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  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,372

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Not every novel can be great, it's B- story

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Look. I really like his stories and the narration is great. But the whole 2 half of the story was just not very good as it lacked the ability to grip and hold as his other works do. The whole cave thing I just never cared for not because it was in a cave system which I thought was very different and wanted to like but because I just felt it missed the hook I needed for that plot line. Of course, I will keep buying his works because they entertain me and that's why I purchase them. If the first monster in the cave system had continuously been on their ass and chasing them the whole time it would have, I think added that hook.

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,616

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Worth the 1 credit,but 5,000 year jump in a story?

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I certainly would be interested to (SPOILER ALERT) hear more details about how the sea and bunker peoples survival backstories. I think it would have filled in much. Now some of the story was very good and I think it is worth the 1 credit but......

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fata Morgana

  • By: Steven R. Boyett, Ken Mitchroney
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851

At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling, and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world. Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book had it all

  • By Magnus on 10-14-17

A Bitter Sweet story.... best purchase this year

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

I bought this book on a whim to change up what I had been listening to. I am a veteran (not a WWII vet, just a regular one) and could relate to the strong ties to comrades, regret, and other things that anchored me to the group in the story. While I really thought some parts have the story could have been much better as far as progression and depth, the characters really hooked me into it. The last few chapters will have a lasting effect on how I feel about the book and I guess when a book (plus performance) has that effect on you, is the whole reason we buy audio books.

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,784

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

My favorite Characters

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

JUst really good in most areas where a story needs to be. I will end up buying them all. The performer is great at what he does.

  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author who understands science fiction and true story telling!

  • By Alan McDonald on 07-03-18

Just Under whelming

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I cannot quite put my finger on exactly why the book was not enjoyable for me. I know the story just was not that interesting and it never grabbed me in any way. I had the makings of something very interesting but it just was not interesting.

I may listen to it again on a long trans-pacific air flight as a sleep aid.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,995

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many narrators Mr. Brown

  • By Alpha20 on 01-21-18

Narration was annoying

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Too many narrators. Story was difficult to follow at times and had a stale feel to until the last 1/3. I suggest reading this one and not listening.

I am really hoping he puts this back on track for the next/final one.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,261

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Difficult to follow for the first 1/2 but good

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Reminds me of a revenge tale, mixed with Hogwart's school for sociopaths who play Hunger Games, in a world of tribes like Mazerunner. There were parts that I had to slog through as I did not see a clear direction in the story but once it found it's pace it really took off. It was brutal, compassionate, bitter, cruel, and forgiving. In a broad stroke of being surrounded by your enemies, you can find friendship and love within that same enemy social order.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,049

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

I really enjoy these characters

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

The story was an improvement over the last book but what makes these books so good is the performance and the characters. The two main characters are like oil and water but are fun to follow them as they wind their way through the tale.

  • 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 16,283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,059

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

Better than Volume 1, more character developement

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I just found that I liked volume 2 better than the first volume. The narrator did a really good job. The characters were fleshed out more to where you actually care what happens to them....well most of them anyway. I just purchased the last volume. For me, this will not keep you away as you just have to keep reading but the story is enjoyable and I looked forward to listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

Tired of young teen based stories

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Oh man, the end was a surprise and that was a plus but the whole young teen girl trains to be a deadly assassin and first-time sex mixed with blood lust......man, jut not my thing.

Less romance and sex the better but the last 1/3 of the book were very entertaining.