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Michael F. Kelly

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  • The Forgetting Moon

  • By: Brian Lee Durfee
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Welcome to the Five Isles, where war has come in the name of the invading army of Sor Sevier, a merciless host driven by the prophetic fervor of the Angel Prince, Aeros, toward the last unconquered kingdom of Gul Kana. Yet Gault, one of the elite Knights Archaic of Sor Sevier, is growing disillusioned by the crusade he is at the vanguard of just as it embarks on his Lord Aeros' greatest triumph. While the eldest son of the fallen king of Gul Kana now reigns in ever increasing paranoid isolationism, his two sisters seek their own paths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but Frustrating

  • By John on 03-30-19

Somewhat underwhelming

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Performance volume was annoying at times. It went from shouts to whispers and was difficult to distinguish.
The lead character development is weak at best with little growth st this juncture.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Sevenfold Sword, Part III

  • Sevenfold Sword, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Moeller
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

The quest of the Seven Swords has freed the shadows to prey upon mankind. Ridmark has learned that the sorceress Cathala holds the secret of the Seven Swords and quests to free her from the grasp of an imprisoning spell. But the Maledicti priests know of Ridmark's quest and plot to stop him with a deadly new weapon. Ridmark and his companions find themselves caught in the war between the final remnant of the dying gray elves and the brutal muridach horde. Unless Ridmark can save the gray elves, he and his friends will die, and the New God will rise in power to enslave the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unsatisfied

  • By Michael F. Kelly on 02-10-19

Unsatisfied

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I found the entire siege to be tedious and somewhat unsatisfying. Monotonous details of battle fights and last minute barriers found me bored.

  • Deceptions

  • Ascendant, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,049

Koren Bladewell now knows he is a wizard, but he is lost in the wilderness, cut off from help, and unable to use his powers. The enemy is poised at the border with an overwhelming invasion force, and it will take wizards, soldiers and a young, untested princess to hold off defeat long enough for Koren to be trained and grow into his power. But he might not wish to help those who deceived him and destroyed his life. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • First two books; really good!

  • By Johan on 04-29-18

Weak ending

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I had looked forward to the end of the trilogy and unfortunately was a bit disappointed in the storyline.