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  • Empress

  • Godspeaker, Book 1
  • By: Karen Miller
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader. But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her God, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak. This is the story of Hekat, slave to no man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I can't help being contradictory

  • By David Oldfield on 08-25-10

Way too much GOD for me & I'm Christian! LOL!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

If I don't have to hear another person yell Yayayayayayaya Again, I will have Died a Happy Woman! OMGosh! This hurt my brain with all of the narrators loud yelling. The main Character was a simpleton Idiot who had no fear of dying, that's all she had going for her. She must have mentnedi how Precious and Perfect I am In GODs Eyes about 150 times ,or more, thruout the entire story. It got very old very fast.

  • The Legacy

  • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 1
  • By: JD Franx
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions. Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt. Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting take on Multiverse Fantasy

  • By Sailfish on 04-21-18

How many time can an Author use "God Damned"?

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I enjoyed this story immensely. I only wish the "Fuck You's", "God Damned's" and "Smart Ass's" weren't so Liberally thrown around. If I wanted to hear that crap, I'd call 1 of my juvenile delinquent nephews and ask him how much he loved going to a US Govt run Public School in the DFW area was. Not much different let me tell you. Aside from the foul mouth, this was a decent story and the narrative was told in a far aray of voices you could tell apart. Men and women actually sounded like they should!

Also, the narrator didn't destroy any of the many words I learned in the 1970's US school system as a child.
Like;
Riffled, (like holding a Rifle)
Wound (sounds like hound) and
Winded (sounds like W-ended).
Thanks.

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  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,234

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional voice cast, unconventional format

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

Time Travel

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

This book was well thought out and the story was at 1st kind of a unique idea. However, when the book was in the 3rd chapter it began to break down for me. My attention wondered off when it started talking about machines that witches went into and time travel. Time travel itself always confuses me and always seems to leave me confused. If you have a person who can go back in time, who's to say that another person hasn't already gone back and skewered the original persons intentions? Too many holes in this story for the bad guys to jump in and out. Kind if like a "Lockdown version" of Life? Time travel unlocks the Life we know and allows bad or good people to screw it up for the rest of the people. In life there's always someone who screws it up for the rest of us. I'm also always reminded of the "Butterfly Affect"...step on one butterfly in the past, mess up the Future for all.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,032

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Depressing story

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

No Hope. This is one of the most depressing stories to have come across through audible.coms many books.

  • The Obelisk Gate

  • The Broken Earth, Book 2
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,500

This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

  • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This entire trilogy was so depressing to me. It gave you
No hope for any of the characters to survive much less pro create and have a family to live life to the fullest. Depressing.

  • Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection

  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 67 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Kyrus had lived a quiet life as a scribe until his dreams begin seeping into his waking life. Fanciful tales of magic and battle turn out to be real. In his sleep, he witnesses the adventures of his twin. Kyrus is swept up in the intrigues of those who already know of this connection between worlds. As his knowledge of the two worlds grows, so does his entanglement in the intrigues between them. Kyrus discovers friends, lovers, and adversaries among the twinborn. His knowledge of magic grows until he becomes a valuable pawn for masterminds of plots that threaten empires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow so the first fantasy book I ever truly enjoyed

  • By Shana on 11-08-18

Attention Narrators! YOU WENDED SOUNDS LIKE WOWND!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Narrators should QUIT Mispronouncing WOUND & WIND! Also, Rifled? Should sound like "I'm holding a Rifle! The same as "She Rifled through the drawers"! I get so sick of hearing words I was taught in elementary school Mispronounced. I won many Spelling Bees in School and Never Lost when these basic words were brought up!
Thank you.

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  • The Blacksmith's Son

  • Mageborn, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Mordecai's simple life as the son of a blacksmith is transformed by the discovery of his magical birthright. As he journeys to understand the power within him he is drawn into a dangerous plot to destroy the Duke of Lancaster and undermine the Kingdom of Lothion. Love and treachery combine to embroil him in events he was never prepared to face. What he uncovers will change his understanding of the past, and alter the future of those around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great tale that can stand on its own.

  • By Derek on 04-30-15

Wonderful Storytelling...

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I loved this book because within the 1st chapter it had me by the proverbial Hook! I could not stop to even drive to work! This book caused me to finally set up the bluetooth between my car & phone. I didnt want to miss anything! I ended up turning this story on each and every time I went to lunch, walking around my house cleaning and driving my car to the store!
The author grabs your attention and makes you feel so comfortable. Who wouldn't like to find out that they were from a long line of wizards who could do 'Great & Wonderful Deeds"? Find an enchanted home left to you alone that was filled with magic books and tools?
Michael G Manning has a way of enveloping you into his unique world of fantasy and allowing you to experience what it's like to have the mind of a man who can perform amazing things . The main character isn't some beautiful boy who uses that beauty to get by in the world, but a real man who's life experiences cause him to want to better life for the entire world.
Humanity actually prospers and you enjoy watching him create and protect the downtrodden and forgotten as much as the townsfolk and city people...

  • The Mountain

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

In 1863 a meeting takes place between legendary war Ieaders - a secret alliance that will never show up in any American history books. A clandestine arrangement has been struck for a single chance to heal a war-torn nation. The mission is to bring the greatest prize in the world back to American soil - remnants of prehistory's greatest ship and most startling mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Prequel for the Event Group

  • By Suzanne on 09-08-15

Every One of These Stories Work Your Imagination!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I enjoy the different subjects for each of David Golemon's books. He tweaks his own style of history to benefit these wonderful characters and the amazing locations. He has a way of explaining things that help you to invision exactly what he's going for.

However, I do have One Suggestion for this Mr. Golemon . When you're telling us your fantastic stories about John Henry Thomas, please use either his first name or his last name. I get confused when you say "John Henry said this, and then Thomas wanted to ask about that... The pronouns are mixed up quite often in the same sentences and I keep thinking, "Wait, who is John Henry again? & Who is this Thomas & also The Union Colonel?". All 3 names are given at short intervals thruout 2-3 paragraphs & is very confusing. This happens with almost every other character as well. They're given multiple monikers....

  • Revenant Winds

  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

In a world devastated by a series of cataclysms over millennia, where the followers of different gods vie for ascendancy, mankind carves out a precarious existence among the remnants of a desolated past. Cities and civilizations are built atop mysterious and ofttimes menacing ruins, and the unforgiving wilderness beyond is filled with inhuman creatures and races from before the dawn of history. Sorcery is seen by some as a gift of the gods and by others as their curse. And the demon-ravaged past has all but been forgotten.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oliver Wyman has a mesmerizing voice.

  • By barbara on 09-12-17

Started Off Good, ended awful.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

The Only reason I read this story was because the other books this author wrote were pretty captivating & kept me on my toes. We were 18 minutes away from the ending & this guy just "Gave Up". Call it a Brain Squeez, I don't care, I just wish that it had ended ANY OTHER WAY than the way it did end. Sad.

I think this Author went on a mental hiatus. He couldn't think of anything to use for his ending so he threw so much crap in it for filler & played it off as a cliffhanger. This book was an immense disappointment and I wanted to get my credit back.

  • The Lords of Salem

  • By: Rob Zombie, B. K. Evenson
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

Heidi Hawthorne is a 37-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station - a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information. She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ho Hum

  • By misty on 05-03-13

Absolutely. The. Worst. Book. Ever!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I wanted to like this book. Honestly, this was as bad as Gory can get. Descriptions were given and I was thinking to myself~
*** "So What did a bunch of guys drinking beer and smoking do one night? Did they just sit around thinking up the MOST VILE & DESPICABLE & BLODDY lines of Torture they could come up with?".
This had babies being murdered for satanic rituals!
I feel bad but I don't want my 20 something daughters to ever hear this sh!t. No chance for anyone, no heroes, no God, No Nothing. Very depressing & Disappointing & I wish I could have my credit back.

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