LISTENER

Anonymous

  • 13
  • reviews
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 15
  • ratings
  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had Potential, But Fell Short of What I Expected

  • By Anonymous User on 23-09-2018

yes

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

Reviewed: 13-02-2019

a fantastic and easy read with a satisfying ending not overly complicated but not to simple either i honesty enjoyed and i definitely recommend

  • Fire and Blood

  • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • By: George R.R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A treasure trove for any lore fans

  • By Eirik F. Eriksen on 23-11-2018

do not waste your time

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

Reviewed: 04-02-2019

why why why why why? what an absolutely pointless "book" filled with irrelevant names and the places of names in fact if they were removed you could probably cut the thing in half. i feel like mr Martin is taking the piss out of me as a fan 2011 ive been waiting for the next book for 8 years! 8 effin years George ffs why waste your time and mine with this nonsensical obvious money grab? if your cant be arsed finishing your series for what ever reason other than to abuse your fans why not write about the war with a young ned and rob? why not the building of the wall? why not expand on the white walkers? instead you give us this s^*t!
I hated this book seriously hated it it pained me and left me angry it clears nothing up only leaves you with more questions and frustrations and the fact that it will never be cleared up EVER just makes it all the worst. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Heroes

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • kind of disappointed

  • By Sweetheart1 on 12-03-2019

awesome

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

Reviewed: 18-01-2019

the hardest things about Joe's work is that it ends every book has been incredibly satisfying 5/5 every book you will not be disappointed

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What an awesome read!👍

  • By A fan on 10-06-2017

the best

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

now my favorite author and narrator highly recommend to everyone you will not be disappointed.

  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Most Unsatisfying ending ever

  • By Marty H on 30-12-2016

best

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

absolutely amazing story and the best narrator I've listened to by a golden mile I'd recommend this book to anyone.

  • Before They Are Hanged

  • The First Law: Book Two
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 465

Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pacey is brilliant!

  • By John G. Walker on 08-01-2015

amazballs

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2018

probably the best I've listened to the narrator is exceptional story amazing delivery perfect I've not "read" a book this great since the name of the wind or words or radiance truly a fantastic series no break needed I'm right into the next one. highly recommend

  • A Memory of Light

  • Wheel of Time, Book 14
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 435

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An ending to my favorite series

  • By Steven on 06-07-2016

Wow

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

Reviewed: 04-06-2018

This and the last book are without a doubt the best in the series and without a doubt the finest fantasy story's around. Enjoy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, Great Listening

  • By Mark on 03-04-2015

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2018

I've been reading these since 1998 on and off I love the series I was a bit worried about listening to them and I know it's a bit undecided on direction the first 2-3 books but its without a doubt one of the best fantasy reads out there.

  • 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 1,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

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

Wow

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

Reviewed: 14-01-2018

Once you get used to the narrators style its amazing. The only criticism is the heros self doubt it really started to grate on me and the fact that I thought this was the last book in the series lol now I'm waiting for the next one eagerly. Massive world created with so many possibilities if your a fantasy fan this is up there with the best no wonder he was selected to finish the wheel of time what an amazing writer

  • 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 1,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,717

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

wow

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

Reviewed: 29-11-2017

once you get over the strange inflections placed on words in the middle of sentencing especially with the female narrator the book is one of the best I've ever "read" amazing in fact so huge and amazing depth I've been curious of this author since he finished Robert Jordon wheel of time series I wish I'd tried him early. hope this helps