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Ordination Audiobook

Ordination: The Paladin Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For generations, warlords fought bitterly for dominance in a land without a king, leaving a fractured, war-torn country plagued by thieves, slavers, and the servants of dark gods and darker magic.

Allystaire Coldbourne travels a treacherous path toward his Ordination as a holy knight of legend, a Paladin, a savior of the people. But to fulfill this role, he - and the unexpected allies he finds along the way - must face the demonic, sorcerous evil that stalks the land, the wrath of gods and men, and his own dark past.

©2016 Daniel M. Ford (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Jordan England 11/06/2017
    Jordan England 11/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Vibrant, rich and developing."
    What did you like most about Ordination?

    Allystaire and Idgen Marte developing relationship. Idgen Martes character in general is entertaining and interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The contrasts between the characters ideology and the way in which Allystaire is always battling himself in his decision making, this makes him feel human which also allows you to relate to him.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Mol flipping out when Allystaire bought the slaves, it felt like such a genuine reaction. This scene really brought out each character's traits to me and allowed me to think about the storytelling in a genuinely different way.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book portrays each character very well and each actions that the characters take is well thought out and shows great planning when it comes to world development, the scene that moved me most was Idgen Marte standing in the doorway in just a shirt and her hair down, this felt like the moment that showed Idgen Marte's developing personality and comfort around Allystaire.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel the book really plays with your imagination and makes you ask questions of yourself which challenge your way thinking and show others in an understandable way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marley 29/05/2017
    Marley 29/05/2017
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    "Brilliant 👍"

    Definitely the greatest Paladin story that I've ever read and I've read quite a lot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 24/05/2017
    Michael MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 24/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Awful Narrator; depressing monotone."

    NOTE: I cannot comment on the story, as the narration was so depressing and lack luster, that I had to delete the title. Narrator sounds so serious and dark, would be better for some scientific book, reading facts, than narrate a story of fantasy.

    I may be spoiled by Nick Podhel, Simon Vance or Sean Runette.

    I love fantasy books, the summary looked like my kinda tale, but could not stomach the dreary narration. Do not be silly like me and buy before listening to the sample!

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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  • Christopher M. Hall
    08/09/17
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    "Great writing with a simple story."

    The story of Ordination is classical, as in this is fable level of classical, with few truly original elements. Yet you could be forgiven for forgetting this with the writing. Archetypical characters are given depth and nuance without breaking the mold, and even when you can see what's coming from a mile away, you still want to read on. Still, my one major complaint is that this is an unsatisfying book 1 if only for an abrupt ending. I still recommend and plan to read the rest. Also Michael Kramer could read the yellow pages and and his wife the White Pages and I'd listen to both.

    Highly recommended, but I might wait for book 2 as to not have to deal with that sudden end!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/10/17
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    "Surprisingly Fantastic"

    Picked this up on a whim and was surprised at how sucked in I got. it's slow so give it some time but it becomes an amazing story of honor and righteousness. i'm a sucker for those stories. changed how i'll view paladins in other fiction. also Michael Kramer continues to be a godly narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hlambase
    14/08/17
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    "Really really good."

    It's been a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this. Worth the credit and every minute spent listening to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tom
    Georgetown, TX, United States
    07/06/17
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    "Starts off strong, then meanders"

    The story starts off strong, then meanders, then loses all focus.

    Michael Kramer is top notch as always, idk what the other reviewer meant, but Michael is one of the finest narrators of our time

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver
    03/06/17
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    "give it a chance"

    the first 6 chapters were kimd of slow and a little boring but once the characters were built I was totally invested and couldn't stop listening. i can't wait for the second book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • kenny
    30/09/17
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    "Love the hammer"

    Fun very original hooks earlier rather than later and Michael Kramer!!! So many decent books are made unbearable by a bad reader not the case here Kramer is the perfect narrator for this main character. Gritty exciting story loved it!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Allan
    Canada
    05/09/17
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    "Starts off amazing! "

    The book opens up on some solid ground, I felt like " here comes an epic tale of general badassery" it does deliver! I did find that it got repetitive near the mid all the way to the end, the book becomes a little predictable as well but that can't be helped if you've read a lot of epic fantasy. If you have no patience for a hook repeating the same explanation for multiple occurrences then this may not be the best book for you. Overall a decent start to a series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • phillip inglis
    05/06/17
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    "The Paladin novel I've been looking for"

    Really enjoyed it, great narrator in my opinion, wish main character was quite so grumpy

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    01/06/17
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    "BEST STORY IN A LONG TIME!"

    This was by far one of, if not, the best I've ever heard. I am sooooo ready for the second book it has me wanting more and wanting more....well done!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    07/12/17
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    "Love this book. "

    Awsome narrator. Good storyline. I will be getting the rest of the series asap. Only issue is that the author dosent seem to have a good grasp on fighting due to the main character doing the same exact thing to several people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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