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  • The Spear of Stars

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 5
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain. Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik. The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2 halves of a book

  • By Anonymous User on 20-10-18

Dante and Blaze yet again run off

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

its a very somilar story to the last five. new lands new enemies. some wit. its just i must admit getting a bit old.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Iron

  • By: Miles Cameron
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Aranthur is a student. He showed a little magical talent, is studying at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But none of them are with him when he breaks his journey home for the holidays in an inn. None of them step in to help when a young woman is thrown off a passing stage coach into the deep snow at the side of the road. And none of them are drawn into a fight to protect her. One of the others might have realised she was manipulating him all along....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cold Iron is a Warm Start

  • By Simon on 02-09-18

like a well worn sock

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

i have actually reviewed this book twice but the reviews never apeared. anywho. while i really liked this book miles / christeon cameron has used this greko romani world already. the book is very un imaginitive and just feels like rehashing of previously . magic + failed roman / greek influence empire. performace top notch though. im just disapointed in the auther

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance on a new author and....

  • By Graham on 27-11-17

a bright new voice

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

i really enjoyed this book and the path it went down. not to many tropes and wll written and performed.

  • Rising Thunder

  • Dynasty of Storms, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Elias is no ordinary elf. A giant amongst his kind, he dwarfs not only his fellow elves but the taller, stronger humans as well. Cast out by his own kind, he was sent to live amongst the Northmen at a young age, learning their ways and culture, but never wholly accepted by them. When his oldest friend, King Brynjar, dies in his old age, Elias's position among the volatile men of the Northlands becomes tenuous, and he sets out to make his place in the world. Far to the south, a war is brewing between his homeland of Lonwick and the demonic Felle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • droll well used and baisic

  • By William on 23-08-18

droll well used and baisic

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

characters thinner than my bank balance. baisic motives and far to many elves that dont make sense. the old chosen one bs

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  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing spin-off

  • By Garry on 17-11-18

A breath of fresh air

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

Reviewed: 27-12-17

I have to say that the fantasy genre is full of rubbish. but this light hearted novel is a great listen.

  • Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1

  • By: Michael James Ploof
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

It is the year 5170 in the land Agora, where humans, dwarves, and elves have existed in peace for centuries. Now, however, the human King Addakon has invaded and waged war on neighboring Isladon. The once peaceful Kingdoms of Agora are on the brink of continental war. The Dark Elf Eadon, and his army of Dragon-Elf crossbreeds, the Draggard, threaten to conquer all kingdoms. Enter young Whill, a 19-year-old ranger with battle savvy and untapped abilities.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I can't take any more 50s Prince Valient again

  • By NickGraz on 12-02-17

So much re hashed rubbish

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

Reviewed: 13-08-16

What would have made Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1 better?

spoiler ish alert . some original ideas or twist. some thing new. this book is a poor mans eragon without dragon riders. its just poor. theres a boy he is the chosen one. sigh. there is an elf he falls in love. there is magic he some how masters quicker than any one. sigh. what the actual heck is this rubbish. if your going to use well done line you need to throw something in there to spice up the mix.

Has Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1 put you off other books in this genre?

no, i have over 200 books in my audible library and most are fiction fantasy sci fic

What didn’t you like about Graham Halstead’s performance?

it wasnt bad just bland. this wasnt his best work

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not really, it has taken other good works and made the idea poor. it felt like a poor mans classic band of adventurers.

Any additional comments?

why is it every time the narrator mentions women in this book he just says shes beautiful beyond discription. im buying a book for you to describe stuff. thats like a cook saying it tastes more than you can taste so i wont cook it. bring some dimension to your people. every one was flat 2d. the elf is pretty. so what. whats her personality like. throw me a bone here. people dont bother with this tripe

  • Orcs

  • By: Stan Nicholls
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Combining the acclaimed trilogy of books, Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder, and Warriors of the Tempest, plus a new short story previously only available in a small press anthology, this is the entire story of Struke and his band of Orcs. Fantasy's bad guys finally their own say in this fast moving, action packed, tongue-in-cheek tale of Orc valor and human treachery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Battles

  • By Max on 23-06-13

A unicorn horn strap on?

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Where does Orcs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i have no idea how im still in shock. my mind is raped

If you’ve listened to books by Stan Nicholls before, how does this one compare?

not listend to any others

Did John Lee do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

yes, the screams of the rape were different

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

i am scared to say what it would be

Any additional comments?

Im a bit shocked by this books ladies and jents. there is rape galore here , so much. it seems that the orks stories were a side line to the rape by a lady sorceress on men women and all sorts. with a unicorn horn strap on. im shocked and stunned

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Painted Man

  • Demon Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter V Brett
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…. Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook. As dusk falls upon Arlen's world, a strange mist rises from the ground; a mist that promises a violent death to any foolish enough to brave the coming darkness, for hungry corelings - demons that cannot be harmed by mortal weapons - materialize from the vapours to feed on the living.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrater change in book 3!!!!!!!

  • By El on 10-05-13

Loved the book, not so sure on the audio book

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Painted Man to be better than the print version?

No not really. it was odd. when i read this my self i gave very different inflections to the book and the characters. It became much darker than I originally believed.

What other book might you compare The Painted Man to, and why?

post apocalyptic books hmmm, i would have to say that its closer to a zombie book with a bit of magic and rape thrown on.

What about Peter Joyce’s performance did you like?

I tually thought he was top notch.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

did you want an extra dose of misery with this.

Any additional comments?

well lads and ladies. when i first read this book many a moon ago now. when it first came out i think i read it with rose tinted glass's , or maybe with to much of a childs eyes. when i first read it , there was a boy, he learnt and was forged into a hero , he learnt skills unknown for millennium. there is another young street performer who goes from one near scrape to another and then a young lady who is a mother Teresa type person. these band of adventurers together drove back the darkness. re listening this as an adult , it is as actually a much darker tale, a mush more in depth tail. where three tormented soles find a way to survive by propping each other up in any way they can. this is a sad book, a dark book, a book were people , families and man kind its self is just holding on.

with every one taking savage joy were they can.

please tread carefully when allowing your emotions to fill this books Characters . you may find more than you wanted.

  • The Alchemist of Souls

  • Night's Masque, Book 1
  • By: Anne Lyle
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods - and a skrayling ambassador – to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital? Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is appointed to the ambassador’s bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring boring boring!!!

  • By colin on 28-03-13

Bored to near death

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

What did you like best about The Alchemist of Souls? What did you like least?

not much

If you’ve listened to books by Anne Lyle before, how does this one compare?

not sure to be honest

What does Michael Page bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

a good narrator

If this book were a film would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

it just never really got going, may plots and twists i just never became interested in them.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of Age Fantasy

  • By Simon on 15-02-17

So many extremes. its making me tired

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Would you try another book written by Jonathan Renshaw or narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds?

no then yes. this book is so full, full on, of everything. everything emotional. evrything strong. ever thing extreme. this book jus is one after another , and another and aother. one extreme actions or enviroment after another and anther. no brake no steadiness. just go go go. sigh. build a good story not a strong situation every five minutes.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

yes added an aullt editor

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

a good voice

Could you see Dawn of Wonder being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

blah blah blah. good enough ish

4 of 7 people found this review helpful