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  • Timeless

  • A Drizzt Novel
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945

R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of of this unlikely pair - offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms. There, a Zaknafein and Drizzt are joined together in a series of trials that parallel those of centuries long past, even though their paths no longer seem to be aligned.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Era

  • By Jamie on 09-05-18

Worth it!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Another masterpiece by R.A. Salvatore! When I preordered this, I thought it was purely black story on zaknefene. While I still wish for more, this book had a nice pace between past and present.

  • Child of a Mad God

  • The Coven, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

From R. A. Salvatore, the legendary creator of Drizzt Do'Urden, comes the start of a brand new epic journey. When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home. The only hope for achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe's coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A witch of a different sort

  • By Sailfish on 02-10-18

Not my favorite book by R.A. Salvatore

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I have read most of Salvatore's books and loved them all! Truth be told, I struggled on this book. I didn't start to take interest until around part 3. After that the story started to get interesting enough that I didn't want to stop listening anymore. I am looking forward to the next books in the series and wonder if they will overlap with The Highwayman series at any point. Your still my favorite author so keep up the good work Mr. Salvatore

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Dawn of a Desperate War

  • The Godlanders War, Book 3
  • By: Aaron Pogue
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Corin Hugh, once left to die in the tomb of a dead god, now carries with him the burning memory of King Oberon's betrayal at the hands of the tyrant god Ephitel. But he also carries a secret weapon - Godslayer, the one sword in all Hurope that can bring Ephitel to his knees. However, he will need more than just a magic sword to draw Ephitel down from his throne. As Corin searches for allies in what may become his last, desperate stand against the gods, his quest takes him deep into the heart of two ancient orders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick ending

  • By Mesmiro on 09-02-17

Quick ending

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Good story, but after all the build up the ending was a bit anticlimactic. I was expecting a bit of sword play.

  • The Assassins of Altis

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 3
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,958

Trapped within the dead city of Marandur, Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain must escape both merciless barbarians and the pitiless Imperial Legion. Beyond those dangers lie the mightiest and most unforgiving powers in the world of Dematr: the Great Guilds that rule the world with iron fists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great addition to a great series

  • By Marcela - The Bookaholic Cat on 08-07-15

Best yet!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Best in the series so far! The plot really picks up. I was clutching my stomach, laughing, when they starting talking about the bonfire.

  • Delvers LLC

  • Welcome to Ludus
  • By: Blaise Corvin
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060

Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were abducted to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled god Dolos, refuses to send them back unless they can accomplish an impossible task. Oddly, Dolos doesn't seem to care if they succeed or not. Luckily, Henry and Jason studied Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a geeky IT programmer don't have many other useful skills on a sword-and-sorcery world like Ludus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like an R-rated Dungeons and Dragons cartoon

  • By C.T. on 02-25-17

Great story for an older crowd

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Great story! The only reason for rating 4 of 5 stars is from the recording. Throughout the book there is an occasional echo from the reading. Usually when the narrator has to raise his voice. At first I thought it was on purpose when the narrator was expressing the characters inner thoughts, but it was happening too often.
Has a good amount of coarse language and a few adult situations which could require a parent's discretion.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,029
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,995

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, very WELL DONE!

  • By Lorraine on 10-05-16

wow!!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

A fabulous book and the reader was wonderful with both portraying the characters and emotions. Can't wait for book 3!

  • The Companions

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book 1
  • By: R.A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956

This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BWAHAHA! R.A. Salvatore does it again!

  • By Roger on 08-14-13

A fabulous read

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

A wonderful book by Salvatore! The narrative was great also. Can't wait to read the next book.