ever listened to an unabridged version of this book and Inglis has such an amazing voice that it's hard to compare with any other reader. his command of pronunciation and character names found in all of tolkien's books is truely excellent.
these among other things truly gives this book a Golden Noodle from me :-)

  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,796

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

Good Story Horrible Characters

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

I loved this book, the story was fantastical and gripping. But I honestly hated every character, I did connect with Quinton, but good grief I wish he would have died. I would recommend it still however. Great performance too!