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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,092

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

I stand corrected!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely!

What other book might you compare The Lies of Locke Lamora to and why?

Joe Abercrombie meets Ocean’s 11. Not exactly a book comparison,but I think you get it.

Have you listened to any of Michael Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Top notch,as usual!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Never underestimate!

Any additional comments?

Let this be a testament, to the fact that sometimes a first impression is very,very wrong. For some reason, I made several attempts at this book, and I could never stick with it. Well,the problem was with me! If a book has excellent ratings and you can’t get it at first,don’t give up.

  • Red Sister

  • First Book of the Ancestor
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963

From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story supported by great narration

  • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

FLAWLESS!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

If you could sum up Red Sister in three words, what would they be?

Master at work!

What other book might you compare Red Sister to and why?

I feel “Red Sister” stands alone. It will turn the staunchest of male egos into feminists! If you avoid female protagonist,narrators,or think you are too macho-I dare you to give this a listen. You will agree ,this is a bad-ass story.

What does Heather O'Neill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Heather is perfect for this story. I was a bit shocked to see it is offered with a different narrator. A waste of someone’s time and money. I am most likely Audible’s most severe critic when it comes to narrators,so trust me-this story is in good hands!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not only that,but one of only three titles ,that I gave a second listen and enjoyed them more. “A Song of Ice and Fire” series ,and “ The Name of the Wind” are the other two. The “Warded Man” should be included,as well.

Any additional comments?

Second book in the series ,titled “The Gray Sister” is coming soon!

  • A Thirst for Vengeance

  • The Ashes Saga, Volume 1
  • By: Edward M. Knight
  • Narrated by: David Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

My name is Dagan. There are few alive with more blood on their hands than me. I have lived a life of degeneracy. I have studied the teachings of the dark mage Helosis and walked the path of the dead. I have been to the shadowrealm and emerged with my soul enact. I have challenged the Black Brotherhood and ridden with the Knights of Valamor as a brother-in-arms. I have spoken to Xune. I've killed indiscriminately - for money, for fame. For vengeance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, but OMG the reader

  • By Alton J Henley on 07-12-14

I don't get you people!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

Where does A Thirst for Vengeance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 25 out of several thousand.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Thirst for Vengeance?

The educational moments of the protagonist.

What does David Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dramatic baratone voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole story was intriguing.

Any additional comments?

I am constantly complaining of the choices audible makes when new releases come out. A lot of times, it becomes obvious my taste differs from the average reader/listener. I typically agree with the obvious stuff,( i.e."song of ice and fire"), etc. Then, there are book ratings I don't get at all,(i.e." Lies of Locke Lamora"). This book is not reflected fairly in the ratings it has recieved. It should be a solid 4 stars on anyone's rank. I chose 5 stars for the hidden gem aspect.With all that said, check my ratings and see if you agree with most of my choices and grab this title.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blasted Lands

  • Seven Forges
  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed - and somewhat reluctant - commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise - the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By charles on 03-06-15

Great hidden gem

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Of course, I think it is a unique and refreshing fantasy series. I ran across the first book in the series by accident and couldn't stop grinning at my rare find. It is just cool and badass!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love them all.

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

Dave is right on and I find him to be one of the best.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me happy ;that for once when I tried an unknown, I hit the mark.

Any additional comments?

Read it and spread the word!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Such Thing As Werewolves

  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Canines Rule

  • By Tango on 02-15-15

I don't get the high ratings

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

Reviewed: 12-23-14

What did you like best about No Such Thing As Werewolves? What did you like least?

I am struggling to finish. So much going on and nothing!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

When I saw werewolves and good ratings I was excited. I am so sick of zombie crap. Then it just falls flat. Lame. Why is it so difficult for authors to write a good werewolf novel?

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Like the book just flat.

Could you see No Such Thing As Werewolves being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I hope not!

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80,149

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

The greatest epic fantasy you will ever read!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-14

Would you consider the audio edition of A Game of Thrones to be better than the print version?

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

That is impossible to choose. Martin can make a character mentioned in one sentence interesting.

What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

Everything! He was born to narrate this series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes,although physically impossible.

Any additional comments?

The only con about this series is, you will compare every other fantasy novel to "songs of ice and fire" and realize you will never find anything close. It really deserves its own category because it is not fair to other authors. I really doubt there will ever be anything written to top this series.

  • Tower Lord

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,151

Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece from Anthony Ryan. One

  • By Howard on 09-21-14

One of the top 3 of the best epic fantasy series

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

If you could sum up Tower Lord in three words, what would they be?

This series rules

What other book might you compare Tower Lord to and why?

Maybe a combo of "game of thrones" and "warded man".

What does Steven Brand bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Like all good narrators,he makes the audiobook a movie in your mind.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire story hit the mark.

Any additional comments?

If you love epic fantasy,then this series is a no brainer! If anyone does not like this series,then they have no buisiness buying a epic fantasy novel.

  • The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Armies gather for war in the frozen land of Angrääl, threatening to set the world ablaze. The elves are divided and scattered, and humans fall prey to the dark influence of the Reborn King. Now, Gewey is faced with his greatest challenge yet: unite the world of elf and human before it is too late....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Timothy on 02-13-16

Why the high ratings?

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

Reviewed: 02-24-14

What did you like best about The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2? What did you like least?

Cover art is about all I can say that I like about this book.
Boring! Just goes on and on with nothing to engage. It is a y.a. story that audible placed in adult genre to fill in gaps. They do this often.

What was most disappointing about Brian D. Anderson’s story?

Lack of action! Boring lame characters.

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

His reading was good but too mature for this story.

Was The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2 worth the listening time?

No,not for me. Others rate it high ,so maybe it's just my taste. Sometimes it happens,a book will be a favorite of many and I just don't see it.

Any additional comments?

Don't be fooled by cool cover art! "Don't judge book by cover" , will I ever learn?

4 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Demonologist

  • The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'
  • By: Gerald Brittle
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary fun.

  • By Cliff on 08-19-13

WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-13

What did you love best about The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren?

educational,compelling,and awe inspiring scary.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

that it is based on real, true cases

Have you listened to any of Todd Haberkorn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, first time listen to anything by Todd

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

oh yes, warning to all, this is not even close to a "light listen". this is serious stuff, I mean the events that take place in this book will leave you beyond uneasy. if you scare easy or you are not in a good place right now, DO NOT GET THIS AUDIO BOOK! I know you have heard this before, macho b.s. but I don't scare easy. this stuff will get to you.
ok, I have done my duty. this is my only review. it is because I truly felt it was important to give folks a warning. don't get me wrong its a great listen, I gave it the 5 star treatment. just wanted to throw that in, incase someone misunderstood my point.

Any additional comments?

Ed and Lorraine Warren are to be appreciated and respected. Who could do this stuff with their life and do it so selfless. being more aware than just about anyone at the risk. thank God for his special troopers.

56 of 63 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Eternal

  • By: Hunter Shea
  • Narrated by: Seth Michael Donsky
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Only one priest can battle the ultimate evil!

An evil as ancient as time itself has arisen and taken root in New York City. Father Michael, the mysterious undead defender of the Church, answers the call to action from the Vatican, while Cain, a malevolent wraith that feeds on fear and blood, has taken the life and form of the city's mayor and readies a demonic army to ignite the apocalypse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't handle narrator! I tried, seriously tried.

  • By Joseph on 05-31-14

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

What disappointed you about Evil Eternal?

The narrator!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Could not finish,due to pathetic narration.

What didn’t you like about Seth Michael Donsky’s performance?

Simply put,ridicules cartoon voices.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Evil Eternal?

Overdone in a lot of ways. The main premise of book could have been done right and it would have made for a unique religious fueled horror.

Any additional comments?

Audible continues to disappoint for those who enjoy good horror/paranormal fantasy. The only choices are female themed romance,gay or just bad!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful