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A Thousand Li: The First War

Thousand Li Series, Book 3
By: Tao Wong
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Series: A Thousand Li Series, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs
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Summary

Winter has passed, taking with it the hope of peace. The state of Wei deploy an increasing number of cultivators and soldiers, intent on taking over the state of Shen. Caught in between the armies is Wu Ying's village and all those that he cares about.  

Advised to keep away from the approaching war, Wu Ying will have to decide what is more important - his journey to immortality or the ties to the mortal that he holds onto still. Or perhaps, there is a third way, one that balances both the needs of Heaven and destiny and the karmic ties of the family.

©2020 Tao Wong (P)2020 Tantor

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Book 2.5

This book feels like 2.5 insteaf of 3. Since it dosnt add much to the series and can nearly be skipped without missing to much

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  • Clay
  • 30-07-20

I really tried to like this one.

The firs two books were pretty good and I enjoyed the cultural depth. This most recent book however... well, every character interaction is like an awkward version of the real thing. Anger comes off as petulant, friendly banter comes off as mean spirited patronizing, and even the protagonists inner monologue sounds like a list of rationalizations. I was just uncomfortable the entire time and not really sure why. Normally, I could push through that, but the MC makes virtually zero emotional, romantic or martial progress. I got about eighty percent through without any tangible enjoyment and just gave up.

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  • Katie G
  • 05-09-20

Another excellent installment

Tao Wong's Thousand Li series is excellent. His use of classical cultivation in a traditional setting as the series foundation is a pleasure to read and this installment does not fail to impress. Travis Baldree's narration is, as always, excellent and makes the book just that much better. I'm looking forward the next installment.

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  • Dylan N.
  • 22-08-20

Lacking story progression.

I felt that this book had the same problem as the second book. the main character hardly advances himself at all. the first book I felt the story moved well while the main character grows, but the second and third book, he kind of stagnates personal growth. maybe the next book will more the story along. As always though, Travis Baldree is a God among men. such a great narrator.

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  • Jesse
  • 14-08-20

You'll enjoy it.

It was a fun listen. The combat did not disappoint. I hope there a more to come.

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  • jeffreygill24
  • 29-07-20

looking forward to the next book

I enjoyed this story immensely. I have been a big fan of Tao Wong for a couple of years now. I think he does a great job of creating fantastical worlds and the world of a thousand li doesn't disappoint. this story had a good pace that kept me entertained all throughout

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  • Marcia
  • 17-09-20

A great story about a regular guy.

Don't look for a flawless hero in this book or the previous books. Tao Wong has created a character that is just a regular guy trying to figure out where he stands in the world. The pay off is not seeing outer enemies destroyed, but witnessing inner enemies overcome through the blessings that hard times bring.

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  • Berserk
  • 16-09-20

Short but great

This story was awesome way to short though. I feel like it ended right when it was hitting it's stride.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-09-20

Enjoyable, worth the credit

Good story with good characters and a wonderful performance by Travis Baldree. This is worth the credit. I'm looking forward to more in this series.

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  • kevin
  • 03-09-20

stuff happened .... yay?

Travis is his usual self putting on a great performance and gave this a +1 star to overall.

maybe the fact the author wants chines money he cant push his far left political BS so his heart isn't in the series started out great and the further along it goes it seems to run out of steam. if the next book is boring ill be getting refunds.

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  • fahad
  • 29-08-20

Short and sweet

The book was good the narration was great
I look forward to the next book