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  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,502

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

Surprisingly exceptional!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I came into this book without a high expectation. It had an interesting premise so I figured I'd give it a go.... Holy crap. So well done! It has an amazing plot, character development, humor, excitement, everything that you could want in a book. The battles, magic, and adorable wolf-girl (give it a listen and you'll understand her adorableness) are all icing on the cake.
Jeff Hays is a wonderful narrator, he gives each character a distinct inflection and personality, and he really helps make an already wonderful book truly exceptional. It's a fun listen, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,049

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Wonderful, hard to put down

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

I thought this was going to be a typical "you know the hero is going to win" type book, but I found myself getting a lot more attached to Wil (Parzeval) than I thought I would. It has plenty of action and suspense, and the "love story" aspect is not in your face, in fact, it is very tasteful and woven into the storyline extremely well.
If you haven't read it, give it a shot, ESPECIALLY if you're a fan of the 80s geek, computer, gaming, movie, book, and music nostalgia like I am.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,191

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

Great story, MC is not op, great world building

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Firstly, Nick is amazing as always. If you like the books by Sanderson, Rothfuss, or the other Rowe books, fantasy mmorpg, desktop rpg (D&D), or shows like "DanMachi," you'll like this. I admit, the 'this is how it works' bits explaining magic and other aspects of the world are a bit dull, but it does give a very strong foundation as to why stuff happens the way it does in this world.
There is great character building, friendships forged, and some surprise betrayals (oh lord the betrayals). I honestly can't wait to read book 2. Just give it a shot, you won't regret it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 55,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,659
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,658

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

Just listen to it.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

If you like the kingkiller chronicles, mistborn, Lord of the rings with more magic, or any high fantasy at all, really. Well written, well read, just listen to it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,338
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,324
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,284

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, very WELL DONE!

  • By Lorraine on 10-05-16

Must read for epic fantasy fans

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

With a healthy mix of character development, amazing battles, humor, and some mystery, it is definitely a must read. While it is a little "i know what will happen next," it still draws you into the story. I liken it to the Kingkiller Chronicles, but with less mystery and cliffhangers, and, so far vs the KKC, more battles and a faster paced story.

While I do prefer the mysteries of KKC, Kings Dark Tidings is more than worth a read. (plus, books are actually released so you don't have to wait SIX PLUS YEARS between installments... I'm not bitter.)

As always, Nick Podehl is a five star narrator, and his voicing of characters makes the story that much more interesting.

34 of 39 people found this review helpful