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  • Port of Shadows

  • A Novel of the Black Company
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

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

Another amazing book!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

If you like the Black Company you’ll love this one!!!

I love all of Glenn Cook’s work!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gather ‘Round the Sound

  • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5,896
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,182
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5,179

2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!

  • By Phillip on 12-12-17

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Completely not in the holiday spirit
Just plane bad and very unentertaining, couldn’t wait for it to be over

  • I Don't Want to Talk About It

  • Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
  • By: Terrence Real
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Psychotherapist Terrence Real offers an important and compelling look at the silent epidemic of depression among men and shows, with compassion and clarity, what can be done to break this vicious cycle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good to listen to but be careful!

  • By R. Keith Clingan on 02-02-17

Very insightful

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Very helpful, would strongly recommend!
Extremely useful and practical for men and the women/people who love them

  • Wastelands 2

  • More Stories of the Apocalypse
  • By: John Joseph Adams (edited by), George R. R. Martin, Junot Díaz, and others
  • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Orson Scott Card, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first anthology.

  • By Gambol on 05-29-16

Some are pretty good

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Certainly some interesting, page turning, fresh works! But, on the whole I don't think it's worth a credit.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stonewielder

  • Novels of the Malazan Empire, Book 3
  • By: Ian C. Esslemont
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 26 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague Kyle wasn't as enamored with life outside the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death from that same Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had little faith in ICE

  • By Matthew on 11-19-16

Another awesome Malazan book

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Great action, fun to read! What a great series
I strongly recommend this if you love the Malazan series

  • Dust of Dreams

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 9
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 43 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393

The fate awaiting the Bonehunters is one no soldier can prepare for, and one no mortal soul can withstand - the foe is uncertainty and the only weapon worth wielding is stubborn courage. In war everyone loses, and this brutal truth can be found in the eyes of every soldier in every world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning this is book 9 not 8!

  • By Jesse on 03-06-15

Great book

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

Reviewed: 07-18-15

Another great book by Steven Erikson. If you like his previous works, you'll love this next installment

  • Lord of the Silent Kingdom

  • The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

It's cold. The wells of power are weakening and the forces of Night grow strong. The gods are real, and still have some power, mostly to do harm. The Instrumentalities of the Night are the worst of these. Piper Hecht, born Else Tage, survived a battle with the Instrumentalities. Now he's Captain-General of the armies fighting a crusade for Patriarch Sublime V. Intrigues swirl around the throne of the Grail Empire, as the imperial family's enemy, Anne of Menand, raises money to help the perpetually indebted Patriarch finance his crusades.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is horrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-14

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Thick and juicy story. Lots of subplots going in many different directions keep things very interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Company

  • Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,046
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,050

Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard Boiled Morally Ambiguous Epic Fantasy

  • By Jefferson on 03-18-11

This series is really good! Dark and intense

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

Well written and thought out, more of an adult perspective, great fight scenes. This is great escapists fantasy!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Outstretched Shadow

  • The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training---all men, for women were unfit to practice magic---memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, but enjoyable

  • By AvidReader91 on 07-13-15

I wouldn't recommend it for an adult

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-11

I thought the story was painfully slow, and written for a prepubescent child. I've listened to 5 of 22.5 hrs and it hasn't gotten any better.

The main character is reportedly a 17 year old boy, but acts like he is still 10-13. The descriptions are verbose but childlike.

Listening to him drone on and on about his boring chores, doesn't make for a very exciting or intriguing book.

After purchasing works by Sanderson, Jordan, Glen Cook, Sergey Lukyanenko, or Brooks's Shannara series this was very disappointing.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful