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  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

Beauty in words and narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I purchased this audiobook on sale but it turned out to be one of the best that I have read in years! With excellent pace and gripping narration the story unfolds and blooms into something totally unexpected. I could hardly put it down and now feel more invigorated for having read it.

  • The Fall of Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,825

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hyperion is FALLEN, am I too to fall?

  • By Darwin8u on 06-15-12

Great classic storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

The story arcs came together quite well at the end. I enjoyed listening to the story.

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,048

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

Excellent story despite the age.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Well put together. I initially wondered if it would be a boring listen but as the story progressed, the fullness and depth began to come out. Glad I perservered.

  • The Blood Debt

  • Wolf of the North, Book 3
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Most Unsatisfying Ending

  • By Sailfish on 02-01-18

Good story closing loose ends.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Our hero's tale continues and we get to see a closure to many story threads.

  • The Safanarion Order Omnibus, Books 1-3

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 753

Aaron Jace had a normal life until they came for him. Now he's being hunted. Assassins will stop at nothing to find him. Aaron is from Earth; his family is not. He is the last scion of an ancient and powerful family. Thrust into another world, Aaron must find his way to the one man who can help him survive. The Safanarion Order includes the first three stories in the captivating epic fantasy series listeners describe as compelling and full of suspense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rough Start But a Solid Series.

  • By Ryan on 09-30-17

Unrealistic and shallow.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

If you're not expecting much and just want a dry listen, this is your book. Buyer beware.

  • Jorundyr's Path

  • Wolf of the North, Book 2
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289

As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of, filled with friends, enemies, and danger - the crucible from which heroes are forged.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy ADD?

  • By Brian on 09-19-17

Another geat Middle Sea book!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Well done story with good character development. I can hardly wait for the 3rd book!

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,441
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

Great storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Good storyline with a well developed world and good character combinations. Well worth the listen.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,980

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time Travel for those who don't like Time Travel

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Great storyline, character development and realism! This audiobook caught my interest and I could barely put it down.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forged in Fire

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 4
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 28 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013

Joseph Colsco has survived what many would not have - cast naked on an alien planet amidst humans speaking an unknown language and with a different culture and history. Now, known to the people of Caedellium as Yozef Kolsko, he has risen out of despair to prominence and finds himself a central figure in the culmination of a struggle against an imperialist power bent on subjugation. The clans of the Island of Caedellium must gird themselves for what is to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story & narration.

  • By Joe Ibrahim on 02-09-18

Excellent series of books!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Good mix of humor, drama, suspense, fantasy, warfare, love and sacrifice. The books are set in a well developed landscape with nice character arcs. Some predictable and some will completely completely blindside you. Also, there's room for continuation if the author decides to indulge. I was thoroughly entertained.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Legends of the Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Saga

  • By: D. P. Prior
  • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
  • Length: 55 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

The entire Legends of the Nameless Dwarf Tetralogy in one set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Yet From D. P. Prior

  • By Beau on 09-24-17

Very entertaining story.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Loved the storyline, characters and created worlds but could not enjoy the narrator. It took me about a month or so to gradually get to where I could listen to his voice for more than a few minutes at a time. However, once I got past that hurdle, I got to enjoy a fantastic audiobook!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful