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  • Mageborn: The Final Redemption

  • Mageborn Series, Book 5
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Rejected by all, Mordecai must learn to master the darkness within if he is to stop Mal'goroth from destroying humanity. Alone, he battles to control the malevolent magic that has consumed him as he searches for some way to turn his destructive new powers against the Dark Gods themselves. To win, he must somehow transform his own damnation into mankind's salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By dave h on 28-11-18

AMAZING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-18

loved this series of books, just when you think it cant get better you are surprised!
Have downloaded the prequel already, off to listen, enjoy!

  • The Godling Chronicles: Madness of the Fallen, Book 5

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Some secrets are best left forgotten. Some names never spoken. In the depths of Shagharath, a creature of great and terrible power awaits. For countless millennia it has languished in its prison. Now the time has come at last for it to unleash vengeance and ruin upon the world. As Gewey prepares for his final battle, his courage and strength will be tested as never before. Now he will see that the world is not always as it may appear. And he will discover that common ground can be sometimes found…even with a deadly foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail biting and riveting.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-18

AMAZING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-18

This series of books is well balanced and addictive. A great book, great build up to the final events of the book, clevely finnished at a point you feel satified but also eager for the teams next quest.

  • Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. After testing humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just brilliant

  • By paul on 22-06-14

gripping! thrilling! syfy bliss!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I was a little unhappy when I seen that the narrator had changed. however, the new narrator was an improvement which was a great surprise. This instalment of the series cleverly carried on a story that I just can't stop listening too! AMAZING!!!

  • Koban, Book 1

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Patrick Freeman
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

We colonized 700 planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

Koban is an uninhabited high-gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent first story!

  • By Terrence on 16-12-14

Amazing! had me hooked!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I don't know why there has been do much criticism of the narrator, I think he done a great job!

  • Shadow of Empire

  • Far Stars, Book One
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf's Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of human society in the Far Stars. A veteran fighter as deadly with a blade as he is with a gun, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Even his cynicism cannot banish the guilt and pain that threaten his sanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great narration

  • By dave h on 14-03-18

Great book, great narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-18

This book and narration is great, the only gripe I've got it the last of pause before switching scenes. when it switches between worlds and characters something like "chapter 3 planet, optimus prime, world 3, year 3017" would be nice just so I could work out who where and when I am in the story. it's annoying trying to work out when the story jumps area and characters.
I'm half way through book 2 now and it has the same problem but it is a great series so I will persevere and try to work it out.

  • Xom-B

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence, and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so. There was a time known as the Grind - when Freeman's people lived as slaves to another race referred to simply as "Master". They were property. But a civil rights movement emerged. Change seemed near, but the Masters refused to bend. Instead, they declared war. And lost. Now, the freed world is threatened by a virus, spread through bites, sweeping through the population. Those infected change - they are propelled to violence, driven to disperse the virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By S. Smith on 08-05-14

WOW!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-18

I was surprises at how good this book was. I tried it due to the narrator RC Brat. However, if the author's other books are to this standard, or even half as good, I might have just found another favourite author!!

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  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters ,Vivienna and Siri, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world where those who die in glory return as immortal gods; a world transformed by BioChromatic magic, a power based on an essence known as breath. By using breath and drawing upon the colour in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be performed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmmm....not my favourite Sanderson.

  • By Robyn on 05-08-14

Absolutely Brilliant!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This book started good but still continued to get better and better throughout. when is the sequel coming out???

  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,694

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sanderson brewing up a hell of a storm!

  • By Simon on 22-11-17

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

great book! leaves the door open for more instalments. Please don't take another 10 years before we get another book.

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  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,073

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super-Skippy-Just-Fantastic-Expeditionary-Force!

  • By Simon on 27-09-17

Amazing!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

this series of books is by far one of my favourite in the syfy range on audible. Hurry up and get the next book out plz!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,483

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I really enjoyed the narration by Clare corbett my favourite narrator. the story was captivating I loved how the characters were linked and the realisation of the characters identities towards the end was brilliant.