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  • The Darkness That Comes Before

  • The Prince of Nothing, Book One
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: David DeVries
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

In a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both 2,000 years past and 2,000 years into the future, untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally in audiobook!

  • By Andy on 06-28-12

still worth it

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

awkward reading pace also too short pause between paragraphs. the story makes up for this and readers tend to get a tad bit better as they progress in the series.

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  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,838
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,839

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

this will be one of the great epic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

the plot is always moving the character are very likable and the narrators do a amazing job

  • The Heir

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,031

Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic manipulation

  • By Amy on 07-02-15

perfect

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heir?

the baseball scene. when the girls decided to join in in the game. and the talent show from the other guys

  • Absolutely Almost

  • By: Lisa Graff
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he's not very good at. And his parents keep reminding him of those things all the time...even when it's just by accident. But then Albie gets a new babysitter, Calista, who helps him figure out all of the things he is good at and how he can take pride in himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully performed, great book

  • By Library on 11-10-14

very easy read

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

Reviewed: 07-04-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

i got this book after reading the perks of being a wall flower, i figured same narrator might as well. i didn't expect much when i first started reading but this book turned out to be great its a book that can be enjoyed by all ages i even recommended this book to my English teacher.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Absolutely Almost?

no spoilers

What does Noah Galvin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

he has life in his voice he's my favorite narrator.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no spoilers

Any additional comments?

this book is worth the read

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