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Colorado Springs, CO
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  • Enchanter

  • Spellmonger, Book 7
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,600

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. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Daniel on 01-08-19

RAPE ruins any story!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Especially so near the beginning. frankly i cant understand why this device is used nor why this kind of helplessness is described with such detail. i like this series but its very hard to get around such of an event that's so integral to the story. its such a shame. this is not something i want in my fantasy and si-fi books. maybe it would be better to keep this kind of writing reserved for horror books. how about it terry?

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Star of the Morning

  • Nine Kingdoms, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Kurland
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Darkness covers the north since the black mage has begun his assault on the kingdom of Neroche. Legend has it that only the two magical swords held by Neroche's king can defeat the mage. Now the fate of the Nine Kingdoms rests in the hands of a woman destined to wield one of those blades. In this land of dragons and mages, warrior maids, and magical swords, nothing is as it seems. And Morgan will find that the magic in her blood brings her troubles she cannot face with a sword.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great secret book very underrated

  • By Vickie R on 04-16-18

great secret book very underrated

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

this is a keeper. its so sad there arn't more reviews. i hope this fact does not limit the production of audiobook for the rest of the series. come on people rate the book you are listening to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Vanguard

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great begining of a new series

  • By Duncan R Campbell on 05-17-17

awesome, best book in like forever

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

i cried, i laughed, i got very tense and i cheered only to get angry for the people so disused. can't wait for the next book THIS IS A KEEPER

  • The Arcadian Druid

  • Age Of Magic - Tales of the Feisty Druid, Book 1
  • By: Michael Anderle, Candy Crum
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Born an Arcadian, but raised as an exile among the Druids, Arryn has trained hard her whole life to bring justice to the man who destroyed her life. The problem? Some girl from the Boulevard beat her to it.... With Adrien dead, and his ashes scattered to the wind, Arryn can finally return to the city she once called home to learn the truth about her family. But powerful forces work in the shadows, carrying on Adrien's evil vision, and threatening to draw Arcadia back into the darkness. Arryn might just get to fulfill that vow for vengeance after all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved it!

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-11-18

totally deppressing

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

ok there has to be hard times and yes even hopeless situations but this whole book is filled and even more disturbing ends with the villians triumphant. there is very little to even root for.i know that in future books of this series it will probably turn around but as a first book of this series without the next one available i am left oppressed wondering why i invested time in the reading.not the reason i purchase these audible series. i have enough no win situations in my real life. no inspiration here unless you enjoy the triumph of sick angry self serving people manipulating the hard working bravely trying to carve a better life for everyone being used

  • Crusade

  • Starfire, Book 1
  • By: David Weber, Steve White
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 989

Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry. No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206. Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions", have eased at least a little.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An OUTSTANDING Story Line Excellent Military SF!

  • By Brian on 03-12-16

new enemy but defeat after defeat after defeat....

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

Would you try another book from David Weber and Steve White and/or Marc Vietor?

yes, the next book is much better. At least it has hope and victories

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

some hope

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

fast forwarded too much of it, it was depressing me extremely. might try again someday

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Soul's Gate

  • A Well Spring Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Rubart
  • Narrated by: James Rubart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds.Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his destiny. Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world...if Reece will face his deepest regret and train them. They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me, but I loved his other books

  • By Lisa on 11-22-12

the power of truth and love and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 10-06-14

Where does Soul's Gate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is the first audio book in which the narrator is the author and is really good. He could be one of the best narrators around if he ever gave up his writing but unless he gets board with it I don't see that happening for his writing rates up there with the writer of left behind and blessed child. this is a keeper and one I will buy hard copies for my adult children to read to there children

Who was your favorite character and why?

the holy spirit of course but human I would have to say doug

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

no but I plan to listen to all 6 audio books

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

cant get enough wish there were more than 3 in this series

  • Mark of Evil

  • By: Craig Parshall, Tim LaHaye
  • Narrated by: Daniel Butler
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan's protege Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been left behind in a world that is rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist. Technology is growing by leaps and bounds, with BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and drone-bots flying overhead...all designed to control and dominate those who resist the Antichrist's reign of evil.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE NARRATOR

  • By Anna on 06-09-14

could be the worse narrator of end times yet

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

Reviewed: 09-21-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

not yet

What didn’t you like about Daniel Butler’s performance?

some narrators get better as the story goes on but although the voice has some character it is the same for each of the speakers so far. hard to tell which one is speaking

Any additional comments?

may press on but prefer to wait for new narrator to be available