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N. J. Wright

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  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: He found a quaint little shop, he befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and, best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give it an hour of your time and you won't regret it

  • By Michael on 31-03-17

Lovely book!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

Lots of magic, a bit of magic science, war, humour, sex, and more humour. And more sex. The narrator does an excellent job!

  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I miss it already.

  • By John on 18-09-11

A beautiful book, but don't expect a happy ending

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Blood, guts, and magic. A lot of blood. Alternative in the story telling, with every hero being an anti-hero, and every hero a bastard.

  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, even better narrator

  • By Katie Stewart on 07-10-16

Good twists, voices are a bit similar, quite angst

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

Good twists, voices are a bit similar, quite angsty. Looking forward to last book. Probably won't relisten.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun "D&D" style adventure.

  • By Joe on 05-08-17

Original and exciting!

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

Reviewed: 13-01-18

Don't let the first 10 minutes bother you. It isn't 20 hrs of room solving. After that, the story moves on, and is really enjoyable.
The characters have depth, the magic has a scientific basis, and the "baddies" are varied.
Gutted I need to wait at least a year for the next book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom Blades

  • A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 4
  • By: Melissa McPhail
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 246

After the events the first three books in Melissa McPhail's award-winning epic fantasy series, A Pattern of Shadow and Light, the realm of Alorin remains unbalanced. The Fifth Vestal, Bjorn van Gelderan, has cast his Players on the field. Now they must hold their positions against Malorin'athgul as well as their immortal allies. In Kandori...Prince Ean val Lorian is bound to Bjorn van Gelderan's game and to his sister Isabel, but Ean would rather be free of both of them. Yet he fears the game won't let him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series just get better and better

  • By Apollon on 08-03-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 24-07-17

The same excellent vocals, clear and distinctive. The same quality of writing and story telling! Excellent value for money, and desperately awaiting the next book!

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,114

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 30-08-16

Couldn't stop listening to this story! Perfect for both Sci Fi/Fantasy lovers, and anyone else. The world in the books is fully fleshed. It includes love, despair, true happiness, heroics, and intrigue! Perfect for anyone!
The presentation takes this book to an even higher level, with completely different voices and styles for each character - music and sound effects to enhance where needed, and leave alone when not.
Perfect for old, middle, and young people. Perfect for a long drive.