Fatemarked

The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Series: The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
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Winner 2018 SOVAS Award for Audiobook Narration - Teens, Best Voiceover

They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. 

An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. 

A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore. 

In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something. 

©2017 David Estes (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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Enjoyed it!

My taste in fantasy and the way it's written may be different from others, but I thoroughly enjoyed this!

I thought the story was a little different than most fantasies, though it has knights and battles like most.

The narrator did a fantastic job!

As I said, my taste may be different than a lot of listeners because I've NOT enjoyed many fantasies that are listed on many of the "recommend" and "best" lists.

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another epic fantasy adventure

from character development to multiple plotlines this book really hit home for any fantasy loving nerd like myself and not to mention it has Derrick Perkins reading it which is almost just as good as the writing

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No cookie cutting-Complex world,Complex Characters

I got and ad for this book on facebook and looked it up on audible and I must say Facebook knows what I like because this book was fantastic. at first I was doubtful of the book, but I really liked how the author David Estes responded to each and every comment, author to reader interaction is so rare these days. Also a adore the character development throughout the series especially that of Rhea Loren and many others. There will be wars, courtly intrigue, and intelligent characters who know when to communicate information and when not too. Overall good read.

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Im hooked ! Amazing Story !

The characters are awesome. The plots intriguing. I’ve found my next binge. Excited to see where it all comes down to.

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Very Good

An interesting introduction and begining to a captivating and epic fantasy world. Definitely a must read or listen!

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Good storytelling

This was a nice break from the typical nonfiction books I listen too. Enjoyable storytelling and good storyline.

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good

I believe that I have heard the narrator before and love the way the author did the post stories to explain the actions of some people.

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awesome<br />

enjoyed the in depth character development and the story development. can't wait to read the rest.

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Fantastic start to an epic series!!

I could literally the character come to life. I can't wait to start reading the next book.

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Amazing Story with unheard of worlds

This is a grate story with original designed worlds with great discrimination that give the listener the visual as they listen...

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  • Jordan
  • 09-25-18

Superb Series!

I don’t usually write reviews but this is an amazing listen!

The characters, the story, the writing, the narration. It’s just all so good! And I really love the postludes that give so much depth and back story. You really get to know the characters and they almost become like family.

If you like a good fantasy and being drawn into a story then this is perfect.

10/10

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  • Baikingu
  • 07-26-18

unfortunately pretty boring

Finished the book but never was truly captivated. found myself having to rewind after missing sections with simply loosing interest. Had hoped for more so sadly cannot recommend.
Though I do appreciate the effort by both author and narrator

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  • Skyla
  • 03-11-19

A real epic adventure - thank you

This is page by page adventure and surprises - Thank you David for writing such an amazing story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The concept is strong
The character development is strong - e.g. you find yourself liking characters that you shouldn't
The narration is really good - Derek does a good job at a female voice and making it credible
You look and think 19 hours wow that's long, but it's so good it feels like 5 minutes! He also gives you back stories at the end which give you further insight into the characters (he could have done these as flashbacks just as well)
never mind the book LOVED THIS SERIES

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  • Belinda Norton
  • 10-01-19

awesome and not predictable

I found this book by searching for the narrator, something I have not done before. I have not been disappointed. the book is very true to it's genre but it's characters are satisfyingly imperfect, while engaging, the marks are pleasingly different, the storyline never predictable.

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  • Marcus
  • 11-17-18

Dire. Do not bother!

The writing is wooden, the characters are cliches, and the ‘story’ is both ridiculous and mind numbingly tedious.
Do not waste a moment of your life on this rubbish.

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  • Jon Buckeridge
  • 02-11-19

Kinda Meh, but just engaging enough.

Well it's not great, but the narrator does a good job at bringing it to life, to the extent I'll probably buy book 2... probably.

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  • Samedi
  • 10-20-18

Clumsy, awkward dialogue

The unfummy, unbelievable, two dimensional dialogue stops me from being able to suspend disbelief and enjoy the story the way everyone hopes they can with a good fantasy novel. I've pursued it for a few hours, but can't hold on any longer.

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  • Love my kindle
  • 04-10-18

Great read!

This is the first fantasy book I have read outside of JR Tolkien's works and I loved it! Very entertaining and character rich. Looking forward to delving into the next book.

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  • Cameron
  • 08-15-18

Great story

The story is great to listen too can be a little hard to follow as I jumps around the characters but still a great story well worth it looking forward to the next book

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  • Shelby
  • 07-05-19

Excellent story

A fresh new concept to explore in a rich, full detailed world. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-18

Not terrible, not great.

It is ok... dialogue was often not believable. The story didn't keep me hooked. Overall ok if you like the genre, but there are better options. I did like the voice actor.

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  • Wendy Crawford
  • 09-20-19

Could have been better if only ....

The last chapters that came after the main story was finished should have been first. They held the story before the story and puts it into perspective.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-30-19

Character backgrounds

I enjoyed coming to know the characters from the comprehensive discriptions of them, their family backgrounds & skills, looking forward to listening to Truthmarked.