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  • 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 1,539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,440

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

Brandon Sanderson is King of Fantasy.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

I used to love RE Feist, then David Gemmell even more. The George RR, Joe Abercrombie. But Brandon is by far my favourite. His imagination and characters are second to none. This series is his magnum opus imo. Do yourself a favour and listen to the stormlight archive ASAP!

  • 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 1,846
  • 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

Brandon Sanderson is my new favourite Author

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2018

I’ve read, listened to, and now watched so many fantasy stories over the years. I think this is my favourite. I love the classics LOTOR, and RE Feist, but also newer stuff by Rothfuss and Abercrombie. Brandon Sanderson trumps them all with this new epic. Never have I seen a story so long but with such a fast pace, I mostly listen to books when travelling but this one I was using any excuse to listen to it. Absolutely amazing!

  • A Kingdom Besieged

  • Midkemian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, and his motley crew of agents who safeguard the world of Trigia, as prophecy becomes truth in the first book of the last ever Midkemian trilogy. The Darkness is coming…The Kingdom is plagued by rumour and instability. Kingdom spies in Kesh have been disappearing - either murdered, or turned to the enemy side. Information has become scant and unreliable; but one thing appears clear. Dark forces are on the move…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Feist

  • By Tom Cooney on 30-04-2016

I used to love Feist!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2017

This book is ok. I hate it how Feist constantly uses relatives with the same names, like has his imagination reached it's capacity? After reading other authors like RR Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson it has made me realise he's a pretty average writer compared to the heavy hitters in modern fantasy. This book was barely worth a listen to be honest. I bet Pug will save the day again... oh what a surprise.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, but poor audio volume control

  • By Kerrod on 04-11-2015

Amazing listen

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2017

If you love Abercrombie you will love Lynch, great charters with great depth! The voice actor was top notch too! Can't wait for my next credit I had to buy the next book in the series.

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  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • A Dark Tower Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

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. For listeners new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nostalgic read for Dark Tower fans

  • By nanoboy on 30-04-2016

Stephen King isn't a great voice actor

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2017

The story was great but, King's voice act leaves a bit to be desired, it also breaks from the continuity from the previous voice actor. The story itself however was great!

  • 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 512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 467

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

Quite simply, the best audiobook I've listened to.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-2016

Even better than the first book, I've read many books over my time but this is one of my favourites. Joe Abercrombie is a talented author and I find him to have his very own unique style which I appreciate. I often find myself finding similarities between authors, but Abercrombie stands on his own pedestal. The characters have developed amazingly well in the second book as well as the story and the pace makes you not want to put it down. Quite simply this is a masterpiece imo and this is the first time I've written a book review. I just had to!

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