Last of the Exalted
By Derek Prior
When a bloodthirsty horde storms out of the north, refugees flee for their lives, among them the skald Nyra Sahtis and Sister Caelin, a priestess who was once a trainer of armies.
But with the capital, Jeridium, under siege from a second incursion, there is nowhere left to run.
As rival armies converge on Jeridium, the Senate are reduced to clutching at straws. In a desperate last gambit, they send the assassin Shadrak the Unseen past enemy lines and into the mountains, where he must find a grief-stricken warrior and his mythical axe.
"One of the best fantasy novels I have read so far this year."
Rebecca Ross (Reedsy Discovery)
"Derek Prior always produces masterpieces of storytelling, with great characters full of life, relentless plots, and gripping and intense fight scenes."
Mitchell Hogan, author of A Crucible of Souls
"The narration is flawless, only adding to the allure of the book."
VERSATILITY | RELIABILITY | QUALITY
THE BOTANIST by L.K. Hill
In the heat of the desert, Detective Cody Oliver makes an alarming and inadvertent discovery - a strange garden, adorned with various exotic flowers, is a showy cover for the scores of bodies buried below. Soon, the small town of Mt. Dessicate plunges into chaos as journalists, reporters, and cameramen from across the nation clamor to get a piece of the action.
Along with the media, a mysterious woman appears who may be the only person who has come face to face with the killer, known as the Botanist. If Detective Cody can’t piece together the crime scene, decipher how the woman’s mysterious past is connected to the killer, and bring the Botanist to justice, he may lose the people he values most.
"The narrator Larry Oblander is excellent - one of the best narrators I've listen to! I look forward to listening to more from both this author and this narrator."
"As for the narration, I think it's perfect. The pace is good, the voices distinct, with the female ones not exaggerated to the point of being ridiculous, as it sometimes happens with male narrators reading female parts. I also think Mr Oblander is great at conveying emotions - I felt them in his reading but they didn't overshadow the plot and the story itself."
"I loved Larry as the narrator. He told this story like he was there. If I could I would give this book ten stars."
"The narration by Larry Oblander is top notch."
"Narrator was great, love the voices he did."
"The narration was great and kept me entertained!"
"The narrator Larry Oblander did an excellent job. "
"The narrator did an excellent job performing. Acting the excitable, scary moments very well. He put alot of feeling into this story."
"Narrator Larry Oblander, narration adds to the reading enjoyment. "
"Larry Oblander did a great job with the narration."
DARK REMNANTS by L.K. Hill
In the most dangerous city in the country, one controlled by a sadistic gang called the Sons of Ares, Kyra Roberts is searching the deep places for someone....
Kyra has come to Abstreuse city to find someone she’s lost, but walking the underbelly - a dark alley system residents call the Slip Mire - even in disguise, is rife with dangers. Wracked with urban crime, the city is deadly, and Kyra must stay on her toes if she intends to live. After crossing paths several times with the same detective, she wonders if his work and hers might be connected.
Gabe Nichols has worked homicide in Abstreuse for three years. Murdered prostitutes and gang crime are part of the night shift. When a woman who looks like a street junkie but acts like an intellectual saves his life, he’s intrigued. Another woman shows up at his crime scene, and Gabe’s instincts kick into high gear when she clams up. Two cases involving strange women who won’t tell what they know are too coincidental.
If Gabe and Kyra can’t find a way to collaborate, they may not live to see the sunrise. Doomed, like so many others, to become gray, unmarked graves in a forgotten fracture of the Slip Mire....
Walk the dark streets in Kyra's shoes as she wanders through the dark urban landscape, witnessing murder and more, in the introductory installment of this crime fiction thriller.
"Narrator did a wonderful job of bringing this story to life. I wish the next book was already available on Audible because I want to continue this story."
"The narrator told it well. Good male voice. Didn't do "cheesy" female voices."
"Larry Oblander does a superb job reading."
"Narrator Larry Oblander’s talented narration adds to the book's enjoyment. "
THORNDRAGON by James Wraieth
Deep in the heart of Agnar, an evil stirs. Someone has unleashed a poison so deadly it threatens every living thing in the forest. To stop this threat, the leader of an order of Rangers known as the ThornCallers must send his adopted son on a quest to recover a powerful artifact. One that not only has been lost for centuries but also carries a terrible price.
And to make matters worse, Rone and his companions aren't the only ones searching for it. Both a deadly assassin and an evil mage have plans for the artifact as well. Now with time running out, and his enemies closing in. Rone must find a way to not only save his home but avoid throwing the rest of the world into chaos in the process.
SHAKER by C.C. Prestell
This could happen to anyone. Maybe it already has.
Shaker chronicles the odyssey of Michael Taylor, an unassuming English teacher who wakes up to find himself a prisoner on a mysterious ship with more than 40 strangers. Neither he nor his companions have any recollection of how they got there. Those who survive the voyage soon learn that their lives will be forever changed. Taylor struggles to survive against lethal enemies and his own internal conflicts in a distant, hostile world that has been ravaged by decades of warfare. This story details his saga and transformation from an ordinary man into the legendary warrior known as Shaker.
"...the audio was very clear and articulate, the reader accentuated the story well and did great with changing the accents and tones with each character."
TALES OF AVERON: THE DARK ARMY by A.M. Keen
The most vicious fox hounds to ever engulf the countryside are pursuing Streak, a cunning and clever fox relentlessly across the Great Vast Open. They are the Dark Army, and their lead Baal is the most feared hound in their violent history. When the Dark Army hunt is suddenly called off, Streak escapes into a strange, new forest known as Averon, where he is rescued by fellow foxes Doran and Tali. However, no fox ever escapes the wrath of Baal....
As the Dark Army rises and prepares for its final attack, the foxes of Averon must find a way to defeat them. Aided by a small group of animals living within the great forest, will Streak and the animals of Averon be able to unite in time and outwit and overcome Baal's deadly Dark Army, before they are once again released to hunt them all?
ONE LAST CAST by Evan Swensen
Listeners of Alaska Outdoor Radio Magazine turned up the volume just a little as Evan ended his show with, "And now before we close the show, there's just time for one last cast." One Last Cast is the collection of 120 of listeners' favorite one last casts. It's more than fishing Alaska. It's flying with Charlie's pilot, an early-morning walk on a deserted Kachemak Bay beach, digging clams, pulling crab and shrimp pots, taking pictures, keeping a campfire going, and watching and interacting with Alaska's wildlife. Sometimes it's doing nothing - taking time to just sit, relax, and enjoy the surroundings, breathing air so pure you can't see it, listening to the deafening silence of a still night, or feeling the immense size of wilderness on a clear day with unlimited visibility. One Last Cast is the genuine Alaska outdoor experience.