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  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,681

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Incredible Ride!!

  • By Lady Meserole on 11-09-17

I wouldn't have changed but the smallest of things

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

While a lot of reviews I read were from whiners that want to complain about everything they wanted the book to be about, the only thing I found I didn't care for was how many times Alice thought something was "Amazing". The only other thing I have to complain about was that the narrator wasn't quite loud enough at times so cranked at full volume, I couldn't here over the slightest of constant noises, like a fan. I love the story and the characters and the way pieces built together to fill in the back story. If you don't think that happened then you didn't pay close enough attention. There were times when things didn't quite make sense or more obvious things should have happened that didn't so the writer could pull some strange stunt. The wound that came from nowhere and that kind of thing, but over all I found it a great listen. It was a nice twist to not have the villan devour pages with his evilness. Instead you already got an idea of just how evil he is and got to focus more on the characters that you like.

  • The Congruent Dragon

  • The Congruent Mage, Book 3
  • By: Dave Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Young wizards Eynon and Merry suddenly have to cope with a huge, scaly, ill-tempered fire-breathing problem allied with their worst enemy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very upbeat

  • By Crow on 12-15-18

very upbeat

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Great listen. The good guys are a little too goody goody but other than that, it is a satisfying story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Relic of the Gods

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 3
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

The final days of hope have come and gone. The kingdoms of Illian stand on the edge of ruin, threatened by the armies of Valanis. As evil spreads across the land, too few are left to hold the line. A world away, the children of fire and flame may be the only hope for the realm. But the dragons have been defeated before, and Verda’s future now hangs in the balance. Reeling from their losses, Asher and his companions journey north, trying to outrun the savage Darkakin. A confrontation awaits the ranger, but even with Paldora’s gem, he dare not challenge Valanis yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst fight scene ever!!!!

  • By peter waugaman on 12-27-18

great entire series

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I really enjoyed this 3 book series. It was an interesting perspective from the typical outlook of this type of story. I love the characters and their development. Well done!

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,314

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Not a bad story.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

While there are a lot of similarities to the wheel of time, this book eventually takes on its own form. My only real complaint is being able to follow all of the loose ends in an effort to make sense of some plots in the story. I suspect in later books it will be difficult to remember the elusive hints given in this one.

  • The Congruent Apprentice

  • The Congruent Mage, Book 1
  • By: Dave Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Young wizards coming of age in a time of war... Will they be ready? Eynon was excited to leave his village and set off on his wander year. He’d turned sixteen today, and hoped for at least a few adventures. At high noon, he arrived a crossroads and saw a shimmer of silver in the mud. It was a thin and dirty oval, about the size of his palm. He washed it with squirts of water from his goatskin, then marveled at what was revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next book

  • By Capt. Sea on 03-17-18

I like the mood of this story.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

It has fun characters and though slightly predictable on simple things, in general the story line is good. The down side is some description of things learned seem a little far fetched.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The White Tower

  • The Aldoran Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael Wisehart
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245

Magic is outlawed. Those caught wielding it are taken to the White Tower. They are never heard from again. After the chaos of the Wizard Wars a thousand years ago, the people turned their backs on magic. It was deemed evil. Those born with it will stop at nothing to remain hidden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spend the Credit

  • By Christopher on 09-22-17

l like it.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

It's a good read with some interesting perspectives and characters. The author has a great sense of humor and the narrator pulls off that sense of humor expertly.

  • Rise of the Ranger

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it

  • By Ali on 03-24-18

finally something without....

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

the usual humans fight this or that. it actually has other mystical creatures to make it interesting. loved the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Debt

  • Wolf of the North, Book 3
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Most Unsatisfying Ending

  • By Sailfish on 02-01-18

Awesome series

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Such a great story and great author. Worth listening to for sure! Great humor and characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Path of Fire

  • Saga of The Wolf, Book 3
  • By: Kris A. Hiatt
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

After returning home to Lake City for a family emergency, Treace confronts an old foe. Events spiral out of control and a murderer goes on the loose. Haven prepares for the inevitable war by building defenses and training those that are ready to fight. Even with those fortifications and Treace's new found powerful magic it might not be enough.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dropped the ball hard

  • By denise on 08-24-18

disappointed.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

The first two books were good. the 3rd had to many things that were poorly done. Miraculously people survived blows that others just before didn't etc. The end just came across as pathetic.

  • Path of The Calm

  • Saga of The Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Kris A. Hiatt
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

The young world of Onneron has known peace for years. But now unease has spread across the land as disagreements between factions threaten each other's way of life. The Brothers of the Onneron College dedicate themselves to higher learning and to mastering Paths of magic. They wish to remain independent, but the Onneron Church feels threatened by their ability to heal and vies to take control of their order. Treace, bullied and belittled, is unaware of the plan his deceased father has for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid

  • By Sartorm on 10-07-16

superb!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I love this book and I feel it is going to be the start of a great series.