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  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • Autor: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Sprecher: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 3 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ohrenschmaus... englische Version aus Neugier

  • Von BettinaF aus O Am hilfreichsten 22.08.2017

Awesome as ever

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

Rezensiert am: 07.10.2017

During Age of Myth I was still struggling to love the new set of characters as much as I did Royce, Hadrian, Arista and Gwen but by now I can hardly wait for the next. In Age of Swords the story gains speed and familiarity. A great peek at what is coming and now I can have 6 books instead of 5.
Thank you Michael Sullivan and Timm Reynolds both of you are great.

  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

  • Autor: Laurie Viera Rigler
  • Sprecher: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 19 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom, or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolut empfehlenswert

  • Von Gisela Am hilfreichsten 09.06.2013

Brilliantly read story that could be so much more

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4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 24.04.2017

First of all the performance is excellent and enriches the experience so much that barely felt my disappointment.
As for the story I was a bit disappointed. I like reading this fanfiction stories that confront the reader with her own romantisation of world or time that would turn into a nightmare as soon as it's real. I liked that the author seemed aware of how superior our present is in comparasion to the Regency time. But she needed a bit more research in the experience and her heroine was acting extremely odd. It might be American ignorance on Courtneys part, but if she Really read all of Austens books multipletimes how could she behave like she did. She should be aware of the consequences and she has no way back or security.
Finally I think the structure of the story works a bit in its disadvantage. The story might follows the Charles and Jane love story but the narrator is obviously only in love Wes. This makes the reader care more about Wes and not the on going story. Making the end frustrating further more the conflict is not resolved in the slightest since all confessions happen to the wrong woman. It might function better in combination with the second book but only ok on its own.

  • Elantris

  • Autor: Brandon Sanderson
  • Sprecher: Jack Garrett
  • Spieldauer: 28 Std. und 42 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ein typischer Debutroman

  • Von Kid Khan Am hilfreichsten 13.12.2012

A magical read

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

Rezensiert am: 16.02.2017

Elantris is far from perfect. Raoden is through his perfectness a Gary Stu and Sarene is a bit too much the stereotypical empowered princess that suddenly is all love. Both should be highly relatable but are it more as symbols than characters. But both symbols so close to our hearts that it compensates. Who hasn't struggled against the roles other or society force upon you and who doesn't no the struggle for humanity and what's write. Both aren't abstract here, but on a scale we all experience every day. One bummed toe, a paper cut tiny pains we barely register beyond the initial second, but doing this read you ask yourself what would you become if the pain never ends. Brandon Sanderson created a novel that it unique in fantasy and despite what he says really isn't a zombie novel at all. I liked it, but the best recommendation I can probably give, is that he made me like Hrathen. A character type a usually get bored with easily and alienates me almost everytime and whose chapters I was close to skipping for the first half of the novel. One could say he came a bit around to my side. But that shouldn't be enough, should it, for me to admit he is the best characters. I should love Raoden and feel with Sarene both share quite a lot with me. This is why I recommend Elantris, I think that giving us a different perspective is one of the best things books can do.

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • Autor: Brandon Sanderson
  • Sprecher: Michael Kramer
  • Spieldauer: 27 Std. und 25 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Klasse

  • Von Kai Am hilfreichsten 03.03.2012

Strangely I loved even this one - Minor spoilers

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

Rezensiert am: 12.02.2017

It was no surprise that I enjoyed the first two books, but I really shouldn't have liked this one. I usually hate it when main characters suddenly become extremely powerful like Elend - what a ill fitting name. Though he isn't that overpowered. But the book is far too much focused on religion for my taste and than the ending, very deus ex machina and all most sickenly perfect. Was it really necessary to find partners for everyone? And create books. Never the less I liked the book though not as much as the predecessors. Considering the general abundance of power some characters develop through this series, it is surprising how well balanced the book is. I also think it was a good way to kill Elend and Vin off. Both had ended their potential development as characters. Also I didn't like the Epilog at all. I think it is cringe worthy and lessens the sacrifices and stakes a bit. It is ridiculously perfect.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • Autor: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Sprecher: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Spieldauer: 29 Std. und 30 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wirklich gelungen

  • Von Fillilie Am hilfreichsten 13.12.2016

Promising beginning of a series

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

Rezensiert am: 05.02.2017

This is great book to listen too. Tim Gerald Reynolds is an excellent reader and makes it a pleasure. As for the story it isn't perfect. The general theme of a special boy get against the odds into an extraordinary school is common by now. There are also some tropes that make the plot very predictable at times. But the world appears vast and carefully created so it never really bothered me. I can't claim perfect knowledge but the mystery the listeners gets a glimpse at seem unique to me. For a first book a mixture of familiarity and originality can be wise decision. So I still reserve my judgement on this part. What on the other hand truly stands out is the care and depth of the characters, none lack dimensions and all are show some balance. The main character is also well balanced in his challenges small and big. This is one is of particular importance because nothing bores me faster as an untouchable main character that eases through epic threats to the realm. Here it seems relatable and important whether real danger or fantastic explorations of a child.
The second strange is exactly that, in his style the author manages to intertwine childhood wonder and grim reality to one story, where neither is at odds or overplayed. So I can only recommended this book, and hope the author delivers on his promise. And fast. Who is so cruel to hook readers, write such an open ending and than take ages to deliver?

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  • The Pirates of Pacta Servanda

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 4
  • Autor: Jack Campbell
  • Sprecher: MacLeod Andrews
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 32 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, but ...

  • Von Hooded Crow Am hilfreichsten 31.01.2017

Entertaining, but ...

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

Rezensiert am: 31.01.2017

I really liked the beginning of this series and how Alain and Mari grew together, but in the book and the last the story got abstracted to them and their relationship and development. I felt more detached from them and kind of cared less. Since they seemed to be less affected, further more the main conflict takes its time, more and more characters are introduced by exposition and they barely pay any prices when battles ocure. All of this makes me less interested. Nevertheless I kind of want to know if this is just a flawed middle part and an epic end will come.

  • The Missionary Position

  • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
  • Autor: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
  • Sprecher: Simon Prebble
  • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 11 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye opener

  • Von Hooded Crow Am hilfreichsten 07.01.2017

An eye opener

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

Rezensiert am: 07.01.2017

This is one of this books that can teach you how wrong the perception you got from public consensus can be. Even we atheist and sceptics are sometimes fooled by it. Especially in a subject we never bothered to research ourself. This is one of the reasons this book is great and one of the reasons Christopher Hitchens is such great loss for us. Listen to it for yourself and prepare for the challenge of your perception.

  • Scharia in Deutschland

  • Wenn die Gesetze des Islam das Recht brechen
  • Autor: Sabatina James
  • Sprecher: Sabine Stark
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 58 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 63

Islamunterricht an deutschen Schulen. Öffentliche Aufrufe zum Mord an Andersgläubigen. Forderungen, auch in Deutschland die Scharia einzuführen. Greifen radikale Islamisten immer mehr unsere demokratische Ordnung an? Sabatina James, Aktivistin und Publizistin, warnt vor den Folgen unserer grenzenlosen Toleranz und erklärt, warum genau das gravierende Folgen haben kann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Erhellende Lektüre! Wehe den Ahnungslosen....

  • Von Dr.med.Wolfgang Pfaeffl Am hilfreichsten 05.11.2016

Pflichtlektüre!

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

Rezensiert am: 13.12.2016

Der Radikale Islam und Islamismus sind ein Thema über das man es sich auch in Deutschland nicht mehr leisten kann nicht informiert zu sein. Es gibt jedoch eine fatale Anzahl an Menschen die nach wie vor naiv dem islamophilen Narrativ folgen ohne sich des erstaunlich hohen Anteil an Muslimen mit abscheulichen Vorstellungen oder der darausfolgenden Taten bewusst zu sein. Sie glauben Toleranz und Akzeptanz des Islams sei immer etwas gutes ohne zu hinterfragen was toleriert werden soll. Diese Weitsicht ist selbstzerstörerisch. Mir persönlich haben nur Informationen geholfen meine Meinung zu ändern. Ich kann jedoch nicht jedem Sam Harris oder Douglas Murray zu lesen geben. Deshalb bin ich froh jetzt auch Deutsche Texte zu haben die Teil dieser Diskussion sind. Egal welche Meinung man vertritt man sollte diesen Text hören/lesen. Im Besonderen wenn man anderer Meinung ist. Das Konzept der Safe Spaces und Echo-chambers ist nur geeignet sich eine Illusion zu basteln jedoch nicht um Wahrheit oder Irrtum festzustellen oder Meinungen zu bilden.

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  • God is Not Great

  • How Religion Poisons Everything
  • Autor: Christopher Hitchens
  • Sprecher: Christopher Hitchens
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 51 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 79

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book by a brilliant man

  • Von kristof Am hilfreichsten 18.05.2015

Awesome!

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

Rezensiert am: 10.12.2016

Interesting, full of useful information, brilliantly argued, written and read, as expected from the Hitch! A must read (or listen too) for everyone who wants to build an informed opinion about religion today.

  • The Assassins of Altis

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 3
  • Autor: Jack Campbell
  • Sprecher: MacLeod Andrews
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 37 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Trapped within the dead city of Marandur, Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain must escape both merciless barbarians and the pitiless Imperial Legion. Beyond those dangers lie the mightiest and most unforgiving powers in the world of Dematr: the Great Guilds that rule the world with iron fists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Action is finally starting

  • Von Hooded Crow Am hilfreichsten 14.08.2016

The Action is finally starting

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

Rezensiert am: 14.08.2016

The reunion with Mari's family is extremely staged and unnatural. Alain seems to get more and more pushed over by Mari. Marrying him without him even knowing? Is he only there for conversation and protection, no opinion till the end? He is far toooo altruistic. But the peaks on the backstory are nice. That Mari's awkward denials are finally fixed was long overdue. The final was nice. The involvement of more characters was good move as well allowing some less Mari and her annoying sweet talking in the future.
To summarise plot wise it is the best of the series. Character wise the first one was stronger.