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  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

5 Stars all the way!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I'm already downloading the next book. Storyline is very interesting and the narrator is superb. I just want to listen to Steven Brand. He would make the bible soooooo sound......delicious.

  • The Last Swordmage

  • The Swordmage Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Martin Hengst
  • Narrated by: Alexander Edward Trefethen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

As far as bad luck goes, Tiadaria's has been the stuff of legend. After being sold into slavery by her father and accused of a murder she didn't commit, she finds herself facing the executioner. The only thing standing between her neck and the sharp edge of the axe is the village Constable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning - Planning to read the next book!

  • By sslarigo on 10-08-18

Interesting but flawed

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

The storyline had potential but it was....lacking something. I won't be reading the next story because it seems the same enemy returns in the next book. I was hoping T had a small romantic storyline.

The narrator for the story did not give the story any value added. The narrator deserves 1 star for delivery.

  • Rise of the Ranger

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it

  • By Ali on 03-24-18

On To the Next Book

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Finally a story about Elves and Humans interacting and co-mingling. Im definitely reading the next book in the series.

Steven Brand, as always, is a superb entertainer.

  • 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 9,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,333

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

Frakken Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

The story and the narration are perfect. Steven Brand....I could listen to him read the bible. I'm on to the last book in the series. I'm getting sad knowing that the end is nigh.

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,132

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

What a story!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

the life of a spy. Thankless, soulless, unforgiven, dare I say pointless. is it like any other profession. A thousand no's.

  • Red Sister

  • First Book of the Ancestor
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368

From the international best-selling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant new breakout fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand-new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat and finds herself at the center of an epic battle for empire on the outer reaches of a dying universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story supported by great narration

  • By jdykes33 on 04-15-17

cant wait for the next book

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

pretty good book. the next book should be interesting as well. loved Nona's character. the book was well read. i pictured the actress that played Mary Crowley in Dontown abbey as Clara.

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  • The Price of Faith

  • The Ties That Bind, Book 3
  • By: Rob J. Hayes
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Separated and miserable, Thanquil Darkheart and Jezzet Vel'urn both have their reasons for wanting to leave the Dragon Empire. Jezzet flees from the wrathful fury of an empress scorned while accompanied by the ever insidious Drake Morrass, and Thanquil sets out to find and judge his one heretical loose end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very dark & enjoyable fantasy

  • By The Night is Dark.. on 07-29-17

Fantastic all the way around!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

The most memorable moment always involves Anders. Anders' character is very smart, wise, intelligent, and he has a great sense of humor. all of the other characters are wonderful.

Im deeply saddened on one lose though...actually two losses. One the series ended. There has to be more books coming. Two, I wont say because I dont want to be a spoiler. lets just say it what Im referriing to is very sad.

The entire series is very good. The reader if the book awesome. love his accents and the ability to make characters distinguished.

This is a must read fir lovers of grimdark fantasy.

  • Invasion

  • Alien Invasion, Book 1
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599

They are coming. The countdown has begun. First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter's orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with Internet) has already shown the populace what is coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I was looking for!

  • By Michael on 08-28-15

storyline is great the reader sucks

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

I loved the storyline. But the reader if the story leaves a whole lot to be desired. His attempt at female voices is horri ble. The only character I hate is Heather. Myer leaves alot to be desired also. I'm team Piper and Trevor all the way. onward to book 2. I love alien invasion stories.

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  • The Color of Vengeance

  • The Ties That Bind, Book 2
  • By: Rob J. Hayes
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

BEATEN, BATTERED, AND DAMN NEAR BROKEN with a bounty on his head so large he's tempted to turn himself in, the Black Thorn finds himself on trial for the crime of being him. Despite the impending probability of death, he has but one thought on his mind; taking revenge against the Arbiter who took his eye. In order to carry out his vengeance Thorn must first escape Sarth and recruit a new crew, each one with their own designs on revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great additions to Thorn's crew & more surprises!

  • By The Night is Dark.. on 07-06-17

Book 2

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

Loved book 2 just as I loved book 1. I miss reading about Jeezit. can't wait to start book 3.

  • Low Town

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Polansky
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops...and sorcery. Welcome to Low Town. In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, you will find Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its cham­pion is an ugly man. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten war hero. Independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listening Experience

  • By Brian on 12-18-15

The road to hell is paved w/good intentions

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Pretty good storyline. I hope we learn more about Rhenn. Unsavory characters abound. not sure if this grimdark.