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Eric G. Peters

Redmond, WA, United States
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  • Space Knight, Book 2

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

To protect the crew against betrayal, Captain Cross sends the Stalwart on a training mission to Ecoma, a gas giant populated by evolved humans with dangerous empathic abilities. The journey was supposed to be easy: acquire training from the evolved humans, negotiate the use of magical devices that can protect the knights from mind control, and get a bit of R&R.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad but not good

  • By adam on 08-07-18

great sequal

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

we need to find some more king pieces, but really helped further some characters in this piece

  • Space Knight

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092

In a universe where technology and magic co-exist, Nicholas Lyons desires one thing: to serve his queen as a Space Knight in the Royal Trident Forces. But when his final mission as an Academy cadet goes horribly wrong, Nicholas discovers he possesses illegal magical abilities that grant him power far beyond that of a normal man, knight, or mage. When a clandestine assignment lands Nicholas on the worst starship in the kingdom’s fleet, he finds a motley crew of warriors hiding their own terrible secret. Death and betrayal lurk around every corner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MSE writes another almost, pretty good book.

  • By Christopher on 08-21-18

Half D&D, Half Epic Fantasy 100% Awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is the first time I've listened to anything from this author, but I really enjoy other Nick Podehl books, I had some extra credits and this didn't let me down! Got through book 2 just as quickly as 1 and I can't wait for book 3+.

This has a little bit of Honor Harrington novels (space combat/tactics/etc) except with a magical twist, but the bulk of the story are on land that involve D&D style magic, weapons, and enemies and a magic system that isn't super complicated, but also has a lot of "taste" to it. I like how this has been setup for a very long story-arch (Epic Fantasy!) and the characters really grow and get comfortable (at least over the first two books), yet still lots of mystery left.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Partials

  • Partials, Book 1
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials - engineered organic beings identical to humans - has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action! Romance! Science!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

wowsers

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

really enjoyed it, straight read and good segway to next book. the plot line isn't too complicated, but read was enjoyable

  • The Blood Mirror

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,622

When does an empire fall? The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies. Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison Gavin may not be alone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good but not the worst of the 4 books

  • By shahzad on 10-27-16

love and hate

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

the plot twists are real, and it's a mind phrack, but a good mind phrack

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,390

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

-&_$#@#& great book

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

took a little to get into it, but it didn't disappoint, great characters, narrator, and twisty plot that'll keep you guessing, rooting, and hating the author for putting Locke into particular situations. I'll buy the rest of the books though to find out more!

  • Dawn for a Distant Earth

  • Forever Hero Series #1
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland inhabited by only a few degenerate or mutated human outcasts. But among them is a boy of immense native intelligence and determination who grows up to become the force behind a plan to make Earth flower again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early work, but really good Modesitt, Jr book

  • By Eric G. Peters on 10-23-15

Early work, but really good Modesitt, Jr book

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

Reviewed: 10-23-15

What did you love best about Dawn for a Distant Earth?

Solid environment, there were parts of the book that jumped around a bit needlessly, but considering this was written back in (1987 & I had never read the paperback before) I can't wait for the next books to come out on audible!

Have you listened to any of Kyle McCarley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's solid in this as he is in other books, enjoy reading (err listening?)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both the scene toward the end with the empress and the scene at the end with his "crew" made me cry. One of the first cries I've had reading a book in 2015 - you got me good!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Promise of Blood

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492

Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. But when gods are involved.... Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Promise of Awesome!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-13

I'm caught.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-14

If you could sum up Promise of Blood in three words, what would they be?

gunpowder magic awesome

Which character – as performed by Christian Rodska – was your favorite?

Taniel

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

yes

Any additional comments?

Got me hooked early on, kept me hooked, and finally reeled me in. Can't get enough of this series/universe.