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Craig Pfaff

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  • Winds of Change

  • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Arrows of the Queen introduced listeners to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds - men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers - aided and served by their mysterious Companions - horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much improved

  • By Linda on 01-30-14

Good characters great world.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

More wonderful adventures in a fantastical created world. Great magical and human animal communication. A must read for fantasy lovers everywhere.

  • Warden's Will

  • The Will and the Way, Book 1
  • By: Heath Pfaff
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The are few forces more powerful than the Will of a fully trained Warden, but those who endeavor to become Wardens must first escape the crucible fires of Black Mark Academy. Very few who enter will leave as Wardens, and many will never leave at all. Lillin ends up at Black Mark Academy not as a willing volunteer, but as forced penance for a past wrong. She soon discovers that the training involved in becoming a Warden is more nightmarish than she could have imagined. With her face marked permanently for her past crimes, she has to either survive the Warden's cruel training program or die in the process. She must discover the determination within herself to move forward and kindle the flames of the eternal fire, the Warden's Will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story. a <br />

  • By Trevor on 10-07-18

Another outstanding book from this author

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

If you are looking for a great Epic Story this is for you. The character development is outstanding. Welcome to another fantasy world created by the author!

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  • The Blood of Olympus

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,355

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood - the blood of Olympus - in order to wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • why oh why did they ever switch narrators!!!!!!!!!

  • By wayne on 10-09-14

Outstanding fantasy series

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Well written. Great Epic Story for introducing younger readers to the world of fantasy. Fun for even the older readers. Great work.

  • King of Ashes

  • The Firemane Saga, Book One
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as "the Firemane" for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed, and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feist takes his writing to the next level

  • By Kyle on 05-19-18

Another great Epic Story.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Really enjoyable fantasy. Great character development. I really enjoyed this book. Can bearly wait for next installment.

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

Outstanding, stands equal to the classics.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

This author created a fantastic story. I would rate this equal to my favorites, Eddings, Feist, and McCafrey. Outstanding looking forward to more from this author.

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  • Treachery’s Tools

  • Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Getting a bit repetitive

  • By Matthew Van Buskirk on 10-26-16

Another fantastic Modesitt novel

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

L. E. Modesitt has done it again. He draws you in and makes you feel his characters emotion turmoil. Excellent story!

  • Lady-Protector

  • Corean Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

A bloody coup has made Mykella, the Lord-Protector's daughter, ruler of her land, but it has also left her and her two sisters bereft of family and uncertain of their friends. Worse, their country is almost destitute, and there are rumblings of war along the borders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Craig Pfaff on 01-11-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

L. E. Modesitt Jr. tells an wonderful story. He keeps you interested from page one on.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Twinborn Chronicles

  • Awakening
  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 66 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

Kyrus Hinterdale is about to get drawn into a conflict. His discovery that the world in his dreams is real, and that his twin within that world dreams of him, sets him off on a quest of self-discovery that could reshape two worlds. He is not alone with this special vision. Others like him had been at it far longer, working secret plots and stealing secrets from one world to take advantage in the other. Caught in the middle of an ancient conflict, Kyrus and his twin, Brannis, must discover who can be trusted, who must be watched, and who is out to kill them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story.. TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE/EDITING

  • By LostInLife on 11-16-17

Good story, well worth the cost.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I really enjoyed these books. The twins across worlds was a nice twist. If you enjoy a good fantasy novel I highly recommend this series.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,943
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,917

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Good book

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Good mystery book. I am more a sci-fi fantasy fan. The story was good and the characters were interesting.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,862
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,746

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

The character development is very good. Excellent story development with great twists. Any Saunderson, Weeks fan will truly enjoy this book.