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Download Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,287 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. E. Modesitt Jr. Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L'Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan - in another two years.

Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager - one of the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real.

Rhenn is forced to leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle. Because of their abilities (they can do accidental magic even while asleep), and because they are both feared and vulnerable, imagers must live separately from the rest of society.

In this new life, Rhenn discovers that all too many of the truths he knew were nothing of the sort. Every day brings a new threat to his life. He makes a powerful enemy while righting a wrong, and he begins to learn to do magic in secret.

Imager is the innovative and enchanting opening of an involving new fantasy story. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Vanderlip | 2/15/2014

    " Solid, enjoyable, straightforward story telling in a well created world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 2/14/2014

    " The book features an enjoyable premise (the ability of certain people to "image" material objects into existence), as well as the foundation of an interesting Victorian-era France-like setting, but too much of it reads like Imaging 101, and what action exists grows quickly repetitious. Add to that a lackluster narrator and superfluous details of every stripe, and I'll have to admit I finally gave up and started skimming the last third or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 2/6/2014

    " Standard fair from Modesitt, but the setting/magic system is interesting as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten Kowalewski | 2/5/2014

    " Not that it means much, since it's still January, but this is easily my favorite of the year so far. I love the Nameless concept that permeates the book, and although Rhenn isn't exactly warm and cuddly, he is fascinating and sympathetic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/26/2014

    " Hmm, I don't really know if I'm allowed to rate this book since I only got a few pages in. I feel bad, but I just couldn't keep reading. I felt overwhelmed with new information about this world/culture etc that this book takes place in. My little opinion is that I think authors need to carefully and sublty take you into their world and not just drench you with new information all at once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/20/2014

    " The protagonist in this book is almost a clone of the main characters in Modesitt's other works, but not as interesting. The story is decent, but gets bogged down with the political philosophy of the world. Author also pays excessive attention to foods and wines, which gets rather annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Culver | 12/20/2013

    " This was an excellent start to a new series. The book is primarily setup for the character and world but there was plenty of things happening to keep me entertained. I would recommend this book to any fan of L.E. Modesitt Jr. as well as any fans of the Fantasy genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan | 12/19/2013

    " This was the first book by Modesitt I read and it was amazing. Very rich in world-building details, sometimes oppressively so, but hugely entertaining. It is written from first person and does not have parallel plot lines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/18/2013

    " I loved this series. This first book in the Imager series starts with the hero as a young man in the process of maturing and learning about the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 12/3/2013

    " I really enjoy the philosophizing about politics, war and religion, and that the main character was originally a portraitist before he discovered his "imaging" skills. Super fun on audiobook, look forward to continuing! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon | 11/26/2013

    " I could tell from the first page that I wouldn't like this book. I just don't care for the authors writing style. I hated it so bad that I never even got deep enough to rate the story or anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/30/2013

    " This is the first Modesitt, Jr I have read and it was pretty good. The similarity to Renaissance Europe is pretty clear and makes it easy to understand the side stories. The intrigue is not too complex and the magic is easy to understand. If you are not into high fantasy, then this is a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 9/13/2013

    " Still reading - the copy I have is missing 32 critical pages at the end. need to find a complete copy so I can finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 3/12/2013

    " I like the character's name, "Rhennthyl" -- and the consideration given to training a counter-spy. However, our character ruminates so slowly that readers may want to hit him up the side of his head. One wonders why the vibrant Pharsi love interest puts up with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/7/2012

    " A little slow to start off with, but it reminds me a lot of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books, with a little more of the darker side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 3/3/2012

    " I would have rated this book higher if it had hooked me faster. I honestly almost gave up on it in the first few chapters. I'm very glad that I stuck it out, though, and happier still that I kept reading the series. I think that he could have swept us up into the imaging concept faster. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirk Aulenbach | 8/25/2010

    " Neat premise. Not enough action until the end. I'll still read the next ones in the series, but wasn't on the edge of my seat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teot | 2/8/2010

    " To tell you the truth this put me half to sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 11/5/2009

    " Another example as to why I keep reading Modesitt. Interesting world. Main character learning about how the world works with the reader. Disasters, romance, and food. Fun stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Bonesteel | 9/24/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next. "

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