• The Storm Below Box Set

  • Books 1-5
  • By: JMD Reid
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 112 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Stormriders approach, certain to leave death and destruction in their wake. Can one young man find a way to defeat them?

Ten years after his father’s death, the memory of the attack still haunts 19-year-old Ary. On the eve of the draft, he faces his greatest fear: being sent to join the marines. 

He knows the cost of war.

Ary dreams of marrying his childhood sweetheart, building a farm, and starting a family. But the Stormriders threat of war puts his loved ones and his plans in jeopardy.

Wishing for peace won’t make it true.

For love, for his people, and for the life he desires, Ary makes a decision that will change everything. Thus begins The Storm Below.

This bundle contains the complete Storm Below Saga - that's five audiobooks of epic fantasy! Listen to:

  1. Above the Storm
  2. Reavers of the Tempest
  3. Storm of Tears
  4. Golden Darkness Descends
  5. Shattered Sunlight

The Storm Below is a beautifully creative fantasy epic. Action-packed, dark, and intense, this fantasy series features characters you are certain to love...and others you will love to hate.

Download the complete bundle today!

©2019, 2021 J.M.D. Reid (P)2022 J.M.D. Reid

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Not my style, terrible bird names

The value of a boxed set drew me in. the overdone teenage love triangle pushed me away. I couldn't stand to listen to one more of Vel's inner dialogues motivated by lust and sex. it just didn't work for me. If I woukd have been warmed that a significant motivation involved this topic ... meh... pass...

Then the bird names... I understand the need for a unique culture but it became too painful. Kudos to the narrarator for trying to pull it off.

Then an assassin who doesnt... assassinate.

Praise for the volume and the world building. but it's not enough to make me finish the series.

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Epic story lost amidst excessive hatred.

It feels like there is a good story in here, but it gets lost.
1. Many of the characters go out of their way to express bile, bitterness and hatred towards another character. For example, a mother towards her son. And not just an establishing scene of bitterness, it can be a 15 minute rant of vile loathing, often repeating some minor detail over and over. At twenty seconds, the character comes off as unlikeable. At two minutes, utterly insane. At three minutes, it's uncomfortable to listen to. Then it just keeps going. Unfortunately, there are many characters like this. They aren't even the villains.
2. The story opens with some bird people that were killed long ago. But later chapters keep returning to them. All of the bird people people have long, complicated and instantly forgettable names. There are dozens and dozens of these bird people, and all of them have gizzard problems. The narrator does an incredible job saying these long tongue-twister names with quick slick abandon as if they were nothing. But it's like the hundred name opening of the Silmarillion. Do any of these characters matter? It's already established that they're dead.
3. Obvious love triangle.

The above items make this painful to listen to. I don't know if it gets better. I paused at the third long hatred scene. Maybe I'll get back to it.

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Okay or awesome

I have 86 hours left so will keep updating as I go. Love triangle for quite awhile which is bothersome for me who is hungry for action. Then it finally grows out of it and things start getting interesting. Also most importantly exciting magic finally!

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to the author

listen mate I dont know who hurt you or what perceived wrongs happened to you but I hope your next literary expose is less cringe and more binge. Kay byes.

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sound editing

The sound editing could have gone better I was constantly turning the volume up or down depending on whether the actor was yelling or whispering was extremely aggravating

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The Storm Below Box Set (Books 1-5) By: JMD Reid and Narrated by: Zachary Johnson was quite the series. The whole thing ended up being over a hundred hours long so it took me a while to finish the series, but overall I found it to be a good series. I really liked the narration and the audio was top quality. I liked Ary as he was easily my favorite character throughout the books!

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All Ridiculous Drama ... No Real Story

Major respect for the narrator’s pronunciation of the massive number of strange sounding words … I can’t imagine trying to read these on my own. With a solid performance for the other characters he gets four (4) stars.

The World Building was pretty good and interesting with a lot of [what to me were] unique takes on the fantasy genre and would normally score four (4) stars for that as well.

The problem is the story itself … which basically doesn’t exist outside of the personal drama of a dysfunctional (and somewhat repulsive) love triangle. Seriously … the entire first “book” was all about this and made it difficult to continue (I don’t need a story that is almost entirely innuendo that emphasizes such an unhealthy view of sex and relationships). What’s left was marred by characters that were incredibly immature and angry/violent (!!) to the point that I had a lot of difficulty connecting with any of them … and the character interactions were so ridiculously over the top (and twisted) that any attempt at suspension of disbelief was practically impossible. Just pick a trigger and you will probably find it here. I was ready to abandon this story after book one (1), but foolishly gutted it out through book two (2) of five (5) hoping it would get better …

I was given this free advance listener copy (ALC) audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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action adventure love triangle darkness

One entertaining journey for our young Ary. He dreams of love and his new life after mourning his dad for years. Now with the approach of the Stormriders. Their approach changes his goals for his life and those that he love. At the same time with his choice to move forward with protecting those he love and the land he has come to love he changes everything for everyone around him and beyond.

There were some interesting characters. Various species and surroundings to absorb. Each story brought something new and different to the forefront of the series set. The story was well over hundred hours of listening. Even at the speed I listen took over sixty. I could not listen to this one at my regular speed, so I had to settle on something in between. There were a few areas where the volume fluctuated but not enough for me to just stop listening.

Zachary Johnson has narrated many a stories that I have enjoyed. I felt a familiar connection with his voice(s) and the story. You had no issue determining which character of gender was speaking.

Above the Storm - This is where it all began. And where you come to love Ary and the journey he must take. Love triangle and war. Ary Lena and Vel.
Reavers of the Tempest - Contains more action, sky high adventure, more magic and myth, and let us not forget the love triangle that takes a twisted turn or maybe just the way it was always meant to be.
Storm of Tears - I felt this story focused a bit more on Chaylene/Lena. She had struggles and determination. She takes us on her own more personal journey to keep her friends and family safe. Ary becomes more. The story is a true journey.
Golden Darkness Descends - Some of our loved characters from the first three books take on a bigger role. The brightness of the world is not the goodness it portrays. There is also something lurking in the dark.
Shattered Sunlight - The longest of the five. I will give nothing away. You have travled this far. Jump in and travel to the conclusion and see how, when, and why Ary and Chaylene do the things they do.

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Great box set and narration.

JMD Reid did a great job with this series. The box set brings books 1-3 together and is a great adventure! Audio Version: Zachary Johnson did a great job bring the story to life for me.

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gets better as it goes along.

my as well watch day's of our lives or general hospital. Not at all what I was expecting. I don't care or want to know about anyone's love life. The narrator did a decent job. I hate that I waisted a credit on it.
To this point I have listened to 35 hours of it. I'm going to have to take a break from it. the guy screaming is about to burst my eardrums. They could have made better volume adjustments. I bought it so I'm going to finish it.

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  • Nikolai Ivanov
  • 04-23-22

Too much details

The story is littered with with random words to make it "more deep" but its too much. After several hours all i managed to understand is who loves who and the main idea of the book is a complete mistery...

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  • eden searl
  • 07-02-22

Disappointed

I could not even finish the first book, let alone the box set.
Nothing made sense, fish on land, chooks that seem to be human and so much more. Weird weird weird.