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The Path of Flames Audiobook

The Path of Flames

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Publisher's Summary

The first audiobook in the new epic fantasy series listeners are comparing to David Gemmell and Raymond E. Feist.

r/Fantasy 2016 Stabby Award Finalist

2016 #SPFBO Finalist2016 Indie Spotlight - BestFantasyBooks.com

A war fueled by the dark powers of forbidden sorcery is about to engulf the Ascendant Empire. Agerastian heretics, armed with black fire and fueled by bitter hatred, seek to sever the ancient portals that unite the empire - and in so doing, destroy it.

Asho - a squire with a reviled past - sees his liege, the Lady Kyferin, and her meager forces banished to an infamous ruin. Beset by tragedy and betrayal, demons and an approaching army, the fate of the Kyferins hangs by the slenderest of threads. Asho realizes that their sole hope of survival may lie hidden within the depths of his scarred soul - a secret that could reverse their fortunes and reveal the truth behind the war that wracks their empire.

Unpredictable, fast paced, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Path of Flames is the first installment in a gripping new epic fantasy series.

©2016 Phil Tucker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • R. J. Thorne
    United States
    15/07/17
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    "Endurance is a virtue..."

    I tried. I mean, I really tried. See the rest of my reviews and you'll see I love fantasy. I love this book, having read the kindle...but the audio version...ugh. The narrator killed it for me. I'm not sure what he sounded like or what he reminded me of, but his voice does not fit the material. Truly bummed because I have looked forward to these books coming to audio for a while. Would loved to have heard a Michael Kramer (Mistborn/Wheel of Time/Circle of Reign), Nick Podhel (Name of the Wind/Castes and the outCastes), Scott Brick (The Passage/Terra Incognita), Oliver Wyman (Crucible of Souls), or a Keith Michaelson (The Lost Shards) type of narrator. I'm not a mean spirited person, I promise! I just have to encourage you to skip the audio on this one and read the actual book.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • anthony
    Danville, KY, United States
    11/07/17
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    "Robo reader."

    My biggest problem with this book is the narrator. Can't listen to the story. He might as well be reciting the encyclopedia.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Zachary
    22/06/17
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    "Bunch of self rightous asses."

    The story is fun, interesting, but holy hell some of the characters are so self rightous that it's pathetic and, well, disgusting. If it's part of the authors plan then we'll done. In fact, I could see some people enjoying it, the self sacrifice and forgiveness that everyone in the story demands of people that they themselves would have no idea the pain and story they went through, then the retarded person agrees, yes I want to forgive all the pain, the abuse, I'll forgive that man that raped my wife and murdered my son, or who abused my sister, oh and the daughter that treated me like shit, I'll forgive her too. In fact, it's my fault that I'm like I am, you guys who had life given to you in a golden spoon, and who treated me like shit were right. I do need to forgive you and treat you like the stuck up pricks you are. Jesus it got too much for me, but if that's your cup of tea then ya, could see you liking the book.

    11 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha20
    20/07/17
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    "Unfortunate"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure. The narrator was unsuitable.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Phil Tucker again?

    Do the author's take the time to listen to their books before released? How much control do they have over who narrates their books? So to answer the question... Yes, if Phil can have this book re read by any of the following: Peter Kenny, Simon Vance, Alex Wyndham Michael Kramer, Tim Gerard Reynolds,Christian Rodska, Steve West, Derek Perkins, Neil Dickson, James Clamp. ( Just to name a few) For someone constantly on the go, I rely heavily on audiobooks to help get through the day. This book has potential to be a real contender on the Fantasy audiobook list, but I just couldn't make it through the first couple of chapters. Listen, this is an AUDIOBOOK. The narration comes first before anything else. Any of the above narrators can make an encyclopedia sound amazing. I've listened to audiobooks with a shitty story before BUT if the narrator is good, I can at least finish the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was not compatible with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometime in the future... I'll read the actual book and give it a rating it deserves.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    22/06/17
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    "Great start to the series!"

    As far as first book by an author goes, this is a 4.7/5. If I were to rate it soley based on how good of a fantasy novel it is, I would give it a solid 4/5. Which is a very high mark for me.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • RyRy
    13/11/17
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    "Fast paced Fantasy"

    Phil Tucker has created a really gripping fantasy tale and I’m excited to move on to Book 2 of this series. The narrator is great overall, but there are some moments where I feel like the characters are too consistent, even as the plot is changing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    11/11/17
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    "It's great. Stick with it!"

    So I really enjoyed this book and I think it's something many fantasy lovers will enjoy. Just be sure to stick with it. I had trouble getting into it because I was 3hrs in and felt like little had happened. So I suggest maybe listening to the first bit of the book at 1.25x speed until around the time Iskara visits the prisoner. That's when things start to pick up a lot. I'm just about to start book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andressa W.
    Canada
    20/10/17
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    "Great beginning!"

    It is "the first installment in a gripping new epic fantasy series", for sure. And while it can be unfair to compare a newer author to writers such as David Gemmell (RIP) who have had more time to perfect their craft, it is possible to see talent and promise here. Not even Robert Jordan started off great.

    Maybe this specific series won't be one to join the great Fantasy Pantheon, but the seed's here. I'll be one to read the next installments in the series, and keep an eye for the author.

    As for the narrator, Noah Michael Levine, I was pleased with his work and his voice grew on me to the point I hope he's the one to read the next book (I've just checked and he is, yay!). I guess preference for someone's voice is something very personal, so some people will like it and some people won't. He's an accomplished narrator, and I think maybe if he'd been more familiar/in love with the story his storytelling could have been a notch better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RobT
    Sedro Woolley, WA, United States
    05/10/17
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    "Fun Fantasy"

    This is a fun fantasy setting with some good tips well used. But a unique religion somewhat reminding me of Americanized Hinduism.
    I found it enjoyable and will definitely be getting the next in the series.

    The narrator, starts off a little dry, but he picks up a 'voice' or style about a third of the way through. Then he gets much better and I was drawn in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Runner
    USA
    08/09/17
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    "Intriguing"

    I had never heard of this author, but tried his free prequel and was hooked. I bought the four available audible stories and was so impressed by The Path of Flames! I can't wait to start the next one. The narrator is good, but not outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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