Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $58.57

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

The greatest military leader of his time. The most talented code breaker her people have. Sworn enemies.

When deadly secrets from the ancient past are unearthed, secrets capable of fracturing the world and destroying all life on the planet, these two enemies will have to work together. They are humanity's only hope.

Forgotten Ages is recommended for fans of epic fantasy, action-adventure, mystery, and romance.

©2013 Lindsay Buroker (P)2016 Podium Publishing

What listeners say about Forgotten Ages

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    56
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    57
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story... fast paced adventure.

Freat story good performance. I love the book and will recommend that one for who love fast paced adventure with a little bit of romance.

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

Well fleshed out characters

I really enjoyed the characters, particularly the clumsy, intellectual heroine and her relationship with the dashing hero

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

The first book is the best

A fun first book. Easy listening, couldn't put it down. Second ok, third slow starting.

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

what to say loved this book

This book was awesome from start to finish some moments elated joy arose others tears of sadness broke free

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

lighthearted fun and fantasy

the narrator was a bit hyper at times which got annoying, but otherwise was good at voices.

no swearing or blasphemy so five stars for that. somewhat surprisingly gory in places for a lighthearted romance. but all ended very well.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • SIP
  • 16-01-2017

the forgotten ages

Lindsay Buroker writes fab books and I enjoyed the audible book as much as the kindle version

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

So much potential drowned in exposition

This was a struggle to get through despite the consistant and well executed characterisations and narrative performed by Tavia. I really wanted to like this series, the ingredients were all there but the writing and characterisations were clunky. I've never rolled my eyes at a book, but I did several times in this. the leads had the potential to rival Jamie and Claire but barely scrape through as a pale, made for TV version of them. Repetetive exposition, conflicting or unbelievable chatacter motivations or choices, unnecessary complications for very little pay off. I cannot recommend this series.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Greg
  • Greg
  • 19-07-2016

Some breaks in logic, but an enjoyable listen

Any additional comments?

First, the bad, there are some breaks in logic. They are not glaring, but they do sadly go down the path of....well, she is just an emotional women, it can be excused....so, I felt it necessary to comment on that. It doesn't take away from the story(s), but they do drop the intelligence level. Also, the main topics of each book vary widely. So, if you are anticipating a connected story from beginning to end...well, all you really get are the same characters. The characters are slightly 1 dimensional, but nothing too horrible. For these points, I subtracted stars.

Now, the good, its an enjoyable listen. The story flows, its interesting, and topics are generally cool to think about.

Conclusion, its worth a credit, but don't expect something brilliant.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for domlav
  • domlav
  • 28-06-2016

Fun and strange mashup of scifi and fantasy

What made the experience of listening to Forgotten Ages the most enjoyable?

The story is fun. A mix between fantasy, scifi, and steampunk, it is an enjoyable ride that keeps one invested in the likable and down-to-earth main characters. Descriptions of different countries and peoples are well developed and vivid, you can really picture this world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't really have a favorite character, they were all well-developed and sketched. You really did get a feel for each person in the book. Rias and Tikaya were a great couple. There was no use of miscommunication drama and not knowing if they liked each other. There was a base of mutual respect and admiration between the two that was refreshing and realistic.

Which scene was your favorite?

This collection had two books and a novella, so there were a lot of scenes. I can't think of a favorite but they were all well described. I could see the snowy north and deserted town in book 1, and the tropical island in book two. You really felt enveloped in these worlds.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed a couple of times but no extreme reactions. It was a great fun and breezy listen, made the commute enjoyable and kept my mind occupied with a fun world filled with many details and peoples. It was definitely an escape from the everyday and I would listen to it again.

16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for RLP
  • RLP
  • 24-05-2016

A pleasure to finally listen to

I have owned all three of stories in this set since they were originally released and have loved them. I have read them multiple times and was thrilled to find out that Tavia Gilbert would narrate the stories.

My only complaint and this might have been an issue with my download, I'm not sure but I swear the recording was spend up. Tavia sounded like she was speed reading through the text which was very off putting considering I've enjoyed Tavia on other series in the past. I slowed the play back to .75 and it sounded great then.

I am eager to find out if Tavia will be doing the other books in this world by Buroker - I would really enjoy hearing others.

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ingrid
  • Ingrid
  • 25-03-2017

Book 1 Fantastic, Book 2 Not so Much

Any additional comments?

Book 1:

A wonderful adventure/romance set in a colorful world. Main character Tikaya is a prisoner for the entire book, but she is neither helpless nor overconfident/overpowered. I found her very believable. Rias is a little too perfect, and I wish that I understood him a bit better. Their relationship was touching.

The technology in this story is totally random and doesn't make much sense, but I don't care. The cultures are fascinating and not at all superficial copies of real world cultures. I wish I knew more about them Books rarely do this well, and it's an aspect of both sci-fi and fantasy I love dearly.

All and all a great book.

Novella:

Didn't do anything for me. It wasn't bad, but it seemed like a part of a much longer story that never gets told. The ending is resolute but not satisfying. I read that this is a sort of prequel to another series, so maybe it gets covered elsewhere.

Book 2:

Upsetting. In this book, Tikaya takes Rias back to her peaceful island nation to meet her family. The police immediately put a shock collar on him and proceed to torture him as he walks around her house chatting with her family. It is such a jarring combination of subtle character moments randomly interrupted by *torture* *torture* *torture.* Tikaya just keeps on chatting about her childhood memories. I would be curled in a corner crying hysterically if my boyfriend was being tortured on my kitchen floor. Tikaya is both useless and helpless here.

There are also some really poorly written caricatures in this book. Everyone on the island hates and fears Rias, and yet Tikaya's one note "slutty" cousin walks up and puts her hand down his pants. Apparently she sleeps with 3-4 farm workers every night? Buroker should be ashamed of writing this kind of one dimensional, nonsensical character into the story. It's offensive and it's cheap.

I loved the first book so much that I am having a hard time abandoning the second, but it's painful to read.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KKelly269
  • KKelly269
  • 17-05-2016

Fun and different.

This is a combination of magic, steam punk, adventure, and romance. It's a fun read and worth the wait time.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bob-o
  • Bob-o
  • 22-06-2016

Enjoyable

This was a fun read. I really didn't know what to expect when I got this book. Sometimes it was just a little cookie cutter, but at other times it was quite novel, and had twists and turns i didn't expect. The narration was great. I've not read Lindsay Buroker, nor listened to Tavia Gilbert before, but will definately look out for them again.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M. Knight
  • M. Knight
  • 30-05-2016

Entertaining

I really wasn't expecting this book to be any good but I really enjoyed it. The story was great and the action-adventure was non stop. There is even a bit of romance.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Crystal
  • Crystal
  • 22-07-2017

Romance trash, not fantasy or science fiction

I wanted to like this. The characters are interesting. I couldn't get past the longing looks and sighs over her enemy whom she now adores. I couldn't finish but I'm betting the lead characters do everything they are dreaming about in every single chapter.

Narrator is fine. The author's world building was solid. if you love romance novels, this is for you.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cathy Casey
  • Cathy Casey
  • 05-07-2017

AWESOME stories

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book (1-3) it was so cool and the characters voices were very easy to get me involved in the story great job.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ray
  • Ray
  • 30-06-2017

very good story

loved it, I really enjoy Lindsey books. She has a wonderful wit and great storys

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Steve
  • Steve
  • 06-01-2017

Wow what a book

Got this book on a Monday morning and never looked back.

Story is fast paced and the performance by Tavia Gilbert was one of the best I had played for some time.

Well worth getting

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-09-2019

nice book

very good understood her all the way through only one person not like some readers who keep chopping and changing

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Poppey
  • Poppey
  • 23-06-2019

Not Bad

A military leader and a talented code breaker. Two people from two different cultures come together and a deadly secret from the past could destroy it all. This was a pleasant enough listen, but did not really capture me like some of Lindsay's other books. Nevertheless, I did enjoy it, despite the narrator sounding as if she was on helium.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Cutom
  • Kindle Cutom
  • 03-02-2019

Fo gotten ages

A well written saga i enjoyed reading it kept me on the edge of my seat with a very good ending

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rachel Davis
  • Rachel Davis
  • 08-04-2018

A good start but the ending is very weak...

Not her best work the story is predictable and slow. Narrator does the best with what she has though and overall was ok but not that exciting.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-2018

Addictive Reading

Another amazing read by Lindsay and great Audio by Tavia. well done ladies. Off to browse for more of your books 👍🏾🙂

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for NIGGLEPIGGLE
  • NIGGLEPIGGLE
  • 23-01-2018

Forgotten ages

Great story well narrated can't wait for the next book or more bring it on

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Irina Kudenko
  • Irina Kudenko
  • 31-03-2017

great book with a very entertaining story.

really enjoyed this book : adventures, puzzles, romance and travel - the book has it all.
also, really loved the narration -very entertaining

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-11-2016

easy and fun read

1 credit well worth it funny and fun adult book s get it

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael
  • Michael
  • 02-04-2017

Had to stop after 90 minutes, poor and ungrounded

As a stand alone set of books , there was no building blocks for the world the author was hoping to immerse us in, poorly thought out. Don't waste your credit

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.