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  • The Blackest Heart

  • By: Brian Lee Durfee
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 36 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Gladiator. Assassin. Thief. Princess. And the slave. The five warrior angels have been revealed; one by one, the mystical weapons they once wielded are being found, and an ancient prophecy is finally being fulfilled. Or is it? For when it comes to recorded history, much is intended to manipulate and deceive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your new favorite fantasy series!

  • By BrianRaiderFan on 02-26-19

Even better than the first!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Mr. Durfee is on a roll and the story gets even better in this second book in what's shaping up to be one of the best series of our time. I can't wait to see where he takes the story from here!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgetting Moon

  • By: Brian Lee Durfee
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Welcome to the Five Isles, where war has come in the name of the invading army of Sor Sevier, a merciless host driven by the prophetic fervor of the Angel Prince, Aeros, toward the last unconquered kingdom of Gul Kana. Yet Gault, one of the elite Knights Archaic of Sor Sevier, is growing disillusioned by the crusade he is at the vanguard of just as it embarks on his Lord Aeros' greatest triumph. While the eldest son of the fallen king of Gul Kana now reigns in ever increasing paranoid isolationism, his two sisters seek their own paths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but Frustrating

  • By John on 03-30-19

Brilliantly Written and Narrated!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its dynamic storyline that pulled me in and twisted in ways I didn't expect. All of the characters were vibrant and didn't fit the same tired old mold that so many fantasy stories keep regurgitating over and over again. For the most part none of the characters were entirely naive and innocent or corrupt and evil and they were complex in their actions and motivations. Top this off with one of the best narrators in the business and it shapes up to be a book that will leave fantasy fans satiated. The one and only complaint I have is with the tad bit over the top passages from the various holy books that begin each chapter. Regardless I'm excited to start the next book in the series immediately after I finish writing this review!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Iron

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Aranthur is a promising young mage. His talents compel him to attend University to develop his abilities further. But the world is not safe for a mage, and after a confrontation leaves him no choice but to display his skill with a blade, Aranthur is instructed to train under a renowned Master of Swords. During his intensive training he begins to question the bloody life he's chosen. And while studying under the Master, Aranthur is conscripted to the City Militia. Soon after, he finds himself thrown into the middle of a political revolt that will impact everyone he's come to know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very multicultural

  • By Savage on 03-28-19

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Miles Cameron delivers again with this first novel in what I fully expect to be another hit series from one of the top contemporary authors in the fantasy genre. If you haven't had the opportunity to read his previous work this is an excellent book to cut your teeth on to get a sense of the superb characters and rich worlds and storytelling full of wonder, action and mystery. I'm very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Temple of Sorrow

  • Stonehaven League, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Summers
  • Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Relic Online is the hottest new game out there, and it's Devon Walker's best hope for escaping her hard-knock life. Thanks to her rocking achievements in other games, she's been hired as a salaried player. Even better, her new position comes with cutting-edge implants that turn RO's virtual reality into a full-sensory explosion. Her only task? Drive the game's creator AI to the outermost limits of its creativity. Sounds easy, right? But when Devon logs in, her expectations shatter like an ice golem hit with a sonic blast. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No veil of tears here

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

Great find!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I've been listening or reading more and more selections from the LitRPG genre and i've found that you never know for certain what quality you might find in this genre that's really picking up steam. I've been an avid gamer my whole life and RPG's have always been my favorite so it's wonderful to get to combine my love of reading and gaming. Unfortunately I've found that a good portion of the books have been mediocre. I listen to an average of 3 to 4 books a week through Audible so sometimes I end up scraping the bottom of the barrel in the genres that I love. However this book was a wonderful surprise. The vast majority of the books I've listened to from the genre have a male main character. It was refreshing to have a good strong heroine in this book and even better that the book was well written with a great pace and narrated by Soundbooth Theater. Annie Ellicott and Jeff Hays put together another superb performance as I've come to expect from them. I'm downloading the second book in the series as I write this review and intend to start it as soon as I finish. I expect that Carie Summers will write better and better books in this series and hopefully others. I recommend that you give this one a try and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  • The Thousand Names

  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

With this stunning series opener, Django Wexler leaps to the upper echelon of today’s best fantasy authors. The Thousand Names opens his Shadow Campaigns series with a tale of bloody rebellion that will reshape an empire -- and a world. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass see their fortunes rise under the command of military genius Janus bet Vhalnich. But Janus’ obsession with the supernatural portends a dire fate for the realm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Military Fantasy

  • By Johnathan W. Hill on 04-24-14

Great Story but Sub-par Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Great book with rich characters and a great pace. Filled with a great balance of action and character development. The only downside was a poor choice in narrator. Even with that I plan to start on the second installment of the series immediately. I would have easily given this book a 5 star rating down the list if one of the more capable narrators would have been enlisted to tell the story. I definitely recommend picking this book up.

  • Bloodring

  • Rogue Mage, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gold
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary neo-mage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bloodring Redux

  • By pewter on 07-28-11

Wonderful Book Poorly Narrated.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I'm a big fan of Faith Hunter and her other works including this one. I have all her books in the two series that most know her by and though I've only listened to this first book in this series it's shaping up to be just as great as her others. I'm guessing that this book must be one of her early works because I thoroughly enjoy the narration of the others. Unfortunately this one was distracting due to the constant mispronunciation of words that a typical kid should be able to pronounce properly by the time they start high school. Otherwise she has a good voice and does an average to a slightly above average job of narrating this original and attention grabbing tale from an author who continues to put out great books. I still intend to get and listen to the remaining books in the series and I fully recommend this one to anyone who is interested. I just think it's a shame that a great story is somewhat tarnished by sub par narration.

  • Frostborn: The Gray Knight

  • Frostborn Series, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Moeller
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Ridmark Arban was once a Swordbearer, a knight of renown. Now he is a branded outcast, stripped of his sword, and despised as a traitor. But he alone sees the danger to come. Calliande awakens in the darkness, her memories gone, and creatures of terrible power hunting her. For she alone holds the secret that can save the world...or destroy it utterly. The secret of the Frostborn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story with a Classic Feel

  • By RobT on 09-12-17

A Very Nice Find!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I came across this 1st book in this series quite by accident. I downloaded another of this author's books, Sevenfold Sword, the first book in a series that I believe follows the son or perhaps children of the main character in this series and while I began to listen to it I was looking at the other books this author wrote. When I saw that there were books that predated it set in the same world and concerning some of the core characters I immediately stopped the book and downloaded this. I hadn't heard of the author nor the narrator and there were very few reviews on the books in this series so I was a bit leery as to whether or not I'd enjoy it. Oftentimes the first few books an author puts out can be tortuous to get through but progressively get better as more and more books are put out especially given that self publication is much easier to achieve now. This book wasn't like that at all. It was wonderfully done with great character development and a storyline full of action that still gives the reader a firm grasp on the world's history without revealing too much about the central characters, leaving plenty of mystery to be disclosed in later books. I wasn't familiar with the narrator, Steven Crossley, either and have never listened to him prior to this book as far as I can recall. There again I was pleasantly surprised. He does a solid job and gives much more to the story than reading alone. His female voices were a little weak but not so much that it detracts from the performance. I definitely recommend checking this title out!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,721

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Superb Sci-fi Storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

This book starts hard and fast and doesn't stop until the very end. Set in a world reminiscent of Star Wars without the whole good/bad side of the force angst, Galaxy's Edge is gritty sci-fi that gets its hooks in the reader/listener through characters that you can immediately identify with. Narrated by R.C. Bray, one of the best in the business, you won't be disappointed in adding this audio book to your collection. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Flametouched

  • By: Brian K. Fuller
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Davon wants a quiet life, but the Queen orders her new clerk to delve into the affairs of the lovely Lady Hightower to uncover the truth about the mysterious plot. He discovers that powerful and prestigious conspirators don't like meddlesome clerks, and Davon must dodge bullets and increasing scrutiny, fearing the exposure of his past life. As the clues fall into place, Davon finds that the fate of Bittermarch and the Eternal Flame itself are in his flame-branded hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten out of ten

  • By daniel frederick on 08-05-17

Absolutely Enchanting!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

This is one of the finest books I've listened to over the last couple of years. It's a very original concept but the story doesn't rely on overly exaggerated powers. Instead I became fully invested in the characters. I really hope that Mr. Fuller decides to continue to spin more tales from the world he's created. Simon Vance is one of the better narrators in the business and does another bang up job with this book. I definitely recommend this one!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rise and Fall

  • Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy
  • By: Joshua P. Simon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

An ill-prepared queen, a soft-hearted mercenary, and a crippled warrior struggle as a kingdom falls and an empire rises. For years, the High Mages of Cadonia have maintained an uneasy peace among the nobles disgruntled with the rule of the king. In the aftermath of a tragic event, Elyse, the king's daughter, is thrust into a role she is not ready for. As queen, she must now determine who to trust while struggling to keep the kingdom from collapsing around her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent entry into a new fantasy trilogy

  • By Tracey on 04-13-13

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I tried out this book after finishing the The Tyrus Chronicle also by Joshua P. Simon. I really enjoyed those four books and decided to give this series a shot as well. I noticed that there were very few reviews and was a little concerned that I wouldn't care for it but my concern proved to be completely unfounded. The first couple of chapters were a tad rough but after it was a solid storyline that kept my interest and allowed me to really invest myself in the characters. The narrator was average at best but not bad enough to ruin the story for me. I look forward to the rest of the series and have high hopes that I won't be let down.