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Aj

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  • Warheart

  • Sword of Truth, Book 15
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,258

Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of the Sword of Truth series only...

  • By Billy Chan on 12-01-15

Good performance. weak ending.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Lame ending. Tied off way to quickly and with no real resolution to the whole Richard Kahlan Shota twist.

  • Soul of the Fire

  • Sword of Truth, Book 5
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271

Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best not his worst

  • By Alain on 11-19-08

Quit changing narrators

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I love the series. Have read the books. Hate that every book seems to be a different narrator. One book Zed is depicted as some feeble decrepit old man. Another book Khalan's name is unrecognizable (Karlin?) and on and on it goes. Makes starting the next book a chore of suffering through accent and pronunciation changes.

  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

  • The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
  • By: Meg Elison
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population - killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant - the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power - and the strong who possess it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Equals" = "Annoying"

  • By Lulu on 12-26-16

Too short for such a good story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

First female narrator encountered that I actually could stand. I love this story and it really drew me in. The main character is gritty and believable. The story is basically about the subjugation of women in a post flu apocalyptic world. It is raw and unapologetic. My only complaint is that it is too short and the next book has a different female narrator. Hate it when author's do not use the same narrators in series. Hopefully I can stand the new narrator as I am definitely invested in the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chaos Awakens Trilogy

  • By: Heath Pfaff
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 34 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

Having two of his fingers cut off at an early age hadn't done much to make Xandrith an agreeable fellow. Besides marking him as a pariah and having him shunned by even his own family, it had also hurt. A lot. Being stripped of a few of his fingers and cast out of the Order of Mages had left him bitter and angry, but if there was any consolation to be had it was that he was doing rather well in his new line of work. While perforating people for money might not have been the most noble of callings, it was quite lucrative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will be left awake after reading this

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-01-18

Somewhat weak storyline made worse by narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

This story has all kinds of promise and was interesting enough to finish listening too despite a bad narrator. I wonder if authors vet their narrators or if they have to pay more for better ones. Terrible accents, inappropriate emotions and just overall bad cadence. I will not listen to another book with this narrator and I might take a chance on another book by Pfaff as long as McSorely is not the narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cycle of Arawn

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 65 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,614

The White Tree (book one): In Mallon the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost. But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante. As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Fun

  • By jazmaan on 09-05-15

Great story and a very long listen.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

I really enjoyed this book but found myself puzzled at the ending. I will not spoil it for those who might buy this. I only ask if someone else can figure out the beginning piece where someone is in a dungeon and marry it up to the ending please let me know. I wonder if the author lost the thread over this 60+ hour narration. The narrator, while not the best I have heard was certainly decent enough to carry the story and voices throughout. I have not listened to anything by this author before but I may search for more. Overall a good book, worth the price of one credit but I'd hesitate paying full price.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rhapsody

  • Child of Blood
  • By: Elizabeth Haydon
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 30 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

Rhapsody is a woman, a singer of some talent who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won't take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage--one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book,, overly dramatic reading

  • By Ed on 05-03-15

Horrible performance by narrator. Story wanders.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Having a difficult time getting through this one. Does not help that the narrator is annoying but the story so far, and I am well over half way in, does not seem to be going anywhere. Will stick it out to end but doubt I will continue with the series.

  • Tower Lord

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,195

Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece from Anthony Ryan. One

  • By Howard on 09-21-14

Awesome. Cant wait for next!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Great follow into to Blood Song! Cliff ending alert!
You will definitely become a fan if this author and narrator! :)

  • The Shadow Throne

  • Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns
  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

Anyone can plot a coup or fire an assassin's bullet. But in a world of muskets and magic, it takes considerably more to seize the throne. The ailing King of the Vordan lies on his deathbed. When he dies, his daughter, Raesinia Orboan, will become the first Queen Regnant in centuries - and a ripe target for the ambitious men who seek to control her. The most dangerous of these is Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and master of the secret police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book!

  • By Bob-o on 08-01-14

Fantastic Second Installment

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

This storyline is as riveting and engrossing as the first book. Richard Poe does an excellent job and does not over act the varying accents and genders. I found my 6 hour drive flew by listening to this book and can't wait to hear the rest when I drive back.

  • The Thousand Names

  • By: Django Wexler
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 637

With this stunning series opener, Django Wexler leaps to the upper echelon of today’s best fantasy authors. The Thousand Names opens his Shadow Campaigns series with a tale of bloody rebellion that will reshape an empire -- and a world. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass see their fortunes rise under the command of military genius Janus bet Vhalnich. But Janus’ obsession with the supernatural portends a dire fate for the realm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Military Fantasy

  • By Johnathan W. Hill on 04-24-14

Excellent storyline and Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-11-14

This book was amazing and left me in tense anticipation for the second installment of what I understand will be a 5 book series.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kushiel's Dart

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 31 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,015

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kushiel series in order

  • By Glen Gaines on 10-27-09

Terrible narrator for a great book

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

Reviewed: 01-26-14

What made the experience of listening to Kushiel's Dart the most enjoyable?

The story is excellent. The characters well rounded and believable.

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of the story and the fullness of the world created.

What three words best describe Anne Flosnik’s performance?

Boring. Wrong accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A story of love and passions that scours the heart and scourges the flesh.

Any additional comments?

Thank goodness the last three books have a different narrator. I would have gone stark raving mad have to listen to Flosnik's terrible voices.