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  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,042

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending was heavy

  • By June C. on 07-09-18

Nailed it Again

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Another amazing book.
Both Michael J Sullivan and Tim Gerard Reynolds nail it. The story follows well, has the right amount of adventure, pacing and action.
The narrator's voice is also amazing, and smooth on the ears.

  • Warlock Holmes

  • A Study in Brimstone
  • By: G. S. Denning
  • Narrated by: Robert Garson
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,624

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes. Warlock Holmes, however, is an idiot. A good man, perhaps; a font of arcane power, certainly. But he's brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short on Clues--Heavy on Delightful Twists

  • By Gillian on 01-10-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This book is the most entertaining take I have ever read, watched, or listened to on Sherlock Holmes.

I was informed of it when listening to writting excuses and do not regret listening in any way.

Please, grab it and read it as soon as possible.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,087

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

A great read/ listen

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This is excellent information on leadership approaches and accountability.
The personal anecdotes included make excellent illustrations for application. I would suggest anybody who expects to be in leadership or who is in leadership to read this book.

  • Wrath of Empire

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 808

 The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough

  • By Nathan Jones on 05-29-18

Another Amazing Book

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I am happy I stumbled across Brian McCallum. these books have turned out to be amazing across-the-board. I enjoy the unique style and flavor of the magic system. I enjoy the style of the setting, the idea of the world that's growing around it and I really enjoy the characters especially Ben in particular.

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  • The Dictator's Handbook

  • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924

For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Think you understand politics, think again!

  • By Michael on 07-01-14

Well thought out

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This book is amazing, well thought out, and eye opening.
It has affected the way I read reports, and understand the daily news.

  • The Empire of the Dead

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Paul Guyet
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Acharsis has always loved long shots. But even with a perfect scheme and a handpicked squad of godsblooded grifters and fighters, breaking into the undead lord's Akkodaisis' ziggurat is suicidally impossible. Good thing Archarsis is a fallen demigod with more than one trick up his sleeve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly imaginative

  • By RyRy on 09-08-17

A Good Book to Grab

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Any additional comments?

I grabbed this book because of how much I enjoyed Chronicles of the Black Gate. The books were great and above what I expected from a new author.
This book did not let me down. From start to finish Mr. Tucker maintains a good pace and keeps the characters distinct in their personality.
In a world where your god has been killed how can you move on? This is a question the characters struggle with as with the loss of their physical connection they also lost a spiritual connection that is hard to deal with.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun fast read or listen.

  • The Goldfish Boy

  • By: Lisa Thompson
  • Narrated by: Leon Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book for Children Who Struggle

  • By RobT on 03-08-18

A Great Book for Children Who Struggle

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

My daughter struggles with ASD and while not the same as Matthew, the similarity was enough she really felt connection with this story.
I strongly suggest this book for parents to consider if looking for books for young children.

PS: I also enjoyed it.

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  • Twinborn Chronicles: War of 3 Worlds

  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 44 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Cadmus Errol is the greatest inventor that Tellurak has ever known. His clockwork graces the spires of cities across the world. Yet in another, darker world, he lives the life of a slave. There, humanity is held underfoot, bound in service to the victors of a war fought untold generations ago. It will take all the wits and resources of the best that humanity can muster to break that hold. Can Cadmus Errol, the Mad Tinker, be the one to free them all? Or will his daughter take a shortcut through dangerous science to wipe out humanities oppressors? The Twinborn Chronicles: War of 3 Worlds is an epic fantasy series with multiple point of view characters. If you love steampunk gadgetry, heroes who get their hands dirty, and a DIY heroine, this series is for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gt ready for a crazy ride

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-01-18

Enjoyable book with More to Come

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

What made the experience of listening to Twinborn Chronicles the most enjoyable?

I really liked the return to these worlds and the introduction of the third world. The addition of steam punk type technology is something I also enjoyed as the entire genre is great to me.

What other book might you compare Twinborn Chronicles to and why?

I would compare these books most to the first series. The style and manor is a flavor of its own.

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

This one is great. I did listen to the performance on the first series and the recording quality had some issues. However they are not found here.
The voice acting and recording quality are A+ in this collection.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but it would be a spoiler to share. I will only say that the final conclusion had a couple of events I was surprised to find happen.

Any additional comments?

These are good book well worth reading or listening to. I plan on adding more of J.S. Morin's books to my library.

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  • Ninefox Gambit

  • By: Yoon Ha Lee
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the Hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris' career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the Hexarchate itself might be next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just too confusing with enough context

  • By Jose Alvarez on 04-02-17

A Great Book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

During the first couple chapters i thought this may be just another 40k clone. But wow, was i pleased to be wrong. This book is very engaging. The system presented and forced culture is awesome to visualize.
i reccommend this book for anyone looking for something new and refreshing.

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,574
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,088

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

another great story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Michael J Sullivan has performed again with another great story. it's unfortunate I have to wait a year for the edited version of the final book. I'm really enjoying these he's doing a great job and I would suggest reading them the others