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  • Age of Legend

  • Book Four of The Legends of the First Empire
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted listeners with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind from extinction. Now comes the pivotal point. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Desperate to find a way to break the stalemate, the answer lies in the half-forgotten words of an ancient song. Not all legends are of heroes, and not all myths are invented.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reading the series is a must, doesn't stand alone

  • By Mike Reiter on 2019-08-12

Unsatisfying

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-08

I've listened to them all and love the series. The preceding book was amazing. This was interesting and dull at the same time. The next one must come soon because it feels like so little actually happened.

Great performance by TGR as always.

  • The Fields of Death

  • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 4
  • Written by: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

1809. Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte have made their mark as military commanders. Lifelong enemies, they both believe their armies are strong enough to destroy any rival. But in war victory can never be certain. While Wellington's success continues in Spain, Napoleon feels the sting of failure. Yet despite a disastrous Russian campaign and humiliating defeat at Leipzig, he persists in fighting on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Rob on 2019-02-08

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-08

Beautifully written, expertly performed, this is a work that properly anchors the quartette, and does justice to history.

  • The Consuming Fire

  • The Interdependency, Book 2
  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it - unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wil Wheaton should read all audio books

  • By Meredith on 2018-11-01

Excellent, but short

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-06

This is a great story and is well performed. I wish that it was longer because it barely felt like the story got going. Still, I'll spring for any additional books

  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • death of good characters

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-05-22

Yes yes yes

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-30

Loved it. Probably my favorite of all the series in the Elan universe, including Revelations and Chronicles.

Story was beyond solid.
Tim Reynolds was on point.

The waiting for the next one will be the hardest part.

  • The Lost Fleet: Courageous

  • Written by: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Alliance has been fight a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good series

  • By navdeep atwal on 2018-09-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-14

This is the Empire Strikes Back of the series. It's fast paced, has fantastic space battles and a great ending. I immediately downloaded the sequel.

The space battle in particular is well written and unlike any other I've read.

Constructive feedback is that some of the emotional stuff is a bit eye-rolly, but it's mercilessly brief, and arguably necessary for the story.

Also, top notch performance by Christian Rummel.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😊 Loved it !!!! 😊

  • By Lysane Maynard on 2018-01-10

Fun book

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-04

I enjoyed this book. The two characters are as snappy as ever. If you like the series you'll enjoy this one.

  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

  • Written by: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top notch

  • By Rob on 2018-08-23

Top notch

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-23

Loved the story. Neat way to start it. It's well written also.
Good performance too. Already bought the sequel.

  • The Death of Dulgath

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Michael J. Sullivan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as thieves for hire. Things have gone well enough until they receive the odd assignment to prevent a murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By C.Abel on 2018-09-13

Good story

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-27

It's good. Not my favorite Riyira, but a worthy chapter in the cannon. If you're a fan you'll enjoy it.

  • Vanguard

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 1
  • Written by: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Rob on 2018-07-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-14

This was great. A bit formulaic but I'm a sucker for sci-fi tropes. I wish Audible had told me that Book 1 was actually Book 9 or whatever, because there's a preceding series that I must now listen before I move on. Still, this was great.

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  • Deceptions

  • Ascendant, Book 3
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Koren Bladewell now knows he is a wizard, but he is lost in the wilderness, cut off from help, and unable to use his powers. The enemy is poised at the border with an overwhelming invasion force, and it will take wizards, soldiers and a young, untested princess to hold off defeat long enough for Koren to be trained and grow into his power. But he might not wish to help those who deceived him and destroyed his life. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but ended to quickly!!!

  • By Austin on 2018-05-29

Good, not great

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-21

A solid, soft core fantasy series. The story is OK, but the performance redeems it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful