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Summary

The Echoes of Fate, a prophecy uttered unto the world a thousand years ago, cannot be denied....

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

War is coming....

Thrown into the heart of this war is an Outlander of the wilds, an assassin, a ranger. Asher was born a thousand years ago, but he doesn't remember. Forty years of brutal training and killing for money has beaten the earliest years of his life away, leaving his ties to the oldest of evils a mystery to all.

©2018 Podium Publishing; 2017 Philip C. Quaintrell

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Brilliant Book

Where does Rise of the Ranger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best book of this genre I have read so far.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything. The story, the heroes, the villains and the unlikely friendships. Loved every page.

Which character – as performed by Steven Brand – was your favourite?

Every character had its own strength. The Elves, The Mages, The Assassins, The Heroes, The Merfolk (very interesting) The dragons so beautifully described. The goodies the baddies, everything was excellent.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Never bored for a second listening to this book. Brilliant action packed story with emotional content.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic fantasy story

This book kept me interested from the very first chapter,the story is riviting with a variety of strong characters, mostly elves and a few humans,dragons and wizards all the things I love about a fantasy story, the pace is fast and I could not stop listioning to the story,I loved everything about Asher,such a dynamic human with a dark past that gets explained and understood as the book flows, to be honest at first I did not like the narrator Steven Brand but grew to understand his way of telling the story without useing differnt accents for the various characters,in the end I enjoyed the way he handled the story and I am now listioning to the second part which has started brilliant straight away

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This book is amazing

Full of action adventure death twists need I say more totally awesome and narrated perfectly

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Excellent

This was a slow starter but as it got going boy did the pace pick up.

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  • Julliette R. Bishop
  • 25-02-18

Loved it!

Great story well written. I love listening to Steven Brand. I can’t wait for the next book to come out on Audible I hope they keep the same narrator.

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  • Ali
  • 24-03-18

Worth it

I loved the story. The writing is great. The only issue I had was with the narration. I could not tell which character was talking. In a conversation between two people, you can normally tell who it is because the narrator will usually have different voices for the characters but with this, it’s the same voice, and it becomes hard telling who is saying what.

Apart from that, good book worth listening to.

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  • Anthony
  • 06-03-18

Great Story

The story is woven to keep the reader engaged and entertained. I am going to purchase the next book in the series .

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  • Emily
  • 31-03-18

Narrator was hard to listen to...

It got a little better as the book progressed. It was a excited monotone that doesn’t know what punctuation is

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-03-18

kicking myself for not listening to it earlier

I love the entire concept, forever intriguing and immersive looking forward to the next in the series

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  • N. Langereis
  • 14-05-18

A nice story, but not a fan of the narrator

The difficulty with a mosaic story set in a fantasy world is often the pace of introduction of new characters, locations and names of items. Here we see/hear such a story. It is incredibly difficult to follow in the beginning, but even later on in the story. I found it very hard to get my bearings and understand the narrative. This is in part due to the narrator, as he almost uses no inflections and/or change in pitch between characters. The voice itself is deep and pleasant to listen too, but often I lose who is talking. Next to this I think the story is nice, but the world itself is quite 1 dimensional and lacks the diversity and depth you might expect from a fully newly crafted world. I will give the author and narrator another try in the second part, but my expectations are low.

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  • Brian M. Lusher
  • 05-04-18

finally something without....

the usual humans fight this or that. it actually has other mystical creatures to make it interesting. loved the book.

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  • Leroy
  • 07-03-18

wonderful in its telling <br />

The author story lines were full of rich depth, full of actions mystery that drew you into each character's situation. can't wait until the next book.

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  • Chris
  • 23-05-18

lack of voice variation and odd/missing pauses.

Story was good, but this narrator did nothing you add to the story.

Odd pauses, what seem like run-on sentences, and a lack of distinction between characters made me work to enjoy this audio book. And don't even get me started on the harsh breath intakes at the start of each paragraph.

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  • Pat k
  • 22-05-18

rise of the Ranger<br />

this book started a little confusingly. There were many characters and you had to sort them out bit by bit. But as the book Advanced the story became clear.