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  • The Lore of the Evermen

  • The Evermen Saga, Book 4
  • By: James Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The Lord of the Night is coming. The future of civilization is at stake. Miro, high lord of Altura, is in the Imperial capital to prepare the Empire for the onslaught. He knows his homeland lies directly in the enemy's path but struggles to form the alliances he needs. As the high lords bicker, Ella seeks the help of the newly crowned emperor, Killian. But, amid the growing tensions, their responsibilities drive them apart and, as emperor, Killian can't be seen to favor Ella's homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-03-2018

Excellent ending to an enjoyable series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2016

A fantastic series of books, a truly epic fantasy and love story. Beautifully told and very good narration. The narration gave an excellent interpretation of the characters and kept me listening.

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Georgie on 28-10-2014

Brilliantly crafted story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2016

An amazing story revolving around the holocaust of world war 2. The narration was excellent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mud Vein

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Simone Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her 33rd birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreakingly Perfect.

  • By BecBec on 11-10-2017

Interesting.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-2015

Certainly a story that kept me listening, I wanted to find out how it would end, but totally unbelievable. The performance of the narrator was excellent, helped keep the mood of the story just right.

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing voice acting

  • By Damien on 14-12-2015

Exceptionally Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-2015

An epic story of adventure, love and horrible cruelty and violence. The narration was excellent bringing the story to life. I enjoyed every minute.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Castle of Wizardry

  • The Belgariad, Book 4
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Anonymous User on 13-03-2019

Extended Epic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-2015

Great performance by the narrator, but a very long drawn out epic story. I think Polgara is a lot less likeable now then when we first met her. Her compassion comes in very rare bursts, but every other character I find totally likeable and work well together in the story as a whole.

  • Magician's Gambit

  • The Belgariad, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 127

Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, is confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil god Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion's aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath. Even young Garion is learning to do sorcery. He's just a farm boy, totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess. Yet for some reason, she has the urge to comfort him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent Eddings Book

  • By Anonymous User on 03-03-2019

Excellent narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-2015

I love all the various accents for each character the narrator has devised, it certainly keeps me following this whole epic story although the story has been very drawn out.

  • Queen of Sorcery

  • The Belgariad, Book 2
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 138

Legends tell of the evil god Torak coveting the power of the Orb of Aldur. Prophecy also speaks of a time when he will again awaken to seek dominance over all the world. Now the Orb has been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time is at hand. Belgarath the Sorcerer and his daughter, Polgara the arch-Sorceress, are on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster. With them goes Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as a movie

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-2019

The narration is worth it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-2015

These books are certainly more about the journey, 2 books in and we are still on the road. I am assuming the narrator is doing all the character voices and that makes the trip worth it. He does makes all the voices different, with all their subtleties, and interesting. Exceptional job.

  • Kindred Spirits

  • Dragonlance: Meetings Sextet, Book 1
  • By: Mark Anthony, Ellen Porath
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

When Flint Fireforge, dwarf and metalsmith, receives a wondrous summons from the Speaker of the Sun, he journeys to the fabled elven city of Qualinost. There he meets Tanis, a thoughtful youth born of a tragic union between elf and man. Tanis and Flint, each a misfit in his own way, find themselves unlikely friends.But a pompous elf lord is mysteriously slain, and another elf soon meets the same fate. Tanis stands accused, and if his innocence cannot be proven, the half-elf will be banished forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent prequel

  • By jasno5000 on 24-06-2015

An excellent prequel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2015

I enjoyed this story, a nice history of two favourite characters. The narration was good although initially I wasn't very sure, but I quickly warmed to it.

  • Time of the Twins

  • Dragonlance: Legends, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness - to bring it under his control. Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap. Made aware of Raistlin’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good

  • By Xander on 16-05-2015

An excellent continuation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-2015

The story, is brilliant a great sequel to great trilogy. The narration was good, it certainly didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book, it was clear and allowed me to easily visualize the story. There was only a few minor things I would like to see done differently.