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  • The Flaw in All Magic

  • Magebreakers, Book 1
  • By: Ben S. Dobson
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

In a world of elves and dwarves and sprites and mages, Tane Carver is a human with no gift but his wits. Which, to be fair, did get him into the world's most prestigious university of magical technology. For a while. Until his lack of magic was discovered. And then it all came crashing down. But when a student is murdered on campus behind unbreakable wards, Tane gets a second chance. Solving an impossible crime should be easy for the man who fooled the university's best mages for years. Except he's not counting on the head constable being an old flame who isn't so fond of him anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun story and well read to boot!

  • By Katie on 02-23-18

Really fun story and well read to boot!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Flaw in All Magic to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but based on the audio version I'd be willing to buy it.

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed the setting. A fun combination of steam punk and fantasy with a healthy dollop of noir.

What about Travis Baldree’s performance did you like?

I really enjoyed Travis' narration. I like his use of voices and pacing. This is the third or fourth book of his that I've listened to and I can safely say that I will be looking for more in the future. I follow some narrators, because their performance can make or break an audio book. Like George Guidall, Travis Baldree has a voice that is pleasant and consistently improves a story sucking you into it rather than detracting from it.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to listening to the audio book of the sequel as soon as it's available.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Procyon

  • Distant Suns, Book 1
  • By: Mark R. Healy
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Seventeen years after it began, the interstellar war has taken its toll: the inhabitants of Earth are desperate to find a way to defeat the Argoni, a merciless and horrifying alien race. Light-years away from the fighting, mechanic Landry Stanton lives a peaceful, mundane life on the desolate planet Procyon One, and that's just the way he likes it. But when an unauthorized trip to the other side of the planet leaves him shipwrecked and stranded alongside a hostile alien that wants him dead, Landry discovers a terrifying secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfactory listen

  • By Lomeraniel on 10-10-17

Great book for fans of sci-fi survival stories

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

What did you love best about Dawn of Procyon?

I'm a huge fan of the Martian and other survival stories of that ilk going as far back as My Side of the Mountain when I was a child. With that in mind I loved that aspect of the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dawn of Procyon?

When Landry tried the 'fruit' and his interaction with Hairi after.

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

Yes, I really enjoyed his performance in Dog Walker. I think this performance was on par with that one. I'm looking forward to listening to other books narrated by him in the future.

His voice doesn't get in the way of the story and he does a terrific job of creating vocal identities for the characters in the book; keeping them solid through out so you never get one of those moments that force you to pause and try to figure out who is talking. Overall, I'd say his narration is one of my favorite parts of this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Good Place

  • By: Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Robin Burcell has worked as a cop, hostage negotiator, and as an FBI-trained forensic artist. She's also the author of award-winning thrillers. Now she uses that unparalleled experience to continue Carolyn Weston's groundbreaking series of books, which were the basis for the hit TV show The Streets of San Francisco.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Hundred Gold Stars

  • By Big Cheese on 07-13-17

Fun summer listen

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I really enjoyed listening to this one. The story was entertaining and kept you guessing for longer than most. I also loved the narration done my Travis Baldree. He was easy to listen to and his voices were unique and consistent despite the size of the cast of characters that appear throughout the book.