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  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,825

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending was heavy

  • By June C. on 07-09-18

Excellent. Was sorry it ended

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Excellent. Was sorry it ended. It was great. I need seven more words to submit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,960
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,098

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

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

  • By Bee Fisher on 10-23-17

Cliche

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Performed well ebough but to repetitive cliche and simple for an adults unsuitable for children.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,572

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Starts off well enough but heads downhill

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Another great author with great ideas ruined. Another book catagorized as scifi that should be marked as a porno.

  • Imager's Intrigue

  • The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

Rhenn's past catches up to him in this third entry in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s hit Imager Portfolio series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Finish for this part of the portfolio.

  • By Tom N. on 09-03-10

Great book...but audible app still suckd

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Great book. Loved it...only distraction was the audible app but since thats a HUGE part it makes for a lower score. publish o n an app more worried about the user then the ads and id give 5 star

  • Treachery’s Tools

  • Imager Portfolio Series, Book 10
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Getting a bit repetitive

  • By Matthew Van Buskirk on 10-26-16

typical Modesitt...Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

typical modisett...excellent. nothing else tosay but this stupid audible interface requires fifteen words to submit

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,015

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
  • amazing book!

  • By Loyd Simpson on 01-10-18

Classic epic fantasy. Unpredictable throughout.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Starts out as a typical coming of age story but grows into an unexpected story of epic scale with multiple characters fleshed out well. The key antagonists are a bit cleche but it doesnt really distract enough to ruin the story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Robot Adept

  • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 5
  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

The robotic Mach and the human Bane are the only contact between the technological world of Photon and the fantastical world of Phaze. So the Adverse Adepts devise a scheme to control the duo by kidnapping their lovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eager for more

  • By Peter on 01-16-17

Terrible story failed attempt at a sci fi romance

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Doesnt really move the story anywhere. Lots of sex that all to often comes off as more naseating then anything else

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Echo of Things to Come

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,217

In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Footnotes, please!

  • By Joe B. on 09-10-17

Flashbacks and multiple names oh my

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

loved the first book but seemed the author went over the top trying to be confusing. Flashbacks are always messy but add in shapshifting and multiple idetities and all to often I just found it all overly complex.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,904

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Book! A great adult fantasy series.

  • By Eric on 07-27-17

Teenage fantasy

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

What disappointed you about Spellmonger?

Reads like a wet dream. Granted it is fantasy but really wish Audible would classify this kinda book as Romance\Erotica instead of SciFi.

Has Spellmonger turned you off from other books in this genre?

I never like the romatic\erotica genre so I cant say it im turned off. But I am getting pretty tired of Audibles idea of SCIFI\Fantasy so perhaps I am beginning to get tired of the audible defined genre.

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

Ok hes easy to listen to and he expresses the story well.

What character would you cut from Spellmonger?

The Protaganist and the endless line of women hes either having sex with, trying to avoid having sex with or thinking about why he would or wouldnt have sex with.

  • The Dragonbone Chair

  • Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book One
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500

A war fueled by the dark powers of sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard - for Prester John, the High King, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying. And with his death, an ancient evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvishlike Siti, seeks to regain his lost realm through a pact with one of human royal blood. Then, driven by spell-inspired jealousy and hate, prince will fight prince, while around them the very land begins to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I had dared hope

  • By Tose on 07-30-16

Performed like a soap opera

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

The reader over exagetates EVERYTHING. nearly impossible to keep track of who is speaking. Reader will switch to a whisper or emphasis a word at random. Things that sound dramatic and important are just commentary. Might be a good story but after 4 attempts I cant keep track. 7 hours in and constant whispering of the reader has driven me to stop....again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful