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  • Endsinger

  • The Lotus War, Book Three
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation - a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Finale

  • By Nikita on 04-26-16

Breathtaking Fresh Riveting

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Twisting across your imagination like white chocolate mousse. Combination Samaria, Steampunk, and Fantasy, written by a man who knows how to voice a female hero. Deeply challenging your view of the world, technology vs conservation, boshido vs free will, interwoven with love and loss, friendship, joy and pain. What a wonderful ride, what more can we ask for. Victory at what price, leaves you begging for more.

The audio was great, a challenging book to read out loud, brought to life with only minor points that could be improved.

  • Shadow of the Hegemon

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,302

Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor transfer

  • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08

Bean finally becomes interesting.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-13

Where does Shadow of the Hegemon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Most of the Shadow series, has little do with Bean, but this book here really tells his story. I'd say this is another good book overall from Scott Card.

What other book might you compare Shadow of the Hegemon to and why?

This is similar to Ender in Exile, because it fills in some of the gaps between the two ender Epic Trilligies. I'd love to explore more about the 3000 year gap between game and Xenocide, but I think even Scott is fearful of going into that pandora's box.

  • The Road to Serfdom

  • By: Friedrich A. Hayek
  • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Originally published in 1944, The Road to Serfdom has profoundly influenced many of the world's great leaders: from Orwell and Churchill in the mid-40s, to Reagan and Thatcher in the 80's. The book offers persuasive warnings against the dangers of central planning, along with what Orwell described as "an eloquent defense of laissez faire capitalism."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little dry perhaps but hardly boring!

  • By Kelly on 06-22-10

Hard to follow

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-11

Okay maybe this is a book you should read rather than listen too. I was on my tractor listening to it, and it seemed to me he kept talking in circles, and I kept getting distracted by more interesting things like grass, and wind. I believe this is not a good book to go with the audio. Read it, so you can see the paragraph structure and follow his points. The narration is kind of ... academic in nature and lulled me to sleep. I'm sure it wasn't Michael Edwards fault, hard to get empassioned about Social Planning and the like.

  • Towers of Midnight

  • Wheel of Time, Book 13
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 38 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,022
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,045

The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

  • By Corey on 11-09-10

Jordan/Sanderson pull off another amazing work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-11

I wish we could get a movie of the last three books alone, or a mini series. This book doesn't dissapoint, plenty of action and magic weilded fight scenes, scary dark encounters and chases through the dream world. Action packed!