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Relentless Souls

By: Ryan Kirk
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 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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  • 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

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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.
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I want it as a movie

it was so good I love it and the story was incredible such passionate description the story was so well-written the narrator was very good it was enjoyable and breathtaking

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Nice and unique storyline

This was an interesting story. I never listened to a story about monks before. Ryan Kirk has a good grasp of the storyline. The only thing I would say is the the story may be a bit too long. Perhaps too detailed.

Andrew Tell does a nice job narrating. Maybe just change character voices a bit more.

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

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Action packed fantasy

Action packed story of revenge in a fantasy Asian setting. The characters and plot were well developed and the battle magic was awesome. The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life.

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Swords, Monks, and , Magic

I found the story to be a bit dry though it had quite a bit of action throughout the story.

The story itself seems to take place in a version of what I think is ancient China. Monks have a power that they can focus into attacks and that makes them dangerous. The magic is never really explained at all and you left wondering how they do what they do and why some are string and some are not.

I was never really hooked by the story, but at the same time it wasn't awful. I think it's a decent book.

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

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Solid book, great action scenes

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

Overall you won't go wrong this, it's a fun book, with some laughs, some pain, and lots of action.

A bit more in-depth, this is a solid book, once it gets going it is straight action with little room for breathers. It suffers a bit from a constant retreading of the same confrontation, the main character gets beat too many times by the villain and survives each of them.

There's a bit of repetition in the character's monologue/thoughts, we get it the villain is really looking forward to the fight.

Other than that the characters were great, I think I would have liked to hear more about the main character's brother, than the actual main character, he seemed like a more interesting character. The plot is a bit used, generally, revenge growing to save the world deal, but it's held together well and the method is a fun one.

Narration and audio are solid, no issues there.

Pick this one up if you want something that is pretty much constant action.

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great book

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This book isn't my usual read but I did enjoy it. The characters are well written and relatable and it's really easy to get sucked in. The narration is exceptional

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A True Gem

This is a gem. As the number of books I have read has increased, it sometimes seems that the quality of the average book has decreased. It has become increasingly rare that I discover one of true quality. This is one such book. Ryan Kirk presents a vivid Asian themed fantasy, which depicts fascinating charters, cultures, and magic systems. The writing is fresh and well paced and expertly pulls the reader into the story. The world building is excellent and is well balanced by the vibrant character development. This is a great fantasy story and I will definitely be reading more from this author.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Morality Rating - This book contains violence and drunkenness.