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  • The Lost Gate

  • Mithermages, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,030

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Card doing what he does best.

  • By joshua on 01-05-11

Where is the next one! I'm ready!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-11

The only complaint I have is that the story went too quickly and was over too soon for me. I have listened to the entire Ender series on Audiobook, so the narration was no surprise and completely enjoyable to me. Stefan and Emily are 2 voices that I enjoy, so it's easy to appreciate if you know their voices already. Remembering the work involved in the creation of the characters, worlds and ideas of the Ender series, the dead LAST thing this reminded me of was Harry Potter. Harry is a young boy....Danny is a young boy..end of similarity. Card expands on how his history came to be at the end of this first book. I am looking forward to the next installment! Atta boy, Scott!

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Belgarath the Sorcerer

  • By: David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
  • Narrated by: J. P. Linton
  • Length: 29 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book; dreadful narration

  • By Seth H. Wilson on 03-30-10

Too Irritating To Finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-10

No wonder there are no more bad reviews of this book...the page to comment doesn't even work...what a long overly detailed, over "acted" narration, and wholly uninteresting book. I made it 60,000 years into it and fell asleep due to the tedium of uninteresting peoples, countries and sub sub sub sub plots. I like the other Eddings works, but this one turns my interest to mush.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,549
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narration

  • By Dani on 07-19-09

Narration a problem

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-10

Not to beat a dead horse...Even the 150th time I hear this guy say "Collin" instead of "Kay-Lin" as was done for the last, what, over 45 hours of listening in the first 3 books, I still find myself wondering "Who the Hell is Collin?" Oh yeah, it's one of the main characters.

Then I have to wonder who cared so little about the buyer's and listener's experience as to overlook this production flaw...

Yes the story is okay, even wonderful, when describing other characters. Serves the purpose of entertainment while I drive my weekly 3000 miles, but doesn't endear me to this work. It's a distraction to have to mentally tell myself..Collin isn't a guy Richard loves..it's the same woman, pronounced "Kay-Lin" in the 1st three books.
Also, Zed sounds like a wheezy, weak old man in this book. Makes me glad he isn't in it as much.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,113

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Completely Enjoyable!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-10

This was my second Goodkind purchase...Law of Nines was first. Decent writer and story line! The narrator made the book come alive. The story ending seemed rushed a little but like a previous review said...probably due to setting up the next book. I'm buying the next book now, despite narration critiques and because of the enjoyable story and characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful