Tales of the Left Hand, Book One


Read by John Meagher

(4.7 stars; 534 reviews)

In the tropical-island region known as the Frees, magic is growing stronger, and gunpowder is becoming less reliable. Amid this world of "swashbuckling, intrigue, and a dash of magic," two adventurers literally run into each other and are forced to fight together against pirates, sinister assassins and powerful merchant families, in the process developing a most unlikely friendship.

Tesca is the Left Hand, a spy and assassin serving the Duke of Kohaya, ruler of one of the independent realms within the Frees. Kayrla is a sailor and sometime pirate with a few magical tricks up her sleeve. While fleeing the wrath of her former captain, Kayrla collides with Tesca, who’s on a mission of his own, and her captain, assuming them to be partners, sics his crew on both of them. Cutting their way free of the pirates' wrath, the pair come to realize that they make a very effective team, but will their combined talents be enough to stop an assassin seeking the Duke’s life, and who appears to be more than a match for either Tesca’s blades or Kayrla’s magic?


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Surprisingly great


(5 stars)

When I listen to self published authors I expect story warts and writing issues. I did not find them here. The first couple chapters may be a little dry but after that it takes off. The story is engaging, the writing is clever, the characters are charming, even the authors voice acting is well done. All in all this story is on par with works from my favorite professional fantasy authors. I have to say, I'm now a fan.

Good read


(5 stars)

Narration would be improved by slowing down and possibly listening to Neil Gaiman narration for tips. Story was delightful and engaging. Sort of felt like maybe I was listening to a D&D run. Some may like that, some not. (Not a D&D player, so don't know how accurate that is. Just what I felt like listening to it)

Great Adventure


(5 stars)

Thanks for an exciting story and excellent narration. Loved the pace and character voices each so distinctive. Couldn't put it down!

Excellent story, beautifully read


(5 stars)

I completely enjoyed this book. It was one of the best fantasy stories I listen to a long time. I find myself eager to hear the next chapter time and time again. The characters were fantastic, very interesting, some likeable and others despicable. I can't wait for book 2. Definitely worth a listen.


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More more more! What a great adventure story: thoroughly developed characters, interesting world, twisted plot, and freaking amazing voice acting. Seriously. AMAZING. I'm thinking, there's no way this is one guy doing all these voices... but it is and, get this, he wrote it all too. So, definitely sending some ...


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This book seems like something that one would find from TOR with an audiobook version in Audible.com by Audio Renaisance or something. Excellent writing voice, character development, and grammar; realistic dialog and professionally voiced and edited audio. It is not easy for most people to have individual voices for many ...

great great great!


(5 stars)

what a tale! what a narrorator! wow! I can't wait to get my hooks on the next book. this series has me hooked. Very clever plot, loveable relatable characters, and great visuals. Feels like an adventurous vacation. and the accents are some of the best I've heard!

excellent!


(5 stars)

I simply enjoyed this from end to end. Characters, plot and voice animation made it so easy to visualise it was like watching a movie in my head. thanks heaps to the author for both writing and reading! ...off to find book 2 and continue my 'movie viewing'.