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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,600
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,564
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,533

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

good listern

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

Reviewed: 20-05-16

wanted to keep listerning. Very imaginative. Excellent narration. Felt he was the stranded person

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

Would you listen to A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms again? Why?

I enjoyed this narrator Far better than on the main series. I lister because I love the stories.

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

More listenable

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

No

  • Changeling

  • Order of Darkness, Book 1
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Charlie Cox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

The year is 1492. Sixteen-year-old Titus Devere is thrown out of his religious order after proving that a divine revelation (blood streaming from a religious icon) was a fake, using his knowledge of Moorish science. He is brilliant and gorgeous but, cast as a heretic, he is sent to the Vatican in Rome where he expects to be punished or executed. Instead he is recruited into a secret order investigating strange occurrences across Europe. Known as The Order of the Dragon, it is headed up by a mysterious man with a tattoo of a coiled dragon on his arm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1

  • By Diane on 06-02-13

Changeling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-12

A different novel from Phillippa. I found it interesting. A light listern with good narration

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lose yourself in 16th century England

  • By Phil on 22-01-10

Wolf Hall

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-12

Another light look at the tudor period. It was interesting to hear a story from a different perspective. Ienjoyed the narration

  • The Boleyn Inheritance

  • Boleyn, Book 2
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

The last Boleyn is Jane, Lady Rochford - widow of the disgraced George Boleyn. Caught in the intrigues of the Tudor court, she maneuvers for personal position as her family, in turn, tries to manipulate her. The king has married again; his bride is the deceptively astute Anne of Cleves. Her wits are tested as she senses a trap closing around her, with the Howards ready to take advantage of her fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-09-18

The Boleyn Inheritance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-12

Another saga of the tudors. I loved the narration. Emilia Fox is excellent