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  • The Tiger's Time

  • Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 4
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 232

A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and born fighter, Ben Stiger is trapped in the past and cut off from everything he has known. The World Gate is sealed behind him, and Delvaris, the man he traveled through time to save, is dead. With this great man’s death, the future has been altered by the evil god Castor. Stiger has lost his purpose. For the first time in a great long while, no one needs saving, and no one needs killing. Cast adrift in a time not his own, Stiger believes his time as a leader of men is at an end. But the gods are not done with him yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow! can't wait for the next one!! what an ending

  • By Roy Jo Rubanenko on 12-28-18

Avoid this

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I'm really not sure what happened here. Edelheit seems to have decided a bluescreen and reboot was needed on a promising series. Books 1-3 were good, building up to something both big and interesting. This book is a complete reset of everything and while some of the new series is compelling (Stiger's relationship with Sarai is worth reading as it allows Stiger some much needed growth) the rest of it leaves the reader/listener wondering what, why, and - most importantly - when Edelheit is going to get on with it. The entire thing has lost its mooring and just drags on.
As a general rule, time travel is in the same boat with the protagonist who's occupation is an author, both are difficult to do well and generally bogged down in boring details the author finds interesting and the reader doesn't. Hopefully Edelheits other spinoffs are better than this attempt.

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  • The Sword of the South

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

Know thyself. Its always good to know who you are, but sometimes that's a little difficult. Kenhodan has no last name because he has no past...or not one he remembers, anyway. What he does have are a lot of scars and a lot of skills - some exhilarating and some terrifying - and a purpose. Now, if he only knew where he'd gotten them and what their purpose was....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weber has done it again

  • By wayne on 09-15-15

David Eddings fanfic

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Weber is normally one of my favorite authors. I have darn near his entire catalog in both Audible and Kindle format, and that doesn't count the physical copies I've bought over the years.

I'd like very much to know what happened with this book in both performance and writing. Aside from fairly glaring errors within the first chapters that retcons Wencit of Rum and more, it just isn't interesting. It's fairly like someone besides Weber wrote it - or Weber didn't bother to reread his own material before writing it.
Similarly, did Nick Sullivan not bother to listen to his own recordings from The Warmaid's Choice? He invents an entirely new accent for Leanna, the Sothoi are Irish now, it seems.

All of that is bad enough, but the real sin is that Wencit is reduced to being a bad version of Gandalf and Belgarath the Sorceror. Bleh. Give any version of this a pass.

  • Skinwalker

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,505

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How refreshing

  • By Mobilis on 06-01-10

I should have known.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

imagine a romance writer tried to jump genres by channeling Jude devereaux and Sam spade while lathering the whole thing up in the most tired tropes of urban fantasy. This is that book.