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  • The Two Week Curse

  • Ten Realms, Book 1
  • Written by: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Thrust into an unknown, unwanted situation, most would feel panic, fear anger, and fall into chaos. Erik and Rugrat are not immune to those feelings, but they have stepped into chaos so many times, it is simply a different challenge. Two weeks ago, Erik lost his legs and his arm. Today he got a message. "You have been randomly selected to join the Ten Realms. One may choose to ascend the Ten Realms, thereupon making a request to the Gods of the Realms. Only those who are Level 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 may ascend to the next realm. Fortune favors the strong!”  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weak start...but wait theres more!

  • By Doug Ross on 2019-05-03

Couldn't bring myself to finish the book

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-06

I love xanxia, so I was really excited for this book. I've zoned out of listening to multiple chapters and I still know whats going on because it's so slow and predictable. The author took all the fun exciting tropes of a xanxia and put them in a box as an after thought. Then focused entirely on the most boring parts of the magic system. Characters are bland. Jokes aren't funny. And the narrator is so monotone he obviously didn't like the book either.

  • On the Shoulders of Titans

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 2
  • Written by: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well. As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series<br />

  • By Christopher Parada on 2019-03-18

Different

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-03

Its a good story and I'll definitely buy the next book whenever its out. Magic does get stretched for the convenience of the characters, but the exploration of magic system itself is very well done.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • Written by: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Jeffrey on 2018-04-08

Simple Straightforward and well delivered

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-29

There are definitely a few plot holes and other little things to nitpick, but over all its a good story. And Nick Podehl never disappoints.

  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • Written by: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: He found a quaint little shop, he befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and, best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • must read

  • By Armin on 2018-11-27

Good time passer, but not much else

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-23

Everything is very well done, except the characters. Main character is a sex obsessed asshole who gets lucky breaks that further the plot more often than actually working for it. Most other characters have no depth and serve their purposes quietly and unrealistically.

Fun world building and magic system.

  • The Core

  • Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • Written by: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose - men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great conclusion to an amazing series

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-05-14

Great conclusion to an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-14

If you've made it this far, you know what to expect. Its worth finishing the series

  • The Warded Man

  • Written by: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like child sex - this one is for you

  • By Jean on 2019-05-15

Perfect writing

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-05

The characters, plot and world are so perfectly knit together that you can't progress one without progressing the others. The story flows well and keeps you engaged at all times.

The narrator was amazing, voicing characters, adding pauses, coughs, stutters ...where needed, making the experience very immersive.

  • The Way of Shadows

  • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art---and he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious, something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly---and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Literally the worst narrator I have come across

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-07-21

Terrible writing

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-31

90% of the events of the book are told rather than shown and described. Character development is sudden and unrealistic. The worst part is that the narrator sounds like he's reading a news article. No emphasis on words, no added personality to the characters.

The plot and world building are decent but I'm struggling to finish this book.

  • Skyward

  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 610

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another favorite

  • By Kaya Gaudet on 2018-11-30

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-13

Loads of action, compelling characters, a mysterious world, and a near perfect narrator.
This book was absolutely worth it.

The only thing Skyward is currently lacking is a sequel.

  • Assassin's Quest

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
  • Written by: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 37 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best sci-fi/fantasy series

  • By Lord of Fantasy on 2019-06-01

slow and steady, but always interesting

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-21

Characters are very well developed. The detail immersive. The author does take their time, and there's a few places where you'd wish they'd get on with it, but the ending it absolutely worth the build up.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • Written by: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good summary of all his videos.

  • By Hogman on 2018-01-27

Great hook, weak body, strong finish

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-19

Jordan Peterson does his own book Justice with great narration. He emphasizes his points well with the use of his tone and adds hints of emotion to his voice to draw the listener in during certain parts.

HOWEVER the content seems to be lacking as there is a lot of religious mumbo jumbo without much supporting evidence. He provides evidence for much of what he claims, but doesn't shy away from also making weak claims and comparisons. He also wasts a lot of time making numerous metaphors for subjects matters previously explained.

The book is in summary: Look at these examples last of me doing things right supported by a few studies, quotes from the bible, subjective personal experience, and follow my dogs Instagram.