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  • Stormdancer

  • The Lotus War, Book One
  • Autor: Jay Kristoff
  • Sprecher: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 47 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 13

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • Von calvin batley Am hilfreichsten 23.05.2019

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.05.2019

I loved it. An excellent series in a totally different style than his previous. The fantasy world with obvious Japanese threads ( as if in an alternate world) is exciting and really well executed. The story is exciting and I am aching to get stuck into book 2.

  • Furies of Calderon

  • The Codex Alera: Book One
  • Autor: Jim Butcher
  • Sprecher: Kate Reading
  • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 54 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

For 1000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious Lords manoeuvre to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon. Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, young Tavi struggles with his lack of fury crafting.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Longwinded, dumb characters, cliché plot

  • Von DK Am hilfreichsten 29.03.2017

excellent series

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 02.09.2018

What a great read. Epic fantasy with no Tolkien leaning. A master of urban fantasy who shows his range in prose with one of the most exciting prelude to a series in absolute ages. If you love epic, high fantasy; more than being satisfied, your entire faith in the form will be revitalised and that old feeling of 'when is the next one out?' will re -emerge- Buy it. Read it. Get the next one. Celebrate and repeat.

  • Blood Rites

  • The Dresden Files, Book 6
  • Autor: Jim Butcher
  • Sprecher: James Marsters
  • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 5 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 212

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas - a vampire of dubious integrity - only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Butcher does it again

  • Von calvin batley Am hilfreichsten 01.08.2018

Butcher does it again

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.08.2018

If you love urban fantasy, detective yarns all well conceived and executed prose then you need Harry Dresden in your life.

  • Death Masks

  • The Dresden Files, Book 5
  • Autor: Jim Butcher
  • Sprecher: James Marsters
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Recent examples: A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...Hit men using Harry for target practice...The missing Shroud of Turin - and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • Von calvin batley Am hilfreichsten 21.07.2018

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 21.07.2018

It just gets better and better. Characters from the previous novels are beginning to grow in depth and purpose and the plots are amazing!

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • Autor: Jim Butcher
  • Sprecher: James Marsters
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 55 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfekte Mischung aus Spannung und Humor

  • Von Claudia Am hilfreichsten 27.10.2011

Dresden steps up to do what's right

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.07.2018

Book 3 of the Dresden files is a true classic and needs to be read.

  • Artificial Condition

  • Autor: Martha Wells
  • Sprecher: Kevin R. Free
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 21 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself "Murderbot." But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zu kurz!

  • Von T. Voigt Am hilfreichsten 08.11.2018

A brilliant continuation

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 17.06.2018

A brilliant continuation of a welcome and most needed new voice in sci- fi. "Murder Bot" : More human than humans- Read it.

  • All Systems Red

  • Autor: Martha Wells
  • Sprecher: Kevin R. Free
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Viel zu kurz!

  • Von T. Voigt Am hilfreichsten 08.11.2018

surprise gem

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.06.2018

I loved it. This is science fiction at its most poignant and inventive. As sad as it is beautiful, it feels like an indie gem you were always glad you found and then spend all your time trying to get your nerd mates to read it too!

  • Pandorax: Warhammer 40,000

  • Space Marine Battles
  • Autor: C Z Dunn
  • Sprecher: Gareth Armstrong
  • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 23 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In the Pandorax System, on the death world of Pythos, an ancient secret that has laid buried for millennia has been unearthed.... Ignorant of this terror, troopers of the Catachan 183rd, stranded on Pythos and under the command of Colonel 'Death' Strike, find themselves under attack by the forces of Chaos. Daemons in their thousands flock the sky, and none other than Warmaster Abaddon leads the attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a book

  • Von calvin batley Am hilfreichsten 28.01.2018

what a book

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5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.01.2018

I lov5es it. I love the grey knights. the ending is horrific and demands a second book. Every character matters and if you love ancient lore and heroes- The fight against the arch enemy and they grey knights( and the 1st Legion of Dark Angels) you will love this....I will hear it again and I do not doubt a time of two after that.
It is not my place to write a synopsis or spoil it but
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For the Emperor!

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  • Grey Knights: Blade of Purity

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • Autor: David Annandale
  • Sprecher: Gareth Armstrong, Robin Bowerman, Ian Brooker, und andere
  • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 20 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Blade of Purity contains two linked tales of the Grey Knights: Incorruptible and True Name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Grey Knights

  • Von calvin batley Am hilfreichsten 16.01.2018

The Grey Knights

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.01.2018

If you love warhammer you will love this. This is what true fans of the Grey Knights yearn for...and yes, it is always too short

  • The Eye of the World

  • The Wheel of Time, Book I
  • Autor: Robert Jordan
  • Sprecher: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Spieldauer: 29 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this series is well worth it

  • Von AH Am hilfreichsten 14.01.2011

Epic fantasy of the rarest kind. Read it

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.12.2017

loved it. If you like fantasy the chances are you will love this. It is a modern classic and a marker by which other novels of this genre may be measured.