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  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • Written by: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it even possible to be funnier?!

  • By Deanna on 2019-03-20

Is it even possible to be funnier?!

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-20

I mean, talk about laugh out loud. I had to back up the play every bit just to hear what followed my belt of laughter. The writing, the narrating, both are so complimentary to each other it is hard to imagine that any duo could be more perfectly paired. Bravo! So eager to hear where Willa’s clumsiness takes her and what it gets her into. It’s awesome! So much fun!

  • Winter World

  • Written by: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The ice is coming. It was the last thing we expected, but the world is freezing. A new ice age has dawned. Billions have fled the glaciers. A cataclysmic war is coming. In orbit, a group of scientists are running the Winter Experiments, a last-ditch attempt to understand why the planet is cooling. None of the climate models they build make sense. But then they discover an anomaly, an unexplained variation in solar radiation...and something else. Close to the burning edge of the sun, they catch a fleeting glimpse of something that shouldn’t be there....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Matt on 2019-04-16

Stunning concoction of everything I love in a great story

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-05

Once again I hold a treasure of a story by A. G. Riddle filled with a magnanimous blend of science and AI with adventure, motivation, and determination. Each character is filled with distinguishable personality made even more prominent by exceptional actors giving life through astounding and synchronous voices.
The story advances with an excellent pace that readers / listeners will have no complications with. The story is entertaining, interesting, adventurous, educational, and extremely well composed. The humour and sarcasm mix well to enliven each conversation and person and enhance the listening experience. The story details are pieces together and released at well thought out points during the story and confirm Riddle has exceptional story telling abilities whilst maintaining faith in the readers and the way minds work to gather information and draw conclusions just in time to arrive at more information and better conclusions. Henry’s movie quotables are absolutely hilarious followed with James’ sarcasm. Such an enjoyable listen! But I will not divulge what happens. You must read this story to find out. You won’t be disappointed.
I can’t hardly wait to read book two. :)

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Completely falls apart in second book

  • By Matthew on 2018-11-17

Simply fantastic

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-09

Michael Sullivan’s incredible story telling and Tim Gerard Reynolds ability to give life and voice to characters is amplified by my adoration of the works as a whole and my dedication to the individuals as an each. I feel humbled and empowered at the same time. These stories are filled with diverse and colourful characters that readers and listeners can champion or despise as fitting. It gives pause to the confident, adoration to the beauty of ugliness, faith to the disbelievers, resilience to the weak, substantiation to the selfless
in the face of disbelief. It gives purpose to the sacrifice of a single person who believes in the face of futility. These stories will be timelessly amazing, lend cause to hope, and prove that the tiniest and most simple of caterpillars can become the biggest and most beautiful of butterflies.