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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,812

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life đź’™ New Hobbies Found đź’ś

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Best trip through memory lane

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

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

The way the the books combine a decaying human civilization with old computer games, references to old movies or comics and at the same time dives into the world of virtual reality is fantastic. This is a book that I think back on even after 6 months.

  • Steadfast

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still good

  • By david on 11-03-19

Good cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 14-10-16

Excellent performance of the speaker. Keeps up the pace and spirit of the previous books.

  • Into a Dark Realm

  • Darkwar, Book 2
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

The second book in the Darkwar series, from worldwide bestselling author of Magician, Raymond E. Feist. Chaos threatens to overwhelm two worlds as the most dangerous force ever encountered threatens to invade Midkemia, while the most treacherous magician in history - the madman Leso Varen - begins to wreak havoc on the world of Kelewan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Simon on 18-03-17

Back on track

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

Much better than the first darkwar book. I still don't know why we have to follow the three boys. Their efforts seem detached and inconsequential in the big scheme of things.
But this book is good anyway.

  • Flight of the Night Hawks

  • Darkwar, Book 1
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

The first book in the Darkwar series, from worldwide best-selling author of Magician, Raymond E. Feist. The Conclave of Shadows, the undercover organisation charged with the protection of Midkemia, have problems: the evil magician Leso Varen is still at large, and thousands of portals to a parallel dimension inhabited by the cruel and fiendish Dasati have been discovered in Novindus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too simple a plot

  • By Rune Holm on 26-08-16

Too simple a plot

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

Reviewed: 26-08-16

Too little happened in this book. Excellent to get back info the world of Pug and his friends, but the story was very simple. No twists, no betrayals, no bad decisions. Nothing new and exciting except a part explaining about the gods and their relationship with the worlds.
I am a Feist fan but this is not the best of his work.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mortal Bond

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Never reached the excitement of the first book

  • By Robin300378 on 12-04-16

A fitting ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-16

Better than book two. Darker. Manages to bind most of the sub stories together. Highly recommended.

  • Daybreak

  • Fate's Forsaken, Book 4
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Midlan has awoken. Soldiers pour from between the gates, and monsters descend upon the kingdom. When Midlan turns its eye to Copperdock, Kael quickly discovers that no realm is safe from the wrath of the king. But while he fights to keep Crevan's soldiers away from his friends, other powers rise up behind him - including an army so terrible that it threatens to devour everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully written and perfectly narrated.

  • By mark on 17-03-16

Good. Maybe better for teens

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

Reviewed: 24-07-16

Liked how the author was able to bind together all the different characters from the other books and give them a role in the finale.
A little too much of a fairytale for my liking.

SPOILER:



Everybody falls in love. Everybody finds the perfect partner. Happy ending becomes unrealistically utopian.

  • The Providence of Fire

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The first book had some promise...

  • By Ross on 03-05-16

Captivating and Dark

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

A plot where it is difficult to figure out who the bad guy is, and this keeps the suspense high through out the book.

  • Harbinger

  • Fate's Forsaken, Book 1
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Seventeen years ago, a long and bloody rebellion wracked the six united regions of the Kingdom. Now the new King wields the vast and unvanquished army of Midlan with his right hand, and with his left has granted a small group of thugs, the nobles he calls his Sovereign Five, unbridled rule over the other regions. As if this weren't bad enough, the King has also outlawed the practice of whispering - which is a problem for Kael.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Miss on 16-12-14

Fairy tale like fantasy

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

Reviewed: 23-01-15

Fine book. Has a quality about it that makes me think more of a fairy tale than fantasy. I would recommend this to my boys age 10 and 12.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Visitors

  • Pathfinder Series, Book 3
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Rigg’s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Guy wickenden on 18-01-17

Great ending to an interesting and exciting series

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

Taking time travel and paradoxes to the headaching limit. Great book. Would have preferred one instead of three narrators. Any one of them would have done great alone.

  • The Broken Eye

  • Lightbringer, Book Three
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 663

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • overwhelmed

  • By Mr. A. P. Jones on 28-10-17

Keeps up tempo and character evolution

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

Reviewed: 30-12-14

Story keeps getting better. I was almost unable to pause this book.

Fantastic that the hero keeps threading his own toes.