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T. Couper

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  • The Way of the Dragon

  • Young Samurai, Book 3
  • By: Chris Bradford
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Samurai are taking sides and, as the blood begins to flow, Jack's warrior training is put to the ultimate test. His survival - and that of his friends - depends upon him mastering the Two Heavens, the secret sword technique of the legendary samurai Masamoto Takeshi. But first Jack must recover his father's prize possession from the deadly ninja Dragon Eye. Can Jack defeat his ruthless enemy? Or will the ninja complete his mission to kill the young samurai?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By T. Couper on 18-11-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

This series has been a rollercoaster of emotions and is performed beautifully. Hurry up Audible and bring us the other 5 books.!!! It’s been a year since this was created!

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  • Half Bad

  • By: Sally Green
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Half Bad by Sally Green, a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches. Read by the actor Carl Prekopp. You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.You get sick if you stay indoors after dark. You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.You've been kept in a cage since you were fourteen. All you've got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average YA teen witch story!

  • By Beccameriel on 20-05-14

Uniquely written and an audible triumph

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

Reviewed: 29-05-16

Brilliantly crafted trilogy that draws you in to the characters: by the way it's uniquely written in the first person from a spoken diary. Add this to the amazing reader and audible sound effects that appear more in the following two books, which were not over done- makes these the best audible books I have read since joining three years ago. Had to buy additional credits because I couldn't wait as I became emotionally invested into the character. You must read all three books in order.

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  • Half Lost

  • By: Sally Green
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Nathan Byrn is running again. The Alliance of Free Witches has been all but destroyed. Scattered and demoralised, constantly pursued by the Council's Hunters, only a bold new strategy can save the rebels from total defeat. They need the missing half of Gabriel's amulet - an ancient artifact with the power to render its bearer invincible in battle. But the amulet's guardian - the reclusive and awesomely powerful witch Ledger - has her own agenda.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was wounded not lost

  • By Beccameriel on 02-05-16

Uniquely Brilliant an Audible Triumph

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

Reviewed: 29-05-16

Brilliantly crafted trilogy that draws you in to the characters: by the way it's uniquely written in the first person from a spoken diary. Add this to the amazing reader and audible sound effects, which were not over done- makes this one of the best audible books I have read since joining three years ago. Had to buy additional credits because I couldn't wait as I became emotionally invested into the character. You must read all three books in order.

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,455
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,438

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Patient Giant of the Fantasy Genre

  • By Simon on 08-01-16

Brilliant after first two chapters

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

Reviewed: 26-05-15

Confusing first two chapters then it all comes together. Wonderfully , in a cant stop listening way. Readers are good except the female reader pronounces one of the characters differently to the male reader

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,273

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greats.

  • By Simon on 05-10-15

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

It's perfect. Have read this book a few times. But this was wonderful and I can listen to it again and again!

  • The Book of Life

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Patrick on 17-07-14

Perfect ending to a great trilogy

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

Reviewed: 30-11-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is the third book and it doesn't disappoint. Having been swept from Elizabethan England back to modern day France and America the story continues it's intrical plot. The story is about love but about beginnings too and about fighting politically and physically for freedom. It becomes very intense in places and you truly swept up with emotion, caring for the main characters as though you have a claim to them. I will continue to follow this author and her books.

What did you like best about this story?

The idea that two people effect races all over the globe.

What does Jennifer Ikeda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She read with pace and emotion. I don't have time to read.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very emotional, some tense moments

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  • The Dream Thieves

  • Raven Cycle Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA supernatural adventure with a twist.

  • By T. Couper on 08-07-14

YA supernatural adventure with a twist.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

What made the experience of listening to The Dream Thieves the most enjoyable?

The southern accent of Will Patton made you feel the southern heat.

What did you like best about this story?

The idea of stealing dream items is unique. The search for a lost king and the social back grounds of 4 very different characters. We know that Blue will kill her true love, we know who it is, yet we are not forced to drown in mushy romantic overkill. There are small touches and thoughts, but the focus stays with the mystery hunt and the developing backgrounds and futures of the characters.

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

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Towards the end it became very exciting and it was hard to stop.

Any additional comments?

Worth reading but the 2nd book. The first is called Raven boys

1 of 1 people found this review helpful