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  • Warrior

  • The War Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Sean Golden
  • Narrated by: David DeSantos
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Demon spawn, they call him. Evil seed of the UnNamed One. Lirak wonders if they might be right. Sent on a holy quest to test his prophetic dreams, he returns to find his people scattered or slaughtered. Ruthless invaders and their dread warlocks spread death and destruction across the land. Before he can lead the remnants of his people in vengeance, Lirak must win their trust. But blades and arrows alone will not defeat this enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but bad.

  • By james alway-webb on 08-04-16

READ NOW

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I had this book in my library for a while and kept bypassing it
yesterday I started listening
now I'm so glad I didn't listen to it before cause it is a brilliant find. now I'm off to start book 2 and sleep will just have to take a back seat
no spoilers from me
It is well worth getting

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,122

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificatly awesome

  • By TERENCE on 12-01-17

BRILLIANT.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

this 2 books are astoundingly good.
i cant wait for the next instalment.
if you like swords mages fantasy brandon sanderson beent weeks or jedf wheeler then u have a new favorite author in this book

  • Nightblade

  • By: Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

A quiet child, Moriko is forced into a monastic system she despises. Torn from her family and the forest she grew up in, she must fight to learn the skills she'll need to survive her tutelage under the realm's most dangerous assassin. Young, beautiful, and broke, Takako is sold to pay for her father's debts. Thrust into a world she doesn't understand and battles she didn't ask for, she must decide where her loyalties lie. When their lives crash together in a kingdom on the brink of war, the decisions they make will change both their lives and their kingdom forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • slow to start, but brilliant.got me in

  • By Leah on 09-11-16

wow

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

this book really took me by sirprise
i was searching for a book to buy and thought i had allready read most of the good ones
i bought this one without expecting too much
but it really blew me away and robbed me of sleep.
brent weeks has a great trilogy about a fighter and this surpasses it
if you like michael j sullivan you will love this
i love brandon sanderson and i really found this book to my taste.
so if u like any of those authors or gentlemen bastards series or the name of the wind which are classics then this book will grip you as it has kept me ip till 4am and now im going to download the next installment
note to other reviewers. note that there are no spoilers and that i have not used all the bull jargon that some can not stop using ...
trying to make it look like they are so clever...
these are fantasy fiction not shakespere
we love them cause they are exciting ,mystical and they provide us with an escape where our minds can leave our surroundings and enter the fantastical tales that these authors have created
we are not reading these books to be educated and we are not afraid (most of us) to admit that
we are here because these books are fun and we love them
so please please review without spoilers or be so patronising and trying to review like your english teacher is marking u.
be real
THIS BOOK IS COOL

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Chaosmage

  • Age of Darkness, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Aryan
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy violence and magic. Good stuff.

  • By Skegg on 09-12-16

well worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

this whole series was a great wAy to pass the hours away.
as this is the last of 3 books start with the first one.
it is very easy to listen to woth a super narrater
its an easy series to get into with none of the usual padding that trilogys use to lengten the story.its a great listen and i recomend it highly for its easy listening and great excitment

  • Bloodmage

  • By: Stephen Aryan
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.... Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father years before. Choss is a champion fighter trying to diffuse a war in the underworld. Katja is a spy from a foreign land attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Fantasy read from the Author of Battlemage

  • By World of Wayne on 10-05-16

magical

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Read this whole series it is great listening with no filling or padding
well worth a credit

  • The Red Sea

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good book

  • By Keith on 30-01-16

epic

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

a continuation of the cycle of aran
that should whet your appetite
if tho u have not read or listened to the cycle of aran then start first there
audible co . uk have cycle of aran all in 1 book so great value
no spoilers just do yourself a favour and get it

  • Poisonwell

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 3
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

If there is anything more dangerous than the Plague itself, it is the journey that awaits those sworn to stop it. Tyrus, the renegade magic-wielder exiled from Kenatos, knows this firsthand. His original mission through the Scourgelands met a tragic end, leaving him as the sole survivor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story spoilt by narration.

  • By Judy on 10-04-16

great story

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

great story
it was a really hard listen due to the naration
i will check before i buy any more audio books to make sure i never have to review a great story like this
i really recomend all of jeff wheelers books
his other 3 trilogys are outstandingly good and brilliantly narrated

  • Dryad-Born

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Rumors stir of a hidden child who can stop the devastating plagues — and the race to find her has begun. The ruthless ruler of Kenatos, the Arch-Rike, and the people pledged to stopping him will do anything to make sure they’re the ones to reach her first. Because even though young Phae may be unaware that she is the long-lost daughter of Tyrus — the Arch-Rike’s rival — there is no mistaking her gift.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - worst narrator ever!

  • By Mrs on 22-10-15

good

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

story is great but alas like others have said in other reviews the narration in this one is not up to the usual standard
book 1 was narrated by the guy that did the gentlemen bastards books so the bar was set really high for book 2 in this series
this narrater is pitchy squeeky and seems to use angry voices for no aparent reason
the start of each chapter starts with a passage from the archivist and altho its the same archivest she narates it in diff voices for some unknown reason this makes it confusing when depending on audio
also the prince in book 1 was a levelheaded softly spoken intelligent character but in this narration he seems to say everything in a really angry way
the same for his meek adoring cousin who for some reason gets a wicked witch voice
it seems that angry voice is the default setting in this narration so it is not a good pre bedtime listen as it will not soothe you
pitchy and scratchy
i really hope this series becomes availabewith someone like the female narater of the other books by mr wheeler
she was great

  • Emperor of Thorns

  • The Broken Empire, Book 3
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Lawrence brings the Broken Empire series to its devastating conclusion. The path to the throne is broken - only the broken can walk it. The world is cracked and time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne no matter who stands against me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending. This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great character. rubbish ending. narrator superb

  • By lgjmac on 18-04-18

Earth shatteringly good.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

If u like Michael Sullivan or robin hobb or Brandon Sanderson then u are in for a real treat u will prob finish the entire series in less than a week and sacrifice a lot of sleep
This is one of those for fantasy lovers that when u are finished u wish u could delete your memory of it and listen to the whole thing with fresh ears again and again
I will be watching this author very closely for new works
I hear there is another trilogy and it has a lot of the characters so that's my next listen
This and the seven isles series are the best listens I've had so far this year and I don't normally take the time to review although I have over 100 fantasy titles in my audio library

  • A Shattered Empire

  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Shattered Empire Completes A Fine Whole

  • By Simon on 19-09-16

EPIC

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

Reviewed: 24-10-16

this is a real epic
if u like brandon sanderson or ben hale then read these 4 books. u will not be sleeping much cause u just have to find out more