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  • Mortal Engines

  • Mortal Engines, Book 1
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Only some small problems

  • By Nancy D. on 11-30-17

welp

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Fotm fantasy series that reads through like a young adult fiction. It is an interseting idea, and the world building was good. However, I found the main characters to be whiney and unlikable; yes, even Hestor.

  • Tears of a Heart

  • Kan Savasci Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Chase Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Lou Hecker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

A powerful coming-of-age tale of a young man destined to become one of the most powerful men Verold has ever known. It's a unique tale of adventure, adversity, and strength. Written with the hand of a poet and the heart of a warrior. The book's action and depth will astound as the reader delves deeper into the masterful world painted in detailed strokes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fantasy book, but not very well narrated

  • By caitbugga on 01-15-18

beautiful but not a lot of action

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

pro: beautifully written and interesting characters

con: very limited action. a few cheesey lines that made me cringe.

def not on the same teir as name of the wind, black prism, stormlight archive.

  • Legend

  • Drenai, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Legends Come to Audible

  • By Carol on 06-26-17

Enjoyable, but...

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

Starts slow with a romance that develops too fast, and a man that lacks the normal character development to reach his apex at the end of the story. A paragon should go through trials in a book like this, and he does not to an extent that is satisfactory. Good climax, great battles. Weak ending--lived happily ever after'ish.

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  • Hatch

  • By: James Stevens
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Ammon's job was simple, to care for the dragon eggs in the Nest. It should have been easy, but it wasn't. When the sun rose after the hatch, he had made an enemy of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and he would soon learn that was the least of his problems!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful find!

  • By nathan on 01-27-15

should be in young adult fiction category

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

low yield story, will not be reading any further volumes. Try Lightbringer, Name of the Wind, WoT, or Stormlight if you are new to epic fantasy.

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  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,692

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop what you are doing and buy this book.

  • By Sterling on 06-30-16

Slow moving book

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Would you listen to Age of Myth again? Why?

Yes, the story overall is good, but man does it take a while to get going. I also find it obnoxious that this series is completely written (which the author says in the preface), but they choose to release only 1 book per year.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

BORING first half. Release all the books at once.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The performance was better than the book itself. The reader is still not as good as the guy that reads many of Sanderson's books--he is king imo.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful