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Jeremy W.

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  • The Unholy Consult

  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

In The Unholy Consult, the Men of the Great Ordeal have been abandoned by Anasurimbor Kellhus, and the grand crusade has dissolved into cannibalism and chaos. When Exalt-General Proyas, the Prince-Imperial Kayutas at his side, attempts to gain control of the lost Men and continue their march to Golgotterath, it rapidly becomes clear that the lost Lord and Prophet is not so easily shaken from the mission.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bakker still too impressed with himself

  • By Josh on 10-17-17

What! What kind of ending was that!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Really? “The end” that’s the wrap up here.
After 7 books that’s how your going to end it? The last 7 mins was a total joke. How anti-climatic!!

  • The Black Prism

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,936

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • original and entertaining

  • By LornaDavis on 09-19-16

Only the desperate should read

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

I was expecting so much more. Simon Vance did a great job trying to bring to life a dry and poorly written novel. How this was published into a series I have no idea. The writing isn't contiguous and jumps from prospective to prospective with no warning or indication. This work is a bad joke compared to other writers like Sanderson. Some cursing and sexual themes is the author's attempt to add flavor to an otherwise bland syntax.

Save your credit, and keep looking.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Sword of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,888

Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow..

  • By Short on 08-09-16

Lord of the Rings rip off

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

What disappointed you about The Sword of Shannara?

This is the Lord of the Rings with a different race and slightly different world. The writing lacks creativity and the world building is desperate. Don't waste your time.

Would you ever listen to anything by Terry Brooks again?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

I like and know Scott Brick (from the Dune series) however this was a poor choice.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,231

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Generic. ...a rip off of "The Stand"

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

This a 100% a rip off of Steven King's the stand + zombie vampires. It's only simple 10th grade language and plot will keep any 13 year-old excited. Be careful not to twist you angle in all the plot holes as you bravely push through the book. Seriously the worst read I've had on here in 3 years. I like Scott Brick from the Dune series his performance was the only salvageable thing about this whole experience. Buyer beware!

23 of 25 people found this review helpful