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  • An Echo of Things to Come

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597

In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Footnotes, please!

  • By Joe B. on 09-10-17

great sequel to an amazing start for the novelist

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Definitely not a one hit wonder. this has all the scale of Robert Jordan without the overdescriptive filler

  • Red Sister

  • First Book of the Ancestor
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,364

From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story supported by great narration

  • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

A well crafted coming of age story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

A coming of age story that's easy to fall, without the full harshness of Lawrence's normal grim dark edges.

  • The Mirror Empire

  • Worldbreaker Saga
  • By: Kameron Hurley
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95

On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past - while a world goes to war with itself. In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating & thrilling

  • By Sean Higgins on 09-19-15

Good but with too much grimdark

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

The societies and world building is excellent most of the characters are not good people though, and there's a lot of pointless cruel happenstance described.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wretched of Muirwood

  • Legends of Muirwood, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

The Wretched of Muirwood, the opening novel in the Muirwood Trilogy, is the tale of the orphan Lia - who is part of a pariah caste known only as the "wretched", a people unloved, unwanted, and destined to a life of servitude. Forbidden to read or write, and forced to slave away in the Abbey kitchen, Lia is all but resigned to her fate. But when an injured squire named Colvin is abandoned at the Abbey kitchen, opportunity arises, and Lia conspires to hide Colvin and change her life forever.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Dylan on 04-17-14

overuse of a deus ex machine magic system

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

The magic system can be boiled down to "if God wants it to happen it'll happen" just rename God the medium... also don't doubt God or it won't work for you.

This kind of spoils half of the book to me. The characters are actually pretty well done in my opinion. but for the entire plot, the solutions constantly hinge on the Deus ex machina magic system.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,308

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 02-02-14

Any additional comments?

If you were to crowd source a modern fantasy novel about monster hunters, using fourteen year old tabletop gamers for the crowd, you might end up with this book.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful