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Clean Fantasy Adventure for Teens and Adults

Catrin Volker dreams of a peaceful life training horses. It's not to be. Comets appear in the night skies, announcing the return of a goddess. While trying to save her friend from bullies, Catrin unknowingly triggers powerful, ancient magic and fulfills a prophecy that says she will destroy entire nations. Her quest for peace captures the imagination with fantastical landscapes, magic, and dragons.

The Dawning of Power trilogy: Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, Dragon Ore

The Balance of Power trilogy: Regent, Feral, Regal

The Artifacts of Power trilogy: The Fifth Magic, Dragonhold, The Seventh Magic

©2014 White Wolf Press, LLC (P)2016 White Wolf Press, LLC

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the story is ok...

definitely a young adult book, but that's ok. basically, it's a good story and kept my interest, though i wasn't compelled to keep listening. that could have been due to the narrator, which i wasn't all that into.
it wasn't too bad to listen to, though i'd probably enjoyed it much more if someone like Michael Kramer had been the narrator. i never like listening to someone who over-pronounces words with t's in them. and i felt he 'read' the book rather than being characters who 'spoke' the words.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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It is OK.

I am still struggling through. It is not a bad story, just a so-so story. The narration is horrible and makes it difficult to listen to. All because of one character, Benjen. I do not know why Chris Snelgrove chose the voice he did but it sounded like blackface. I cringed every time I heard the character.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Andrew
  • FPO, AP, United States
  • 09-23-16

unsure about this one

There was a point where I was about to stop this series and request a refund.

At first I enjoyed the books, part one was great but it went downhill from there. Things seem disjointed and many parts were not explained well enough. Many of the characters actions made no sense and later this was brushed off as "it was mind control" other something.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Last few books have confusing points.

The first few books are good id say, but the last few tend to not explain everything. So you have to do some hard thinking of what was what or just not know what items were. Also the last chapter in the last book was kinda random i think. Is there going to be another book after that or am I just going to have to be confused even more?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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not for people over the age of 8...

The story is similar to The wheel of time series, but where The wheel of time is a pefect diamond, Godsland is mearly a ball of dust... I know it might be unfair to compair it with perhaps the greatest fantasy bookseries ever made, but hear me out...

Character presentation is pretty much a one liner for every character.

Character development is similar to finding an answere to a discussion thats not really interesting.

Situations happen semingly for no reason and people do things without the slitest hint of description of why.

World/country/history details are none-existent.

The main character find out that she is something pretty much world breaking with insane powers and mystical abilitys... and her reaction is like "hmmm... oh... okey." while she cries for semingly no reason in other situations...

the narrator does a okey job, with some voice changing... but not well enough to save this book.

So would I recommend this book for a hardcore fantasy lover... no. In fact I would probably not even recommend it to someone who slightly like fantasy... The only people I would recommend this book to are people that enjoy unanswered questions, stale and weak characters and a whole lot of head scrathing...

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I loved this series!!

hands down one of my favorite series!!! my children are reading as well!! Thank you!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I was unable to finish

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Where do I start? The narrator was so consumed with proper annunciation, that I was often distracted from the story he was narrating. The story line seemed ok if a little simplistic in book 1, but seemed to really wander in book 2. By book 3, i had given up. the main plot was coherent if dull, but the side plots were confusing and often had very little subtext. It felt like i was listening to an abridged book. I ended up returning the book, as i just couldn't bring myself to finish.

What was most disappointing about Brian Rathbone’s story?

Seemed very disjointed at times

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Worked to hard on getting perfect annunciation

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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don't waste your money

it's well read but a terrible story it could have been alot better their are so many better books out there.
save your time and money.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Who did what?

*This is my take on the 1-9 book version* Some how or another the narrator managed to run sentences together in a way that made it hard for me to keep up with what was going on. And the names of those folks! Whew! They sounded quite close to me. This book reminds me of the Three Stooges: who is on first and so forth. in any event this was a heckuva good listen and I enjoyed it bunches. It wasn't epic but headed that way.

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Just too much

Let me start to say I wouldn't be able to write any tale, let alone such a great epic. My remarks are thus mere the ones from a reader than from someone pretending to know about writing.

I didn't write a review earlier although I have read many books. This was the first book ever I didn't finish listening and the sad part is that it is not because it is a bad tale.

From the beginning, the feel of the book is familiar (not strange as I read lots of Fantasy). Much is a common mixture of all the masters. It is the underlying thread of something big and strong that kept me from reading on. The trouble starts quite early then. From zero to a hundred in 3 secs is too much. It becomes ongoing use of words like, never, never before, never after, ever, forever and all superlatives that are to be found. For an epic ending, it can work, but not over and over and over again (See even three times annoys). Basically, it makes the story unbalanced and feels like watching Dragon Ball Z. Amounts used in the book of troops leave the logistics being impossible and that makes it unbelievable. Readers of fiction know that even fiction must in itself have some logic.
I have thought long about how to describe my feelings. The best way I can come up with is "The Hobbit". That beautifully written story compared to the movie it became. Godsland is like the movie, in itself over the top with loads of climaxes, but you know that beneath that is that sublime story. In small parts, I am in that story, but then Peter Jackson takes over again. After 4,5 hours I couldn't go any further. I hate myself for that, I want to know how it ends....maybe just listen the last hour? I don't know.
And the performance? For me it feels likes the narrator had the same feeling at some point. How to express the next ever before? For Darts how to say 240 after 180 and the 300?
But he does his utmost and has a good voice.
Again, not to bash an author that is better in one page then I can deliver in 1000. Maybe to inspire him to make the underlying tale anew and let the diamond shine on its own power.

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  • Matthew
  • 11-03-16

Quite the let down

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrative has no logic to it jumping from one part to the next with little or no explanation as to why the characters made their decisions. If the author were to have sat down and reasoned and planned out the story a little better it could have made this a great listen,

Has Godsland Epic Fantasy Bundle put you off other books in this genre?

Not at all. I love fantasy books, and realise sometimes you'll find one you don't enjoy but the next one could be a thing of wonder.

What three words best describe Chris Snelgrove’s voice?

He tries hard but the voices are lacking distinction from one another. But this may be my bias as I didn't like the story

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The basic plot was imaginative and had some real potential, which was the only thing that kept me listening (I made it to the 5th part) but it was really let down by the dis-organised story telling.

Any additional comments?

I know it seems like a bargain, such a long book for only 1 credit and you may think I'm just being negative, but this is the first time I've left a comment/review and I have over 40 audio books, please don't waste your money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ivica
  • 09-25-16

Only one credit, I see why

Has the writer at any time stopped to think how old his characters are? And, please, show us how great someone is, don't tell us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-16

Unintelligible

What would have made Godsland Epic Fantasy Bundle better?

Make it so that I could hear the story, no just static

What was most disappointing about Brian Rathbone’s story?

Couldn't hear it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Couldn't hear him/her

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Adriano
  • 10-17-17

Mediocre story, not well narrated

I persevered with this to the end, but it's not something I'd recommend. The story had good a and bad bits, some nice surprises but mostly predictable. The narration was poor, very flat and with awkward timing and cadence. I give the narrator 2 stars since he did try to inject a bit of personality into some characters, but the end result was unsatisfying.

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  • Fredbear
  • 08-24-17

WOW - Great value for only one credit!

I hugely enjoyed listening to the adventures of Catrin and her family through all nine books of the Godsland series bundle. There was adventure, heartbreak, loyalty, betrayal, heroism, cowardice, honesty, deception and all the suspense one would expect in a good story. The background of epic fantasy and the emerging civilisation under Vestra's light was fascinating to observe, and just to put icing on the cake ... there were dragons!

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  • Donna B
  • 05-07-17

want to know what happens but . . .

I must have missed something about the transition of 1 character, if I didn't something doesn't sit right with the story.

ne of the accents used by the narrator is appalling and inconsistent ever. others have got more settled others have evolved and one is horrific.

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  • vasi
  • 10-25-16

Great!

It is long but still a great series!
It is worth the $14.95 price.
There might be book ten with new set adventure.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful