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  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending was heavy

  • By June C. on 07-09-18

Totally Geeked Out

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I can't remember exactly how many books are on audible surrounding the events of this story (check out what he has written and google the sequence), but Sullivan is a genius writer that pulls in the most timid fantasy reader. I just finished the book after waiting for months and am kind of freaked out that this is the last for now. You will love the characters both now and in the future, the web that he weaves is simply incredible. Crap, now the long wait.

  • Colonization

  • Alien Invasion, Book 3
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

Two years after first contact, Astral forces have established their fragile kingdom around the globe. Motherships occupy the cities. Shuttles patrol the lawless outlands. The pacifist class of Astrals known as Titans assist humans in running their alien empire while bloodthirsty Reptar peacekeepers ensure that order is kept. And unseen in the ships above, a third class of visitor calls the shots - the unseen Divinity, worshipped and feared by citizens in equal measure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GIVE US THE REST!!

  • By Peggy Seay on 08-20-16

Avoid

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I'll give a 3 just because the narrator made it tolerable noise. The story lost it's way in book 2, then on the hope that 3 takes off.... the book gods make you understand the world is not fair.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Eye Opening

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

The style of writing at the time was at times hard to follow and took a while to get used to, this book is begging for a remake using modern sentence structure and vocabulary. I thought I knew what this book was about and yes it was about slavery but there were many aspects of slavery I didn't think about. And Uncle Tom was a good man, I'm not sure why people use the term "Uncle Tom" as a bad thing. I gave it less than 5 due to the work it took to listen but once I got the hang of it I could hardly put it down. No wonder it was a hit when first published, I'm sure everyone learned new things even in the day of institutionalized slavery.

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,809
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,104

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Not Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

To enjoy this book you should first have a knowledge of the history of the time. There are so many historical characters introduced and so many moving parts it requires that you stay focused. However, the story was wonderful and narration was a gift. I loved the book and did only give it 4 stars as it was difficult at times to stay on top of all the characters thrown at you. Have fun

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoyingly good...

  • By Lizzystick on 03-03-14

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

I really enjoyed Wool, Shift and Dust. I was sad to see it end. One of the best SciFi I have read, end of world that didn't involve zombies.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,933

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Not for the new fantasy reader

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

I found this book to be very entertaining, yet must caution new readers to build up your fantasy cred before reading this. It is indeed a very good book, High Fantasy no doubt. You will need patience and imagination but it will pull you in to a very dark world that haunts you throughout the day.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,967

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly depressing.

  • By Garret on 04-06-17

The Future is Today

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I've avoided this book in the past because I watched the movie years ago and thought it was too dark and silly. The book is not the movie, it was so much better. This is a world that would exist if the radical left were to have their way. It's very possible and quite scary.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Fire

  • A Matthew Shardlake Mystery
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, Dark Fire revisits acclaimed master of historical fiction C. J. Sansom's colorful and rapier-witted lawyer, Matthew Shardlake. Set in 1540, this beguiling tale of murder and mayhem is set against a rich backdrop of medieval London. Here, hunchbacked Matthew Shardlake is called upon to investigate the peculiar case of a young woman accused of murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder & Intrigue ~ Lawyers & Psychopaths

  • By Bill on 08-03-12

Good not Great

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

I will write one review for the entire series, which I plan to read. These are good historical novels that provide some fun as they are mystery novels with the same main characters. I would recommend the books if you want to take a break from bouncing from one book to another to find that "golden" book. It's a fun series with an easy listen without a great deal of thought. You will learn some history, love the characters and just have fun.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,316

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

Top 50

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

I couldn't quite give it 5 stars as at times I got bored with it, but it's pretty darn good. Several times I was thinking "what about this" and they would soon answer it. He did a good job of covering his bases as to why they acted a certain way or couldn't do this or that. I think it's worth the credit if you like this type of book.

  • Regulation 19

  • Deadlock, Book 1
  • By: P.T. Hylton
  • Narrated by: Alex Zonn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Frank Hinkle is thrilled when he is unexpectedly released from prison, but after a few days in his hometown, he's going to wish he had stayed safely behind bars. Things have changed in Rook Mountain, Tennessee, since Frank went away. His brother Jake has been missing for seven years, a fact no one bothered to share with Frank. His fun-loving buddy Will is now a somber man known for his violent enforcement of the town's bizarre new laws.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I bought kindle book so I can read it.

  • By Jim on 05-16-15

Caught by Surprise

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

I feel compelled to write a small narrative regarding this book. It's a unique book with some King characteristics. Crazy happenings that seem quite normal is the best way to describe it. I would have given 5 stars but the narration and the quality was less than perfect. I think this series could be one of the best if the author plays his cards right.