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  • Journeymage

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,545
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,530

What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weak state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines and some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Fantasy Series of its Time

  • By Michael Sofis on 07-13-18

What a wonderful short story epic in scope!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I highly recommended it! I can't wait for the next book in the series!

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,414
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,399

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

I thoroughly, thoroughly, enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

amazing! It was suggested to me that I read this series, and I did so with trepidation. I thought, how good can it be? Well, the answer is amazing!

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,557
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,559

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

An enjoyable and relaxing read.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

The beginning of this story is slow and Character development is scattered at best, but after the foundation of the first ten chapters or so the story really settled down into an excellent read.

  • High Mage

  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,842
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,538
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,513

 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

I didn't enjoy High Mage... I LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I stumbled upon this series almost a year ago, and I have enjoyed it immensely! The writing is excellent, the characters are well-developed, the story is compelling, and the use of magic and fantasy bring out the inner child while reflecting upon this wonderful universe. What's more the performance of this Series has been nothing short of exquisite. The narration is second to none! I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys drifting into a story that completely consumes you.

  • Flashpoints

  • The Emerging Crisis in Europe
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: Bruce Turk, George Friedman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology, population, and culture) of the next century in The Next 100 Years, and focused his predictions on the coming ten years in The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, Friedman zooms in on the region that has, for 500 years, been the cultural hotbed of the world - Europe - and examines the most basic and fascinating building block of the region: culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important Reading: Old Grievances Do Not Go Away

  • By John on 02-21-15

Excellent read for Intelligence & Policy Analysts

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I found this book interesting and informative. If you have questions about future hot spots from a policy or intelligence perspective this is a good place to start your background reading. I highly recommend this for those who are interested in knowledge of international politics and government.

  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,177

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I find the reviews misleading

  • By Devin Anderson on 09-01-18

A most enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

an interesting and engaging read. This book was recommended to me by Audible, and I'm glad I took the time to read it. I found the characters interesting well-developed, and humorous. I think anyone interested in this genre will enjoy this story.

  • Magelord

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 3
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,074
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,582

How can Sire Minalan fight goblins, plots, poverty, and politics, all from his remote and rustic vale, while keeping the peasants in line and the Warbird of West Fleria at bay? With wit, courage, determination, and a healthy dose of magic. And when the new king tasks him to find a way to slay a dragon, an ordinary knight might shy away from the quest. For Sire Minalan, it's just another day on the job as a magelord!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The biggest Flaw in this epic

  • By sign on 10-11-17

What an incredibly enjoyable experience!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

The Spellmonger Series was recommended to me by Audiobook, and though magical fantasy isn't my normal fare, I am so glad I tried it. The Series has something for everyone to enjoy from political intrege and warm vibrant characters, to engineering castles, from establishing military and magical orders, to describing the feudal system of governance. The hours just fly by as John Lee leads you on an enchanted journey that is fantastic in every way! I cannot compliment the Author and Performance enough for such an epic experience! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MAGELORD!!!

  • Warmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 2
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,191

After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story, written in a frustrating format

  • By Jared on 07-11-17

sat on the edge of my seat for days, I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I don't normally do fantasy sci-fi, with the exception of Star Wars, but this story written from the perspective of a humble man who questions his moves, who is surrounded with political Intrigue, death, war, and of course Magic makes for an enjoyable read. I found the characters well developed and entertaining, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,728

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

An excellent read for a Sci-Fi fans.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

What can I say, this will probably be made into a movie. Rosario Dawson does a phenomenal job bringing the story to life the story is good but her performance is outstanding. Together the two make for an enjoyable read that makes the hours fly by. I highly recommend it.

  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Star Wars, The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,046

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Character Development For Phasma!

  • By Michael Hicks on 10-03-17

A most excellent read!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I really enjoyed this book. Several positions were predictable, but the writing style kept the story moving where you didn't have time to focus on the irrational or predictable portions. I enjoyed the explanation of CPT Phasma's origins and her twisted logic. Given the preset limitations of the character... this was an excellent job of developing such a mysterious and interesting character. I recommend it to all Star Wars Fans!