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  • Winter's Heart

  • Wheel of Time, Book 9
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,414

Millions of Robert Jordan fans will rejoice at the release of the ninth book in the phenomenally best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The sequel to the number-one New York Times best seller The Path of Daggers, which swept the nation like a firestorm, Winter's Heart continues a remarkable tale that is mesmerizing an entire generation of readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is fixed!

  • By Trevor MacFall on 02-03-18

This is like the Wednesday of the series.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

In the 9th book the multiple story lines begin to merge. Not all of the subplots are touchedthe but core threads begins to solidify. The epic you have waited eight books for unfolds and you get your first true glimpse of the Dragon Reborn. All of his flaws, uncertainty and mistakes bubble up as he confronts his inevitable end. A great first step in to the remaining books begins here.

  • Typhoon Fury

  • The Oregon Files, Book 12
  • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. Not only is the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency using them to finance his attacks, but he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II - a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into superwarriors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet...Loved it!

  • By Cheri L on 11-21-17

Good but not my favorite Oregon File

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

A fine book if you want to kick and be entertained for a few hours. There is a formula at work though.

  • The Fall of Dragons

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

In the climax of the Traitor Son Cycle, the allied armies of the Wild and the Kingdoms of men and women must face Ash for control of the gates to the hermetical universe, and for control of their own destinies. But exhaustion, treachery, and time may all prove deadlier enemies. In Alba, Queen Desiderata struggles to rebuild her kingdom wrecked by a year of civil war, even as the Autumn battles are fought in the west. In the Terra Antica, the Red Knight attempts to force his unwilling allies to finish the Necromancer instead of each other.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The journey is finally, thankfully over.

  • By johnny t on 08-06-18

Drags a Bit

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

For the culmination of a series I felt this final book didn't give the same dynamic stories as the preceeding books did. It was all one long slog to the final battle. Even then thing were a little quickly and easily wrapped up in my opinion.

  • The Well of Ascension

  • Mistborn, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,395

The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slower but worthwhile

  • By Jeff on 01-28-10

Excellent. Excellent.. Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

What a treat for book two to be even better than the first installment. This is a dynamic ride all the way to the end. The twisting and turning plot matches the twisting and turning of the mysts. Read this book only after reading book one. Read this book if you want to have a great story be brought to life by a true master story teller. Read this book if you need to escape this world for a few hours every so often. You will thank yourself later for the investment.

  • The Red Knight

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 30 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love Rolling The Dice Here At Audible!

  • By Michael on 03-04-13

Great story and an even better performance

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Get this book if you like great battle field drama and vivid detail on the details of creatures of myth. It was a fun and interesting book to escape this would rld in favor of another more dangerous and exotic world if just for a few hours.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,084

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Too Snarky

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

I personally would have liked the book much more had the conversations between Royce and Hadrian not been so snarky all of the time. It was as if Leathal Weapon was dropped in to midevil times. Not a bad book but not as Google as the crown series .

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  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,637

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Read This Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

What did you love best about The Name of the Wind?

The story is so well crafted. The book is long and takes a little bit to ramp up as the starting point is not as smooth as you would think based on the rest of the book. I initially did not think that the entire book being told in a series of flashbacks would work. It goes without saying that this is the reason I am not an author and can truly appreciate a unique story when I stumble upon one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kvothe of course is the most developed and interesting character of the book. However his young apprentice is certainly interesting as he is still very much a mystery.

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

Fantasic performance Nick. Keep up the great work. The way you can shift personas is a rare and unique gift.

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

No the whole book was just such an experience there was no one moment which particularly was more moving than another. Just as you were getting past one life altering experience another one comes down and smashes the world around you. A great fun and a wonderful odyssey.

Any additional comments?

This book is the beginning of one of the most richly crafted story's I have read in years. Told in such a unique way that you will be compelled not stop until you are done. It is long and so very detailed in all elements that I found myself rewinding and going back in chapter several times to make sure I understood the links and connections to prior events. Which can be fun because at times the story is told out of sequence.

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,079

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

A Fantastic Journey of a Boy and His Dragon.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Would you listen to Eragon again? Why?

I am in fact listening to Eragon again, but this time with my oldest daughter. I read the book and now and exposing my daughter to the magic that one very gifted young man has brought in to existence with Eragon.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well of course the title character is my favorite character. If I could have a favorite element of the book I would say the relationship between Eragon and his dragon is so well developed and so rich you nearly experience the bond as the book progresses.

What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

I am not a good person to ask about this because the author is American and as an American, from the west coast of the United States, when I read the book it was not with and English accent. Brom was the only character in my reading of the book who had an English accent so it threw me off. However the performance was wonderful.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No just a powerful sense of empathy and excitement as I read cover to cover.

Any additional comments?

If you have not read this book you really should. A great and fun read. It is a perfect book for kids as early as 6th grade to enjoy based on their reading strength. However it is even better to listen to to entice them in to reading the rest of the series. This what I am doing with my daughter to hook her and for her to take on longer more complex novels.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,053

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

An Expansive Etory with deep and Rich Development

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

If you could sum up The Way of Kings in three words, what would they be?

Unique, Expansive, Foundational

What other book might you compare The Way of Kings to and why?

I would say that the The Way of Kings is as unique of a first book, in a epic series, as The Black Company was to me. I was pulled in to the dirty, grime crusted, caste based, racist, colorful, back stabbing, treacherous and ultimately compelling world as I was with The Black Company. What a treat of a book this has been.

Have you listened to any of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and this another gold standard. Fantastic in every way.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction... I am however invested in the world that has been created in this book. The world is as colorful and big as any I have ever experienced before.

Any additional comments?

God I hope they do not attempt to make a movie from this book. It would ruin everything about the book and the experience.

  • Order to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,631

Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong, fast paced, good vs. evil story

  • By ScottG on 10-27-16

Not one of the better books in the series.

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

I have enjoyed all of the Mitch Rapper series of novels up to this point. This book however was flat. Mitch's new romatic relationship is far to easy and borders on a hack. If looking for the high point I would say that George once again delivers a strong perfomance. He brought Mitch and the rest of the cast to life in a way, I am quite certain, no other narrator could possibly have done. He saves the story in my opinion.