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  • High Mage

  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,950
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,924

 Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series can not wait for the next

  • By Joseph on 05-22-18

Great next book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

This series has been going great. In this book our main character has a lot of decisions to make and this book has a lot of tactical dialogue where you can get lost but it ties everything up neatly. Narrator was great as well

  • Cast in Secret

  • Chronicles of Elantra, Book 3
  • By: Michelle Sagara
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Still avoiding magic whenever possible, Private Kaylin Neya relished investigating a run-of-the-mill theft. Until she found out the mysterious stolen box had been taken from Elani Street, where the mages and charlatans mingled, and it was sometimes hard to tell the difference between the two. And since the box was ancient, without a keyhole, and held tremendous darkness inside, Kaylin knew unknown forces were again playing with her destiny....and her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I couldnt stop listening !

  • By Ronnie on 01-23-12

great 3rd book

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

loved the book. good continuation of the series. this book showed her in a good role

  • Ink Mage

  • A Fire Beneath the Skin, Book 1
  • By: Victor Gischler
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,958

In the first installment of the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy, the city of Klaar has never fallen. No enemy has ever made it across the Long Bridge or penetrated the city's mighty walls. Even when a powerful invading army shows up at the gates, the duke and his daughter, Rina Veraiin, are certain that it poses little threat. But they are cruelly betrayed from within and, in a horrific spasm of violence, the city is brought to its knees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Chars, Weak Story

  • By Jenny on 01-12-16

great opening book

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

great book...in a different but enjoyable series... if you like sword,sorcery,sex(lots if it) you will enjoy this book....

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  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,823

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance, hit a home run!

  • By Mike on 01-14-15

GREAT START TO A ENTERTAINING SERIES

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Where does A Crucible of Souls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top pure Fantasy book I have listened to in years. The story is original and the characters are developed

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Crucible of Souls?

the ending...sorry no spoilers

What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

He made the characters come alive

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

it was a pleasure to listen to

Any additional comments?

If you like Fantasy, you will not be disappointed with this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 15,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,389
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,411

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

LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

What made the experience of listening to Towers of Midnight the most enjoyable?

Even though I have read the book, listening to it made the characters feel more real. Good narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Towers of Midnight?

I liked how it switched to a girl's voice during Elayne's and Egwene's parts and male voice for other

Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no...first one. next is the final book!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

WHEEL OF TIME

Any additional comments?

one of the top 3 fantasy series..I consider malazan book of the fallen