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Soulsmith

Cradle, Book 2
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (381 ratings)
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Outside Sacred Valley, ancient ruins rise from the earth, drawing sacred artists from miles around to fight for the treasures within. Lindon has reached Copper, taking the first step on the road to power, but the warriors of the outside world are still far beyond him. To advance, he turns to the arcane skills of the Soulsmiths, who craft weapons from the stuff of souls. But with new powers come new enemies, and Lindon soon finds himself facing an entire sect of Golds.

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Captivating

A 5-star rating for me is this: The combination of a great story with a medium level of details which is then told flawlessly with great voices. So far, the Cradle series delivers.

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Exceptional series

I read these books on Kindle but enjoyed them so much that I purchased on Audible once they became available.

Mr. Baldree nails the reading and the content is top notch. Can’t recommend this series highly enough.

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With more context comes more enjoyment

Book 2 was more interesting than Book 1 since it expanded the story arc in fascinating ways. We find that Lindon has somehow formed a bond with Yerin through his trustworthiness and keen ability to find way to overcome his severe limitations by using other tools at his reach to defend Yerin at critical points. Yerin, herself, is shown to be a much more interesting character than the one-dimensional warrior as depicted in the previous book.

We are also introduced to two new apex characters, Jai Long an antagonist and Eithan an aloof interloper with mysterious foresight abilities. There are other interesting secondary characters and Will Wight expertly weaves a fascinating narrative that has both Yerin and Lindon barely surviving one confrontation after another mostly driven by Lindon's drive to increase his rank through hard work and an insatiable appetite for learning.

Travis Baldree's narration continues to be a delight to listen to.

As of this writing, I'm begrudgingly on hold for Book 3 in hopes that it will eventually be offered in WhisperSync as the first two.

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Great continuation to a fascinating story

compelling world and good characters, looking forward to more character development. This book kept my attention the whole time

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Amazing story with superb voice acting!

This book was an exhilarating read when I first purchased it over a month ago, now hearing Wei Shi Lindon come to life once again has me hooked all over again.

The Cradle series has so much depth and well-thought characters that I wouldnt be surprised if a TV adaptation came about over the next few years! The characters and their thoughts and feelings are so nuanced that you dont need them to tell you how they are feeling with each sentence, their actions define loud and clear what they intentions are.

Travis Baldree once again reprises his role as VA and by the Heavens has he done it again! Truly impressed with his vocal range and the amount of emotion he can detail with each line he reads!

Can't wait until the audiobooks can catch up to where the books currently are! Keep up the great work Will and Travis!

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Can’t say enough good things.

Great story, great narrator. My only complaint is that the author does not publish a new book every week.

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amazing

this series is so great, that i'm going to get the next book for sure. also this series has a great reread value.

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it does not feel like the mc is the mc anylonger

as title said this story has now been taken over or so it feels once you reach the end. He will gain strenght alot of it but still it feels like to little, I dont like the setup the author made no mather how strong mc will get his companions (future)will magicly keep up with him so it gives the feeling that he is just a very small part of the solution while others are the real one. I would prefer a wuxia were the mc would leave and gain strenght on his own instead of begging but not in this novel.

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I love this series and it picks up in book two.

First off I have to say that I have read all four books htat are out right now and am a little miffed that they split them into four books. Honestly it seems like books 1 and two were one book cut in half and three and four were cut in half to sell more books for more money. I mean let's be honest in book one some stuff happens but not a whole lot of progress is made by the main character accept getting into copper. This book he gets into iron and the ending feels different than book one. It is a good ending and leads into ook three nicely. Same thing happens with book three to four only backwards. A lot of progress is made in book three but then ends with you waiting for a duel. Book four not a lot of progress is made with the main character accept the duel and him discovering stuff and becoming resolved to reach the peak of cultivation. Again book four ends well vs book one and three. Am I the only one seeing this? All in all the series is worth the credits.

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lots to love

it's a great introduction to the wider world and hard not to love our hero's as they climb ranks of power. can't wait for the next volume.

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Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant love the hole series and this book a left me wanting more and more