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  • Space Knight

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In a universe where technology and magic co-exist, Nicholas Lyons desires one thing: to serve his queen as a Space Knight in the Royal Trident Forces. But when his final mission as an Academy cadet goes horribly wrong, Nicholas discovers he possesses illegal magical abilities that grant him power far beyond that of a normal man, knight, or mage. When a clandestine assignment lands Nicholas on the worst starship in the kingdom’s fleet, he finds a motley crew of warriors hiding their own terrible secret. Death and betrayal lurk around every corner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kinda silly, lots of fun :-)

  • By Mr. Robert A. Blanch on 21-07-18

the narrator should get a job as a garbage man

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-18

the narrator should get a job as a garbage man because he is very good at carrying the trash that this novel is.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Godling Chronicles: The Sword of Truth, Book 1

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More Eddings than Tolkien

  • By Brad Koehler on 10-08-15

bare bones.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

this book seems like a 1st draft. how it made it to publishing I have no idea. the characters are cliché which I can understand and can live with, but in terms of their development and consistency it is abysmal. Lee starfinder (the protagonist's mentor) is a douche. How Gewey or any other character haven't punched him in the face yet, I have no idea. for a mentor, he has a worrying case of bipolar. one moment he is praising Gewey for a spur of the moment recklessness, next moment he is berating him (a beginner) for his lack of experience during training. not even women would play you hot and cold to this extent. there is a severe lack in continuity in terms of character personalities.

also, chapter 3 (i think. forgive me if i recall incorrectly) where does one begin? I understand that you want to dedicate an entire chapter to giving Lee a back story by letting Lee give a camp fire story. but the way the author writes it makes it feel as though Lee is reading out his life story from a book rather than orally telling it. It was a tough chapter to overlook.

all in all, it is passable.....barely. the ideas although cliche are fine. but lacks skilful presentation. the book tries to do too many things at once and does not give the appropriate effort required to flesh them out. much more thought required. and definitely hire some better proof readers.

the narrator does his best with the material he has been given, but I can understand if he lost the will to put in anymore effort without actually having to re write the entire book itself.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Steelheart

  • Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sanderson never disappoints

  • By Robyn on 29-12-13

Another epic in the making

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely would recommend this! It is much more thought out than the mistborn series for which brandon sanderson is known for. Definitely a much improved work from his earlier novels. A more realistic view on what people would be like if super powers were real.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot twist. The author goes to great length considering the readers anticipation of events to come and what is to be predicted and subverts all our expectations in a timely and spectacular manner.

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nothing more than what other fiction narrators have narrated for Brandon Sanderson. He does good and does not fail to deliver, though probably not quite on the level as Michael Kramer.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The prologue

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,101
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,087

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story slightly ruined by Kate reading

  • By lloyd on 09-08-16

absolutely epic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Although a moderately slow start, the way of kings will not disappoint. Brandon Sanderson does a fantastic job in creating the world in this novel and spectacularly delivers in all aspects be it character development, plot twists, detailed narratives, and character interaction. The voice of Kramer and Reading does a fantastic job of breathing life into each character. However there are one or two instances where pronunciation of certain names and places differ between the two narrators therefore it may cause some confusion.



the narration is 45 hours ling and is worth every single penny. Probably the most value for money book on audible. This narration include BOTH part one and two of book 1 of the storm light archive.



Brandon Sanderson's best work yet! Can't wait for the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful