Destiny's Crucible
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(4.6 based on 280 ratings)
  • 1
    Cast Under an Alien Sun: Destiny's Crucible, Book 1 | Olan Thorensen

    Cast Under an Alien Sun: Destiny's Crucible, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

    When can I get the next one?

    Loved the premise and the characters. Well written story and strong delivery.

    Reviewed on 13 June 2017 by Peter ()
  • 2
    The Pen and the Sword: Destiny's Crucible, Book 2 | Olan Thorensen

    The Pen and the Sword: Destiny's Crucible, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    The Narthani, a militant realm who believe their manifest destiny is to rule the entire planet, Anyar, plan to absorb Caedellium into their empire. Yozef Kolsko (a.k.a. Joe Colsco) works to find ways to increase the chances of resistance to the Narthani's planned conquest. The enemy is coming. The odds seem overwhelming, and it will take all Yozef can do, the courage of his new people, and luck, to survive.

    Great Book...I'm hooked

    I'm hooked on a completely new genre of books thanks to Audio...thanks ☺ and Narrator was EXCELLENT again

    Reviewed on 08 February 2018 by Tracey ()
  • 3
    Heavier Than a Mountain: Destiny's Crucible, Book 3 | Olan Thorensen

    Heavier Than a Mountain: Destiny's Crucible, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    A freak accident casts Joe Colsco naked onto another planet inhabited by humans with technology circa 1700. In time, Joe, now known as Yozef Kolsko, makes the difficult acceptance of a new life. But he has become embroiled in a struggle beyond any dream he could have had. The Narthani are a militant society intent on subjugating the Caedelli, the people he's come to identify with. Unwittingly, the Narthani themselves are creating an opponent unlike any they have ever faced, an enemy beyond their conceptions.

    Too much talking, but no action!

    Mm, this book really made me think about the whole series as a whole. There were so many great moments etc discussing tactics and plans but not a lot ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 January 2018 by yasmin aden ()
  • 4
    Forged in Fire: Destiny's Crucible, Book 4 | Olan Thorensen

    Forged in Fire: Destiny's Crucible, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Joseph Colsco has survived what many would not have - cast naked on an alien planet amidst humans speaking an unknown language and with a different culture and history. Now, known to the people of Caedellium as Yozef Kolsko, he has risen out of despair to prominence and finds himself a central figure in the culmination of a struggle against an imperialist power bent on subjugation. The clans of the Island of Caedellium must gird themselves for what is to come.

    Excellent continuation of gripping storyline

    I still love this series, and could not stop listening... hope it continues to book five. so easy to listen to with a great performance as well.

    Reviewed on 19 February 2018 by A Cotterill ()