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  • A War in Crimson Embers

  • The Crimson Empire, Book 3
  • By: Alex Marshall
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 25 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire, and only his protégé Purna believes he can be saved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Ending Nearly Ruins the Entire Trilogy.

  • By Stretch's Books on 10-12-18

The Ending Nearly Ruins the Entire Trilogy.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

The 3rd book kinda gets away from Marshall. Including the ending that leaves so many loose threads in one character's story one can only hope there is another book to clear it up.

  • Guns of the Dawn

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Guns of the Dawn is a pacey, gripping fantasy of war and magic from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky. The first casualty of war is truth.... First, Denland's revolutionaries assassinated their king, launching a wave of bloodshed after generations of peace. Next they clashed with Lascanne, their royalist neighbour, pitching war machines against warlocks in a fiercely fought conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stand alone book

  • By M. McCormick on 01-27-18

Adrian Tchaikovsky strikes again.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I like a good standalone fantasy novel as much as the next fellow. Especially in this time of unfinished trilogies(Rothfuss anyone?) & series' in general(hello G.R.R.M.). That being said, I wish this standalone novel would have had about 3 more chapters. The end seems a little abrupt, but overall this is an excellent story and a marvelous performance from Emma Newman.

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  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,634

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Stephani Ann on 02-03-18

Excellent story, 2 too many narrators

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Again Brown writes an excellent story. However, this time Audible should have stuck with TGR as narrator and left the other 2 off.

  • Infernal Battalion

  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. And it threatens the heart of Vordan. As Queen Raesinia Orboan and soldiers Marcus D'Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass grapple with the aftermath of a hard-fought military campaign, they soon discover they have more than arcane powers to fear - it seems they cannot trust one of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing

  • By Kevin Williams on 01-13-18

Can't Go Wrong with this Series!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

If one is a fan of Brian McClellan's "Powder Mage" books, and one should be, then one cannot go wrong by picking up "The Thousand Names" series by Django Wexler. In my opinion the best Clinton fantasy series on the market of the ones I have read.

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

I really enjoyed this one.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

I'm a big fan of Kristoff. His forst trilogy was fantastic and this one is off to a great start.

  • With Blood upon the Sand

  • By: Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Çeda, now a Blade Maiden in service to the kings of Sharakhai, trains as one of their elite warriors, gleaning secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She knows the dark history of the asirim - that hundreds of years ago they were enslaved to the kings against their will - but when she bonds with them as a Maiden, chaining them to her, she feels their pain as if her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful addition to the story!

  • By superstardrifter on 10-09-17

Great performance, good story.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

see heading. sometimes long winded. that is about the only complaint I have. otherwise a lot of fun.

  • Dragon Hunters

  • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 2
  • By: Marc Turner
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Once a year the Dragon Gate is raised to let a fabled beast pass into the Sabian Sea. There, the dragon will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages. Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as their leader and has no intention of standing down. But Imerle is not the only one intent on destroying the Storm Lords, and when she sets her scheme in motion, that enemy uses the ensuing chaos to play its hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dragon Hunters is a top notch sequel.

  • By Stretch's Books on 03-02-17

Dragon Hunters is a top notch sequel.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Dragon Hunters is an excellent book. It has flaws, don't get me wrong, but it's definitely worth a listen. If you are a fan of Steven Erikson then you should enjoy Marc Turner as well.

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  • The Waking Fire

  • The Draconis Memoria, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640

Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues, and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed. But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Start to a New Series

  • By Joshua on 09-21-16

Another Top Notch Offering from Ryan

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

At times a little long winded but otherwise an excellent way to kill the traveling time.

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  • Blood's Pride

  • By: Evie Manieri
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 17

Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laid waste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peaceful fisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners, the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation. Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the dark corridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, an infamous mercenary, to aid their fledgling uprising - but with her own shadowy ties to the region, she is a frighteningly volatile ally.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • tough listen

  • By david joffe on 05-12-18

Fantasy Lovers, Stop Here

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

Why more people aren't listening to this series is beyond me. it's excellent. Listen to it.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,030

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Action packed excitement. Monsters, elves, wargs & orcs + big ads guns. Who wouldn't want to read this series?

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