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  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Star Wars, The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,045

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Character Development For Phasma!

  • By Michael Hicks on 10-03-17

A D&D story?

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

Ok so the story was more a D&D story then a Star Wars story. While the narrator was spot-on and the great production that goes into a Star Wars book was there. It just didn't feel like Star wars.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,187

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

I want more Thrawn!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

This book is so good right from the start. This book had me rooting for the Empire.

  • Hero

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book III
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,958

Something akin to peace has come to the Underdark. The demon hordes have receded, and now the matron mothers argue over the fate of Drizzt Do'Urden. Even so, it becomes clear to one matriarch after another that while the renegade drow may come and go, Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, will crawl forever on. And so Drizzt is free to return to his home on the surface once again. Scores are settled as lives are cut short, yet other lives move on. For the lone drow, there is only a single final quest: a search for peace, for family, for home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... that was a ride!

  • By Richard Owen on 11-02-16

Incredible!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

What a great book. A little slow at first but the end is amazing. Victor nailed it again with the narrating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Maestro

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book II
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958

Something terrible, unspeakable, immense has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME !!!

  • By George on 04-13-16

Enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Victor has another great performance. I like that the Archmage is more a fixture in these stories.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Brimstone Angels

  • A Forgotten Realms Novel
  • By: Erin M. Evans
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Rejected at birth and raised in a village of tiefling misfits, Farideh expects a life without friends, love, or control over her destiny. Then she makes a pact with a devil named Lorcan, and everything changes. Lorcan promises all she ever dreamed of and asks for nothing in return. Her twin sister Havilar urges Farideh to resist the devil’s sway. But Farideh’s not so sure. Lorcan may be dangerous but the power he offers is exhilarating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to the Realms for New Comers

  • By Korben Dallas on 07-27-15

Great book, on to book 2.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

I loved the story, got into the characters pretty easy. Can't wait to read the next book.

  • Archmage

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt and his companions know that what lurks just under their feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power. The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren't done with Drizzt yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its about time

  • By Ryan on 09-09-15

Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

The story of the companions keeps getting better and better. I've read this book over and over again couldn't put it down. Victor puts on a great performance.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,087

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds a bit to the Movie

  • By Brad on 12-22-15

Great audio book

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

Loved the audio book. Gave more details then the movie. Narrator was very enjoyable to listen to.

  • The Godborn

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book II
  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

In the 2nd book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, the shadow legacy of Erevis Cale lives on even as his old foe Mephistopheles seeks to stamp it out at any cost. Cale’s son Vasen - unmoored in time by the god Mask - has thus far been shielded from the archdevil’s dark schemes, alone among the servants of the Lord of Light who have raised him since birth. Living in a remote abbey nestled among the Thunder Peaks of Sembia, Vasen is haunted by dreams of his father, trapped in the frozen hell of Cania.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad but was hoping for more

  • By Wesley on 10-05-13

More!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

What made the experience of listening to The Godborn the most enjoyable?

Everything love this book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really like them all.

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

He brought the characters to life I love John and Victor narrating.

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

Yes! couldn't put it down.

Any additional comments?

More!!!! I want more books on these charterers.

  • Elminster: The Making of a Mage

  • Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1
  • By: Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic.... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful. It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love El, Classic to me.

  • By Wesley McLendon on 11-20-15

Slow Going

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

Would you try another book from Ed Greenwood and/or John Pruden?

I have and are currently finishing the series.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Less people.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

John is fine took me a while to get used to it.

Did Elminster: The Making of a Mage inspire you to do anything?

Check to see if Archmage was out yet.

  • Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf

  • Legend of Drizzt: Companions Codex, Book 3
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,726

In the evolving world of the Forgotten Realms setting, the Sundering has given way to months of cloud-cloaked darkness, and war rages under that oppressive sky. The orcs have broken a hard-fought treaty that's held, however tentatively, for a hundred years, and the time to settle old scores has devolved into an all-out brawl for control of the ancient realms of the North.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By doug schaeffer on 03-10-15

Great Book Must Read!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf the most enjoyable?

Great story

What other book might you compare Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf to and why?

All Drizzit books

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

Victor brings the story alive!

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

The end can't wait for Archmage