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  • The Siege of Abythos

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Lady Iskra and her followers have survived the onslaught of demons, forged powerful alliances, and are finally ready to wreck righteous vengeance on the Ascendant Empire. Yet even as they begin their endgame, a new danger arises that threatens to annihilate everything in its path, heretic or no: Tharok, the greatest peril to humanity since Ogri the Destroyer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By Sven2620 on 12-31-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Quite the adventure. Love it. Second listen. Highly recommend. Read the first two books and then this one for a better understanding of plot.

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  • The Path of Flames

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

A war fueled by the dark powers of forbidden sorcery is about to engulf the Ascendant Empire. Asho sees his liege, the Lady Kyferin, and her meager forces banished to an infamous ruin. Beset by tragedy and betrayal, demons and an approaching army, the fate of the Kyferins hangs by the slenderest of threads. Asho realizes that their sole hope of survival may lie hidden within the depths of his scarred soul - a secret that could reverse their fortunes and reveal the truth behind the war that wracks their empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Fantasy

  • By RobT on 10-05-17

Excellent story. Keeps you interested

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

Loved the story and characters. Villains were easy to despise and hero's, well, they were heroic if uneasy with their status. The narrator is top tier and reads the story in a way that increased excitement. I hope you enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Skull Throne

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,286

The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hm

  • By MissRed on 04-05-15

Fun, entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Lots of intrigue, well developed characters who I can't wait to read what happens to them next. Nothing, no one is sacred. It's not really a feel good book. Actually, dark with lots of conflict... characters who just don't get along even when they're united in a common purpose. Intrigue galore.

Highly recommend if you enjoy books/series with frustrating characters and doomed existences.

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

Regret

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

I rarely regret reading/listening to a book, but this book achieves that distinction. It maintained my interest throughout although I didn't like the author's ending themes or the way she introduced, but then abandoned story lines. Maybe they'll be covered in the "to be continues..." book(s) to come. .

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  • The Light of Life

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 4
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,771
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317

After a year of fighting across three different lands, Dante and Blays have finally brought Gladdic to justice - and in the process, they've unleashed a horror beyond all reckoning. The enemy is known as the White Lich. He is ancient. He is immensely powerful. And Gladdic believes he will soon enslave all of Tanar Atain. Their only chance to defeat him is to strike fast, before the lich has regained his power. But attacking him directly would be suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition

  • By tosbanzai on 07-16-17

long stretches of boring

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I love the Cycle of Awarn and the first three books of Galand. But sometimes Robertson does long, in-depth pseudo philosophical discussions of magic that don't interest me. About the mechanics of magic, not the reason for magic or how it impacts the interesting world he's created.

once the battle is joined I couldn't stop listening, but I almost gave up before I git the.

  • Servant

  • The Dark God, Book 1
  • By: John D. Brown
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

A spirited blacksmith's daughter accused of using the dark and terrifying sleth magic. The young man who hunts her. And the ferocious monster who wants only to be free. Trapped in a web of lies and ancient secrets, of right becoming wrong, the three must struggle not only against each other but also against a being of irresistible power, a creature who is gathering her servants to usher in the impending human harvest. If the three succeed, they will save those they love the most. If they fail, the clans of the land fall with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully outlined and executed fantasy

  • By Sailfish on 03-31-17

Story slow to develop...

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

The story was slow and confusing to understand initially, but over the last third of the book things became clearer and fun to listen.

Sick with it... it's worth it!

  • A Memory of Light

  • Wheel of Time, Book 14
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,165

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally we have closure!

  • By Cliff on 08-29-13

I love Michael Kramer and especially Kate Reading

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Awesome narration. Brings story to extra level of superbNess! Another hit by Jordan/Sanderson. A definite must-read!

  • The Sword of Bedwyr

  • The Crimson Shadow
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. Until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder---only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible "highwayhalfling" Oliver deBurrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthien's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, funny , a little predictable

  • By Racheal on 05-26-10

Going to sleep

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

What disappointed you about The Sword of Bedwyr?

The book is very complex for an Audible book. Like reading an extensive history lesson and my BA was in history...So the book may be fine, but I was a bit overwhelmed by the deluge of information instead of a more gradual introduction. I love elaborate stories, but this one just did not work for me.

What was most disappointing about R. A. Salvatore’s story?

The narration was uninspiring. There are so many excellent narrators and this was not one of them.

What didn’t you like about David Drummond’s performance?

His monotone. Reading it like its a history of Rome, not a fantasy novel.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

RA Salvatore is a wonderful writer and I may read, rather than listen to this book. Once I have the reading down, I may switch back to the less than stellar narrator.

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  • The War God's Own

  • War God, Book 2
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani had never wanted to be the champion of the War God. Unfortunately, the War God had insisted. Which was how he had found himself among hostile strangers in the Empire of the Axe - except that that was only the least of his problems. For a start, there was the Order of Tomanak, who were horrified that their deity had chosen a hradani as champion, and were resolved to rectify the matter in a most unpleasant fashion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Paladin in action

  • By Adnan on 04-29-12

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

Enjoyable

Not too complicated, characters well-developed, action, some adventure, underlying theme not over stated. I am enjoying the series.

  • The Lost Gate

  • Mithermages, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,162

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Card doing what he does best.

  • By joshua on 01-05-11

Entertaining, fun story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

Entertaining and fun. Danny is a sympathetic character who is full of mischief and fun to follow as he learns to be a gate father.

Danny's friends and Wad are all interesting characters on their own who add intrigue and, sometimes, amusement to the story.

I listened to the well-read, told narrative with great interest and am looking forward to the next book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful