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Robyn

Robyn SWINDON, United Kingdom Member Since 2011

I get bored quickly so take ages choosing my books. Preferred authors incl Sanderson, Rothfuss, PBrett, ....tho' C Harris makes me laugh too

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  • "This is a special book"

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    I delayed reading this - it just looked dull/unappealing. Boy was I wrong.
    42 hours of listening pleasure! It's got everything - intrigue, humour, well developed characters, great plot.

    According to Ken Follett himself, this is a book which has grown in popularity with time, and by word of mouth - and you can see why.

    If you enjoy full, detailed, and well constructed epics, then treat yourself with this. It's not hard going despite it's length.

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    The Pillars of the Earth

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    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

    Robert says: "The Pillars of the Earth"
  • "Easy listen"

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    I'm giving this 4 stars, not because it's a brilliant story, but because as a young adult / teenage read it's fine! A superman-meets-Percy Jackson, which although predictable in the "alien boy falls in love with human girl" kind of way, it's still a very easy listen, and will undoubtedly appeal to the young adult market. I agree with one of the previous reviewer's comments regarding the kissing....although I have no aversion to the act, there is a tad much of it here, and it does become a little nauseating after a while. It's better than a 3 star, but it does fall short of 5 in that it's just a little too predictable.....

    The introduction states the authors name, and then that the book is PERFORMED by Adam Kaplan (as opposed to "narrated by"), and I have to give credit where credit is due - he's pretty good! He sounds like a teenage boy one minute, and then a fifty year old Frenchman the next, and this does make listening easier when it comes to identifying who is who....

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    I Am Number Four: Lorien Legacies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Adam Kaplan
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    John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.But you can't run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about - and who care about him.

    Lukasz says: "Reader must be under 18"
  • "Great stuff"

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    This is supposed to be Abercrombie for the young adult market. Well this "older adult" is quite happy with it too!

    Not quite as gritty as the First Law Trilogy, but equally engaging and raw, and still enough blood and guts to satisfy an Abercrombie fan.

    Roll on book 2......

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    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1

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    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
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    Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

    Karen says: "Not just for YA or (Joe you had me worried)"
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