LISTENER

Joshua

  • 2
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 13
  • ratings
  • 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 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

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

Not great

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-18

Found it uninteresting until the end, at which point I gained enough interest to remember the main characters name. Sounds like the type of story a "Bro" would tell to his first to impress them.

First book I plan to use the return policy on, wish I didn't buy the second book in the series at the same time.

  • 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 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

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

Sufficient

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-20

I found it sufficiently entertaining, with sufficient humour and action to keep my interest. There was also sufficient use of the word, and variants of the word "sufficient". I do hope to hear more uses of the word in the next book. Have a sufficient day.