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  • Book of Names

  • Casters of Syndrial, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Nathan, who has been plagued with a strange and dangerous curse since he can remember, just wants a normal life. His brother, Luca, wants nothing to do with normal. When they fall through a portal and end up on a foreign world with magic, monsters, and gods, Nathan realizes that normal is relative. In a world where names are power, a book has been stolen that can destroy more than just Syndrial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brothers Battle for a world not their own

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-10-18

Great start in a familiar world

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I really liked this book. At first though I wasn’t really into it. Once Nathanial and Luca were taken by the sand people I couldn’t stop listening. I have listened all but the newest book in the Guardian series so it’s nice to listen to something else from that world. It also puts a new spin on things from the Guardian series for me.

There is a lot of action and deceit. Twists that I wasn’t expecting. I thought I had it all figured out but I was waaay off.

The narrator was ok. I liked listening to him but he doesn’t have much range. A lot of the characters sounded alike.

A good use of a credit.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Sorcerer's Ascension

  • The Sorcerer's Path, Book 1
  • By: Brock Deskins
  • Narrated by: William Turbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Torn from a life of comfort and luxury, his family destroyed by political intrigues and aspirations, a young boy must quickly grow into a man before the deadly streets of Southport devour him. Follow Azerick through a non-stop adventure that pits him against thieves, thugs, murderers, and men of power that will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Azerick must fight just to survive, but for him survival is not enough. A hunger to avenge the wrongs committed against him burns deep within. But that is not all that lies within the young man. There is a power waiting to be unleashed that may be the key to achieving the justice and security he seeks...if it does not destroy him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where do you go when you have no one left?

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-16-18

Great start

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

I really enjoyed this book. Azerick is good at heart, for now at least but does what needs to be done. He doesn’t back down no matter the odds. He had a very troubled life early on and learned to make his way in a world that mostly doesn’t him the time of day. He protects his friends and family with everything he has.

It was enjoyable seeing how his brain works and why he does what he does. I actually cared about what was happening to him and his crew (at the times he had one of course). There really isn’t much new in terms of how magic works, at least not in the first installment, but that’s ok for me. While new systems or ways of looking at magic is nice, the story is more important to me.

The narration was great. I could easily tell people apart. I am looking forward to the second book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon's Game

  • The Guardian Series, Book 4
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Everyone thinks moving to a small town is going to be a vacation when Dylan decides to return to Earth to be a doctor. He believes the hardest part will be keeping his family's magic a secret. When one of the Guardians tells him about a weapon that is powerful enough to destroy a god, Dylan has to decide if his instincts can be trusted. His decision becomes more complicated when he realizes that something strange is happening at the hospital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!

  • By Tashana Nunes on 04-05-18

OK

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I liked this one less than the last. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because it pushed the story forward a tiny bit. I did not like addition of the children, the demon and the other dragon as points of view for the chapters. I just wanted to get back to what Dylan and the gang were up to. I am not sure if I will be listening to the next one when it comes out.

I still love the narration.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Art of War and The Prince

  • The Strategy of Sun Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli
  • By: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Machiavelli's The Prince and Sun Tzu's The Art of War are works that were once used in war and political strategy, but, in modern times, have stood the test of time to be analyzed in classrooms all across the world and revered by business leaders, politicians, and scholars. In these two pieces, you will learn the principles of leadership and power, the same principles that helped shape Sun Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli into powerful leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two classics in one

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 10-05-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I have read Art of War so when I saw this mixed with The Prince I had to listen. It was great! Kevin Theis did an AWESEOME job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • God of the Abyss

  • The Guardian Series, Book 3
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Dylan and Mordon will have to fight the very laws of nature to uncover exactly who has betrayed the gods. To keep the gates closed and Dylan's devastating vision from coming true, they must use time as a tool, magic as a weapon, and a map as a key. This time, Dylan will have to wage a battle against a force that cannot be destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Audible Listener on 10-23-17

Weakest so far

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

This book was the weakest for me thus far. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it but I’m not sure how much of that had to do with that fact that I love this series. This book seemed slow and uneventful. I never felt like anyone was in any actual danger.

With that said, it was nice to see the interaction between all of the guardians. We got see some of their personalities clash and why they don’t all work together well. The mysteries we’ve yet to uncover will keep me coming back to this series.

The narration was top notch as usual!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brother Dust: The Resurgence

  • By: Steve Beaulieu, Aaron Hall
  • Narrated by: Scott Berrier
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Brother Dust, a changeling born amidst a sandstorm, has seen it all before. He's watched as the heavy imperial boots have crushed dozens of planets. Watched as their drills pierce the core of a world, slowly killing it while the natives are kept docile, and compliant with the gifts and pleasures the empire brings them from the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brother Dust

  • By trixie on 10-04-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Took me a little bit to get into it but once I did it turned out to be a pretty fun story. I feel like we have only seen a small piece of this universe and this has the potential to be a great series.

It started a bit confusing and I had trouble visualizing the different species but I still enjoyed it overall.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Nightwise

  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532

In the more shadowy corners of the world, frequented by angels and demons and everything in between, Laytham Ballard is a legend. It's said he raised the dead at the age of 10, stole the Philosopher's Stone in Vegas back in 1999, and survived the bloodsucking kiss of the Mosquito Queen. Wise in the hidden ways of the night, he's also a cynical bastard who stopped thinking of himself as the good guy a long time ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Story And Narration

  • By Beth on 08-28-15

Definitely different

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

This book started out a little rough for me. The general atmosphere was dreary and at some points gross. I am not usually a fan of books that use this kind of magic system (sacrifices, blood, seaman etc.). With that said, the book did start to grow on me around 1/3 in.

I wanted to know what would happen next and started caring about the characters and their plights. The “protagonist” is an anti-hero of sorts. I like this quality because he is not afraid to do what needs to be done. This was a big saving point in the book for me.

The narration was excellent! I feel like the main character really came to life because of this. I will be checking into other books he has narrated.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Camelot Kids

  • Volume 1
  • By: Ben Zackheim
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Chalfant
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

What would you do if an odd girl in a cloak told you, "You know you're a descendant of King Arthur's knight, Lancelot, right?" You'd probably do the same thing 14-year-old New Yorker Simon Sharp does. Back away nice and slow. But Simon learns the truth when he's kidnapped by a drunk troll, rescued by a 7 foot man named Merlin, and thrown into training with 149 other heirs of the Knights of the Round Table.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A rollicking book for kids and adults

  • By Bethany on 01-30-18

Different twist

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I really enjoyed this book. It started out a little slow but then picked up and I found myself really caring about the characters and what was happening to them. It’s so far a nice twist on a classic tale. It is definitely different then the books I normally read/listen to and that is a good thing!

I did not like the narrator at first but then she kind of grew on me. It got much better as the book progressed. I will definitely be continuing this series!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Rise of Legends (The Kin of Kings: Book 2)

  • By: B.T. Narro
  • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

Basen's unique skill with energy leaves him hunted by a psychic of legendary power. But that becomes the least of his troubles when an enemy army of unknown numbers, loyal to a murderous pretender to the throne, surrounds the Academy where Basen has honed his talents. As he begins uncovering the truth about his enemies, it does little more than show him how powerful they really are.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-17-17

OK follow up

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

It was a little slow and boring. The narration got better. Not much to say. It was alright but I will not be continuing this series.

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  • Clans of Shadow Omnibus

  • Volumes 1-3: Heart of Gold, Feet of Clay, Fists of Iron: An Urban Fantasy Series
  • By: J. A. Cipriano, J. B. Garner
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

My name is Frank Butcher, and when I got out of my truck to deliver the last package of the day, I never expected to get blown up by anti-magic zealots. Now, an ancient artifact is the only thing keeping me alive, and to make matters worse, that artifact is what those cultists wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Clans of Shadow Omnibus

  • By Stephen Bergquist on 09-30-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This series wasn't bad. I liked the idea of an anti magic hero instead of the run of the mill most powerful magician/wizard/sorcerer etc but they just don't know it yet type. The protagonist swears a lot and refers to his "rugged handsomeness" a little too much for me and it takes away from the story in some parts.

The whole series revolves around the kidnapping and search for the same person over and over. Some parts are very predictable. I never really felt much of a connection to the characters. It's good that all 3 books are offered together as, to me, it could have been just one longer story.

The narration was well done. I didn't have any trouble telling characters apart.

Overall it was different but also more of the same. Because all 3 books are together I think it is worth the credit but definitely not on their own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful