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  • Look Behind You

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by the narrator

  • By Deborah on 04-08-15

gripping

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

Reviewed: 13-08-17

fantastic book. wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is squeamish though as it's very detailed

  • Followed by Frost

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town - until she rejects a strange man's marriage proposal, and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha's desire for life proves stronger than despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too good for words

  • By lyn on 21-06-17

Too good for words

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-17

I cannot put into words how original, touching, emotive, fun, unique this book is. Another fantastic story from Charlie. Holmberg

  • The Glass Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By lyn on 09-06-17

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Did not expect it to be what it is - fantastic! The timing throughout was spot on

  • The Paper Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Strange choice in narrator

  • By L on 23-09-14

Different

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Once I got used to the American take on an English accent I really enjoyed this, very different from what I'd thought it was going to be, looking forward to the next one in the series

  • Marked

  • Servants of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Fine
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don't know - including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis - is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are "Marked" by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed 😞

  • By lyn on 31-05-17

Very disappointed 😞

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-17

The narrator was so monotone and lack lustre that I didn't get past the 2nd chapter
Sarah Fine is an author I usually don't hesitate in buying but I regretted this one. Maybe a better narrator would have helped but I don't like the robotic sound of this one

  • Reliquary

  • Reliquary Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Fine
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Mattie Carver's engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real - and Ben is hooked. It's not the stuff of storybooks. It's wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reliquary

  • By karen on 17-06-16

Maybe not so predictable

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

Wondered how the 2nd book could be even nearly as great as the 1st but I shouldn't have worried it was awesome and not as predictable as I thought it might have been
The narrator really hooked me in and kept me relating pressing the stop button!!
Overall great

  • Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn't know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from. When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch's gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • unlistenable!

  • By kath t. on 03-09-17

Brilliant!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

So very very clever, I was hooked from the start. I cannot really say much more other than - this is one of the most creative storylines I've come across in a very long time

  • The Paladin Caper

  • Rogues of the Republic, Book 3
  • By: Patrick Weekes
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Loch and her crew are determined to stop the ancients from returning to reclaim the world they once ruled, but the kidnapping of a friend throws their plans awry. When a desperate rescue turns into a shocking reunion, the ancients return and seize power. Determined to stop them, Loch and the group look for a way to close the gate to the ancients' world, but this time, they find themselves up against an enemy that has insinuated itself into the highest ranks of the Republic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By lyn on 17-04-17

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-17

I'm disappointed the books are finished but what a brilliant final book, there was no sign of the author writing it to just get it over with. Great!

  • The Prophecy Con

  • Rogues of the Republic, Book 2
  • By: Patrick Weekes
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Who would have thought a book of naughty poems by elves could mean the difference between war and peace? But if stealing the precious volume will keep the Republic and the Empire from tearing out each other's throats, rogue soldier Isafesira de Lochenville - "Loch" to friends and foes alike - is willing to do the dishonest honors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consistently good

  • By lyn on 05-04-17

Consistently good

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Often I don't enjoy the 2nd book bit I couldn't get enough. The character development was well paced and the detail allowed a clear picture in my mind of what was happening, what people looked like, etc. Looking forward to the next instalment

  • The Palace Job

  • By: Patrick Weekes
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasn’t in jail. The plan: To steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but is now in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so, Loch - former soldier, former prisoner, and current fugitive - must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shape shifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical war hammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • UNBEARABLE narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-07-16

Very clever

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

Reviewed: 26-03-17

It was finished all too quickly. Great character development, interesting storyline. And don't forget the humour too!