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  • Glass Sword

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different. Mare's blood is red - the colour of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speechless

  • By Thanuja on 31-05-16

Speechless

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

Reviewed: 31-05-16

I honestly expected nothing much for a sequel, but Aveyard and Dolan made me regret ever having thought that. Brilliant plot, amazing performance, it's a re-hear for me, even if I'd have to go through some of the most heart wrenching moments again.

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  • Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • By: James Thurber
  • Narrated by: Ben Stiller
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 604

Mild-mannered Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. This well-known and beloved tale has launched its famous protagonist into the cultural lexicon, warranting his inclusion in English-language dictionaries and countless anthologies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but sweet

  • By Boggy of Bucks on 03-06-15

Perfect short read of life.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

Very realistic and relatable, I found myself enjoying this more than I thought I would. Ben Stiller's narration helped a lot, specially with the dialogs and you can't not be delved into the story.

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  • FREE FIRST CHAPTER: The Devil's Bounty

  • By: Sean Black
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

Convicted of a series of horrific crimes against young women in the up-market California town of Santa Barbara, wealthy playboy Charlie Mendez has fled across the US border into Mexico. As one bounty hunter after another meets a grisly end at the hands of the murderous drug cartel his family have hired to keep him safe, it seems that Mendez is one fugitive destined to remain beyond the reach of the law. Or at least that's how it looks until one determined victim persuades high-end security specialist Ryan Lock and his partner, retired Marine Ty Johnson, to take on the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By The Dogs Mum on 19-03-16

Caught me right from the beginning.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

If this little excerpt didn't get you into this book, I don't know what will. Harsh words, harsh characters portraying a harsh reality, the main character strong and weak at the same time, I couldn't have asked for a better plot.