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Battle Mage

Lu par : RD Watson
Durée : 33 h et 44 min
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The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad.

Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War, an elite training school dedicated to martial excellence. But while his friends make progress he struggles to overcome his doubts and insecurity. Even Queen Catherine of Wrath has her doubts about Falco's training.

While the Queen tries to unite the Kingdoms against the Possessed, Falco struggles to overcome his fears. Will he unlock the power trapped inside him or will he succumb to madness and murder like his father?

©2017 Peter A. Flannery (P)2017 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC

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Amazing story, Ok performance

The story is detailed and captivating, I think I will listen to it again and again. However the reader sometimes makes mistakes in the pronunciation of certain words, and will sometimes change the way he pronounces a name. It can be of putting, but a thoroughly enjoyable experience all the same!

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  • Egn
  • 06/04/2020

A writer in the making... but not there yet...

The story is entertaining and well researched, specifically on the topic of chivalry. It’s not deep knowledge, but it’s pleasant the author understood that depicting this world and its traditions as accurately as he could would make it wonderful enough... Now to the disappointments: 1. in the last third part of the book, there are too many plot twists that give a false sense of suspense... a bit like those black&white movies where the hero shoots thousands of rounds without ever reloading... while facing foes at every corner 2. as a result of the above, too many passages are there for filling 3. most of the characters have too many debilitating burst of feelings that would render them dangerous on a battlefield and, in spite of the many happy turns of fate, would have caused the doom of any battleforce... and this has nothing to do with the possibilities offered to characters in the world of fantasy... since, the author is pitching human armies against hellish combatants, but in a classical warfare setting 4. while the author described with accuracy the practice of chivalry, he completely failed to grasp the “practice” of war and the psychology of a soldier/warrior... that hasn't changed over millennia since the first men went to war... Allow me to make myself clear on the last two points: a. knights riding to battle is literally the modern equivalent of thousands of soldiers in humvees charging at each other... as you can imagine, there would be no occasion for soul searching or to wallow in the woes of past memories... b. there’s a focus required in battle that does not allow for pause and reflection in the middle of intense fighting... because it would not only endanger the individual in question, but would definitely cause the death of his/her fellow comrades... and there are no “ifs” in this case... read “the Peloponnesian wars” accounts (a war in antiquity, but the practice of warfare is close to that of the middle-ages, times of knights)... and you’ll understand these fighters were highly trained professionals and with a focus of steel that would never have allowed them to lapse in battle as the protagonists often do in the novel I point these facts, because if the author had researched the psychology of combatants as he did that of their environment and traditions... this book would have been a gem... because the inventiveness of the story itself is to commend...

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one of the best audio book i have listened to

the plot are great and never end the way you think they will, it is a constant surprise . The caracters are well made and the performance of the reader/voice actor is very good . It is a book a that you do not want to quit listening to until the end.

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  • Tony
  • 06/04/2018

Who is your sound engineer?!

A good amount of the book cuts off the last word in each phrase like some sound engineer selected all and applied a sharp fade to the end of each clip and then never listened to the result! Then there is the obnoxious way in which the voice actor, who is otherwise good, “whisper-yells yelled phrases. I get not wanting to blow out my speakers, but his voice is so low most of those lines are unintelligible! Further, there was even an entire phrase / sentence/ paragraph that was repeated back to back like the engineer copy-pasted and forgot the duplicate in there. Decent book, good acting (other than the yelling) and horrible, HORRIBLE sound engineering quality. Ps, the beginning of the book is fine, halfway through it starts cutting off the last word. Fail.

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  • ANelson
  • 05/01/2018

Fantastic!

Made me laugh, cry, and smile throughout the tale. The emotions are amplifies by the reader's tone. Really great listen!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10/01/2018

amazing book!

I was skeptical about this book with such a mundane cliche title however upon reading/listening to it I can now say it rivals books like The Riftwar saga, Drizzt Dourden books, and even the Dragon Lance books from back in the day. If you like fantasy and dragons then give this a try

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  • Michael
  • 03/02/2018

Struggled with audio a bit

Story was good, audio was not great in that the narrator's words cut off randomly all the time. I thought the narrator was pretty good (I know I couldn't do nearly as well). However, I couldn't really get over how every instance of a character speaking with more than an inside voice was portrayed with kind of a choking croak, or a garbled whisper. difficult to understand at times, and hard to take seriously (for me). Drove me nuts.

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  • Bluesman1972
  • 01/01/2018

Don’t do that.....

It really ticks me off when a great story which is narrated great has quality issues with the recording. DON’T do such a disservice to the author and narrator. Awesome book, awesome performance, recording people should be whipped.

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  • Lazarus
  • 24/12/2017

Stop whatever you are reading and get this one!!!!

Could not drop this book, the action is just draw dropping, it is so well written and The Narration is off the charts, i just wander why lots of people have not checked this book out, and i have to say, i have read over 500 books and this is the first time, i have ever deemed to write a review, that has to tell you something.

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  • Chiron
  • 05/01/2018

loved it.

I hope there is more to come. loved the story. 8m glad I took a chance on a different author.

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  • Nate
  • 12/02/2018

Volume needs to be adjusted!

the first quarter of this book is next to impossible to hear unless you are wearing noise suppressant headphones or have it playing through a much louder speaker system. I typically use my Bluetooth headset to listen to audiobooks. I was nearly unable to do so at the beginning of this book. Also at the end of the book, several times the narrator's voice would just drop off at the end of a sentence and you are left wondering what he was saying. It's a shame about the technical problems, but the story is amazing! it was well narrated and the characters are easily distinguishable. Aside from the aforementioned technical issues, the story was immensely enjoyable and I'm sure is an even better read.

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  • @tone0189
  • 21/12/2017

Words lost...

This was a good book and that it was written as a complete story is even better. The only complaint I have was that end of words and sometimes whole words would just dropped.

The narrator would be reading then sudd.... part of a word would drop off completely. This was made worse when ..... words went ........ Fortunately there were only a few places that it was really noticeable.

Overal I recommend the book.

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  • wjh4256
  • 25/12/2017

A captivating read from beginning to the end.

One of my favorite books of the year. An excellently written book with top notched narration. I was totally captivated to the end.

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  • Sniggaz
  • 07/06/2020

english over german

It's a really great book. I chose the English version over German one, because they split the book in two in German and French. Absolutely great and capturing story. I don't think, that there was a single part where I had the feeling, that they should just get on with the story, because the author lost himself in too many details or side stories. The only thing that was a little bit annoying is, that the speaker can't really convincingly imitate female voices. But that's all. would recommend!

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 02/06/2020

It's solid but not a masterpiece

Good but not great audio quality 7.5/10. Fights are repetitive, with one person surly dying if the other did not save them. By all means worth a listen.

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