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  • Shadowblack

  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Forced to live as an outlaw, Kellen relies on his wits and his allies to survive the unforgiving borderlands. When he meets a young woman cursed with a deadly plague, he feels compelled to help. But her secrets draw powerful enemies, and it's not long before Kellen is entangled in a conspiracy of blackmail, magic, and murder. As the bodies begin to pile up, Kellen fears he's next. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hooked...

  • By Corey Neuenschwander on 08-28-18

Great sequel- Keeps the pace from the last book

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

When it comes to sequels there is always a tipping point after the first book. Many simply fall flat, and can never match what made the first book good. That's not the case with Shadowblack. This book takes the riding off into the sunset finish of the last book and crashes it back down into reality.

I'd say the only draw back is the first 15- 20 minutes where the author is trying to acclimate the reader to the characters.

As for the narrator, the guy was just as good as last time.

  • Spellslinger

  • Spellslinger Series, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is fading. Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything - even his own life - in search of a way to restore his magic. But when the enigmatic Ferius Parfax arrives in town, she challenges him to take a different path. One of the elusive Argosi, Ferius is a traveller who lives by her wits and the cards she carries. Daring, unpredictable, and wielding magic Kellen has never seen before, she may be his only hope. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best coming of age stories

  • By albert on 07-21-18

One of the best coming of age stories

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Recently the fantasy books on audible have been a grind to finish. that's not the case with this book.The characters are relatable and the story never had a slow moment. It started strong and keep the momentum until the very end. I can wait for the next one.

In regards to the narrator of the story. in my option he fit well for the book.

hope that helps,

Albert

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,169

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels and a great LITRPG; enough said

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-17

The author found the right narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Ascend Online to be better than the print version?

Most authors have to rely on the readers sense of humor to get their joke across, but this narrator knocked those parts out of the park. I found myself laughing from this book more than any other.

What did you like best about this story?

This book is better than your average Litrpg audiobook. While the first part of the book is great, it picks up a lot around 35 percent through. You will notice the difference

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Once, i found this to be the best one.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That would be spoiling

Any additional comments?

I didn't want to waste another credit one a lit novel, considering how often the genre tends to stack to the same formula, but this book strays far enough from the normal path to make it worth while.

30 of 36 people found this review helpful