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  • Six Sacred Swords

  • Written by: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Keras Selyrian is already well on the way to cutting his name into the annals of legend. He’s fought false divinities, thieving sorcerers, and corrupt demigods - and left them defeated in his wake. But he’s a long way from home, and Kaldwyn offers a different brand of danger than he’s used to. He’s already got a sword of unfathomable power, but it’s damaged and leaking world-annihilating mana, so he’s in the market for a new one. Possibly six. The more the better, really.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece

  • By Steven on 2019-08-19

Another Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-19

I couldn't put this book (and the whole series) down. I was enthralled start to finish.

  • 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 336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

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

Another Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-19

This book continues on with the great story. I loved every moment of it and couldn't wait to listen to more.

  • 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 459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

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

Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-19

Great story. I loved the characters, the puzzle solving and the magic system. I was hooked from chapter one and it kept me enthralled through the whole series. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it

  • By Eli on 2018-01-11

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-19

Great story. Great performance. I'm on my second time through and am enjoying it as much this time as the first time.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • Written by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Absolute Favorite!!!<br />

  • By Kitty_Kittenator on 2019-01-19

Good performance, mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-19

Very boring until about chapter 20 then it was OK. It just seemed like nothing really started or concluded. There was a weird magic system that I didn't really enjoy learning about. There were monsters that are copies of classic monsters but changed a little too make them seem original, I guess.

Oh, then the credits at the end say "it may not be streamed, downloaded... without written permission." What?! I’m paying to have access to stream and/or download it. Why are you telling ME this?

  • Fablehaven, Book 1

  • Written by: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite... Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe Too Young For Teens

  • By Steven on 2019-07-17

Maybe Too Young For Teens

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-17

This might be an OK story but my family couldn't get past the narration. He was overly expressive in the way you read to a young child. Expression is good but not in every other word.

We stopped listening to it once. Today, I tried to play it again in while driving. The kids had their headphones in after ten minutes and my wife was asleep.

Maybe if my young-teen and pre-teen were younger they might have been able to get into the story. Then again my wife and I usually have no problem getting into children's stories. Not this one though. We're calling it quits at chapter 8.

  • Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy

  • Written by: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief - she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust but no people and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself - her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin. She finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sigler, you sicko!

  • By Steven on 2019-04-04

Sigler, you sicko!

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-04

You did it again. Nightmare fuel again. I loved it.

Excellent story. Excellent narration. Five out of five chicken scissors.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,012

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, as expected!

  • By FuzzySquirrel on 2018-01-04

American Version

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-13

I live in Canada and we talk a mix of UK and American English. When I hear a story set in the UK it seems natural that it should have a UK feel to it. I hate this Americanized version. That would be fine but someone has decided that the true UK version should not be available to Canadians. There must be a way to legally listen to the Stephen Fry version of these books in Canada.

Harmony's voice is bad. Missing the UK flavoUr. Other than that the book is great. After all these years in finally getting around to these books.

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  • The Hobbit

  • Written by: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 541

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always one of my favourites

  • By Sarah on 2019-04-30

Prequel To Something Great

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-18

I'm not sure if I'd like this so much if I didn't know what were coming. I've always thought the ending to this story was weak. It seems like too many shortcuts were made at the end while things were drawn out way too long at the beginning. And the songs, oh god the songs. Why?

That being said it's a good story and it leads into something great. So it's kind of a must read.

  • The Wild Robot

  • Written by: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Atwater
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 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 18

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such a great story

  • By Dwelling Logs on 2019-01-05

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-02

Cute little story. It was maybe aimed at a little bit younger audience than my kids (youngest is ten) but we still enjoyed it.