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  • Embers at Galdrilene

  • Dragon's Call, Book 1
  • By: A. D. Trosper
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future. Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders...and six lives will be changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Magical Journey

  • By Ashley Fontainne on 01-23-14

good book bad audio

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Could hear noise in the background in chapter 6.
also could hear the narrators lips smaking then entire book.
Wanted to say the lips smacking was so bad i lut in this review during chapter 6.

  • Archangel

  • Book One of the Chronicles of Ubastis
  • By: Marguerite Reed
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The Earth is dying, and our hopes are pinned on Ubastis, an untamed paradise at the edge of colonized space. But such an influx of people threatens the planet's unstudied ecosystem - a tenuous research colony must complete its analysis, lest humanity abandon one planet only to die on another.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good first book.

  • By jason on 08-03-16

Very good first book.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

I do not listen to SciFi much so it took me a bit to understand verbiage but once I got that down I loved where the story went. I am excited to see where she takes it.

  • Citadels of the Lost

  • The Annals of Drakis: Book Two
  • By: Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

The Rhonas Empire of elves is built upon a thirst for conquest, disdain for other races, and an appetite for hedonistic self-gratification. They have complete control of the Aether - the mystical substance that fuels their magic. One use of this Aether is to compel total obedience of the slaves drawn from the races they have defeated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By jason on 05-03-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

Fantastic story so far I am eagar for the next book. The voice over guy did a very good job.

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  • A Wizard of Earthsea

  • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,776

When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little gem, excellently narrated.

  • By Marjorie on 05-14-12

Blaa

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

Reviewed: 01-24-12

What disappointed you about A Wizard of Earthsea?

It was so short of a listen that i felt like the story was lacking depth.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I cant just stop with book 1 of anything i am listening to all of 3 of them.

How could the performance have been better?

He was just kinda bland and similar voices for everyone monotone.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Thats the point its just a read nothing special about it really. Its a book.

Any additional comments?

More depth please

1 of 3 people found this review helpful