Your audiobook is waiting…

Competitive Advantage

Nora Hazard Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Emily Beresford
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (366 ratings)
Regular price: $17.49
$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Nobody likes an escort mission. Nobody.

Unfortunately for Nora, she'll be stuck travelling with Jessica, an American gamer, and Christopher, a Filipino man with a mysterious past. Somehow, the former Jackals gang leader must keep the two Terrans alive while heading south for Enheduanna's new, insane mission.

Nora will have no time to prepare, or even to stay in Soron to enjoy her unexpected celebrity status. Instead, she will need to leave for Tolstey after healing from injuries sustained in battle, wounded while protecting Soron.

Despite what some may say about her now, Nora knows she is no hero. People expecting too much from her will probably be disappointed. But with the help of some new weapons and greater orb-Bonded power, surviving her new, suicidal quest might be merely improbable, not impossible.

One thing is for sure: Regardless of what happens - whether fulfilling her mission or learning to trust again - Nora will do things her own way, on her own terms. 

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Blaise Corvin (P)2018 Tantor

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    268
  • 4 Stars
    84
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    258
  • 4 Stars
    75
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    252
  • 4 Stars
    76
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

good stuff.

Corvin is awesome. So far everything he has done is awesome. This series is really good and I have only one complaint and it really isn't an actual one. I just wish these Nora books were longer. They are way too short. Granted I'd be happy if all my audiobooks were 20+ hours in length. Anyway, if you like Delvers you'll like Nora. Just wish there would have been more is all. Narration is good. She isn't Jeff Hays but who is? amirite? Enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

Non stop intensity love it

I beg you to drown me in more ludus adventures dont stop please for the love of all the cheese in the universe give me more!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

awesome!

I love this series. If you liked any of the other books in this universe you won't be disappointed. A main character with guts that gets thrown to the wolfs results in a lot of awesome action scenes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Fearchild
  • Houston, TX United States
  • 10-31-18

Just waiting for Nora III

Pros: great story & characters; the ending was well done- no middle of the action abrupt stop; Blaise Corvin is a good writer with an excellent wit.

Cons: Nora III still isn’t out; Delvers LLC IV isn’t out; SOO II isn’t out...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

Great story , gives great background on Ludis

It’s a great story and a fun ride. The odds stay stacked against Nora & keeps wading in! The story is fun , the performance is mostly good ,( their are a few sections where a scene or 2 get a bit rapidly verbose which may be an audio editing thing . I actually checked my settings to make sure that playback hadn’t been sped up). If you are a fan of Corvin’s other Ludis work you will love this. If you haven’t listened to his other Ludis stuff dig in , it’s well worth your time.

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

Simply wonderful

Great flow, but I kinda wish Nora fought the Sand Worm a bit more. Otherwise, no complaints. I look forward to hearing book 3 once it hits Audible.

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

Like the story, but not the narration

Loved how the story has progressed. Jessica is probably my favorite character now on Ludus. My only gripe is in the beginning, the narrators voice felt very choppy and a bit awkward in tone inflections. This is only with the Narration, not the dialogue. I feel like it got better as the book progressed, but a couple of time I completely missed what they said.

Still, I enjoyed the book and hope to see how this links with the main story.

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

I love the delvers universe

other than her a aversion to be a be a loot horde and actually loot monsters dungeons people I like Nora

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

It's Ludus!

Conflict, combat, revelations, and death. One can easily envision a person in armor, holding a spear, screaming (after another nearly fatal battle) "This is Ludus!" and then falling down screaming in frustration.

The narration and story are enjoyable. The best scene comes at the end when she finally meets the last person she was seeking.

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

Excellent second entry for Nora

As always, Corvin tells a very enjoyable story, but honestly, the first two books could have been combined together into a single novel. Both stories felt too short. Even so, it is nice to see some character development and any trip back to Ludos is an enjoyable one. Keep up the good work.