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  • Timeless

  • A Drizzt Novel
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of of this unlikely pair - offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms. There, a Zaknafein and Drizzt are joined together in a series of trials that parallel those of centuries long past, even though their paths no longer seem to be aligned.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Era

  • By Jamie on 09-05-18

Half a book

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I'm a huge R A Salvatore fan.. so I've been waiting and anticipating this book. It was good, another installment of a mostly great series, but... why was it so rushed? and why was there only half a plot? I guess every once in a while we need a "The Orc King".. Maybe I'm just not used to reading just 1 R A Salvatore book.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • Galaxy's Edge, Book 2
  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good military/sci-fi series

  • By Rusty on 06-06-18

seriously great book

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I'm really enjoying this series. its kind of all over the place, but in a refreshing, different way. the story and characters are great and the narrator is awesome.

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Nick Cole, Jason Anspach
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,457

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounter hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

really great!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

for a year now I've been on a quest to find something like Starship Troopers. There really is nothing like that one off story, seriously.

then I found Galaxy's Edge. its everything I was looking for and more. very very good.

when book 1 ends, prepare for a big transition in writing style and plot style. it jumps around a bit in book 2 and you're going to want to be ready to pay attention and keep up.

  • Marines: Crimson Worlds

  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bower
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes. In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing

  • By Jack Brown on 05-30-13

OK Story Awkward Narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Read the title, this review requires fifteen words I guess. Five four three two one.

  • Star Wars: Red Harvest

  • By: Joe Schreiber
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans - and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality. Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps - young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff - Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • zombie apocalypse yes, tale of the dark side, no.

  • By kalei on 04-16-12

performance great, story ok

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

it was bingeable? without spoilers I'll say the characters were hard to care for too deeply and there was a lot of cheesiness and some almost blatant plagiarism.

I'm a star wars fan, though, and I did enjoy it. :)

  • The Herald

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book VI
  • By: Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Chaos grips Faern as vainglory, prophecy, and ancient forces comingle in the shadows cast by war. Agents of the Shadovar lurk in the corners of Candlekeep in search of the arcane secrets that will power their war machine toward Myth Drannor. Gods and their Chosen run amok, all in a gambit to seize power. And a threat foretold by an ancient seer stirs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ed's still good.

  • By Victor on 08-14-16

another great Sundering book

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

The series ends strong with Elminster and a great narrator. My only complaint is that the powers in this book are so great that sometimes it seems like important details get rushed over. I really got the feeling sometimes that only El and the gods understood what was going on. hah!

  • The Sentinel

  • The Sundering, Book V
  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

In the fifth book of the multi-author Sundering series, New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning sends an embittered paladin, Kleef Kenric, on a quest to stop evil forces from taking advantage of the chaos rolling across the land of Faern and claiming dominion over the entirety of the Realms. Stubbornly clinging to his family’s worship of a long-forgotten god, Kleef Kenric soon discovers that his god has blessed him with divine gifts, making him one of a new group of Chosen cropping up around the Realms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story that doesn't go where I expected

  • By Jeff Greiner on 07-27-14

another good one in The Sundering series

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

interesting characters.. good action.. good narration. I enjoyed it. Four stars for story because I didn't get ENTIRELY sucked in. Still good, though.

  • The Reaver

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book IV
  • By: Richard Lee Byers
  • Narrated by: Eugene H. Russell IV
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

In the fourth book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Richard Lee Byers introduces Anton Marivaldi - a renowned reaver with an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always leads him toward the evil he's never tried. Endless, pounding rain afflict the Sea of Fallen Stars and the coastal regions surrounding it. Harvests are failing, travel and trade are disrupted, and civilized forces are giving way to the deluges caused by the storms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story bad delivery

  • By lum on 03-20-14

My first Richard Lee Byer experience.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Great story at a great pace with a great narrator. 2nd best Sundering novel so far! I'm biased towards the companions of the hall, though.

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  • The Adversary

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book III
  • By: Erin M. Evans
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

As the chaos of the Sundering rages around her, young warlock Farideh faces a more personal turmoil wrought by a deal she made with a devil years ago. Hoping to protect her twin sister, she leaves everything she holds dear to assist a wizard in a scheme that pits the devils of the Nine Hells against the gods above.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Two Series, One Book

  • By Lisa on 12-28-13

good story

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

getting introduced to all of these characters in this book is pretty challenging to keep straight, but, once you do, it's a good story.

  • The Companions

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book 1
  • By: R.A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954

This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BWAHAHA! R.A. Salvatore does it again!

  • By Roger on 08-14-13

Another Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

I'm starting to feel like I say the same things about these books.. but this is my favorite one, yet! :)