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  • The Poppy War

  • By: R. F. Kuang
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Opium runs through the heart of the Nikara Empire, a constant reminder of the war with the Federation of Mugen that brought it to the empire’s shores. A war that only ended thanks to three heroes - the Vipress, the Dragon Emperor and the Gatekeeper - known as the Trifecta. They were legendary figures, each bestowed with godlike powers, who united the warlords of the Empire against the Federation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immersive and brilliant historical fantasy

  • By Aentee on 07-06-2018

Exciting new fantasy world

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2019

Akin to Brandon Sanderson's creative magic systems and Wurts and Feist's Daughter of the Empire trilogy. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Steelheart

  • Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A single voice actor doesn’t do the story justice

  • By Anonymous User on 07-09-2018

Epic Performance

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2018

Great voice. Love the personality Andrews brings to the characters, especially the narrator.
Unique story, classic Sanderson, if a little flatter than his previous works (Looking at you, Mistborn series). At least Andrews' vocal stylings help bring a bit of life to the party.
Sanderson asks and answers the question "what if ALL the superheroes were supervillains?" in an action-packed dystopian steampunk sci-fi novel narrated in the first person by a quirky and amusing MC.

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  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,029

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the end

  • By chardonnelle on 21-05-2016

Lovable characters but difficult plot.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2018

I have really enjoyed these books, although Sanderson does a great job of making you fall in love with characters so that you'll be really upset when things go badly for them!
Excellent adventure, with mystery and intrigue.
So creative.
I enjoyed the performance, although towards the end I noticed when the narrator said "he" instead of "she" or "him" instead of "her". That was a little frustrating, but overall the voices and dramatic presentation was entertaining.

  • Perfect Shadow

  • A Night Angel Novella
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times best-selling Night Angel trilogy.... "I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a bit all over the place

  • By Jess on 20-06-2017

a bit all over the place

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

Reviewed: 20-06-2017

Jumps around from "present" to "past" with little clarity except the change from 1P pronoun to 3P name of the character... might be easier to follow visually and isn't so much suited to an audio book. didn't love the narrator's voices, they were too similar in parts and I didn't know who was talking or if it was narration.
Still an enjoyable little story about some of Durzo's past... could have been a whole novel though, felt it was cramped and cut short in the end.

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  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,083
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,880

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING NOVEL AND NARRATION!

  • By Serena on 05-10-2015

Excellent story and story-telling

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2017

Love Patrick Rothfuss, this is an excellent book, but you probably know that, because it follows an excellent first volume in the series.
This narration includes a slightly irritating voice for one of the characters, however, this character is minor and not throughout the book, thankfully.
Otherwise Rupert Degas has an excellent story telling voice, narration style, and manner of voicing characters. He also incorporates laughter and gasps (etc.) and singing in a seamless radio-play style of narration.

  • Bad Behaviour

  • By: Rebecca Starford
  • Narrated by: Sarah Blackstone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

It is night. They move with such stealth they could be almost floating along the road. I can't see faces, just the outline of their movement. But when the moon drifts out from behind a cloud, bathing the road in an urgent sort of light, I see how they're all gazing up towards me. 'They're coming back,' I murmur. I turn to Kendall, and she puts her sewing aside, eyes on me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book by an Aussie

  • By Anonymous User on 11-10-2017

Powerful Aussie Autobiography

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2016

I liked having an Australian narrator for this Australian memoir. sometimes the voices were shrill and irritating but that's probably good for capturing how those characters did talk :P
really enjoyed the story and I thought it was very well presented.