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The Sword of Truth, book 1: Darkness comes as a new power rises in Angrääl. The Dark Knight has betrayed the gods and stolen The Sword of Truth, trapping them in heaven. With the power of the Sword, he can reshape the world and bring death to all who oppose him. Only one thing stands between the darkness and the light - Gewey Stedding. Only he has the power to stand against the oncoming storm. Only he can mend the world. But only if he can discover his power.Of Gods and Elves, book 2: Armies gather for war in the frozen land of Angrääl, threatening to set the world ablaze. The elves are divided and scattered, and humans fall prey to the dark influence of the Reborn King. Now Gewey is faced with his greatest challenge yet: unite the world of elf and human before it is too late.The Shadow of Gods, book 3: Valshara has fallen, and the forces of Angrääl are advancing. For the first time, human and elf must shed blood as one in order to stem the tide of evil. But new hope has arisen. From across the Western Abyss, a people long forgotten have returned. However, hope comes at its own price. Gewey must choose between his bond of love and his duty to the world he is struggling to save.

©2012 Brian D. Anderson (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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A strong story and very well narrated

The story has depth with multiple trails will interlaced without overwhelming the reader. The narration was superb. Both character voices and wonderful inflection. The best way to describe it. you forget your own world and you live in this one

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Alabama
  • 12-30-15

Very fun YA Fantasy

What made the experience of listening to The Godling Chronicles Omnibus the most enjoyable?

The narrator did really well and the characters in the novel were well done. By the end of the 3rd book I really start to like Gewy and his love interest especially.

What other book might you compare The Godling Chronicles Omnibus to and why?

Eragon, or "Inheritance Series" because it has the young adult/teen feel to it with good storytelling that makes them a real "page turner". "Percy Jackson Series" because of the part God.

What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His narration was good and he did the characters well. He had great flow and really kept the story engaging.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sometimes Gods can come in Gewy packages.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed these books. The pace was steady and the characters are good. At first a few are dumb and slow, but that is typical in Fantasy especially. They all grow well, and as always, the females always seem smarter than the men. Overall a good read, and I would recommend it to Teens and Young Adults who love Fantasy and don't mind the use of "Elves". =)

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Meandering Tale, weak characters

Any additional comments?

While I did listen to the whole thing, I found myself getting annoyed by characters who repeatedly say they must be "ever vigilant" because the villain is out to get them, are never vigilant. Not only that, but they are met everywhere they go by "agents of the villain" that seem to know everything about them, even though they would have no possible way of having the information. For instance; early on, the hero leaves his home with ONE other person, and along the road they meet an elf, and eventually the one other person's servant finds them. Yet the next town they come to, they're met by someone who knows all of them...by NAME. I grew tired of the enemy being all seeing, all knowing, and having machinations set with no possible way of having the knowledge he was privvy to. And despite the all powerful enemy, I never once felt that there was any chance of them failing at anything. Everything just comes too easy to the heroes who rarely do anything truly heroic. They just sort of move along till the next thing happens, and then through some sort of Deus Ex Machina, overcome it.

The setting is interesting, as is the take on magic, but not enough to overcome the characters and plot.

The narration is done well, although I had a hard time at times understanding the character names, as he tends to swallow his opening or ending of names. Gewey, Huey, Gewin...it took me about 1/2 the first book to figure his name was Gewey. It's the same for many of the other characters. Also, many of the voices, especially for the male characters sound very much alike to the point that sometimes I was unable to understand who was talking until the narration of the book stated it. The read was able to keep me engaged though, so that was a good point.

After listening to the first three books, I just don't know if I care enough about the characters to listen or read any more. Especially when I know, through some sort of fiat, the heroes will just stumble to the win.

47 of 61 people found this review helpful

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Gosling chronicles

Awesome! Couldn't stop listening. Very creative.
I would recommend this to all my friends and family.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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well written well narrated

very balanced story with a killer narrative performance. Derek Perkins is always on point. good value as well

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Love this trilogy.

Fantastic fantasy for someone that enjoys fantasy with powerful hero's and dark addvisarys. Both of which grow and continue to matriculate throughout this awesome story.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Pleasantly Surprised

The story was very engaging. I really appreciated the relationship between the characters. Can't wait to listen to books 4, 5 & 6.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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The Godling Chronicles

Where does The Godling Chronicles Omnibus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top half.

What other book might you compare The Godling Chronicles Omnibus to and why?

Got me?

Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

Lee Starfinder.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This would be a very challenging to make a film of, definitely a big budget project.

Any additional comments?

Hmmm, for the last book of a trilogy this felt like just a warm up to what follows. I must say this is a good series but not great. I feel that the reborn king remains far too distant so far as a brooding and near invisible presence. We shall see where this goes next. Of course including the prologue and first chapter of book four was a every clever move.

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Mind Blown

WARNING! If you buy this, you will not only want, but -need- to listen to the rest of the series. This book is wonderfully written, absolutely immersive and an excellent narration adds to that. To be frank, there's not much about this one that I don't love. 5 stars all the way.

18 of 26 people found this review helpful

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A Genuine, Refreshing, and Exhilarating Series!

This is the first series I have come across in along time which had me bitting my nails while sitting on the edge of my seat. I would recommend that you purchase the entire series and not just the first three books; as you will quickly slip into a reading frenzy while you journey along with our heroes and villains. The last series that pulled me in this way was
"A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin. Both the story and narrator are superb, leaving you wanting more. A definite must have for your collection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie Brenton
  • 02-29-16

Excellent book and narrator

I found myself becoming fully submerged in this book not wishing to have to stop listening. It is so well written I ended up feeling concern and empathy for some and loathing to others, desperate to know what happened next. Can't wait to get the next book now.

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  • T. Hammond
  • 12-15-15

Transforms your days into waking dreams.

Fabulous narration, excellent storyline and deep, likable characters. Hours will fly by as you immerse yourself deep in the world of Guey and become a fly on the wall of what I can only say as one of the best fantasy stories ever told.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr B.
  • 11-18-15

Great story and all; but for the cheapest of tricks, I might be inclined to give 6 stars...

The characters, the world they live in, and how their individual stories intertwine is remarkable and very enjoyable. My criticism lies in the fact that this cheap and crude 'trick' is used over and over: cliffhangers.
That is a trait in writing I despise. It's as bad as the slimiest of DanBrown's.
Derek Perkins again offered a splendidly crafted rendition. I bow my head! After even a short time one can recognise each of the many both varied and similar characters readily.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Maijay4
  • 05-22-17

Great narrator

Just brings the story to life and as an omnibus this represents superb value too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-27-17

good books keep you wanting more

What made the experience of listening to The Godling Chronicles Omnibus the most enjoyable?

story line is exciting and keeps you wanting more

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Godling Chronicles Omnibus?

the growth of the characters within the story

Have you listened to any of Derek Perkins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

you will not be disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Z. Brooks
  • 05-05-16

Incomplete and poorly structured

While being advertised as an omnibus I cannot imagine these 'three' books ever being read individually. The ending of each being arbitrary and seemingly random. Unfortunately this is also true for the end of the 'omnibus' as a whole which abruptly ends with no conclusion.

The majority of the characters are well written and engaging. The story itself has a tendency to ramble and could easily be condensed by a third or even half.

The performance is actually excellent on the whole with the exception, unfortunately, of the main character who maintains a laughably child like voice throughout. However I wouldn't hesitate to listen to the narrator on a different book.

I will not be seeking out 'book two'.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-18

Not usually my thing but loved it.

These books captivated me and made the hours I spend driving enjoyable! Absolutely loved them!!!

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  • Scottish Lady
  • 07-05-18

great book for age 12 plus

These books have an exciting and engaging story . The narration is excellent. read with passion and character .. 5 star gritty fantasy.

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  • steve
  • 05-03-18

books are fantastic

highly recommend this book, the story is very immersive. if you enjoy fantasy then five this a try.

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  • Jon Hall
  • 03-05-18

Fantastic series of books

There is a free short story "The Jewel of Dantenos" like that, you'll love this!

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  • Kev
  • 04-13-16

Not for me

Not sure if it's the narrator, author or both but I couldn't even bring myself to finish the second book. They should select a different section of the book for the preview sample as it certainly didn't live up to my expectations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • jaki
  • 10-06-15

great narration and characters

the omnibus is fantastic value. I'm downloading book 4 to listen to now. I thought it was a trilogy so the end came as an abrupt surprise and now I see there are several more shorter books to follow. at least they're already written though! a solid enjoyable series though not as addictive as some.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Eddie
  • 02-26-17

Excellent

The Godling Chronicles is a great fantasy series, and in omnibus form it is well worth the value. After the first 3 books I was well hooked.

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  • Jason
  • 09-26-16

Pretty ordinary

I struggled to listen to it all the way through and I work 12 hour days 7 days at a time doing a pretty mundane not very exciting role once every couple of months not the worst book I have listened too but not anywhere near the best .

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  • Trish
  • 09-02-16

Started out Good

And then just got a little too hard for me to keep suspending belief. The first book was entertaining, but it tended to get a little cheesy in some parts. Having said that, I've read a lot of fantasy and there were some really original ideas in this. I couldn't finish the third book though.