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The Destroyer

The Destroyer, Book 1
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: a man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army.

But legends can lie.

When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear.

Is he really their savior or their destroyer?

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2017 Tantor

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Knows how to pull those heart strings.

Gosh darn that ended strong. Leaves you needing more. Although a bit of a dry start but dam it ends strong after building you up with that sweet charater progression.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Ok story; bad performance

Performer didn’t provide differing voices at all which made it confusing as to who was speaking and made the dialogue unbearable. Likewise the way the reader spoke had weird things emphasised which just made it all the worse... the story itself is also rather basic but still good.

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Stupid Cliffhanger, Too Much Sex.

The story slowly degrades in quality as our powerful protagonist tries to sleep with everything female and has Vietnam flashbacks every couple of pages. Honestly, the story wasn't that bad. It would have just been preferable if the author didn't pad the book with so much crap to try force a terrible cliffhanger. The character's unfortunately weren't that memorable either.

Personally, I'd try something else. The quality never exceeds the first few chapters, so give them a listen and return it if you're not hooked in the first hour or so (best part of the book).

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  • Erik
  • 06-05-2018

Dont know what the fuss is about

This is a good book. Its exactly as its described. For people that say that the narrator is monotone, maybe check your speakers or headphones. Collins brings a lot of infelction and emotion to the story. For people that complain about the sex scenes, it says mature at the bottom and those scenes are few and far between. I will say that the sex is a little unimaginative and repetitive in nature, like the MC is a one trick pony. As for whats really important, the story is entertaining, the chatacters are fleshed out and 3 dimensional (FYI, the MC is pretty OP), and the action scenes are excellent.

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  • Chaz R.
  • 27-11-2017

Good but

OK I have 2 problems with the boo. that said number one is that voice actor didn't have enough range in this voice and characters, and was monotone for the majority of the book. number two is that we really didn't need the second point of view from Pawg after the first two times and just feels like filler due to his lack of significance.

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  • Atom
  • 03-03-2018

obvious first attempt by the narrator.

narrator read the entire book with no pitch or accent change so it was difficult to follow. who's speaking Kaiher? Pog? oh no that's Nadia

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  • Kody
  • 02-12-2017

Game of Thrones Fanfiction

I felt as if this book was written by a teenager based off of the vernacular the characters were using. Also, there was a lot of sexually explicit content that felt very awkward to listen to. It definitely improved in the ending chapters in terms of wordplay and word structure.

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  • The Kindly One
  • 25-11-2017

was this written by a horny 15 year old?

the story is... ok. but quickly fades to middling crap of main character trying to screw every frmale he can. bland sex scenes and just the worst "flirting". ignores the other possible cool aspects and just meanders around.

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  • Wardragod
  • 17-10-2018

mono tone

ok I've read a few reviews and i noticed that a good amount of people were complaining about the mono tone of the reader, and i partly agree he does put emotion into the characters but he doesn't change the tone of the vocies so it is hard to tell who is talking, example the big grizzly guard sounds the same as the book worm boy same as all the women sound the same

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  • Benjamin P. Garman
  • 11-08-2018

hard to understand at first then amazing

really cool book , strange reading style but good once you get the hang of it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-2018

Hate the narration.

would rather read the ebook. female narrator is awful. who thought that this was a good idea? booooo!

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  • Richard w Fail
  • 06-08-2018

could have been better

hard to get through. I think it was the narration. pretty mono tone and breathy with no difference between caricatures. made it very tough to fallow the story. though the story was good it did progress at its own pace. and obviously a series based book.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 26-06-2018

Excellent action, fantasy, adventure, and thrills!

The Destroyer
The Destroyer, Book 1
By: Michael-Scott Earle
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the unique characters and plot. The story opens with travelers waking a frail man that's been sleeping for a long time. Come to find out it has been a very, very long time! Like a thousand years! They bring him home with them. He perks up well with food and water because he kicks major a$$ right after that and just keeps getting better! The story bounces between the present and the past as the man starts to remember bits and pieces. It is very exciting and a big clash between the society life of the man and the travelers.
The narrator does an excellent job of making this book extraordinary!

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  • Liam
  • 10-03-2018

Sucked me in

I listen to books at work and people started leaving before Id notice like no time had passed not many books do that

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  • Ivan Fodor
  • 24-05-2018

Best Fantasy Book

Best Fantasy Book i have ever listened or read.
I recommend to adults.
See for yourself

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-2018

Good book

Would go on about the lack luster performance of the narrator but his diction was was fine even though his range is almost none existent

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  • Adam Muth
  • 14-11-2018

Good concept, a bit slow

I like the idea for the plot, and the first half of the book is pretty gripping. However as the book goes on there are a few chapters that are entirely pointless and distract from the story. Paug very quickly grew dull and I skipped several of his later chapters.

The narrator has a good voice but a very robotic delivery. There is no effort made to make characters sound at all distinctive or different.

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  • P Hardwick
  • 14-09-2018

The story is good but the sex is not.

It's a good job I use headphones my family would cringe. Not sure why we spend as much time detailing every nibble and kiss as we do describing large battles. I guess it is a fresh approach. Narrator has a good voice but delivery needs some work. But will listen to the next volume skipping the grinding chapters.