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Summary

Humanity has finally defeated the Dark Lord, but Morrick fought on the wrong side. Though he was a slave, he is branded a traitor and must earn the trust of new lords in order to return to his family, if they are still alive.... Now that their common enemy is dead, the nobles begin to forget old loyalties, and Queen Cathryn’s realm looks set to plunge into war once more. But there are older and more terrible powers dwelling within the forest, and when they are awakened, Morrick will decide who lives or dies.... 

An epic fantasy production enhanced by special effects. With music by Orchestralis, available at Orchestralis.net.

©2017 Alan O'Donoghue (P)2018 Alan O'Donoghue

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Absolutely loved it!

I'd read the book twice (in 3 months!) before I listened to this recording. I've been listening to it while walking to work, and it made my journey enjoyable!
The characters different voices and accents really give them depth and the sound effects give it so much atmosphere, that I could get lost in the forests or out at sea. Nigel Peever has done an incredible job, and I am looking forward very much to the sequel, in both book and audible format!

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Dark Oak

OMG!This was a wonderful book to listen to! The story itself was full of interesting characters and creatures of lore.The narration by Nigel Peever was exceptional!This man can do any voice you may need.The added sound effects made it really feel like you were there.I am looking forward to book 2.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Well narrated and unexpected plot

An unusual story that was initially difficult to get into but later very enjoyable. The plot twists in unexpected ways which keeps you listening. Nigel Peever's rich voice brought characters to life, even those not human.

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From Dark Oak a mighty story grows

An epic audio book which had me gripped from the outset and definitely didn't disappoint! I would highly recommend. It turned the fantasy genre on its head and it did it with style. I loved Nigel Peever's narration; he really made Sannox's characters come to life.

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Best audible Ever

Holy moly in bloody latern bejasus, that was even better the second time round and on audible, damn that was like being in a movie, as if you where there fighting the battles your self, the narration by Nigel Peever is truly awesome, the dramatic, epic music and the sound effects and details are out of this world, Jacob Sanox takes us to a dark and beautiful, Grim as hell, you won't want to put down, so many emotions after reading Jacob's Sannox The Dark Oak, He tells a beautiful and brutal story of Darkness that can be human nature, after a thousand years, the combined people have finally been victorious against the monsters that drove them from their homes, when they've won back their lands, human nature truly prevale its self, The Dryads of the forest have had enough, the characters, setting and plot are brilliant, this story will really pull on your heart strings, highly recommended, Now for the second and more epicness....😁🪓

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good listen

nice story well narrated main characters are easy to get behind all in all I enjoyed this book an will probably listen to again before the second book is out

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A truly immersive experience

I'm a big fan of the dark fantasy and this novel ticks all the right boxes without being ladened with the usual tropes of the genre. The plot is refreshing and at times will surprise you as various characters develop. The characters themselves are far more believable and engaging than their counterparts you find in high fantasy. The narrator, Nigel Peever, gives a stunning performance. His range of character voices means you'll never be confused as to whom is speaking and you cannot help but connect with them on an emotional level. Add to this the various sound effects and music and you have a truly amazing production.

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Arthurian type fantasy

Though I really enjoyed the story with its wonderful characters and sweeping tale (especially the mystical creatures) it was the narration that blew me over. Not only does the narrator do a marvellous job of telling the story and bringing the characters to life with his vast array of accents, but the background effects make this feel like a movie. From the creaking gate, tweeting birds and rolling music in tension spots I was fully engaged. Lovely tale and very well presented.

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dark oak

Humanity has finally defeated the Dark Lord, but Morrick fought on the wrong side.
good book

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This is my second audio book by Jacob sannox 5 out of 5 I have a lot of narrated book by Nigel peever as all way his work is a100%

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  • Shannon G
  • 18-01-19

Absolutely Fantastic!!

First let me say that you MUST be a fantasy fan for this book! Second, you HAVE to enjoy sound effects and music while listening to the narration. If either of these are not you cup of tea then don't waste your time. However, if you do enjoy both these things then you really should give this book a chance. This is an epic fantasy and I can't wait to hear the next installment! When the music started then the narration I was trying to place what it was reminding me of, then I read another review that said the Lord of the Rings and I had an "aha" moment. That is exactly what this reminded me of. The narration is absolutely superb! Nigel Peever is totally awesome and makes this excellent story to the next level. Due to his great narration, clear voice, nice cadence and very distinct voices (human and creature both), he truly elevates this story to fantastic! A must listen to those who enjoy an enhanced listening experience! I listened to this in only two sittings!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 11-01-19

Cool Story

This story starts off a little slow but then it picks up pace rapidly. The narrator immerses you into the tale flawlessly.

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  • patricia sterlin
  • 12-01-19

very good audiobook. would recommend it.

the author and narrator did an awesome story and background noises and narration. i did so enjoy this story. great twist and turns. unexpected ending. all great

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  • DivaC
  • 10-01-19

Great listen

If you like Lord of the Rings and that line of fantasy books, you'll defiantly enjoy listening to this. It even comes with sound effects and a really good voice performer
who can really get you hooked by the first sentence and is exceptionally good. Shoot, he could probably be Sauron or Gandolf, if he wanted and no one would be the wiser.
So if you get the chance to listen, do so and enjoy.

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  • Michael Parker
  • 03-01-19

A fantastic journey!

I love fantasy novels, and this one was wonderful! It brings you into the world, with enough detail to let your imagination run. Not your typical fantasy story, new fresh ideas! The narration was excellent, I love full production audiobooks, and this one was well done. I look forward to the next book in the series, can’t wait to see where the story goes from here!!

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  • Art Cowan
  • 19-08-21

Add to your list!

This is an enhanced listening experience with a ton of added sound effects. Would have been 5 stars, but there were a few times I found the background noises distracting. The story really starts off with a bang and keeps your interest throughout. Can't wait for book 2!

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  • Lucas M. Shepherd
  • 07-08-21

Sound effects are SO good!

I absolutely love this book especially with the sound effects - they really sell the characters and settings.

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  • Delilah
  • 23-02-21

So much unique fun!

Let’s start with “what an entertaining audiobook!” The music, the sounds, the effects all combined to create the fantastic world that is dark oak. I count myself a traditionalist in terms of audiobooks and don’t typically lean towards fully produced books but it only took a short time to adjust and then I settled in for an enjoyable listen. The writing was clear and engaging, the characters believable, and the word choices advanced. The narration, done by Mr. Peever, was excellent and very easy and enjoyable to listen to.
I do recommend this book to listeners of all ages, 13+.
Lastly, I was offered this title in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • Shantul Nigam
  • 07-09-20

Narrator is horrible.

With the way the narrator speaks, it is really hard to follow this story. His constant overly dramatic tone and empesis on useless words are annoying to say the least. Feels like a bad Monty Python episode.

I have over a 100 books in my library, this is the first I have quit listening to.

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  • Rob york
  • 22-07-20

amazing I was pleasantly surprised

great story really enjoyed the characters well developed plot I'm a fan of this author now I really enjoyed the narrator's voice I highly recommend this book I do believe you will be surprise and become a fan