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  • Elven Winter

  • By: Bernhard Hennen, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

At the height of its power, the elven court of Queen Emerelle relishes in the joyful, wintry Festival of Light. Yet, as tribes gather to reaffirm their loyalty to the queen, treachery festers within the nobility. An assassination attempt leaves Emerelle severely injured and plunges the realm back into the throes of an ancient war. While an army of trolls ravages the kingdom, the elves seek aid from Alfadas, the human hero who was raised among them. Back in the land of men, Alfadas has settled into a quiet life as his village's protector.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Writing, Awful Editing & Absolutely Disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-18

Amazing Writing, Awful Editing & Absolutely Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

If you’re thinking of buying this: Don’t waste your money until they re-release a finished version.

This book was a HUGE let down due to one single thing: It felt like reading half a book...

...Because that’s exactly what you get.

German Original: 928 Pages
English Translation: 320 Pages

German Audiobook: 28hrs 14mins
English Audiobook: 12hrs 32mins

This is clearly an incomplete translation (or so heavily abridged that it may as well be incomplete). OVER HALF of the content is missing, it has been stripped from this edition leaving it feeling disjointed and unfinished.

I have no idea why anyone would release the book in such a state because it does not do justice to Bernhard Hennan’s fantastic writing or to Edwin Miles masterful translation. It’s actually disgusting! ☹️

What’s worse is there’s no mention of this on the sales page. It’s being passed off as if it were the full book and sold to unwitting readers who have been duped into paying full price as if it were the complete story found in the original German novel. There is no mention anywhere of it being an abridged translation, but one look at the reviews will show you many frustrated readers as the ending is not even included in this copy! The book just ends mid plot - So infuriating!

I genuinely feel like I’ve been scammed.

Which is unfortunate because I absolutely LOVE the series. The quality of the writing and Bernhard Hennen’s world building are spectacular. This is easily in my Top 10 already and I WANT to buy the rest of them, but not if they are going to be chopped & torn to pieces like this edition.

The only reason I have not refunded is because I want to support the author & the publisher in the hopes they translate the rest of the series. (And do it properly)

As a final note to the editor or whoever made the awful decision to cut so much content from this book: Nobody wants an abridged copy! NOBODY!

Abridged copies are always garbage. Give us a complete translation with all the juicy world building and fantastic details Bernhard Hennen has created or don’t bother.

The first book was translated properly in full and was an absolute joy to read. Do this series the justice it deserves and finish the rest with equal effort. And please, re-release this with the rest of the missing content.

Sincerely, a very unhappy customer.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Elven

  • The Saga of the Elven, Book 1
  • By: Bernhard Hennen, James A. Sullivan, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 28 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

A fierce and merciless demon has been unleashed on the world, spreading destruction and bloodshed in both the human and the elven realms. Northlander Jarl Mandred witnesses the ruthless attack on his men, and he seeks vengeance with the help of the elf queen, Emerelle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Friendship !

  • By Sir Greggor on 15-09-18

Astonishing!

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

What an absolutely marvellous and epic tale!! I couldn’t wait to purchase the next instalment.
The quality of translation and narration were spectacular! I only hope the rest of the series receive equal translation! An epic to rival the likes of Lord of the Rings

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Science of Success

  • How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company
  • By: Charles G. Koch
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

This groundbreaking audiobook includes the same material used by leaders and employees of Koch companies to apply Marker-Based Management (MBM) to get results. Koch outlines this unique management methodology, developed and implemented by Koch Industries, which has experienced 2,000-fold growth since 1967. MBM is a scientific approach to management that integrates theory and practice while providing a framework for dealing with the ongoing challenges of growth and change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best...

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-07-17

One of the best...

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

Reviewed: 16-07-17

One of the all time best business books I've ever read. Provides absolutely spectacular insight. And written by a billionaire not some 'motivational guru' who makes a living selling books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vastalimi Gambit

  • Cutter's Wars, Book 2
  • By: Steve Perry
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

At the close of the 24th century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union Army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need - and the means - to hire them. Kay, the alien member of the Cutter Force Initiative, has returned to her brutal home world of Vast on a mission of mercy. Before she joined the merc team, she was a great healer. And now her skills are sorely needed. Hundreds of Vastalimi - including her blood-kin - are mysteriously dying. But is the plague a work of nature? Or is it a bioengineered virus, purposefully unleashed?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was great until...

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-03-17

Was great until...

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

Reviewed: 18-03-17

Was loving this series until it went all SJW and started subtly pushing left wing propaganda

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Galt would have liked it

  • By Alan Michael Forrester on 25-12-12

Absolute must read! Life changing

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

Reviewed: 21-12-16

This book should be considered required reading by all parents of their children.

Especially in the modern age, it's more important than ever that people understand morality. True morality that is, not the repulsive warped morality being preached by liberal professors worldwide.

The young people of the world need this book more than ever.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Trump: The Art of the Deal

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent must read view into mindset of Trump

  • By Patrick on 01-04-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 22-10-16

I was hoping for more in depth business advice rather than story. This book is mainly story telling about Donald's life, while interesting there really wasn't a whole lot to learn in terms of the 'Art of making Deals'