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Relentless Souls

By: Ryan Kirk
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A new threat has risen.

For years, peace has reigned within the boundaries of the empire. Monks, gifted with extraordinary powers, wander the land, keeping order by any means necessary. Their gifts make them invincible, or so most believe.

A lone warrior disagrees. Guided by a shadowy organization, Fang seeks to break the monasteries. Once left for dead by powerful monks, revenge has driven him to unimaginable strength. Only one obstacle stands in his way.

His name is Lei, and he is no hero. Exiled by the monasteries for an unforgivable crime, he’s more comfortable with a drink in his hand than a sword. But he’s about to be thrust into a fight he had no part in starting.

As destiny hurtles the two men into inevitable conflict, the fate of the empire hangs in the balance.

©2018 Ryan Kirk (P)2019 Ryan Kirk

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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 04-06-19

Good story and narration

a well written story of redemption And revenge
The idea for energy attacks during fights was great
With likeable characters And excellent Narration By Andrew I’m glad I came across this one
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Dojo-busting powerhouse

This ticked all my boxes, well-described exciting fights following what is basically a dojo-busting super fighter on a quest to fix things. It hooked me early and is so well-performed that I didn't want it to end.

You wont be sad about this one if you like the martial-arts fightsies. I was lucky enough to be provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher. I wouldn't have been upset if I had paid for it.

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It is weird that I really liked this book.

I normally will not read about Oriental Assasians or anything about the feudal times. Something got my attention while reading about the contents of this audible book. This book pulled it off and held my attention all the way through. The Mystic powers were not too overly pushed. Anyway, I recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.”

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An order of warrior monks with special abilities

So when a world is guarded by a group of warrior monks with an ability to harness a special type of magic it should be pretty safe. Well.....something has changed. Some evil force is gathering and plotting against the order of monks. They are now taking their steps to fruition and have begun a slaughter of the monks. Their only hope? A disgraced monk who has been bonded with the spirit is his murdered brother. Will they be enough? Listen and find out. Great story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • J
  • 05-07-19

Relentless Souls

Note: I was given this story at my request and have agreed to provide a voluntary and unbiased review.

Although enjoyable as a single read-through, the story was linear and predictable; leaving you feeling as though you started with the final book in a series.

The story focuses around the investigation of a murderer that kills with a power believed to only be known to an order of peace keeping monks.

The narration is well done and lends to the atmosphere of the world.

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Relentless Souls

I enjoyed most of this book. The narration was really good, and for the most part I liked the story/plot. There was some repetition in the way it was told and I was ready for the end when it came. I think it was the way the characters interacted that kept me from really enjoying the book to it's fullest. There were some really fun action sequences in there, and overall I had a good experience listening to it.

This story was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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  • TU
  • 05-01-19

I really loved it

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great, action packed, martial arts/fantasy story. I thought the author did a good job world building. I also thought the characters were well developed and engaging. The narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life. The story was also good. It was actually more complex and interesting than I expected. All in all, if you like martial arts, a fantasy world, and action, this is one I would highly recommend.

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Solid martial arts story

Relentless Souls is a great martial arts story! The characters feel like they jumped out of a dragonball episode. The action is solid and the characters are well developed.

There are two main characters that circle each other all the way till the end of the story. Fang is a trained assassin that has deep personal reasons to hate the monasteries and the monks that are supposed to be protecting the lands. He has pushed himself daily to reach his goals. Lei is a ex monk who has turned to drink to avoid his past.

When they are put on a collision course, there can be only one outcome as they need to determine who is the strongest warrior in the land.

This was a very enjoyable book, but there was a lot that wasn't explained. I got the feeling that I picked up a book mid-series. It took me a while to figure out what was going on and there was never really an explanation as to why some characters where over powered and others that had trained their entire lives were severely weaker than them.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fantasy, Martial Arts and Magic

I found this story quite enjoyable. It takes place in a fantasy world that feels very much like China in the pre industrial ages. Peace is kept in this world by Monks who have special Magical powers. When a child is found to have these powers he has no other option than to become a Monk or to die(pretty harsh right?)

The story follows Lei who was a Monk in training with his brother but do to an incident he was thrown out of the Monastery which was an unheard of occurrence. His brother stayed and that caused a rift between him. He went into a downward spiral and pretty much became the town drunk.

Lei's brother is then killed by a mysterious man who also has powers but was also not a monk and he was extremely powerful. Lei than is brought back into the monastery against his will for his brothers funeral and he experiences a strange feeling as if his brothers soul had touched his. From then on Lei is somewhat changed and finds he has the skills and powers of his brother as if he had never stopped training.

He goes on a quest to find the man who killed his brother.

The narration by Andrew Tell is very well done and he does a great job with all the different character.

"Please note I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Good antagonist

narration was pretty well done a bit of a passive voice so you can lose track if not engaged but the fights are extremely well done. I personally enjoyed this book because the antagonist and MC are really interesting parallels of eachother. Some of the characters reasons for certain actions I didn't fully agree with however this book is for sure worth the buy.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • J Smith
  • 06-19-19

Sometimes the best ones catch you by surprise!

I didn’t really know what I was getting into with this one except for knowing I like the narrator, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it was pretty great!
Great story, great fight scenes, great use of magic and fantastic narration. Definitely looking forward to hearing more from this combo!
This is my honest opinion of a free review copy.