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  • Tyrant's Throne

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 4
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

After years of struggle and sacrifice, Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead king's dream: Aline, the king's daughter, is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all. But for the Greatcoats, nothing is ever that simple. In the neighboring country of Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies that have long plagued Tristia's borders - and even worse, he is rumored to have a new ally: Trin, who's twice tried to kill Aline to claim the throne of Tristia for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An almost PERFECT Hero Cycle Fantasy Adventure!

  • By R. M. Chick on 03-15-19

The end I wanted

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I listen to many books in this genre and I must admit I really loved this one for the unique aspects of it. Without going into much spoiler detail the aspect of learning things via song really stood out to me as something I never really think about in my every day but tend to use. The characters are likable and some big emotions between them. I recommend this as well as the rest of the story as this review is for the over all series not just this book.

  • Saint's Blood

  • Greatcoats, Book 3
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Kest, and Brasti are about to find out, because someone has figured out a way to do it and they've started with a friend. The Dukes were already looking for ways out of their agreement to put Aline on the throne, but with the Saints turning up dead, rumors are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension. Now churches are looking to protect themselves by bringing back the military orders of religious soldiers, assassins, and (especially) Inquisitors - a move that could turn the country into a theocracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspires me to acts of valor

  • By Linda Corsten on 07-23-18

Just keeps getting good.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I listen to many books in this genre and I must admit I really loved this one for the unique aspects of it. Without going into much spoiler detail the aspect of learning things via song really stood out to me as something I never really think about in my every day but tend to use. The characters are likable and some big emotions between them. I recommend this as well as the rest of the story as this review is for the over all series not just this book.

  • Knight's Shadow

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 2
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

A few days after the horrifying murder of a duke and his family, Falcio val Mond, swordsman and First Cantor of the Greatcoats, begins a deadly pursuit to capture the killer. But Falcio soon discovers his own life is in mortal danger from a poison administered as a final act of revenge by one of his deadliest enemies. As chaos and civil war begin to overtake the country, Falcio has precious little time left to stop those determined to destroy his homeland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Follow Up!

  • By @tone0189 on 01-30-18

Such a fun series.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I listen to many books in this genre and I must admit I really loved this one for the unique aspects of it. Without going into much spoiler detail the aspect of learning things via song really stood out to me as something I never really think about in my every day but tend to use. The characters are likable and some big emotions between them. I recommend this as well as the rest of the story as this review is for the over all series not just this book.

  • Traitor's Blade

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303

The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening. Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Adventure Fantasy

  • By Scott Simons on 06-19-18

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I listen to many books in this genre and I must admit I really loved this one for the unique aspects of it. Without going into much spoiler detail the aspect of learning things via song really stood out to me as something I never really think about in my every day but tend to use. The characters are likable and some big emotions between them. I recommend this as well as the rest of the story as this review is for the over all series not just this book.

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  • The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi

  • Volume I: Homecoming
  • By: Kelvyn Fernandes
  • Narrated by: Kelvyn Fernandes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and strange powers just waiting to be explored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give this story and honest try.

  • By Nick Mason on 01-27-19

Give this story and honest try.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

The book has the feel of a few short stories but because it's the same characters and in an order that makes sense you get a greater view of the world the author is looking to show. I believe that of the author continues to build on this world the stories will be endless but also very enjoyable for the reader/listeners. The narration was ok, not the best but for an author that's reading their own story it was one of the best I've comes across. I will be getting the next book when it's released.

  • Enchanter

  • Spellmonger, Book 7
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,044
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,019

Minalan the spellmonger faces the boredom of house arrest after being confined to his lands by Prince Tavard for his defiance with the Wilderlands refugees. The Alka Alon have returned to their seclusion, dealing with their own crisis, the dead god is being quiet within the Umbra, and Min’s plans toward reestablishing a functional Duchy of Alshar are progressing. Min sees his punishment as a unique opportunity to indulge in thaumaturgical research. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • more of the same as the other books

  • By Oluwatobi fadeyi on 02-02-19

Keep em coming!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

the books and stories just get better in every book. I highly recommend this series.

  • William Wilde and the Sons of Deceit

  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

The raid on Sinskrill was a success, but the battle is only just beginning. William realizes the stakes at hand. He still has to find a way to prevent Lord Shet, the god of the mahavans, from returning to Earth from the faraway world of Seminal. If he doesn’t, Arylyn will be destroyed. But strange visions plague his mind: an albino monster who infects William with anger. It is Sapient Dormant, the Overward of the necrosed and tasked by Shet to recover a long lost talisman of power. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another action packed novel!

  • By J Brandon on 01-13-19

this is the book I've been waiting for.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

this was the book I had been wanting to see in the series. My favorite so far and leaves me wanting the next book ASAP. if you like this series I also recommend his other book series. it does not disappoint.

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  • William Wilde and the Unusual Suspects

  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

The Chronicles of William Wilde continues! William survived Sinskrill, but he’s unable and unwilling to forget what he suffered there. Some hardships endure. And despite his wonderful, new life on the lush paradise of Arylyn, nightmares continue to haunt him. But closure will only come if he finds a means to reconcile himself to that terrible chapter of his life. Only then can he save his loved ones who remain on Sinskrill: the wise troll, Travail, and William’s teacher and one-time tormentor, Fiona. Both remain trapped under the boot-heel of the Servitor, Sinskrill’s terrifying ruler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed the character building in this book.

  • By Nick Mason on 12-15-18

I enjoyed the character building in this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

the action was much less in this book but I really enjoyed the growth of the characters. keep it up!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdoms and Chaos

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,602

The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than book 3. Not as good as 1 and 2

  • By Darrin Mahlum on 11-21-18

still love it.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I love where the story is going and where it has already taken me. keep em coming!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dante's Immortality: Beginnings

  • By: Antonio Terzini
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183

For those who reside in the outer regions of Aleria, the day of bestowal is what determines their destiny. It is the holy day of the Goddess. The day that allows those of age to step forward and receive their blessing, to embark on the path that she has chosen for them. To receive their Classification, which dictates their strength and ability. For those people, the holy day of bestowal represents fate itself. For Dante, it represents salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing story that sucks you in in seconds

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

sucks you in from go.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

wonderful world build, and great characters. looking forward to book 2. please keep em comin.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful