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  • The Judging Eye

  • The Aspect-Emperor, Book 1
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye. Aspect-Emperor Kellhus is waging a terrifying war, subjugating all nations in his path. There are those willing to stand together against him, but these rebellious souls must act quickly and decisively to thwart his mad schemes of power and domination.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A complete letdown

  • By Marlene on 03-10-13

couldn't get past the narration

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I usually give a series a chance if the first book is lack luster, but the narration was so distractingly bad I couldn't even follow the story. May be a great book, perhaps terrible - almost every character sounds the same, every sentence is read with cartoonish drama, no accents. I have been listening to the Joe Abercrombie books - Steven Pacey is an incredible reader. No names would be necessary after a character's introduction due to the distinct voicing and accent. I am returning this book and hoping it gets re-released with a different reader.

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,027

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

Sanderson is the best

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

I was not pleased with Michael's performance at first, but it grew on me. This was my third time through the book and I still avoided doing anything loud so I wouldn't miss parts of the story. Great characters and a wonderful way to renew the magic system from the first set of mistborn books.