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  • A Thousand Li: The First Step: A Cultivation Novel

  • A Thousand Li, Book 1
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 357

Long Wu Ying never expected to join a Sect or become a real cultivator. His days were spent studying, planting rice on the family farm and spending time with his friends. Fate, however, has different plans for Wu Ying and when the army arrives at his village, he and many other members of the village are conscripted. Given the opportunity to join the Verdant Green Waters Sect, Wu Ying must decide between his pedestrian, common life and the exciting, blood soaked life of a cultivator. Join Wu Ying as he takes his first step on his Thousand Li journey to become an immortal cultivator. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice cultivation book

  • By Steven Don Porto Carero on 06-23-19

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

The world building and character development are amazing. I also have to give props to Narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Underlord

  • Cradle, Book 6
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 894

A tournament approaches. All around the world, great clans and sects prepare their disciples to fight against one another in a competition of young Underlords. Even the Blackflame Empire is drawn in, but their youth are not strong enough to compete.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite series

  • By kevin on 03-13-19

Awesome story

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

The story keeps getting better and better. I also like how smoothly the characters evolve.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostwater

  • Cradle, Book 5
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 840

Long ago, the Monarch Northstrider created a world of his own. This world known as Ghostwater housed some of his most valuable experiments. Now, it has been damaged by the attack of the Bleeding Phoenix, and a team of Skysworn have been sent to recover whatever they can from the dying world. Now, Lindon must brave the depths of this new dimension, scavenging treasures and pushing his skills to new heights to compete with new enemies. Because Ghostwater is not as empty as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this series

  • By Benjamin Guidry on 02-22-19

Wonderfully Addictive

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I love this series and can't wait for more. Lindon is proving that hard work and a little bit of luck can go a long way if you really want something.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,007
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,742

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a mind $#&@

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-18-19

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This book is very captivating. The sound effects were really top notch and brilliant work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Knightfall

  • Nightlord, Book 4
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 41 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392

It's not easy, being king. You can't always rule a kingdom and still do what needs to be done. Eric - or King Halar, also known as the Demon King - has more than enough problems without the crown. But quitting the job of king isn't easy, either - unless you want to be beheaded. Most people regard that as an unsatisfactory way to quit. Even vampire lords tend to be cautious about guillotines. A king who loses his head has a real problem...or none at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good sum up for the first 3

  • By P. Schmoock on 10-01-17

I love the series thus far.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I wait with patience and anticipation for the next book. keep up the good work.

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,752

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

captivating story it just has a few bugs. some chapters have skipping spots. once they are fixed it will be a lot better

  • Nightlord

  • Sunset
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,475

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahh no fair no fair

  • By nelson on 10-28-15

Great storytelling and very well written

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

This book is on pare with works by Brandon Sanderson if not better. I love it and can't wait to get the rest of the story.

  • Warmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 2
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,638

After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story, written in a frustrating format

  • By Jared on 07-11-17

The struggle is very real

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Trying to get things done when everyone else is doubtful, veryry fun Indeed. Politics yuck 😒
I love this series

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,124

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By AP on 06-08-17

Expeditionary Force book 3

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

A wonderfully told story with priceless insults and Skippy the Magnificent dishing them out gloriously.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Wish

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,215

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I feel lucky to have found this book.

  • By KS on 02-14-16

Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Some of the best narration I've ever listen to. Peter Kenny is f'ing awesome narrator.