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  • Mountain of Black Glass

  • Otherland, Book 3
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 27 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

Mountain of Black Glass is the third volume of Tad Williams's highly acclaimed four-book series, Otherland. A truly unique reading experience combining elements of science fiction, fantasy, and techno-thriller, it is a rich epic tale in which virtual reality could prove the key to a whole new universe of possibilities for the entire human race - or become the exclusive domain of the rich and the ruthless as they seek a technological pathway to immortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book amazing series

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 05-03-2019

Amazing book amazing series

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Reviewed: 05-03-2019

just an incredible book and amazing series full of twists and turns to blow your mind.

  • River of Blue Fire

  • Otherland, Book 2
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Otherland is civilisation's most stunning achievement: a private, multidimensional universe built by the greatest minds of the 21st century. But this most exclusive of places is also a jealously guarded secret, created and controlled by the Grail Brotherhood, a private cartel known to a few and made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals. The purpose of Other is still a mystery. But it may not remain so for long. For a small band of adventurers has penetrated the secrecy that surrounds it and has broken into the amazing worlds with worlds it contains. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • George Newburn is the man

  • By Kris Morgan on 14-03-2019

2nd Volume of a masterpiece

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Reviewed: 17-12-2018

just an incredible story by an incredible writer, one of the best series of all time. highly highly recommended.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

A superb novel set in classic Stephen King territory - a small new England town about to be engulfed by terror. Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the introduction. Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By daniel on 24-12-2016

A classic from the master

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Reviewed: 09-09-2018

One of the Stephen King classics that never gets old. The Master's take on a vampire story that is sure to satisfy.

  • Walking Alone

  • Short Stories
  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Peter Berkrot, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

From the mind of the man Stephen King calls "a master of the macabre", comes a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before. Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking Alone: Short Stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & unusual stories

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 10-07-2018

Strange & unusual stories

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Reviewed: 10-07-2018

As a long time Bentley Little fan I was pretty satisfied with this collection. I found a lot of the stories very interesting and most importantly strange and unusual. Obviously some were better then others but overall it's a pretty solid read and I think the stories get better and better as you progress through the book.

  • The Association

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Barry and Maureen have just been approved as tenants by the Association. Pity they never read the fine print on the lease. It could be the death of them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of his best

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 30-05-2018

one of his best

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Reviewed: 30-05-2018

As a long time Bentley Little fan I enjoyed this very much and in fact would consider it one of his very best by a long shot. The story is gradual in build up but I found the twist and turns very well thought out.

  • The Store

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

In a small Arizona town, a man counts his blessings: a loving wife, two teenage daughters, and a job that allows him to work at home. Then "The Store" announces plans to open a local outlet, which will surely finish off the small downtown shops. His concerns grow when "The Store's" builders ignore all the town's zoning laws during its construction. Then dead animals are found on "The Store's" grounds. Inside, customers are hounded by obnoxious sales people, and strange products appear on the shelves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book by a horror master

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 31-01-2018

Great book by a horror master

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Reviewed: 31-01-2018

A great book by Bentley Little. A bit more slow and steady then some of his others but super enjoyable and he has a great sense of the Corporate greed and madness and sinisterness that our worst nightmares could not even imagine and so his observations are actually very insightful in certain ways about the evils of consumerism.

  • The Eve of the Maelstrom

  • Dragons of a New Age, Book 3
  • By: Jean Rabe
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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In an age of tyranny, one evil rises above all others.The Summer of Chaos swept its devastation across the world of Krynn. In its wake, foul dragon overlords of immeasurable power conquered Ansalon and remade the lands in their own image. But Malystryx, the greatest and most evil of all the dragons, is no longer content with ruling her domain. She wants to ascend to godhood, and only one band of stalwart heroes stands in her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good series

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 20-06-2017

pretty good series

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Reviewed: 20-06-2017

this was a pretty decent conclusion to good trilogy set between dragons of summer flame and the war of souls trilogy. It doesn't lead up to the beginning of the war of souls so i only wish there was another trilogy after this one that did. But with dragonlance dead and buried i was happy to find a good trilogy i hadn't read yet.

  • The Day of the Tempest

  • Dragonlance: Dragons of a New Age, Book 2
  • By: Jean Rabe
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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The Summer of Chaos has ended. Ansalon’s nightmare has only just begun.

The gods have departed the world, heralding a new Age of Mortals. But before the dust of war can settle, vast shadows cover the land. Dragons have come to Ansalon, larger and more powerful than any ever seen, and they will wreak havoc on nations still trembling from war. As the lands themselves begin to change under the dire magic of the new dragon overlords, new heroes arise to lead the fight for freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great trilogy

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 07-06-2017

Great trilogy

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Reviewed: 07-06-2017

This is a great story to bridge summer flame to the war of souls major events. Good to see lots of new characters and features Palen Majere prominantly so for big fans of the character like me it's a great treat.

  • Sanctuary

  • Dragonlance: Elven Exiles, Book 1
  • By: Tonya C. Cook, Paul B. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The first book in a brand new trilogy by well-loved Dragonlance authors! Two of the authors of the Elven Nations trilogy now continue the story of the elves! The fortunes of war have driven the once-great elven nations into exile in the desert land of Khur. The elves must overcome extraordinary perils including treachery to establish a new homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Elven Exiles

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 21-02-2017

Great Elven Exiles

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Reviewed: 21-02-2017

This is a great series that I am enjoying thoroughly. The twists and turns that the elves endure in the aftermath of the War of Souls has been extremely well executed. This is definitely my favorite post War of Souls trilogy.

  • Alliances

  • Dragonlance: Elven Exiles, Book 2
  • By: Paul B. Thompson, Tonya C. Cook
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

While the Elven Exiles struggle for survival in the distant kingdom of Khur, the elves remaining in Qualinesti face persecution, enslavement, and extermination. Amid great suffering and unrelieved evil, a rebel leader - masked, anonymous, and with strange powers - appears, determined to cleanse the land of invaders.Meanwhile, Kerianseray, the Lioness, Kagonesti general and wife of Speaker Gilthas, finds herself magically transported from certain death in Khur to equally dire straits in her former homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Elven Exiles

  • By Zalman Livshiz on 21-02-2017

Great Elven Exiles

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Reviewed: 21-02-2017

This is a great series that I am enjoying thoroughly. The twists and turns that the elves endure in the aftermath of the War of Souls has been extremely well executed. This is definitely my favorite post War of Souls trilogy.