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  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,068

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

Masterful

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

I was so thrilled when I saw this story was continuing. I almost expected a let down after the trilogy ended but this may be the best book in the series yet. everything was a surprise, I saw very little coming. This author is in complete control of his craft. The story line is amazing and Pierce has created a truly unique universe. If done right, it would dwarf the Game of Thrones series. A movie simply wouldn't do it justice.

In my opinion, Tim Gerard Reynolds is the gold standard of narration. I found this series because I'll listen to anything he does. I was concerned when I saw it was a joint effort, but while I would listen to every word if done by Tim, the additional narrators added character depth and their work was extremely well done.

This is a win-win and a must listen!

  • The Wound of the World

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 3
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,072
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,702
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,672

Dante and Blays have forced Gladdic from the Collen Basin. But the victory might be only the first battle in a much larger war. With the land on the brink of starvation and politically fractured, Dante and Blays scramble to secure Collen's food, borders, and allies. Before their work is done, rumor arrives from Mallon. The enemy is mustering for another attack. Even if Collen can weather the coming storm, there's no guarantee their independence will last out the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Genius

  • By D F on 05-13-17

Absolute Genius

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Forget Batman and Robin, this is the dynamic Duo! The writing is as good as it gets. Unbelievable evolving story going back to the first cycle. Should be a series of movies but would be a larger undertaking than LOTR. Author is one of my favorites. Reynolds is a superb narrator. I've even started buying anything he lends his voice to. He makes these fantastic books come totally alive.

I'd put these books right up there with LOTR, Game of Thrones, and King's epic Dark Tower series, and I'm not sure I wouldn't put these at the front of the pack. Amazing!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruins

  • The Ruins Series, Book 1
  • By: T.W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Danger lurks in the Ruins. Three survivors travel the ruins of a collapsed society, sifting through the rusted relics of the ancients' civilization as they search for a better future, hoping to escape the horrors of the past. But among those treasures lurks danger. And what they discover might be worse than what they left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 02-27-17

Excellent continuation of an excellent story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I was pleased to see that this story exceeded my expectations. I probably would have followed Ivy, Malora, and Jingo, but T. W. was right to throw these three together on a new adventure. The dynamic is fantastic and I can't wait to see what happens next!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful