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  • Exile

  • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Hostile in ways that a surface-dweller could never know, the tunnel-mazes of the Underdark challenge all who tread there. Among these souls are Drizzt Do'Urden and his magical cat, Guenhwyvar. Exiled from his drow homeland, Drizzt must fight for a new home in the boundless labyrinth. Meanwhile, he must watch for signs of pursuit - for the dark elves are not a forgiving race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, its that good

  • By Richard Stringer on 03-05-13

First book was great oh how this one fails

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

This book is written like a computer game .The group find enemy kill them go round corner find enemy kill rinse repeat such a disappointment as first book was a good well thought out story

  • Winter Pilgrims

  • Kingmaker, Book 1
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

February 1460. In the bitter dawn of a winter’s morning, a young man and a woman escape from a priory. In fear for their lives, they are forced to flee across a land ravaged by conflict. For this is the Wars of the Roses, one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history. Where brother confronts brother, king faces king, and Thomas and Katherine must fight just to stay alive....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic read

  • By Loraine on 10-01-16

Almost a great read

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

Reviewed: 23-02-17

Was good read start to almost end but story just ends with the whole story un finished.the start of book heros are beaten by bad guy they chase nim through book find him in battle the end.Were is the ending argh

  • The Great Hunt

  • Wheel of Time, Book 2
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now, the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the 1st!

  • By Anette Flewers on 24-07-07

Great read well read

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

Was a slow start felt like it was more ending to first book .the middle and end of book make up for it I will get the third book now

  • Blood Song

  • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superb debut novel

  • By Karen on 16-07-14

Good story well read

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Was hard to pick up at start but well worth sicking with it about to start next book now

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  • The Secret of the Nagas

  • The Shiva Trilogy
  • By: Amish Tripathi
  • Narrated by: Raj Ghatak
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The hunt is on. Shiva, the man believed to be the prophesied Neelkanth - the destroyer of evil - will not rest until he finds his demonic adversary: the Naga warrior that killed his closest friend and now stalks his wife. But the rise of evil is everywhere, and Shiva's own philosopher guides have betrayed his unquestioning faith by accepting aid from the dark side.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should be part of first book

  • By Mrs. V. McDowall on 09-12-16

Should be part of first book

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

The story is very similar to first book with the good bits taken out its like the author is running out of ideas hope I am wrong as I already have the next book

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By BM on 19-11-14

Yes buy it

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

Reviewed: 29-10-16

This guy can suck you out of your world into a new one were wonder can encompass you .

  • Judas Unchained

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083

The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writersAfter hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some issues with this recording

  • By carl on 24-12-17

Good book that lasts a long time

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

Reviewed: 26-08-16

The most in depth book I have read by far .no stone is left unturned the narrator is excellent .i have found lots of new books to pick from the narrator and author .😃 best value book series I have found on audible

  • Winter's Fire

  • The Rise of Sigurd 2
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Sigurd Haraldarson has proven himself a great Viking warrior and a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet his vengeance is not complete. The oath breaker King Gorm - who betrayed Sigurd’s father - still lives, and, so long as the king draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced. But Sigurd and his wolf pack of warriors are not at full strength, and to confront the king now would mean death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Bloody Vikings!

  • By Simon on 17-04-16

Great read

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

Reviewed: 19-05-16

Story is griping from start the hrs fly by when listening . Simaler is style to TVs seris Vikings

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Blood - Omnibus

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend. There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars...or ending them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frothy Fantasy

  • By Steph Adams on 07-03-16

Good set of books

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Lol 27 hr book you would fall asleep even though it's a great read

Any additional comments?

Book 1 and 3 were excellent book 2 not so much but it's hard for me to say as its more aimed at a female audience mabee it's just to girly for me .all in all the story is great and griping makes you want read the rest of the series and I am male

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Sun

  • Star Force, Book 9
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson. To read the first book in this series, look for Swarm, by B. V. Larson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Final Battle

  • By S. Morris on 24-01-16

Another good read

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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: 02-03-16

Every one in series so far is addictive well written very well read . Easy buy