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  • Edgedancer

  • From the Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,892
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,335

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older - a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: This is a duplicate from Arcanum Unbound

  • By Robert J Petri on 11-18-17

Lift is great.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

A story from a child's perspective usually doesn't entertain me this much. Sanderson pulls it off.

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,963

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Main character a little annoying.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

The premise is pretty original. Great building of suspense. Felt like something was going to go horribly wrong all the time. Hard to get into at first. Main character was sort of annoying some of the other characters are kind of shallow or stereotypical as well. But they all kind of grow on you. Not sure if I'll listen to next book.

  • Sea of Poppies

  • By: Amitav Ghosh
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ignorance may be bliss

  • By Evelyn M Kloepper on 07-27-09

very unique read, can't wait to read the next book

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

Very unique read, looking forward to the next book. Reader was excellent. Great historical fiction.

  • Lord of Chaos

  • Book Six of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,668

As the Wheel turns, the winds of fate roil across the land. Rand al 'Thor struggles to unite the nations for the Last Battle when the Dark One will break free into the world to spring the snares laid by the immortal Forsaken for unwary humankind. The White Tower in Tar Valon, under the Amyrlin Elaida, has decided that Rand must be controlled immediately.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally here!

  • By Elias on 08-14-05

Great character development

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

might be my favorite of the series so far, laughed more at this book than any other. The clinactic battle described in the final chapter was a great closer and worth the wait.

  • The Bands of Mourning

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,154

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wax and Wayne are Back!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 01-28-16

liking everything from Sanderson so far

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

great continuation of a great world, lots of potential for future stories, hopung for a cosmere cross-over some day

  • The Waking Fire

  • The Draconis Memoria, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571

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

Realing starting to like Ryan

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

another great story by ryan. can't wait for empire of fire or what ever the next book is called.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone of Farewell

  • Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 2
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

It is a time of darkness, dread, and ultimate testing for the realm of Osten Ard, for the wild magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, are spreading their seemingly undefeatable evil across the kingdom. With the very land blighted by the power of Ineluki's wrath, the tattered remnants of a once-proud human army flee in search of a last sanctuary and rallying point - the Stone of Farewell, a place shrouded in mystery and ancient sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Darrell Frith on 11-08-16

good sequel

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

narrator really makes a great story even greater
great follow up to dragon bone chair, going to download book 3 today

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragonbone Chair

  • Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book One
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436

A war fueled by the dark powers of sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard - for Prester John, the High King, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying. And with his death, an ancient evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvishlike Siti, seeks to regain his lost realm through a pact with one of human royal blood. Then, driven by spell-inspired jealousy and hate, prince will fight prince, while around them the very land begins to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I had dared hope

  • By Tose on 07-30-16

starts slow then gets really good

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

narrator is good
author is good, typical fantasy story but with very nice poetic/prose like descriptions and story telling. left off a star just for the slow beginning.

  • The Lord Collector

  • A Raven's Shadow Novella, Book 1.5
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

Author's note: The following story takes place in the same world as my novel Blood Song, the first volume in the Raven's Shadow trilogy. I wrote it because I wanted to more fully explore characters who appear in Blood Song and the sequels Tower Lord and Queen of Fire. Readers familiar with my work are sure to recognize a certain pale-eyed, raspy-voiced Sword Master of the Sixth Order, and those curious as to the origins of the Tower Lord of the Southern Shore will find answers here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything but the price

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-10-15

Optional?

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

Great sidebar if you're familiar with Blood Song. Not sure how it does as a stand alone story.

  • In Conquest Born

  • By: C. S. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

In Conquest Born is the monumental science fiction epic that received unprecedented acclaim - and launched C.S. Friedman's phenomenal career. A sweeping story of two interstellar civilizations locked in endless war, it was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive world building

  • By Kat Hooper on 09-19-12

Regarding heading: optional or required?

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Slow start, didnt hold my attention at first.
Got better over time, really drew me in at the end.
Similar listening experience with other CS Friedman books.