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  • Night of Knives

  • A Novel of the Malazan Empire, Book 1
  • By: Ian C Esslemont
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

It gave the Empire its name, but the tiny island and city of Malaz is now a sleepy, seedy back-water port. However this night things are a little different. This night its residents are bustling about, barring doors and shuttering windows. Because this night a once-in-a-generation Shadow Moon is due and threatens the good citizens of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker, beings.... And it was also prophesied that on this night the Emperor Kellanved, missing for all these years, will return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this book.

  • By Wyvern on 05-05-18

you dont have to be a malaz fan

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

audiable..... how about COMPLEATING the malazan book of the fallen series first.
esslemont complements original series writen buy esslemont and erikson.
and the only reason i havent read before is because i only read when its a full set.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • World's Edge

  • Nightblade, Book 2
  • By: Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Two cycles have passed since Ryuu lost his adopted father, and he dares to hope that he's found peace at last. But nightblades live by the sword, and when a new breed of warrior threatens the Southern Kingdom, Ryuu and Moriko are pulled to opposite edges of the known world to uncover mysteries that have lain dormant for hundreds of cycles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Trilogy

  • By Poppey on 27-01-19

i want to

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I just can't get into these books.
I cant connect with the characters.
although some parts were interesting

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Knightfall

  • Nightlord, Book 4
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 41 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

It's not easy, being king. You can't always rule a kingdom and still do what needs to be done. Eric - or King Halar, also known as the Demon King - has more than enough problems without the crown. But quitting the job of king isn't easy, either - unless you want to be beheaded. Most people regard that as an unsatisfactory way to quit. Even vampire lords tend to be cautious about guillotines. A king who loses his head has a real problem...or none at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • average read

  • By Trev on 08-01-18

love love love

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I kept bypassing these books .but a nice little treasure. hooked from the start
sean runnette please do more in the fantasy genre

  • Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1)

  • By: B.T. Narro
  • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The first great war of Ovira is over, and the most hated king in centuries is dead, but his nephew still lives. However, Basen had nothing to do with the destructive war his uncle started. In fact it was his uncle who exiled him and his father to the territory of their enemies, where Basen's dreams of becoming a legendary mage now fade, as he must work all day just to eat. His only chance at regaining some semblance of the life he thought he would lead is to join an elite school that trains, houses, and feeds a thousand new young men and women each year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is humour, action, tension and magic.

  • By Tony Bough on 30-01-16

terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

got a feeling this is a good series. but due to bland narrator I shall not be buying other books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ink Mage

  • A Fire Beneath the Skin, Book 1
  • By: Victor Gischler
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

In the first installment of the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy, the city of Klaar has never fallen. No enemy has ever made it across the Long Bridge or penetrated the city's mighty walls. Even when a powerful invading army shows up at the gates, the duke and his daughter, Rina Veraiin, are certain that it poses little threat. But they are cruelly betrayed from within and, in a horrific spasm of violence, the city is brought to its knees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous fantasy adventure

  • By Scottish Lady on 30-05-17

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 24-08-16

It's an easy listen to.
Think squash buckling hero,the drama and humor with serious story and enough gore to keep you interested ,all this but the hero actually a heroin.
Downloaded 2nd and 3rd book together

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Sword of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rival to Gandalf

  • By Renato on 26-02-07

Fab book

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

Redo with Steven pacy pleeeeease.
And really bring the characters alive.
The narrators Irish accent is a little to much

  • Enchantress

  • Evermen Saga, Book 1
  • By: James Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Ella and her brother, Miro, are orphans, their parents killed long ago in the ongoing struggle against the mad Emperor. From the day Ella witnesses an enchanter using his talents to save Miro from drowning, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy of Enchanters expects tuition fees and knowledge. Determined, Ella sells flowers and studies every book she can. Meanwhile, Miro dreams of becoming one of the world's finest swordsmen, wielding his nation's powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than mediocre, less than brilliant

  • By Frances on 21-06-15

Slow start

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

Reviewed: 24-05-15

I nearly turned off a few times but now first book finished I'm gripped.
The narrator lacked something for me ,please record with Steven pacy

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ER on 07-11-12

loving all souls trilogy, please make the film

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

Reviewed: 29-12-14

the text can be a bit jumpy but if you love the twilight saga you will love these