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  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely stunning!

  • By Dean on 08-09-2016

Superb on all fronts

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2019

Well written and read story. Well worth diving into time and time again. An intriguing story of a weapon being released into society shortly before it is ready.Highly recommend this, it deserves to be a title and series well revered now and in the future.

  • A Crown Imperilled

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

The penultimate volume of the mighty Riftwar Cycle. War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are following the story on audible, prepare for a bit of a bump in the ride.

  • By Samuel on 16-04-2016

Great story continued... Terrible voice acting

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

Reviewed: 04-02-2019

Peter Joyce has read the majority of this series and sadly is not present for the rendition and the book suffers for that. The voices used are awful and word pronunciation of the series have not been research and are pronounced so incorrect ctly it is laughable...Story is good and is sadly ruined by this voice actor... Never again please...Performance is 0 stars for good reason

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Looraine on 03-09-2014

Well written but the story falls very short

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

Masterfully read, really was. Sadly the story failed as the whodunit unravelled into something that was merely laughable. Unfortunate as up until it became obvious it felt like it was a good series to commit to, but not in the way it unfolded.

  • A Darkness at Sethanon

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

The adventure concludes with the triumphant finale in the Riftwar Saga. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. The battle may be over, but war is coming… The Kingdom forces may have won the first conflict but the enemy has a strong grip on Midkemia and invasion now seems inevitable. Arutha travels north to confront the Dark Elves, but without help, Pug knows that Arutha's forces face slaughter. With Tomas he must scour the world - and beyond - to find the one person with enough power to give them a chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • loved the book and the reading except for one bit

  • By Anonymous User on 01-04-2019

An end to a wonderful series...

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

Reviewed: 01-07-2018

The Riftwar Saga remains a classic that still holds up well today. Wonderful story telling and performed superbly by someone whose loves what they do. I have read this series many times but having it performed added a new perspective to it.

  • Magician

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. My name is Pug. I was once an orphaned kitchen boy, with no family and no prospects, but I am destined to become a master magician…War is coming to the Kingdom of the Isles from another world, bringing with it chaos and destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story narrator messes with key names

  • By Evie on 29-08-2016

A series every fantasy fan should read

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

The Riftwar Saga is a one of the all time greats and deserves to be called that. Very well read as well adding a new dimension to a series that will last the test of. Time

  • King of Ashes

  • Firemane, Book 1
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

A new novel from internationally best-selling author Raymond E. Feist. The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace's ruling family were the legendary Firemanes and represented a great danger to the other kings. Now four great kingdoms remain, on the brink of war. But rumour has it that the newborn son of the last king of Ithrace survived....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am waiting for the next book...

  • By Samuel Colbran on 27-07-2018

This Tale Promises Much

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

Reviewed: 13-05-2018

Firstly, the voice actor in this is book in fact very good, however he has been let down by editing. On at least 5+ occasions a sentence is started then cut of by the start of a new sentence. I don't think much is lost but it does detract overall and is the first I have experience this from Audible.

To King of Ashes...
The story builds well and promises a return to the great stories of Magician and the proceeding books by one of the best writers in the Fantasy realm. In Feist fashion there is a slow build to the story and the main characters offer intrigue and keep you interested and I very much look forward to book two. It is nice to read something new from the writer who inspired me to write and I hope that the coming series will continue as it has started.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,857
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

Good story, not so good voice actor

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

The story is interesting at times and characters develop quite well. Sadly the voice acting is not as good as it could be with accents often forgotten mod sentenc leaving g a somewhat disjointed performance.

  • The Spy

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, 12 code-named missions. Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with some interesting twists

  • By Anonymous User on 18-11-2017

OK, but not much depth

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

Reviewed: 24-01-2018

An OK story, not a lot of surprise and at times quite linear. Very well voiced but sadly the story never really peaks.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,090
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,039

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute must read.

  • By Charles D. on 05-07-2018

Perfect for Australians, not so much for others

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2017

The content in the book is as good advice as you will get from anywhere, if you follow what Scott says and have faith you will dig yourself out of whatever hole you are in.

Clear steps on what to do, when to do it and how to do it... No BS, there is very real and legit guidelines in this book that will work. Scott knows what he is talking about.

Perfect for an Australian or if you live in Australia.

That said, I am not Australian nor do I live in Australia! However, with a bit of work I can adapt his ideas to myself here in New Zealand (the actual best country in the world!) but it will just take a bit more work for me to figure out how things work here.

The steps are much the same though.

This book is worth the time you spend with it... Especially if you live in Australia, the 2nd best country in the world, maybe the 3rd. Definitely no lower than 5th!

229 of 285 people found this review helpful

  • The $100 Startup

  • Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau, Thomas Vincent Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Still in his early 30s, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In The $100 Startup, he tells you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest waste of time on Audible so far...

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-11-2018

Useful guide to creating extra wealth

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2017

The ideas in this book aren't Earth shattering but are simple and easy enough to understand. Sadly the voice performance of the book was a big let down for me. It was just not the right voice for the mood the story was written in. A lot of the dry humor is lost because of the voice. This is Definately a book to read rather than listen to.