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  • The Magician's Land

  • The Magicians, Book 3
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,578

Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of grey magic and desperate characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful ending to a great masterpiece

  • By Mor on 09-30-14

Nice Change of Pace

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

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A good change of pace from the normal fantasy series. A touch of grim dark, but really just more 'realistic' than dark when it comes to character emotions and all that.

  • The Judging Eye

  • The Aspect-Emperor, Book 1
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye. Aspect-Emperor Kellhus is waging a terrifying war, subjugating all nations in his path. There are those willing to stand together against him, but these rebellious souls must act quickly and decisively to thwart his mad schemes of power and domination.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A complete letdown

  • By Marlene on 03-10-13

Terrible Narrator- James Lipton esk....

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Love the series, but this narrator makes it so hard to listen to. I've listen to a few hundred audio books in my life, and never had a narrator ruin the experience before. This is also the first review I've ever written, motivated by my need to share my frustration with a great series ruined by an awful narrator. He's like James Lipton ('inside the actors studio') crossed with Vincent Price... might sound like it would be fun to listen to, but it's not. Comes off very pretentious, and the terrible pauses (multiple times in every sentence) made me want to invent a time machine to go back and stop his parents from meeting.

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