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  • Warmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 2
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,182

After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story, written in a frustrating format

  • By Jared on 07-11-17

good story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Although the author seemed to lose a few threads along the way, it was enjoyable once you got into it. The reader confused his voices from time to time also which made it momentarily difficult. First book was better but this was a good followup.

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,617

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

Alright

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

I actually liked the secondary characters better than the main characters. The reader was good but perhaps his dose of Xanax should be reduced, just sayin....

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,992

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Must read/listen for Neil Gaiman fans

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

If you could sum up Anansi Boys in three words, what would they be?

Funny, quick, and did I say funny?

Who was your favorite character and why?

The dad, Anansi. My father in law is Jamaican and his sense of humor is spot on.

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

I have never listened to Lenny Henry as a reader but I did enjoy his series--Chef.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh

  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,059

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Violent, Ironic, and Absorbing Epic Fantasy Noir

  • By Jefferson on 01-30-13

Love it love it

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Where does The Blade Itself rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is among one of the best that I have listened to. The others would be The Dresden series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blade Itself?

I love the part where they all travel into the west to find...nothing. But I do like how Jezal becomes a better man and Logen tries to become someone else than "The Bloody Nine" Overall, hands down though my favorite character is Glockta. Damaged goods? Yes. But funny.

What does Steven Pacey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is a master reader.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is epic story with lotsa swords and blood but also funny and insightful.

  • Rise of Empire

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,305

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!

  • By Adnan on 05-30-12

Excellent listen and read!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely rec this book. The characters are funny and develop more and more over the series of the books. A good epic series!

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love his voices. You can easily tell one character from the other

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

I listen in the car as I drive to work...very slowly.... : )

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sick Puppy

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. He favors unambiguous political statements -- such as torching Jet-Skis or blowing up banks -- that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another funny one

  • By Red on 02-07-16

A good comedy with some bones to it

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

What did you love best about Sick Puppy?

I loved the humor, but also that the protagonists weren't just wacky people, but wacky people with a heart toward conservation.

What other book might you compare Sick Puppy to and why?

I like all of Hiaasen's books. Skinny Dip, Hoot. They are all enjoyable listens.

  • Island Realm

  • Crystal Doors, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Moesta, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

Fourteen-year-old cousins Gwen and Vic have lived together ever since the mysterious deaths of Gwen's parents and the disappearance of Vic's mother. But Vic's scientist father accidentally transports them through a magical crystal door to the island of Elantya. Cobblestone streets and silver towers mark the picturesque island, a trading hub and center of knowledge that runs on advanced physics and sorcery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • wanna be

  • By wildmon on 01-27-09

Painful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-09

I really did try to listen to the whole story, but I just couldn't do it. It was too painful. I really try to finish all books I read or listen to, but this reader was just awful. Most of his adult characters sounded the same and not in a good way. Sort of reminded me of what a Barney (the purple dinosaur) family reunion would sound like. It is insulting to kids! I will probably read this book on my own but I will never listen to another story done by this reader!