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Publisher's Summary

A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend.

There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars...or ending them. But they are feared for those powers, and in recent centuries they have been hunted nearly to extinction.

The few remaining survivors must find a way to change how humanity perceives them or be lost to the world forever.

The Dragon Blood Omnibus includes three full-length novels of action, magic, and romance: Balanced on the Blade's Edge, book one; Deathmaker, book two; Blood Charged, book three.

©2014 Lindsay Buroker (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Enjoyed every moment!!

Read wonderfully, I had no trouble deciphering which characters were speaking. Finished listening in 3 days.

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  • DMD
  • 2017-12-31

Terrific series

I really enjoyed these books and the narrator was terrific. I always knew who was speaking and was able to get lost in the story. Often with a series, there is at least one book that is inferior to the others. These, however, were all engaging and the characters were likable and the plots were entertaining. An enjoyable fantasy series.

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Terrible pronounciation of all double 'oo' words

Book is romantic
Narrator is annoying to listen to apet peeve: She pronounced 'roof' as 'ruff', 'room' as ' rhum' (at one point a server carried a tray of rum...around the 'rhum'....then she pronounced the oo in 'shoot' no problem, a few others were right so it isn't like she can't, what gives?
Brits and Aussies can say oooo with accents working against the ooooo sound and Ppl joke that Canadians say 'Aboot', Well I don't hear it but at least they know how to string their oo's ;)
Foot is 'fuht'
food is 'fud'
moon is 'muhn' (what adult doesn't know how to say moon after a lifetime of NASA?)
It is distracting, confusing and weird and how does a narrator not know how 95% of 4 letter oo words work?

I will avoid Caitlin Davies from here on out.

If this is in print on Kindle I would read it.

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Very Boring

Just can’t get into this storyline it is very boring for me anyway. But may not beg for some

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Love the author but can't listen

As others noted I can't get over the odd pronunciation of words. It keeps pulling me out of the story. The lack of 't' sounds in the middle of words on particular.

I have read these books on my kobo and loved them and was excited to listen. Couldn't even get to the end of chapter 2

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Great but

The person narrating the book can not pronounce certain words ever time she says the word room it comes out as rum. It may just be an American thing but it’s annoying. The word mountain comes out a mountn

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Ack! Cliffhanger

This omnibus was included with audible plus membership- I had assumed it was a trilogy… somewhat heteronormative but the narrator was entertaining and was able to imagine this universe easily. Little did I know there are 8 books in the series, only this first instalment included. I’ll likely purchase further in the series, but not right away, as it’s another 5 book commitment lol

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The performance is poor

Caitlin Davies cannot pronounce “mountain”. . It’s so bad, I could not continue to listen to her seriously. I didn’t listen to the story past the first 30 minutes because the pronunciation of certain words were terrible

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more romance than fantasy

wasn't for me. first book was a bit silly but okay for light "reading". I didnt finish the second though, lost interest quickly in the new characters.

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  • Patrick Jaynes
  • 2017-06-11

A YA romance story with a little magic thrown in.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I you are a teenage female yes.

What was most disappointing about Lindsay Buroker’s story?

The reviews. This is YA romance and people gushed over the depth of the story. Rapidly getting to the point where reviews on Audible are non-helpful.

What does Caitlin Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is fine .

Was Dragon Blood - Omnibus worth the listening time?

Not for an adult male. Pure waste of a credit. Could only get half through.

Any additional comments?

Audible STRONGLY needs to set up a YA section and place books accordingly. That would help readers looking for YA and those NOT.

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  • bluestategirl
  • 2016-12-08

Charming and Strangely Soothing!

The first book in this series grabbed me immediately, and over the last few months I've gone back to these books over and over again. I dare anyone to listen to the first book and not be entranced by the story and the magic. Love this!

There is something wonderful about Lindsay Buroker's writing -- with Caitlin Davies reading -- that makes me feel like I'm in safe hands. I find I can relax at the end of a difficult day, knowing the stories she writes will take me away to a simpler time, with sweetly interesting characters that I find it easy to care about. The magic, the potions, the action scenes and affecting relationships, are so well written and fleshed out, that it's easy to get lost in this world.

Kind of steam-punky -- but steam punk done subtly and really well -- the descriptions of the mechanisms suit the world and time, and make sense in the context of the story. (Hot air balloon travel over a volcano? Yep!)

While exciting and action packed, Buroker has also shown that it's possible for a fantasy series to be romantic and charming, and I'm a big, big fan! Just got my hands on books 4 and 5 and I cannot wait to begin them.

Highly Recommended: For those who love fantasy and/or steam punk, action, magic and potions, and a small core group of of close friends on a quest!

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  • Vikki
  • 2021-01-29

Get what you pay for.

This omnibus was a free book and I can see why. Mediocre story more of a romance than fantasy/sci-fi. And as always, even the best book can be nauseating with a poor narrator. I don't understand how these authors agree to some of the narrators. This one is either a dreary monotone or puts inflection where it absolutely does not belong. I'll give her a little credit for trying to keep a constant tone to each character but she doesn't have a good range. She was very boring to listen to. The books lack any real depth. I hate giving bad reviews but this was a struggle.

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  • phillip
  • 2017-06-19

Meh

Ok...The narrator annoyed me greatly at first when she would pronounce mountain without the "t", like a school aged valley girl. It seems it was noticed by the second book and it mostly stopped.

The story was ok...I was looking forward to it ending so i could move to the next series. If you are extremely bored and at the end of your literary buffet, id say its worth a bite. Little more though.

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  • Pat
  • 2015-08-24

A HIDDEN JEWEL - CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REST!!!!

I just hate that 5 stars is all that I can award this series. I'd love to shout out to everyone who loves a good tale.........listen to this. Yes, get the full benefit & LISTEN not read.

The story weaving is excellent but the audio enhances it to the NTH DEGREE. Caitlin Davies did an awesome job! Each character has their own voice and there were many many voices for her to do. Imagine doing individual voices & personalities for an entire fighter squadron along with the main characters and supporting characters. She even got her soulblade, Jaxi's voice at it's "snarky" best.

What a Great Omnibus of books. I spent sleepless nights listening to this set of 3 books. The only thing wrong is that the remainder of the series isn't available on Audible YET.
There are a few other books at audible by this author but not in this series...I CRAVE MORE. This series is a cross between life on other planets & magic. The author made it marry very well. It sort of reminded me of Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle books in the beginning years when I couldn't put them down.

The shocker is that I got this 3 book set through Amazon for $.99 plus the extra few $$ [2.99] for the audible version [whispersync rocks on occasion]. I can't believe this series isn't flying off the shelves. Basically, $4 for 27.5 hours of bliss. This author was unknown to me prior to my listening to this audiobook but I plan to put Lindsay Boroker on my short list of authors & am eagerly waiting.

It has been ages since I have enjoyed a series as much as this one. Oh, there have been a few that I have enjoyed quite a bit but Dragon Blood tops them all...and to think that I hardly paid anything for this much pleasure. Really, I wish I could tell the world about this series...I haven't been this excited in a long time.

My only question is: How long do I have to wait for Patterns in the Dark (Dragon Blood, #4) & The Blade's Memory (Dragon Blood, #5)? I am like an addict that needs to know the rest of the story...I need that fix NOW. No, I don't want to read it. I want to hear the voices of all the supporting characters in Ridge's squadron. No, I NEED to hear Duck's country boy voice & the voice of Apex, his over educated priggish team mate & all the other wonderful voices that bring this series to life. Sardelle & Ridge have much more to offer me & I can see a long life in this series because the supporting characters are so interesting & all have their own stories that need to be heard. Tolemek must continue his quest because his sister will have a few surprises for him...I just know it.

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  • Daniel E.
  • 2015-12-07

I made it through. Barely.

Would you try another book from Lindsay Buroker and/or Caitlin Davies?

No. Definitely not.

What could Lindsay Buroker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Don't make the foreshadowing so blatant and detailed that you have to struggle through the next twenty minutes waiting for the foreshadowed event to finally happen. It isn't any fun knowing what is going to happen and having to wait for the book to spell out all the details leading up to the event.
Also, be more consistent with what the characters and there abilities and the usage of those abilities. You give them abilities and then forget to use them during every exchange where it would have come in handy.
And Another thing. Why can't the characters act like real human beings and confront one another with there problems. It was painful to see the characters completely ignore each other and while talking about the grievances they have with each other while being within earshot of each other.

What three words best describe Caitlin Davies’s voice?

Annoying.
Boring.
Droning.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It ended. The only reason that I finished it was because I was hoping that the pace would pick up and the action would build more anticipation. This never happened and any chance of it was killed with the over detailed foreshadowing that removed all mystery and suspense.

Any additional comments?

Note to self. Don't by any more books by this author.

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  • Joanne M.
  • 2015-10-02

Thoroughly entertaining

These are the first three books of a series of six. I hope the next in the series will be released soon. I found the story to be well written, attention grabbing, and very entertaining.

There's magic but also things like old style fighter planes, which sounds like a strange combination, but the author makes it work. Well worth the credit.

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  • Richard Ensslin
  • 2016-03-17

This is NOT a epic fantasy, it's a romance novel

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It could have been actually something other than a romance novel hidden in a supposed fantasy epic

Would you ever listen to anything by Lindsay Buroker again?

Probably not

Would you be willing to try another one of Caitlin Davies’s performances?

Maybe

Any additional comments?

Come on really, the main character smitten in the first day after hibernating for 300 years, and the commander returns the affection?

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  • Bill Tillman
  • 2015-10-19

Dragon Blood a Steampunk Adventure

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a fun listen

What did you like best about this story?

A very enjoyable steampunk adventure, join Col. Bridgewater his crazy crew including pimples, apex, raptor, duck among others. Also a three hundred year old wizard and her sword (soul blade), the blade provides a sense of humorous dialogue. Such terms as soul schnitzel are included!

What about Caitlin Davies’s performance did you like?

Her ability to voice soo many characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nope far to long for one session.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-12-23

Excellent

Well done story with excellent narratiion. The story(with snarkiness) and narration pulled me to this world of engines and magic.

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