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  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,731

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

I like his books and hate it

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

spoiler alert!!!! This might hurt your feelings...
I really like this book but think the S&M seen is a bit to much and killing children to be dragged to hell is too. Has the police ever checked this author because he sounds like a serial killer of children and a rapist of women. It is so well written that it sounds like he empathizes with darken rahl. I wonder if he wants to be darken rahl. In later books she (wife) gets raped in about half the books. What's with him and rape?

The Bible says the dead know not anything if you really read the story of Lazarus you will understand further. so if you worship the dead then you worship? Yes this book sounds catholic with the make believe levels of hell and is not biblical. The lake of fire is mentioned in the Bible but is simple. something falls in and it burns up. When a log burns up then it's fuel is gone and you better add more or get cold. Sorry if this ruffles feathers. Besides that this book is well written and very thought out. I do like how he use the wizards first rule although there is a bit more than simply pride. It's probably the most damaging of a person's character and life. It's what people use to keep up with the Joneses...and think they are better than so and so and you probably will retire sooner. yes I like this book and hate it.

  • Dragonflight

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151

On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Pern series is very engaging

  • By Sarah on 10-06-09

I don't care about the people or story.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I couldn't find my self particularly liking the characters. Something I recommend is Eragon and it starts with less scheming. To me the story doesn't work because it doesn't generate empathy or make me hungry to here more. I really had hoped for the right book but for some maybe it's right...

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,663

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than The Wheel Of Time and Firefly

  • By Just Sayin on 10-18-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

It sucks because of all the lists being read off about character stats and town stats and everything else. Was the author an accountant for his other job and just loves list. It was Okay at first but then it goes to a new level. In my opinion this book sucks just for that reason. It probably would have been a decent book so in my opinion he needs two cut out most of the lists and republish or maybe shortening it by an hour or two would be bad since lists are fun.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightfall Duology

  • By: Mickey Zucker Reichert
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 37 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

He has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds throughout the lands of mankind - thief, magic wielder, swordsman, assassin, adventurer. But chief among those names and perhaps the most dangerous of his personae is that of Nightfall, a man - or perhaps the legendary demon himself - gifted with unique powers which any sorcerer would kill to possess. Yet though Nightfall has always escaped his pursuers by moving on to new realms, new identities, and new enterprises, even the cleverest of beings must occasionally slip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By David on 08-17-18

Very good book

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

This is one of my favorite books along with the first half of the story. The first half was very predictable in places but it gets better.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Line of Illeniel

  • Mageborn, Book 2
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses his loved ones will suffer. Will he risk destroying his love with a bond that might be her death, or face the madness that comes to wizards who embrace power without restraint?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Jeremy on 05-01-15

This is really good

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This is simply really good and a well made book is about the journey. The story sucks you in and before you know it it's over. I am really happy they don't try and put much romance in to speak although there is some. No one turnes out homosexual. It's mostly someone desperate to defend his people. Very good book and entertaining

  • 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 14,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,501

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
  • Great beginning to a series

  • By Bee Fisher on 10-23-17

My problem with the book

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I Love this book. It's very Diablo like but also human. The thing I don't like is the homosexual part. Why do they need to be homosexual or anything. Most people aren't homosexual so why is it shoved in our faces. It feels like someone through a weak agenda in. I am sick of relationship crap in books all together. There are romance novels and very well written ones. The author needs to stick to what he is good at and what we all enjoy and leave the romance to those who know how to write it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Skinwalker

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,356

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How refreshing

  • By Mobilis on 06-01-10

Well written however

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

i didn't like that there isn't character development. We don't know what type of person she is. The little communication is with her animal. her witch friend isn't around... It is okay but I think the story is done for me.

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

slow start

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

This book is really good but starts out incredibly slow but builds as more things progress. It is worth listening to if you have the patience for carrector development and grouth. I rated it a 4 because of the sexual crap and it being slow.

  • The Desert Spear

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,338

The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth My Credit

  • By Lauffeuer on 05-27-10

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I find the book disgusting. There is a lot of despicable things nations have done with out them ripped off and done here for hours on end. If he had taken the warded man to a different route and avoided a good part Soddia Arabia, a touch of Nozi Germany, and lot of The 300 rolled into one. I was expecting the warded man liked Camelot castles and magic wards much like it started out but instead I got depravity for hours on end. I am sad that I wasted my time. This was well written and well done but the content was garbage. This could have been great but instead I got this.

With that being said I do recommend book 1
I know people don't have time to waste so I am going to recommend some books I Love.

Dresden Files(Jim Butcher); Magician Apprentice Magician Master(Raymond E. Feist); Monster Hunter International(Larry Correia) Artemis(Andy weir); Reckoners book 1, 2, 3 (Brandon Sanderson);The door into Summer(Robert A Heinlein); The lost gate books 1, 2, 3 (Orson Scott Card)
The first book is only good imager(LE Modesitt Jr.)
The first book only Eragon(Christopher Paolini)

Note: The original All You Need is Kill(The good original version is not on Audible anymore. used bookstore...

Romance: Born of Night (Sherrilyn Kenyon), Spiders Bite(Jennifer Estep)

I hope this will help some people out and maybe you can write a book you Love and help everyone out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undercover Magic

  • Dragon's Gift: The Valkyrie, Book 1
  • By: Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

In a world of suppressed magic, I’m an Unknown. Deadly power, little control. I’m only alive because I pay a blood sorcerer to keep me hidden. But when he comes to collect on the debt I can’t pay, one of his goons slams me with a deadly curse. Suddenly, I’m out of options and out of time. When I’m given a rare chance to join the secretive Undercover Protectorate and train at their academy to become an investigator, I have a way to hunt the cure for the curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-26-17

annoying, breathe

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

She really needs someone else to read these. The first part of the book is clipped and machine like and then... Pretty much anyone who speaks English well would be better. Her English is fine but the last word of every sentence is drawn goes up and down in pitch and its breathe. The sentences are shorter than normal to help with this problem so she doesn't run out of oxygen. I don't understand why she doesn't speak normally for god sakes.

The writing is really good. If she had another reader that would be much preferred.