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  • A War in Crimson Embers

  • The Crimson Empire, Book 3
  • By: Alex Marshall
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 25 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire, and only his protégé Purna believes he can be saved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Ending Nearly Ruins the Entire Trilogy.

  • By Stretch's Books on 10-12-18

A great ending to a richy dark but fun series!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Wonderfully narrated with plenty of larger than life.characters! Very fun banter and full of witty lines!

The unique setting of a demon encroached world, where the populace drown their sorrow by ingesting narcotics bugs was a hoot to be in too.

And although over for now, I do hope for more...

  • The Dread Wyrm

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
  • Length: 29 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, armies, and the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament. A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will ride against each other for royal favor and acclaim. It's a political contest - one that the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another audio book ruined by the narrator

  • By Eric on 01-12-16

best book in the series

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

very well written conclusion to the trilogy... most lose ends tied up but with enough to leave the reader wanting more from the author

  • The Red Knight

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 30 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898

Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love Rolling The Dice Here At Audible!

  • By Michael on 03-04-13

pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Although quite a bit of new points of views from different characters it was still good... Because of all the jumping around on both the map and from person to person it makes it hard to follow and keep straight as you listen. The narrator is a very fast speaker and doesn't give that much of a pause in between thoughts.

  • The White Mage Omnibus: Books 1-3

  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 32 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,200

The Last Oracle, book one: Forced into hiding, the mages of Lumineia have been forgotten. In their absence the world has become known by another name: Earth. The humans have flourished with time, unaware that The Last Oracle is destined to unite them. At her touch magic will be unbound and known again as truth. But an ancient war harbors a deadly secret. Draeken, the Lord of Chaos, had a second apprentice, one who became trapped with the defeated fiends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Corey Wicks on 10-30-15

Would have given it 6 out of five if possible!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

This was as good or better than Harry Potter! I believe everyone will enjoy this as much as i did

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell & Perfect State

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Kate Reading
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is a novella set in the Cosmere. Who names their daughter Silence, and what does it imply? Perfect State sets God-Emperor Kairominas on a date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Perfect Sanderson Miniatures

  • By Alex Levine on 10-27-15

awesome book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

The main character was a bad a** woman who you could not help but love her spunk. Reading about how they lived made you wish the book was longer. You really hated the villain and you were very happy when you saw how Silence defeated him.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Blood - Omnibus

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533

A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend. There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars...or ending them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining

  • By Joanne M. on 10-02-15

Great book. Really enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Dragon Blood - Omnibus to be better than the print version?

As a person who has lost their eyesight to illness the audio versions are key in my ability to still enjoy the written word.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragon Blood - Omnibus?

it would be hearing everything about the sorceresses sword and the fact that it was a very powerful and young sorceress with a sense of humor

  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,859

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance, hit a home run!

  • By Mike on 01-14-15

Almost worth the credit....

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

What did you like best about A Crucible of Souls? What did you like least?

The magic system was unique... Only wish the author had settled on a stronger word for his top tier component rather than "trinket".

Least liked the main protagonist. I get that he's new to the city, but seriously he's an idiot! Warned by everyone to mind the docks, he goes anyways: unarmed and with all his coins.

To make up for this lack of wisdom, Hogan wrongly chose to make him a master mage/fighter with a nice physique and lady-charming looks (i.e. all the ingredients for the arrogant, self-centered young man he becomes in Book 2, according to another review)

Would you be willing to try another book from Mitchell Hogan? Why or why not?

No, unless he greatly improved. I'd rather see my credits go towards other authors.

Did Oliver Wyman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Admirably. But apart from the prologue, I found the pacing slow. Oliver couldn't save it.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Phoenix Guards

  • By: Steven Brust
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Khaavren of the House of Tiassa is a son of landless nobility, possessor of a good sword and “tolerably well-acquainted with its use.” Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out danger and excitement. But in a realm renowned for repartee and betrayals, where power is as mutable as magic, a young man like Khaavren, newly come from the countryside, had best be wary. His life depends on it. And so does the future of Draegara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book One in the history of Dragaera

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-09-13

Avoid this clunker!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Got this because book 2 got high praise, but this book 1 doesn't deserve it. Horrible first couple of chapters! Written like a journal entry with everything in past tense with annoying author comments. Lackluster intro and characters never pulled me in. Narrator was OK given the bad source material, but lacked the broad range of voices (characters sounded too alike) I've enjoyed in other books.













What could Steven Brust have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Grittier characters; more violence; Intro that pulls you in; and ditch the story within a story style.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin Stillwell?

Yes, given better material.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Phoenix Guards?

Intro

2 of 8 people found this review helpful