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Reign of Madness Audiobook

Reign of Madness: King's Dark Tidings, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The mysterious, indomitable warrior? Ruthless criminal overlord? The Riel'gesh - mythical demigod? Dedicated friend and protector?

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence.

While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms. As he searches for the elusive Striker Farson, who may be the only person alive who holds the clues, the young warrior and his friends embark on a journey fraught with danger, mystery, and intrigue.

Amid fears of the kingdom's economic collapse, rumors of an eminent military draft, and the machinations of a mad, tyrannical king, a new revelation threatens to upend all the warrior's plans.

This book is intended for adult listeners. It contains graphic violence, creative language, and sexual innuendo. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.

©2016 Kel Kade (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Jeff 30/10/2016
    Jeff 30/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Thoroughly worth the listen"

    A fantastic lead character and action filled plot. Intriguing with drip fed revelations but not so much so as to be frustrating or confusing. No annoying flash backs or poorly contrived dual narratives as often found in this genre.

    Looking forward to book 3!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 30/11/2016
    Joshua 30/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A Second Book Stronger Than The First"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - I have already recommended this book to friends. The story is strong and is progressing at a fast yet maintainable pace. The characters are growing in interesting ways. The performance is exceptional and made it a joy to listen to the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The pacing of this story is fantastic. The character development is becoming a fantastic element of the story.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    Nick is clear and accurate. Nick's character voices are perfect! I could not dream of another reading the next part.


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

    I wanted to listen to the book in one sitting but it was just too long for that. I was able to do multiple hour long sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    loved the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 29/11/2016
    Ben 29/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Super Fun."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Easy read/listen. Don't need to think to much, just sit back and enjoy epic awesomeness.


    What other book might you compare Reign of Madness to, and why?

    Blood Song


    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favourite?

    Rezkin


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

    The Battles


    Any additional comments?

    Super fun and easy read... Like watching a mindless action hero movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Damien 25/11/2016
    Damien 25/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Audable fantasy"

    I've read some bad and great fantasy books. this is one of the best. Couldn't put it down.

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    Kurt 24/11/2016
    Kurt 24/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "loving this series"

    I've listened to the first two books in the past week. love it very hard to put down. can't wait for the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tristan 13/11/2016
    tristan 13/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Strong finish"

    Started getting annoyed with some of the characters throughout this book, however I think that's what makes the climax even more powerful. The end is gripping and left me excited for the next book.

    Rez is a bit too good in my opinion. Even though his obvious weakness is building relationships, everything seems to be working out for him a bit too easily.

    Great performance by the narrator on a wide range of characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Baron 12/11/2016
    Baron 12/11/2016 Member Since 2014

    Just an average Aussie guy, love bikes, books, traveling, my dogs and kicking back with a good audio book.

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    "Addictive"

    A very enjoyable book, and well performed. Can't wait for the next instalment. Hope it's out soon,,,,

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    Amazon Customer 10/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "one of the best books!!!!"

    i loved it! i can't wait for the next book in the series! so excited!

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    Amanda Robertson, Australia 08/11/2016
    Amanda Robertson, Australia 08/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun story line
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    yeah I'm coming back for more because it is a feel good story but don't look for a sophisticated plot or dialogue. I'm enjoying a indestructable hero that manages to have every talent just when he needs it and luck is always on his side. In fantasy terms it is probably a Mills and Boon but heck, every now and then it is ok to just sit back and smile even if none of it is in any way based in reality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    benjamin 03/11/2016
    benjamin 03/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    couldn't stop listening, wish it didn't end do you self a favor and get this book

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  • tony
    6/10/16
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    "Must read for epic fantasy fans"

    With a healthy mix of character development, amazing battles, humor, and some mystery, it is definitely a must read. While it is a little "i know what will happen next," it still draws you into the story. I liken it to the Kingkiller Chronicles, but with less mystery and cliffhangers, and, so far vs the KKC, more battles and a faster paced story.

    While I do prefer the mysteries of KKC, Kings Dark Tidings is more than worth a read. (plus, books are actually released so you don't have to wait SIX PLUS YEARS between installments... I'm not bitter.)

    As always, Nick Podehl is a five star narrator, and his voicing of characters makes the story that much more interesting.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Lorraine
    WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, United States
    5/10/16
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    "Oh, very WELL DONE!"
    If you could sum up Reign of Madness in three words, what would they be?

    Only need two: VERY SATISFIED


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I stated in my review of the first book in this series that the main was my favorite because the other characters didn't have much to them. I am very happy to see that the author has had his cast of character grow! I thoroughly enjoyed the maturing of these characters, all of them.


    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration of this book was done very professionally. Nick Podehl brings much to this medium. Each medium has its pluses and minuses and I don't like to say one is better than another.


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

    Yup and did! I don't regret that in the slightest.


    Any additional comments?

    It is painful to leave the immersion of this story and I will be checking a lot for the next in the series! BRAVA Kel Kade! Keep going!

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    6/10/16
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    "Dexter in the dark ages... with magic."

    The character growth in this story never ceases to impress me. Rezkins' childlike, and psychologically stunted, mindset keeps the horrid situations strangely lighthearted while the actions of his personas show sociopathic logic. it's devilishly entertaining.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Curtis L.
    Utah
    5/10/16
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    "Written and Performed Flawlessly"
    If you could sum up Reign of Madness in three words, what would they be?

    Very well written


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire book is excellent. There was always something exciting happening and you didn't have to wait long for things to get interesting. Just when you thought things couldn't get more exciting it does. The tournament was very well written and was very satisfying. Thankfully the ending didn't leave you a huge cliff hanger but still leaves you excited for the next book.


    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    Rezkin by far.


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

    Nearly did so. Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for book three. I will probably read book one and two a few more times which says a lot from me as I hardly ever re-read books.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    6/10/16
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    "Please don't make me wait for the 3rd book"

    this was amazing!!!! i greatly enjoyed every part of this book. a bigger than life character i found fascinating!

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    6/10/16
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    "Wow"

    I read a review for the first book claiming the nature of the main character did not allow for suspense. I disagree.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Tyrone
    6/10/16
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    "Nooooooo"

    it's one of those books that you hate when it's over!! I enjoyed it better than the 1st.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Joe k
    5/10/16
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    "another hit"

    better than the first book. just after two book where rezkin searched for farson, he finally finds himself, they talk for about only 5 minutes?!? what's up with that!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • PhD hiker girl
    WA USA
    25/10/16
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    "This author obviously has a poor opinion of females..."

    Let me start by saying that overall I LOVED this book and its predecessor. Great story, page turner, the narrator is amazing, all very good things. Except the female characters have to be the most annoying little twats I've ever encountered. They are all SUPER obnoxious, jealous, and cat fight constantly. It would be nice to have even ONE redeeming quality but frankly the female characters of this story are ludicrously flirtatious and hostile. This really dampened my enjoyment of the story. Still recommend, but it was hard to endure these characters. The male characters are excellently written, but truly no male in real life would have the patience with the females characters the way every male in these books seems to.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    Little Rock, AR, United States
    13/11/16
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    "Still Fun"
    Any additional comments?

    Does it make sense if I say that this is a better book, but a less entertaining book?

    I don't really get the point of reviewing books in a series past the first one. That is unless the series becomes terrible. So here is all you need to know: If you like the first book, you'll like this one. If you didn't like the first book, this one doesn't improve enough to make it worth it. If you are on the fence, read on.

    The biggest difference is that the supporting characters of the first book, such as Frisha and Tam are basically minor characters this time around. This is probably a good thing because Frisha kind of becomes a jealous cardboard cutout. However the new supporting characters are quite enjoyable. There is a bit more depth to Rezkin and the story this time around. In fact, the overarching plot seems to have had rockets strapped to it! It moves along non-stop (in a 98% logical way).

    If you were on the fence after the first book because you wanted more depth or disliked the characters of the first, grab this one. If you were on the fence because Rezkin is perfect and faces no true challenge, then pass on this sequel.

    Was I entertained? Yes. Is this still a great, light-hearted book to enjoy after a long day? Oh yes. Do I still recommend it? Definitely. The third book will be a day one purchase for me.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • katkab
    20/10/16
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    "One of the greats."

    This book and the previous one are in my top 10. The story starts slowly and keeps building to a brilliant ending that left me begging for more. I cannot wait for the next instalment. The characters and story are extremely well written and Nick Podehl is a master reader, each character is recognizable throughout and he reads with such passion, I enjoyed his performance thoroughly.
    This book is one I am glad to have chosen and the author should be proud, five stars from me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Euan
    6/10/16
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    "Just as good as the first"

    Beautifully crafted book that is gripping from start to finish can not wait for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dean
    3/12/16
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    "awesome characters and story"

    As was the case in the first book, the author is amazing at describing each character in a way that creates a picture in your mind. the introduction of the mysterious 'dark Tidings' is masterful.

    the narration is also brilliant. many times I have to keep reminding myself that the narrator is doing the voices of all the characters - even the women.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jake
    30/11/16
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    "Amazing"

    Utterly Amazing!!!!!! In love with characters and the voices given to each of them by Nick Podehl. This is my favourite Book series I've read, I was a huge fan of the Ravens Shadow book series and this is an excellent read for any fantasy enthusiasts. Well done Kel Kade!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Robert Campbell
    Scotland
    29/11/16
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    "Great story well written and delivered."

    I travel a lot and have listened to a lot of audiobooks. This series has to be one of the best. Look forward to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    England, Gloucester,
    24/11/16
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    "must read/listen"

    just read it or listen to it it's a good book I'm reading it again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mohamed
    23/11/16
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    "Can't get enough!"

    Absolutely fantastic book. Could not stop listening to it. Managed to finish the whole audiobook in under 3 days. It is one of those books you just want more. The narrator did a fantastic job once again. Hope the 3rd book is out very soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rasmus
    23/11/16
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    "Fantastic"

    The audio book was fantastic, I was captivated by the story and the narrator did a fantastic job at brining the story to life. I an looking forward for the next edition to The King's Dark tidings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • frankie
    21/11/16
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    "A equal to The Kingkiller Chronicle"

    This is a fantastic story, can't wait to hear the next in the series. It's a compelling tale told with a excellent voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    St Clears, United Kingdom
    18/11/16
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    "The Rez"

    Love these books fun and fast paced. Love the characters and Rules just wish they were longer. I'm having withdrawl symptoms already! please be quick and bring out the last book 😁

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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