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  • Stillbright

  • The Paladin Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Daniel M. Ford
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

Ordained by an ancient goddess of mercy and light, former knight Allystaire Coldbourne has become a paladin, a hero out of legend. But evil stalks him, angry gods align against him, and greedy warlords want him dead. With the help of his friends, each blessed with extraordinary powers by the Goddess, Allystaire must escape the clutches of sorcerers and wicked rulers who will stop at nothing to destroy him as he continues his dangerous quest to bring peace and unity to the fractured and war-torn Baronies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-17

Great Second Book

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

Ok, now I've enjoyed the second book. I could have wished for a few more chapters but...
Well good story and very well performed. Can't wait for the third in the trilogy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • New Frontiers

  • The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

The Phage War had been a devastating conflict for the Terran Confederacy. Even with the destruction of their terrifying, implacable foe, humanity is still reeling. Political alliances are crumbling, and their mighty fleet is in tatters. There is nothing to celebrate, even after such a complete victory. They soon learn that there are other stellar neighbors - and they've been watching the conflict with great interest. One species comes with an offer of friendship and alliance, but humanity is weary and distrustful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An auspcious start to a new trilogy

  • By Sailfish on 04-13-17

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Well he's done it again. Just listened to the first book and hope #2 comes soon. I just may read it.

  • Chaos Theory

  • Zombie Theories Series, Book 1
  • By: Rich Restucci
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

The world has fallen to a relentless enemy beyond reason or mercy. With no remorse they rend the planet with tooth and nail. One man stands against the scourge of death that consumes all. Teamed with a genius survivalist and a teenage girl, he must flee the teeming dead, the evils of humans left unchecked, and those that would seek to use him. His best weapon to stave off the horrors of this new world? His wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate Zombies. So this book was great.

  • By Steven on 11-13-16

I hate Zombies. So this book was great.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

As I said I hate Zombies. The combination of the humor in all that zombie horror and things going right and wrong for the main character and the great narration by Michael Kramer it's a hit. Love both books and am ready for book number three.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Way into Magic

  • The Great Way, Book 2
  • By: Harry Connolly
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Having lost the prince to the madness of The Blessing, Tejohn and Cazia are the only people who know of his plan to retrieve a secret spell that might - just might - turn the tide of battle against the grunts. But Tejohn's body is broken, and Cazia has been stripped of her magic. Worse, both are being held captive: Tejohn faces charges of treason in the lands where he was born. On the other side of the continent, Cazia is a prisoner of the Tilkilit queen, a creature with a desperate, deadly plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading, great plot, great characters!

  • By patrisi on 09-14-16

I listened in two sittings it was so captivating.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

This was a great and captivating book. It took two sittings to finish. Still not fond of stopping a story just when things are heating up but now I wait for the third book with much anticipation. Narration was great as always with Michael Kramer. I think the story is up there with some of the greats I have read of the years. Much like a Sanderson tale but with less plots to remember. Not sure how to explain it fully.
I recommend this book to any fantasy readers.
Good work....

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Way into Chaos

  • The Great Way, Book 1
  • By: Harry Connolly
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic...until in a single day it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spell caster can stand against them. The empire's armies are crushed, its people scattered, its king and queen killed. Freed for the first time in generations, city-states scramble to seize neighboring territories and capture imperial spell casters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me want to buy more credits

  • By Daniel Olson on 09-16-16

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

What made the experience of listening to The Way into Chaos the most enjoyable?

I find that a great narrator makes all the difference. Having a well written book with good world building and a good magic structure is also needed. I find that the author did a great job at both. Also good characters.

What other book might you compare The Way into Chaos to and why?

Not sure what I would compare this book to. It holds many parts I would relate to The Wheel of Time. Also I sense some of the Stormlight Archives.

Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

I would say his portrail of Tyr Tejohn Treygar is my most favorite on the male side. Michael's female character, and he does a very good job with female voices, would have to be Cazia. A very strong character in the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I almost listened to the whole thing in one sitting but one does need sleep. Also sometimes it's good to stretch it out. Hard to do because the book has very few parts where a person could end. Always wanting to know what happens next that is hard to do.

Any additional comments?

It's a great book, up there among my favorites, with excellent narration with Michael Kramer, who I think is the perfect person for this type of story, the story is fast paced and has surprises at most any turn. I would recommend this book to any who enjoy a well written and believable world and magic system.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Gathering of Shadows

  • A Novel
  • By: V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warning - cliffhanger ending.

  • By Zoe Egan McInally on 03-26-16

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

This is a new author for me and I'm blown away. I am ready for the 3rd installment. The book flows so well that you just seem to fall in and flow with the story.
Miss Schwab has a brilliant career ahead of her and I look forward to more in the Sci-fi/Fantasy genre.

  • Deep Space

  • Star Carrier, Book Four
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

Humanity had appeared to fend off the Sh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity. But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive. And now a new battle begins. After 20 years of peace, not one but two fragile truces are unraveling. Alexander Koenig, the former Navy commander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar into submission, has won a second term as President of the United States of North America. But pursuing his mandate - sovereignty from the centuries-old Earth Confederation - becomes a risky proposition....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series and book

  • By Anand on 10-24-13

Glad that's over.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

To much info on non-essential stuff. Fire the missle already!!!!!! Hope next one is better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steel World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,368

In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Space Opera

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-05-13

A great read!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

It's a good simple story and Mark Boyett does a great job with the characters. Can't help but love McGill. Can't wait for #5 Death World.

This review for all it's worth covers the series. No sense doing it individually.
I recommend the series to all who like Sci-Fi and future military books. Only wish they came out quicker.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,656
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,584
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,557

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

WHERE'S THE NEXT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

I really like these books and I'm not sure if I'll live to finish the whole series. It would help if Brandon Sanderson would gets these out yearly. If I die before I finish these, then my bad.
So Brandon WHERE'S THE NEXT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Perdition

  • Dred Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Ann Aguirre
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate's most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid. Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona "Dred" Devos controls one of Perdition's six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it - But Was Kind of Bored With This One

  • By Joki on 11-03-13

Kate Reading did it again

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

Reviewed: 09-01-13

I don't think I would have read this book if not for Kate Reading. It was a nice book and am looking forward to the sequel. Kate has all the voices and makes you know that each person is a seperate charactor.

Thanks again Kate for broadening my horizons. Now if you could help with my spelling.
Steven

2 of 2 people found this review helpful