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  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Dan Wright on 05-05-17

Different... Dungeon/hunted hse comes to life.

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

Very much enjoyed. Different to the usual revenge books I'm used to although some of that might be building up. Characters not there yet as little background emotional history known.

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  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take my money and give me book 3

  • By John on 08-03-17

Too much of the same was missing something.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Still very much an enjoyable book but I felt it was missing a villain or a big twist rather then continuing the general battles that didn't didn't quite create enough of a climax. The space-suit self sacrifice moment was probably my fav bit.

  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic saga

  • By Sue Dobbing on 26-01-17

New alliances Old enemy's 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Great book from start to finish. Like the other books I found this an easy and unputdownable read/listen. Loved the Reaper poem in the last two books. My only criticism is that I would have liked to have seen it perhaps sung or mentioned more in the final chapters instead it seems to be played down.
I think what works is the hand to hand fighting and futuristic swords rather then constant battle ships and lasers. 5 stars again.

  • Golden Son

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal, elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down society from within. It's a journey that will take him further than he's ever been before, but is Darrow truly willing to pay the price that rebellion demands?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dax au Telemanus!

  • By James Burton on 04-07-16

Just as good as Bk 1.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Our hero adjusts to life amongst the Golds...Or Gods to some of the lesser colours. All the ups and downs of the first book are still there with continued similarities of a Greek Tragedy or corrupt Roman Empire waiting to be brought down from inside. Lots of fighting and not just the space gun kind nicely breaks up some of the politics romance and bromance. 5 stars :)

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209

Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By ellie illing on 30-08-16

Sparticus but in Space.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Throw in some love some betrayal, versions of light sabers and all the bad of ancient Rome and u have some idea as to what makes a great fantasy audio book. Accents took some getting used to but so grow on you. Def 5 stars loved it.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Jack Reacher with less muscles

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Easy to follow a combination of the strong characters and nuration. Would def recommend for anyone who likes a a reluctant hero and self sacrifice .

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  • Nightlord

  • Shadows
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 42 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Continuity issues, lots of padding, still jaunty

  • By Robyn on 04-04-17

Possibly even better then book 1.

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

Reviewed: 29-09-16

Like the first book the hrs flowed by. Great value for an audio book that's normally a quarter of the size. Lovable hero that almost casually deals with everything from demons to sanitation.

  • Nightlord

  • Sunset
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a jaunty listen

  • By Robyn on 13-03-17

Similar to the Dresden Files

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

Reviewed: 31-08-16

Has the reluctant hero looking for revenge whilst maintaining their human nature. Loads of the modest hero moments to enjoy which is a must in any book I read. Loved all of it.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of Age Fantasy

  • By Simon on 15-02-17

Easy read never boring

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Very similar to Name of Wind just less magic. Boys journey through school as he tries to escape his emotional childhood demons and gain revenge. Perfect easy listening

  • Crimes Against Magic

  • The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember? Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past and the only clues to his identity were a piece of paper with his name on it and a propensity toward magic. Now he’s a powerful sorcerer and a successful thief for hire, but it turns out that those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet. When they cause a job to go bad, threatening a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Crimes against literature

  • By Ozzymandias on 29-05-16

Missing something the Dresden Files had.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Enjoyed it esp the references to mythology and some of the baddies but lacked the humour and depth books like the Dresden Files or Nightside (Simon R Green) books have.

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