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Strange the Dreamer
- By: Laini Taylor
- Narrated by: Steve West
- Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
Amazing story... good narrator
- By Jamie on 04-07-2017
A skillful piece of story telling with many wonderful word pictures, memorable characters, fully developed world building and a haunting beauty.
The reading performance is excellent. I read the novel a year ago, then listened recently and even though I did remember some of the story, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the story. In fact, I felt annoyed when people interrupted my listening time!
Heavier Than a Mountain
- Destiny's Crucible, Book 3
- By: Olan Thorensen
- Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
- Length: 21 hrs and 14 mins
A freak accident casts Joe Colsco naked onto another planet inhabited by humans with technology circa 1700. In time, Joe, now known as Yozef Kolsko, makes the difficult acceptance of a new life. But he has become embroiled in a struggle beyond any dream he could have had. The Narthani are a militant society intent on subjugating the Caedelli, the people he's come to identify with. Unwittingly, the Narthani themselves are creating an opponent unlike any they have ever faced, an enemy beyond their conceptions.
Great as always!
- By Leonie on 06-10-2017
Epic story that keeps getting better!
This is fascinating series and very different from my usual choices. I’m very glad I decided to take a chance on the first book and try it.
If you are looking for a pleasant light read, this isn’t for you right now. It’s not a simple, quick or straightforward story, but it is rewarding for those who sometimes like something a bit deeper and enjoy having to analyse and consider their own ethics and universal truths in light of danger and war.
The world building is excellent, the main characters are well developed and pacing is good, for the most part. It is an intriguing mix of adventure, romance, history, science, time travel conundrums and war.
It is satisfactorily well read by Jonathan Davis for all the characters , but it does not include any extra sound effects or people to ‘read’ other parts which could have made this extraordinary.