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  • The White Mountains

  • Tripods Series, Book 1
  • By: John Christopher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

In the first book of John Christopher's classic series, it is the year 2100, and the world is controlled by the machines called Tripods. Life goes on largely as it had in the pre-industrial era, as all of humanity is subject to mental controls which prevent anyone from challenging the established order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saw the TV programme as a kid in 80's

  • By karl on 14-09-13

loved it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What did you like most about The White Mountains?

I remember watching the 80s series so was really glad the actual books were available on audible. Loved the story, the only thing wrong with it is it was too short.

What did you like best about this story?

Earth in the future

Have you listened to any of William Gaminara’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

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  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children, Book 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blonde, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, love, love

  • By Jacki on 23-12-12

Love, love, love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

And love this story. Bet series ever. You have got to read it, it will make you mad and sad, happy, excited, shocked.

  • Book of a Thousand Days

  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Mixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first the girl is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren’s true love, Khan Tegus - though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But their circumstances soon grow desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Jacki on 23-12-12

Lovely

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Really lovely story. Even though the main character is locked in a tower, there's plenty of action with a traditional happy ever after ending.

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