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  • Relic of the Gods

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 3
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

The final days of hope have come and gone. The kingdoms of Illian stand on the edge of ruin, threatened by the armies of Valanis. As evil spreads across the land, too few are left to hold the line. A world away, the children of fire and flame may be the only hope for the realm. But the dragons have been defeated before, and Verda’s future now hangs in the balance. Reeling from their losses, Asher and his companions journey north, trying to outrun the savage Darkakin. A confrontation awaits the ranger, but even with Paldora’s gem, he dare not challenge Valanis yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned fantasy

  • By C. B. Walker on 28-02-19

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

Loved this as I did with the first two! If you are a fantasy fan give these a go!

  • Rise of the Ranger

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic fantasy story

  • By Angel on 01-05-18

Loved this

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

Great book, I downloaded it based on the title, didn't even read about it. On to the next!

  • The Path of Flames

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

A war fueled by the dark powers of forbidden sorcery is about to engulf the Ascendant Empire. Asho sees his liege, the Lady Kyferin, and her meager forces banished to an infamous ruin. Beset by tragedy and betrayal, demons and an approaching army, the fate of the Kyferins hangs by the slenderest of threads. Asho realizes that their sole hope of survival may lie hidden within the depths of his scarred soul - a secret that could reverse their fortunes and reveal the truth behind the war that wracks their empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Mr. R. D. Draycott on 13-01-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

I struggled so hard with this. It had plenty of promise but I just didn't care for it.

  • Journeymage

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 453

What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weak state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines and some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Debbie Pol on 19-07-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I LOVE these books!
Do yourself a favour and have a listen to the first one at least.

  • 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 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

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

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

I will be waiting for a full translation, this was horrendous and I was so looking to it.
Very disappointing

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Crown Imperilled

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

The penultimate volume of the mighty Riftwar Cycle. War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration ruined this

  • By martin farrington on 23-03-14

Hate when there is a change in narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

The narrator has changed, Meagher sounds like a 13 year old, he pronounces names of things, people and places differently and it sounds awful. When you have listened to almost an entire series of books with the same narrator a change is disastrous for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Blood

  • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • By: George R.R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 802

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The epic story of house Targaryen

  • By michael Billington on 29-11-18

Struggling

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

Struggling to listen. I do hope it improves.
Plenty of potential and time to get better.
one or two chapters were really good but overall this was a disappointment.

17 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 988

Patrick Rothfuss narrates The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a companion novella to his bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels that shares an enchanting new perspective on the Four Corners realm. Renowned as a bastion of knowledge, the University draws the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex web of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent and delightfully joyful book.

  • By Angus Milner-Brown on 06-11-14

Enjoyed this.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

I really enjoyed this, Auri is a favourite character. Highly disappointed that Rupert Degas didn't narrate though. He has Auris' character perfect and I really wanted to hear him voicing her thinking mind.
It bits me when authors think they can narrate but clearly can't.
Looking forward to more.

  • The Wound of the World

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 3
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

Dante and Blays have forced Gladdic from the Collen Basin. But the victory might be only the first battle in a much larger war. With the land on the brink of starvation and politically fractured, Dante and Blays scramble to secure Collen's food, borders, and allies. Before their work is done, rumor arrives from Mallon. The enemy is mustering for another attack. Even if Collen can weather the coming storm, there's no guarantee their independence will last out the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more please

  • By Ryan on 14-05-17

Brilliant as usual

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Love these books so much. Greatest narrator ever, wish he did all my favourite series!!

  • Chased by Fire

  • By: D. K. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

An ancient artifact that must be found... Terrifying creatures from dark and dangerous Incendin... And long-forgotten elementals again unleashed on the world. As an earth senser, Tan is tasked with helping guide the king's servant through the dangerous mountain passes in search of the artifact before Incendin can reach it first. But after losing his father to the war, Tan wants nothing to do with the king's demands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By G. from Sheffield. on 01-10-17

Same old thing

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

Reviewed: 18-07-17

Run of the mill story, very short and the narrator should not be doing a fake posh accent for Roan, it's sounds horrendous.