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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,632

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

Dunk, a true knight

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Set 100 years before GOT, these 3 short stories gives the listener a little backstory on the 7 kingdoms. Dunk, what a knight should be, takes Prince Aegon (Egg) Targaryen as his squire, without being aware of his identity. The two embark on learning adventures, with Dunk upholding the knightly code of honor, and Aeg's wise reasoning that sometimes gets them out of the ensuing trouble. Harry Lloyd is superb as narrator.

  • Circle of the Moon

  • Soulwood, Book 4
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 694

Nell can draw magic from the land around her, and lately she's been using it to help the Psy-Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. Joining the team at PsyLED has allowed her to learn more about her powers and the world she always shunned - and to find true friends. Head agent Rick LaFleur shifts into a panther when the moon calls him, but this time, something has gone wrong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Daaaaaamn, that was good.

  • By Gina F on 02-27-19

OK, I can look at Rick in a different light

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

I've followed the Jane Yellowrock series where Nell was introduced, and Rick LeFluer has been one of my least liked characters. This episode explained away a lot of Rick's back story, clarifying his previous actions and the suffering he's had to endure, softening my view of the man. That being said, Nell has her own battles with her ongoing struggles against her family's cult, meeting a new familiar looking boss, and practicing diplomacy with vamp royalty. Along the way, a powerful witch has decided Rick is it's newest target. The PsyLed team needs to learn the intentions of the witch and thwart them quickly, before Rick pays the ultimate price. Nell once again discovers new powers from Soulwood, earning respect and her place with the team. Khristine Hvam does her usual excellent job of capturing Nell's southern charm.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Luck Hank: Robot Farts

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263

Sometimes it's not easy being a mutant thug. The space station Belvaille, once the center of civilization, is nearly deserted because of the new government's policies. Hank makes do by working odd jobs, but he isn't sure how long those, or the city, can last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun as hell

  • By Jeremy on 03-08-17

Another zany Hank adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

This has always been a fun series full of crazy antics from the mutant Hank, and his zany crew of friends. Liam Owen brings them to life as only he can do, making the stories so much more enjoyable. I'd say start the series from book 1 and when you just need a comical uplift from a troop of aliens, give it a try.

  • House of Assassins

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 2
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700

Ashok Vadal was once a member of the highest caste in all of Lok. As a Protector, he devoted his life to upholding the Law, rooting out those who still practiced the old ways and delivering justice with his ancestor blade Angruvadal. None was more merciless than he in stamping out the lingering belief in gods and demons among the casteless. His brutality was legendary and celebrated. But soon Ashok learned that his life to that point had been a lie. He himself, senior member of the Protector Order, was casteless. He had been nothing more than an unwitting pawn in a political game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conan meets Musashi meets Geralt

  • By Jason on 02-10-19

Worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Gods are going to war in this excellent addition to the Son of the Black Sword. Ashok still obeying his last order to protect the Prophet, is on a mission with his new army to rescue her. Meanwhile, Thera is being held by the wizard assassins, as they try to learn the secret of her unique magic. It’s hard to know whom to trust and what the motives are from the majority of the players, as everyone seems to have a hidden agenda, except for Ashok who just wants death. Scheming politics abound, with a good helping of warrior battles and personal heroics, makes this episode a real treat, with a cast of characters that grow on you, especially with Tim Gerard Reynolds narrating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reckoning of Fallen Gods

  • The Coven, Book 2
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

The winds of change are blowing upon Fireach Speur. Aoelyn risked her life to save the trader Talmadge, and it cost her everything that is dear to her, but Talmadge survived and can’t forget the amazing woman that killed a god. Little do they realize, war is coming to the mountain. Far to the west, a fallen empire stirs. One that sees a solar eclipse as a call to war. Their empire once dominated the known world, and they want it back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Series Is Hitting It's Stride

  • By Thomi Hall on 02-19-19

Narration saves the story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The story picks up where "Child of a Mad God" stopped, no reread necessary, cause the updates are very thorough. A new set of characters are introduced that pose a huge threat to all existing villages, so much of the book is based on establishing these orc like creatures into the series. Aoelyn comes of age, as she learns more of her talents with the stones, and her feelings for her people and Badlan. Talmadge continues his journey, along with an extraordinary friend. As much as I was looking forward to this second book, I had my problems with really liking it. The primary characters just didn't seem to grow enough to keep my interest. Hard to explain, but I gotta love the characters to keep going with a series and I'm not feeling it with these, unlike Drizzt whom I love. Tim Gerard Reynolds absolutely saved it for me, he did an excellent job with pronouncing all the strange names and languages, you'd think it was another real world.

  • The Hod King

  • By: Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 184

Thomas Senlin and his crew of outcasts have been separated, and now, they must face the dangers of the labyrinthine tower on their own. Fearing an uprising, the sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public's entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 20 hours of pure genius

  • By Think about this on 01-31-19

20 hours of pure genius

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This series is so very hard to review, because it's like nothing I've ever read. The author's prose is so unique, along with John Banks perfect delivery, makes it an actual delight to the system. The main characters are all endearing to the point of laughing with them and crying for them. Highs and lows abound in this episode, so prepare yourself for a real roller coaster ride.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Storm

  • Book One of The Malcontents
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468

A knight of Cygnar follows a strict moral code. His integrity is beyond reproach. He holds himself to the highest standards whether dealing with friend or foe. And he values honor above all. The year is 606 AR, and Cygnar has been sorely pressed by its enemies both at home and abroad. In Caspia, the conflict with the Protectorate is about to erupt into full war with the looming invasion of Sul. The Cygnaran military is desperate for soldiers with the skill, strength, and bravery to take up the devastating galvanic weaponry of the new Storm Division.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • After 150 titles, first review of a fantasy story.

  • By Niv on 12-16-14

The Dirty Dozen revisited

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I decided to read this story, because I have liked all the other books I've read by Larry Correia. After finishing the book, I see it's part of a RPG Warmachine system, the Iron Kingdoms. Truthfully, I'm not familiar with either, but thoroughly enjoyed this book. Guess I'm saying that no background is necessary. I loved the movie from years ago,"The Dirty Dozen"starring Lee Marvin. This book reminded me of that movie,with it's troupe of misfits and convicts thrown together with the intention of creating an expendable unit, by a very annoying conniving commander with a grudge. "Into the Storm", is a fast paced story full of steampunk guns, action, humor, military battles and a dose of sad reality, all brought together with a great cast of characters each trying for their own personal redemption. Ray Porter does an excellent job of portraying the characters and capturing the atmosphere of the writing.

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,466

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

A Delightful journey

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Lenny Henry's narration provides the perfect pairing for Neil Gaiman's magical story. Fat Charlie's life is turned upside down when his long forgotten brother, Spider, shows up at his door. Spider has received their father's trickster abilities, and is not holding back at using them to make Charlie's life a living hell, leaving Charlie no choice, but to search out help from unscrupulous allies. Things predictably backfire, beginning a fun filled slapstick journey to get normalcy back in to Charlie's life. I can't praise Lenny Henry's performance enough, he's total entertainment.

  • Verses for the Dead

  • A Pendergast Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

  • By shelley on 01-01-19

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Another first rate crime story with one of my favorite all time characters. Agent Pendergast does some of his first rate investigating in this story, as he is paired with an equally interesting partner, Agent Coldmoon. Someone has decided to murder young women, then taking their heart to place on various graves around Miami. Are the victims random, are the graves random, questions for our eccentric agent to answer, as he deals with a new supervisor that doesn't appreciate Pendergast's crime solving methods. The new detective duo of opposites, along with Coldmoon's amusing observations of central Florida, offer needed comic relief while solving these horrific crimes. As usual, Rene Auberjonois captures the characters perfectly.

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,324

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't look!

  • By Lesley on 05-22-14

Don't open your eyes

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Ok, I listened to this cause of the Netflix movie that is so popular. It's an enjoyable listen, as Cassandra Campbell does a nice job of narration. The story starts with Mallory making a decision that will change her life for better or worse. What does she have to lose at this point? It's told through flashbacks of what has happened in the last four years of her life, to get to her present situation. Giving details, in my opinion would ruin the story, so if you enjoy science fiction, mixed with human drama, this could be a book for you.