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Shadows of the Great Forest

By: G. Akella
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (361 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A great war encroaches following the turbulent events of patch 17, casting a menacing shadow over both Demon Grounds and lands of the light races. 

Roused from a millennia-old slumber, dark gods seek to exact vengeance for their past defeat. Max finds himself at the epicenter of it all - with the lives of his woman, his friends, and all his people in the Wild Wood dependent on him. 

Two unlikely heroes must stand - and endure - against all odds: one a Black Demon from an ancient prophecy, the other a fabled Gray Lion....

©2017 G. Akella (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • adam
  • DAYTON, TEXAS, United States
  • 12-13-18

Nothing but max

This is only about max as the main character and I really havent cared about his story line.

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Bit of a tangent

This book has our hero's sister and friends playing main fiddle in this book. I liked it and was glad that I reread the last book, as it was quite a long time since I read a book from this series. A recap helped me to not be lost while listening to it. But also since it is following a whole different set of characters the fact that it had been a while wasn't a big issue. Still getting familiar with the lore again was helpful.

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love the sode character development

had no problems listening to the end. however,i want to lnow more about whats happenong with the stories main character. im sure that we will get more but i do love the story developments seen thru the npcs.

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Narrator

Dont get me wrong I really like Nick but what happened to Zach? Just curious.

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I too had no real interest in this Max only story

But I continued to listen from what was a slow and whining start.... I’m only about 1/3 the way through but since I’ve literally been laughing out loud of Roman’s sister relating the successes Krian has experienced to the rest of her friends since he started, I decided to post a review now instead of waiting till the end. Very entertaining and can’t wait till the 2 story paths finally meet!

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not interested in Max's story at all.

Max and his party are just not interesting and I felt like I wasted time with his story in every book. Bring me to kirin that's the story I actually want to hear.

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Good <br />

Better then expected. I was not looking forawrd to an entire book from Max 's POV l, but it was actaully bad ass. The only reason it's not getting more points is the pronunciation of "Luffy", it's pronounced Loofy.

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good one!

great story - great nerration!

well worth a credit

one point of note: this book only has Max's group in it.

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Great even with a mid series narrator switch

The book was great. Love Nick Podehl as a narrator. The only issue I had(very tiny issue) was that with the switch of the narrator it took a chapter or two to get readjusted. Otherwise an amazing series so far. I hope it continues to be transferred to audio.

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  • K.E.W.
  • E. Dallas, TX
  • 11-24-18

GREAT SERIES. THIS IS MY 2nd READ THRU IN 3 YRs

Easily worth the Credits. Very Talented Narrator & Translator. Banter is Hilarious in spite of a few odd idioms & word pronunciations. Characters are super appealing. Don"t miss this.

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  • Liam
  • 10-04-18

I now know why this one took so long

I now know why this one took so long clearly the previous narrator/cast had other commitments or something similar but nick is a pro and did a great job could of been a confusing change but managed well the only issue I had was bon Bon was perfect now his voice and personality aren’t quite as good