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Chaos Awakens Trilogy

Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
Series: Chaos Awakens, Book 1-3
Length: 34 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Having two of his fingers cut off at an early age hadn't done much to make Xandrith an agreeable fellow. Besides marking him as a pariah and having him shunned by even his own family, it had also hurt. A lot. Being stripped of a few of his fingers and cast out of the Order of Mages had left him bitter and angry, but if there was any consolation to be had it was that he was doing rather well in his new line of work. While perforating people for money might not have been the most noble of callings, it was quite lucrative. Well, it had been quite lucrative.

In a conspiracy of fate seemingly beyond his control, Xan soon finds himself facing a dilemma of conscience, and that isn't something he's familiar with. One dilemma leads to another, and before long the mage-turned-assassin finds himself performing more and more honorable deeds. Worse yet, without even attempting to do so he manages to acquire friends and to develop a sense of compassion.

As Xan struggles with his burgeoning humanity, a terrible darkness begins to wake in the world. The Order of Mages, once an overbearing power of control, seems to be losing its grip as a terrifying doom of their own creation rises in the north. As if that isn't enough, the horror brought upon the world by the folly of the mages may be only the precursor to something far more sinister.

©2014 Heath Pfaff (P)2015 Heath Pfaff

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Lovely.

I really enjoyed the way this story was delivered, there was emotion and excitement in the various voices. Very well performed.
The story itself has lots of twists and turns. These three books in-one was definitely worth it! Highly recommend.

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Terrible narration.

The tone of the narration was did not follow any narrative clues. Not an example from the text, but for example, he would use a jolly, jaunty tone to narrate " "This is the worst day of my life." he said, dejected. "

One character has a weird taunting sing song narration tone going on that contradicts her character according to the text. All I can hear is a whinging little bully when she's a hard arse in an extremely serious situation?? Talking about family trauma like it's a taunt???

The story had promise, but it's completely unlistenable.

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not to bad

the narrator was a bit annoying but you get used to it. not a bad story needed more depth of world more back story into the bone weapons but the characters were great. id recommend it nevertheless ive defo "read" worse id say a generous 7/10 its no sanderson or rothfuss but still a solid read.

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OK

Was a solid read, nothing exceptional but enjoyable enough. Good value for the price paid.

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excellent high power level

this story was brutal and to the point.
Not much flaff around, just good fights and great magic.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 01-03-2018

You will be left awake after reading this

I love fantasy and I adore horror, and this has elements of both genres in it. What I love is that it "stars" a cast out mage who turns to assassination to survive, and somewhere along the way he begins to develop compassion and build a group of friends. Each book deals with an issue caused by the order of mages, and as the danger looms bad things happens to our reluctant hero. This guy is like John Maclaine from die hard, the more you beat him the tougher he gets. Book two deals more with his apprectice, but when he reappears in book three you will really be sorry he shows back up. Things have not gone in his favor.

The only negative is that the ending was a little predictable, but that can be forgiven for everthing else that you get in the rest of the series. The series is fantasy, but the horror tones are there, and I could see it getting flipped into a Horror trilogy flavored with fantasy. It owrks either way. The action and blood really flies and by the end you will be breathing hard from excitement.

Oh, and lemme tell ya about Paul J. McSorley. He elevates this whole series with just some intonations, a mastery of voices, and an inner Metronome that speeds up or slows down instinctively as needed. Good narrators like him are a rare gem.

Get this book and get chills.

Read it now!!

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  • Nicholas
  • 10-07-2017

Amazing story

I loved how this book built upon its characters, and how there was always something to make me keep wanting to listen. The narrator did a great job at capsulizing each character as well. Every bit of this from story to narration was done beautifully.

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  • Bradley E Scott
  • 11-02-2017

Good Story

Entertaining and exciting story with a focus on an interesting protagonist. Loved the twists and the world Heath Pfaff has built. The series does suffer from the god-protagonist syndrome but the story is still worth a read. Not a lot of suspense as the story unfolds as you expect but still an entertaining read.

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  • sharnsea
  • 28-12-2016

fucking amazing

I loved it it read like a anime if really liked the first two books the end was a bit ehh like they rushed to end it but that is small it was good .

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  • kim d jackson
  • 21-12-2019

Great Epic Fantasy

This is the second trilogy I have read from this author and I can’t wait to read the next one. Great book

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  • Kim
  • 23-07-2019

Awesome series!!

I loved this series. It caught my attention immediately and I found I couldn't stop! The writing was superb. The characters intriguing and the plot line active. Great Job!

Paul McSorley did a great job with his narrations, as usual. I haven't found a book he has narrated that wasn't great and his character voices and nuances wasn't clear. Highly recommend both author and narrator for your future Audible picks.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 04-06-2019

Fantastic Fantasy Story!

This is a very well written tale that is backed by awesome narration. I'm going to buy the paperback as a gift for a friend.

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  • Angela thomas
  • 08-07-2018

no better book

loved it!!! Will read it again, and the narrator was great, so was the essence of the book.

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  • Chris Gore
  • 22-03-2018

fantastic

I thought it was a really interesting serious it kept me on my toes the narrator at times was a bit bleak but other than that it was fantastic

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  • Danielle
  • 21-03-2018

great story

I would defiantly recommend this book. kept me interested throughout and I want to know when there is a follow on

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  • henry
  • 01-05-2016

Terrible reading, great story.

Would you listen to Chaos Awakens Trilogy again? Why?

No. The reading grates too much

Who was your favorite character and why?

Xandrith is a great hero.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul J. McSorley’s performances?

Certainly not!

Any additional comments?

Its testament to the quality of the story that I put up with the reading. Tripping over words and incredibly bad voices nearly ruined it (the falsetto fae queen saying "we must away" nearly broke me, as did the wizard with an attempted Jamaican accent. The story is everything you want in a fantasy book though and I would still recommend.

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  • Sebastian Lopez-Pardo
  • 16-09-2020

I really liked it

amazing stories and amazing performance of the narrator Paul j Mcsorley.
thank you
Regards
Sebastian Lopez-Pardo

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  • Ian
  • 01-05-2020

Epicly good.

I loved this serise, it's got a great deal of detailing and the depth is superb, the characters are very likeable and they have their own personality. each book is brilliantly written and nicely paced, it's thoroughly entertaining and keeps the reader engaged.
The narration is really good and deffinatly brings the story to life.
well worth checking out.
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  • pmf143
  • 06-04-2019

Great book - terrible narration

A great story however takes effort to keep listening due to monotonous tone of narrator

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  • B. Frost
  • 21-10-2016

Simple pleasures!

i enjoyed this story quite a lot.

Got a few twists and turns and on the odd occasion I did chuckle to myself.

i would recommend this to anyone who likes dark fantasy.

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