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  • Enchanter

  • Spellmonger, Book 7
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,849

Minalan the spellmonger faces the boredom of house arrest after being confined to his lands by Prince Tavard for his defiance with the Wilderlands refugees. The Alka Alon have returned to their seclusion, dealing with their own crisis, the dead god is being quiet within the Umbra, and Min’s plans toward reestablishing a functional Duchy of Alshar are progressing. Min sees his punishment as a unique opportunity to indulge in thaumaturgical research. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Daniel on 01-08-19

another great book in the series.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

as usual, the story is compelling, the characters well rounded and very believable. the narrator John Lee is absolutely perfect for the story.

  • Privateers in Exile

  • Privateer Tales, Book 16
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Liam Hoffen is used to straightforward missions going off the rails. But when he emerges from a crash-landing, one look tells him he’ll need more than a simple repair job. Having spent years inadvertently trapped in stasis, life has done more than pass him by...it’s dumped his entire team into an alien revolution. Stranded on a rugged world hundreds of thousands of light years from home, Liam and his crew are immediately swept up in incomprehensible planetary politics. Choosing the wrong side to defeat a fresh menace could be the difference between life and death. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost jumped the shark...

  • By fryguy on 01-18-19

great book as always from this series

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

good story Arch, interesting plot twists and unforeseen actions, another great one in Thai series

  • On a Pale Ship

  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Dorian Anino thought her research would change the world. The discovery of the so-called "hero-gene" taught her and her team that it was possible for some humans to have incredible strength, speed, and agility. But when Dorian discovers that the gene only expresses in people on the brink of death, her team can't help but be disappointed. Except for Dorian's protégé, who opts to poison the water supply to unearth more heroes....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Series in the Privateer Tales Universe

  • By Barb S. on 01-29-18

awesome new storyline

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

as always, I do love how the author paints characters and gives them their little quirks and idiosyncrasies. I hope he takes up this storyline and adds more books to it

  • Shattered Spear

  • The Lost Stars, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as more star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they're establishing at Midway. But the toxic legacy of Syndicate rule continues to undermine their efforts as the rebels encounter difficulty trusting one another and believing their new leaders' promises of freedom from tyranny. Before Iceni and Drakon can put their house in order, they must deal with an even greater threat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 06-16-16

another great book on one of my favorite series

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

great story line, has enough surprises, good character development and a really, really great narrator.

  • High Mage

  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,515
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,486

 Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series can not wait for the next

  • By Joseph on 05-22-18

great - that's all I can say - great!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

so happy the same narrator is still reading this story, hope that never changes. the story is full of great twists and turns so it stays interesting ever minutes. can't wait for book 6 in Audible!

  • Waylander

  • Drenai, Book 3
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the assassin

  • By DAVID FUSCO on 11-01-17

can't ever get enough of the drenai

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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: 04-22-18

great story, the narration is superb, a real joy to listen to. already downloaded the next book

  • The Eagle and the Wolves

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 4
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

The Eagle and the Wolves is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. It's AD 44, and Vespasian and the Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to seize the southwest of Britain. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to provide Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with an army.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great Story, great narration

  • By TheToal on 04-17-18

great Story, great narration

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

another great story, and the narrator (new with this book) did a great job bringing the story to life for me. already downloaded the next book!

  • Tech World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,376

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dying isn’t enough this time

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-13-14

great next chapter

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Great next chapter, I do like the character development, some twist and turns that were not obvious, almost no loose ends in the story and a few potential great openings for new plot twists.
I love the presentation and the way the reader makes consistent voices for the characters.

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,430

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

  • By Daniel on 10-15-17

great Story, great narration

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

bought this one on a whim and very happy about it! good character development and not allot of too obvious plot turns. buy it, you'll enjoy it.

  • Stiger

  • Tales of the Seventh, Book 1
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 433

A nobleman from an infamous family, Ben Stiger finds himself freshly assigned to Third Legion, Seventh Company as a lowly lieutenant in the opening stages of war between the Empire and the Kingdom of the Rivan. Third Legion has been tasked with pursuing a retreating Rivan army back to the border where the Empire can take the fight into enemy territory. However, a major obstacle stands in Third Legion's path: the river Hana.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • TALES OF THE SEVENTH?

  • By Old Sub Sailor on 07-24-17

great story, great performance by the reader

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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: 02-20-18

it's a great prequel, explains some of the things in the earlier books (actual later timeline) that I found interesting. rounds out the character a bit more. it's almost better to read this AFTER you read the Stiger Novels.