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Path of The Calm Audiobook

Path of The Calm: Saga of The Wolf, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The young world of Onneron has known peace for years. But now unease has spread across the land as disagreements between factions threaten each other's way of life.

The Brothers of the Onneron College dedicate themselves to higher learning and to mastering Paths of magic. They wish to remain independent, but the Onneron Church feels threatened by their ability to heal and vies to take control of their order. Treace, bullied and belittled, is unaware of the plan his deceased father has for him. A mentor sets him upon a path to join the prestigious college. Even if he is accepted, the tides of change are coming.

To Treace it's not about where we end up - it's the Paths we take to get there that matter.

Path of the Calm is the first book in the epic Saga of the Wolf series that follows Treace as he grows into a young man. It explores the bonds of friendship, deception, life lessons, love, swordplay, and magic.

©2015 Kris A. Hiatt (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    D. Haywood UK 06/11/2016
    D. Haywood UK 06/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "waiting eagerly for book two"

    loved it and wished it lasted longer. hopefully book two will be made available as audio soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shane 29/08/2016
    shane 29/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this book!!"

    I find it really hard to find a book and a narrator that's any good but I have to say this is the best book I've listened to in ages and I listen to ALOT! It's a bit rusty in the first 5-6 chapters but it gets better and better as it goes on. Well worth a listen and I can't wait for the next edition! Well done Tim Bruce :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 04/07/2016
    Joe 04/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, just a small issue..."

    my only issue was that the reader had a slightly strange pace when he spoke and often paused at moments when I felt there shouldn't have been one. This was irritating at first but I got used to it by about chapter 7.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    diamondoll 31/07/2017
    diamondoll 31/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Shockingly Bad!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am a fan of this genre, both in print and on audible, but now I'm starting to feel that I have listened to everything of quality that is available. Joe Abercrombie ( utterly brilliant charactersiation) Brandon Sanderson ( plots and concepts always leave me wondering where he gets his ideas from) Anthony Ryan, Brent Weeks. Brian Staveley, and of course George RR Martin, are all so far above this offering that Kriss Hiatt doesn't deserve to be in the same genre/class to be honest.


    This book is appallingly written. "He wished that he will be able to ..." Tenses are often muddled and vocabulary is just wrong. "We'll displace with the pleasantries..." Painful to listen to I'm afraid.
    The narrator sounds as if he is reading to a class of 5 year olds, although, given the material he is working with that is probably not his fault entirely. The plot, such as it is, is thin, predictable, and flat. Characters are mostly 2-dimesional.
    I made it to chapter 13, but I will be returning it now. How did it even get published? Waste of a credit.


    What could Kris A. Hiatt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Improve his vocabulary and grammar knowledge. Take a writing course to learn the basics of plot and characterisation.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tim Bruce?

    Steven Pacey is my favourite narrator, closely followed by Joe Jameson, but I wouldn't insult either of them by asking them to narrate this.


    What character would you cut from Path of The Calm?

    All of them! Start again.


    Any additional comments?

    Very very bad on every level.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    luis heard jerez 11/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "brilliant story brilliant narrating "

    couldn't stop listening. fantastic introduction to the collection. i will recommend to everyone. brilliant!! !!

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  • Michael Sartor
    07/10/16
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    "Solid"

    needs editing a stronger character development but not bad, good story line. great effort for 1st time writer. I will finish the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hal
    New York, NY, United States
    08/06/16
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    "You've read this book many times before"

    Extreme wish fulfillment where the protagonist is the smartest, most noble, most talented at literally everything, with no flaws to speak of.

    Poor world building that makes the whole thing feel very small.

    Defent enough performance.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra Thomas
    14/03/17
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    "It took a little bit of time to get into the storyline I like the begetting though better than the"

    The preparation for the next book was done very nicely. I enjoyed how are you mixed magic and power together and how the conflict continues between God and man

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cody Britton
    14/06/16
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    "Ughhh"

    Flawless, "genius" protagonist who is great at everything he does. Typical pure evil antagonists. Many of the decisions made by the main and supporting characters seem unreasonable and only serve to force the story in the direction intended by the author. Many of the reactions and decisions are naive at best and just outright unbelievable at times. On multiple occasions, you'll be able to foresee (well in advance) what the terribly shallow, evil antagonists have planned, but our "genius" hero and his friends are completely blindsided. This was painful to finish.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sam R.
    13/04/16
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    "Fantastic book and great beginning to a series!"
    If you could sum up Path of The Calm in three words, what would they be?

    Magic. Epic. Creative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Treace is a strong lead character and I am eager to see what he becomes. I love the dynamics of magic, the college and church. The author had a fantastic idea for a series and I am happy he was able to share it with us!


    What about Tim Bruce’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic performance. Loved the accent, it really brought the story to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely! There are not enough hours in the day!


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot wait for the second audiobook in this series.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • christopher Baldinger
    31/08/17
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    "Good But..."

    The narrator was great but the story i cant explain it but there seams to be something off about it. I'm really not of fan of how many points of view changes go through this series. Each chapter is another point of view and i find myself skipping chapters i don't want to listen to because they are not interesting or i just don't care about what is going on.
    Other than that its great when your following the main character Its fun exciting and enjoyable. The ups and downs are beleivable and the humor actually makes me laugh at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/12/16
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    "really good read"

    really enjoyed this book and hopefully audible will continue to do the complete series can't wait to listen to the rest of it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Othman
    10/08/16
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    "great but not too thrilling"

    I felt the book is great overall and it is sensible. But the main character gets annoying after a while. Satisfying things seem to happen but for some reason I don't get the emotional reward all that often from these big events. I didn't really feel like I was drawn in to the whole premise since there's no intricate designs tying anything outside of their corner in the world.

    I am sure things will get a bit more interesting as the new books come out. 4/5

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Anime Adict
    St. Cloud Mn USA
    31/07/16
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    "Ho humm not to good"

    Alright so I picked this book up because I desperately wanted a great fantasy stories and while many people complained about the genius perfect hero in their reviews I figured I'd still give it a shot. The good news is that it's not a terrible book. The bad news, for me a least, is that it's not a great book either. Put simply this is yet another middle of the road quality fantasy book that if you're okay with mediocre this is fine, if you really wanted a great book than this boos is not it.

    The Pros

    There isn’t any of the rather agnsty drama that make you wonder what the actual age, maturity and intelligence of the characters.
    The story moves as good clip, there’s no slow places or lags, every scene has a purpose and his cleanly cut.
    There are no obvious errors that slow down the listening or make it unenjoyable, it is a very professional written story.
    It's a good start to laying a foundation for a larger series

    The Cons

    Well in all honesty with everything I said above this should have been a great book and that’s the biggest disappointment. Why? Well, when I read a fantasy I expect fantastic things, I expect ‘wounded heroes’ to actually have pretty major wounds, I expect emotion and to have an emotional response to those emotions.
    The issue this book has is that there is no feeling in it. The main character loses his father at an early age, is socially shunned and his reply, well I have more time to do something productive? It’s a very mature response and a very stupid one. These are events are the sort that leave permanently scars and cannot be just shrugged off which the character supposedly does. The most emotion we get is when he get a letter from his dead father. He breaks down to cry, for about three minutes and then we’re onto the next section of the story where the character doesn’t care that his father was apparently murdered. He falls in love with a girl that is kind of being forced to date the local noble. Yet instead of being a 16 year old who sees the girl they love being oppressed by a jerk that abuses his power the main characters shrugs it off and goes off to school. I mean come on, there’s maturity and then there’s just plain being cold and unemotional.
    There’s the fact the character often thinks almost exactly what will be said or paraphrased a minute later. I get that it’s supposed to make him seem smart but it’s really just annoying.
    There’s way to much exposition, or so it feels since even the character’s thoughts seem boring and stale.
    Then there’s the little issue that minus the much more calm and passive protagonist and less fleshed out world of this book it is is strikingly similar to the Kingkiller chronicles, they’re almost the exact same story.

    Honestly I’ve only gotten through half way the book, but given the sterile emotional vacuum, the excessive summary and exposition, the lack of actual personality in the characters, and lack of emotional stirrings in either characters or myself I’m going to be returning this one. With that said I cannot recommend this book unless you need a decent fantasy books that isn't extraordinary.
    I would recommend that you go buy the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, or Harry Potter both are similar enough to this book that you won’t miss not reading it and both are much better books. if you have those and want something similar, that would be the only reason to pick up this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/07/16
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    "Good story, kinda showboaty"

    I like stories wherein the protagonist strives to be the best... But at times the author seems to be trying too-hard to paint the hero in a good light..

    the reader was good, though a bit monotone at times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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