• Blue Adept

  • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 2
  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Book 2 of the epic adventure that began in Split Infinity, Stile discovers life on Proton and Phaze is getting more difficult. On Proton he's a serf trying to prove his right to exist by competing in the Great Games. And on Phaze, where only magic worked, he was the Blue Adept trying to master the powers of sorcery. On both worlds, someone was trying to assassinate him. And as if that weren't enough, he has to win the love of Lady Blue, fight a dragon, discover the ultimate weapon, and of course, seek out the all-powerful Citizen who was trying to kill him!

Be sure to check out all of the titles in the Apprentice Adept Series.
©1987 Piers Anthony (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Not as good as the first book, but still not bad.

Would you consider the audio edition of Blue Adept to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrarator does a good job and improves on what was written with his voice acting.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The characters need more development. Piers Anthony books read more like a transcript of a D&D game that a novel. All he does is present a scenario and show how the character uses his skills to solve it. The characters are all very one dimensional, if he developed characters more the story would be better. That being said the author is very good at what he does. He makes a ton of money and doesn't have much motivation to change.

Have you listened to any of Traber Burns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, the narrarator does a good job as always.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

The story is much weaker than the first novel, but this one is still worth a listen, especially if you are like me and are re-living books you loved as a child. Be warned the writing quality of the series is bad after this one. I would not advise going beyond the third book. The series reaches a satisfying close and all the books beyond that are not good at all. they seem like the author was just churning anything out with the series name for a buck.

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I love this series.

Piers Anthony has a masterpiece in this story. The story switches between 2 worlds with different cultures, purposes, and plots, that Anthony keeps integrated and interrelated around his main character, Stile.

The action is continuous. The characters are fun. Their problems are interesring, the solutions unique and ingenious.

Traber Burns is an excellent narrater. His performance creates an immersive experience. The book comes alive.

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Compelling addictive and whimsicle

I read these books as a youth and was delighted with the performance and rekindling the old love of these stories an absolute must have for your library if you like fantasy. The only reason I didn’t get four stars for the performance is because I’m comparing it to some of the old radio broadcast type productions of multiple characters and audio that I have heard from major productions like some of Hubbard but this is very very well done nonetheless.

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Too long and sex dynamics are very problematic

While I kept on with the series to discover the mystery and an interesting premise juxtaposing a sci fi and fantasy world this is the last book I will read by this author. So much of this book I was stuck wondering why an editor didn’t cut it.

The biggest issue tho is the shallow characters, especially female characters, and overtly uncomfortable sexual dynamics. Every woman exists simply to please the meh main character and if she doesn’t lust after him she’s a villain. Hard pass.

Reader was good.

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love it

love it. nice story to take your mind off the crazy world at this time.

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Ugh

Good right until the end.
But ... Why end it like that.
Still a good read, or listen...

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blast from the past

Loved it wasn't sure about the reader at first but he grows on you just the the main character

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Great entertainment

Mr, Anthony does a wonderful job creating characters, and worlds all the while telling an entertaining story. highly recommended for pure escapism from a sometimes all to real world. Kudos to the author!!

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fantastic fantasy

I've always loved this series and the narrator is perfect. a match made in Phaze/Proton heaven!

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loved it when I was 12 but...

now, as an adult, it is too remedial in every way. we were bored and disliked the main character.

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  • Elin
  • 11-05-10

fab book

This book was awesome. Everything in it and such a good cliffhanger for stile to deal with.

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