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David Blackwell

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  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goosebumps

  • By stephanie joanne on 20-11-2017

Excellent story and voice acting. Read it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-2018

Brilliant follow up to words of radiance. I can't wait until the next release, that is the only problem. Particularly cool is the multiple voice narrators. Brandon Sanderson has created a world that keeps on surprising and is definitely not predictable!

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,431

Book two of the Stormlight Archive. From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new, original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters, and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Joshua on 28-04-2015

Excellent follow up to way of kings.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-2018

Loved it, tense at times but the story flows perfectly. Characters have strong and in depth development which I think will grow as the series develops too.

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,712

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long - 45 hours and the first of 10 books!

  • By Jeremy on 24-04-2015

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-2018

So glad I got to find Brandon Sanderson and this epic story. Even better that the next book in the series is available!

  • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book ruined by narration

  • By rosewart on 28-07-2016

Loved this book, a great introduction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2017

Fast paced and mysterious, with elements of the modern day world and a new alternative future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as the first book

  • By Jamil Nawaz on 07-03-2018

Story progressed nicely

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-2017

I really enjoyed listening to this the 2nd book in the series. Voice acting was great and I loved the pacing of the story as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical journey in history!

  • By Janeen Hicks on 19-08-2014

Fast paced and never a dull moment

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

Reviewed: 07-06-2017

I Loved it, the narrator was great. It was a very immersive story. Highly recommended