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  • Black Crow, White Snow

  • By: Michael Livingston
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,342
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,567
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,580

In a world where women hold all the power and men have barely been an afterthought, an intrepid shipmistress must put aside everything she knows if she is to save her people. Bela is at the helm of the Sandcrow, a ship sent from calm seas to the far frozen north in search of a legendary power that could turn the tide of war. Locked into ice, the Sandcrow is lost. Now, for the shipmistress and her crew, a desperate voyage becomes a chilling struggle for survival against nature, fear, and prejudice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Women vs Nature

  • By Kingsley on 05-03-19

Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

This was a free book for audible members and I didn't expect much but somehow Michael Livingston was able to create deep characters, and build an epic world all in less than 3 hours. I am thoroughly impressed.

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  • One Word Kill

  • Impossible Times, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Matthew Frow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

In January 1986, 15-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But then a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games. A strange - yet curiously familiar - man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disapointing and with an awfull narrator

  • By P. E. Holmelund on 05-15-19

Read this book

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

Reviewed: 05-09-19

This is an instant classic, brilliant in every way. Matk Lawrence has given us a true masterpiece. READ THIS BOOK.

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  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,927

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Decent follow up but very slow

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

Reviewed: 04-29-19

Much slower paced than book 1. I enjoyed it which but it didn't have enough to keep me going consistently, had to keep coming back to it over a few months to get through it.

  • Sleeping Giants

  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,308

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding cast performance

  • By S. Yates on 05-28-17

Listen to this book

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

Reviewed: 04-26-19

This was the single best audiobook performance I have ever heard and you should pick this up without hesitation.

  • God's Last Breath

  • By: Sam Sykes
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The great demon Khoth-Kapira has broken free of his prison and taken his first step upon the mortal world. And he owes it all to Lenk. Believing that the demon will heal a broken world that the gods have abandoned, Lenk serves as reluctant champion to Khoth-Kapira's cause. But as the desperate and fearful flock to Khoth-Kapira's banner, begging for salvation, Lenk begins to doubt his patron's great designs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Finish

  • By Casey on 07-18-18

A Fabulous Finale

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

Each book in this series has improved dramatically and Sykes finishes its off with a masterful culmination of everything that got us to this point. I've never read anything quite like it and I wish there was more.

  • Underlord

  • Cradle, Book 6
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 885

A tournament approaches. All around the world, great clans and sects prepare their disciples to fight against one another in a competition of young Underlords. Even the Blackflame Empire is drawn in, but their youth are not strong enough to compete.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite series

  • By kevin on 03-13-19

Will Wight & Travis Baldree hit it out of the park

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Underlord somehow manages to top its predecessor and builds on the already stellar development that Wight has given us in the first five books. Read this series! You will not be disappointed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostwater

  • Cradle, Book 5
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 833

Long ago, the Monarch Northstrider created a world of his own. This world known as Ghostwater housed some of his most valuable experiments. Now, it has been damaged by the attack of the Bleeding Phoenix, and a team of Skysworn have been sent to recover whatever they can from the dying world. Now, Lindon must brave the depths of this new dimension, scavenging treasures and pushing his skills to new heights to compete with new enemies. Because Ghostwater is not as empty as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this series

  • By Benjamin Guidry on 02-22-19

The best installment yet!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Will Wight continues to up the game with Cradle Volume 5. This novel was top tier from start to finish and I cannot wait for the next release.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,208

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

  • By Barry on 11-18-18

Sanderson delivers again

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

An excellent scifi coming of age story that delivers to make you both laugh and cry throughout.

  • Forging Divinity

  • The War of Broken Mirrors, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073

Some say that in the city of Orlyn, godhood is on sale to the highest bidder. Thousands flock to the city each year, hoping for a chance at immortality. Lydia Hastings is a knowledge sorcerer, capable of extracting information from anything she touches. When she travels to Orlyn to validate the claims of the local faith, she discovers a conspiracy that could lead to a war between the world's three greatest powers. At the focal point is a prisoner who bears a striking resemblance to the long-missing leader of the pantheon she worships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I did want to like it

  • By Kristie on 06-08-16

An excellent piece from an excellent author.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Andrew Rowe never fails to disappoint, of you're a fan of Sanderson style fantasy then do yourself a favor and read (or listen to) this book.

  • On the Shoulders of Titans

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,847

Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well. As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fills a void.

  • By Robert Taylor on 01-18-19

It's like Harry Potter Potter better!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

If you're looking for a fleshed out world with characters that you can connect to and watch develop, a magic system that has clearly been designed down to every detail, along with politics, mystery, and history this series is for you. This is an extremely well written novel that expands on a fantastic first step. Give this book a read (or a listen) you will NOT be disappointed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful