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  • Eye of the Moonrat

  • The Bowl of Souls, Book 1
  • By: Trevor H. Cooley
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314

Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Welcome Addition to the Genre

  • By Matthew on 06-17-15

Thoroughly impressed.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

The story is great. It takes some buy-in from the reader/listener at first, but the depth is worth it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden Masters of Marandur

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,006

Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it even more so then the first!

  • By Pabkins on 03-29-15

Andrews is fantastic, Campbell delivers

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hidden Masters of Marandur to be better than the print version?

N/A

What did you like best about this story?

It's entertaining, funny, and addictive.

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

Yes. The first book in this series. He does such a great job with all the different characters. He never ceases to amaze or impress. I would consider this performance better than the first.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Juliet d'Arc meets her Romeo, follow them on their steam punk adventure amidst magic, mystery, and peril. What's to lose when the world is against you?

Any additional comments?

A bit sappy with all the romance. It adds to character depth, but can be nauseating at times.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful