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Karolina Patrickson

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  • Anne of Avonlea

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Following "Anne of Green Gables" (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Anne!

  • By Karolina Patrickson on 22-09-18

Love Anne!

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

I really liked the second book and seeing all the familiar faces again. The narrator was a bit fast which suited me but could be a problem for someone. The book is 2 hours longer when read by someone else so that says something but I loved it anyway. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,719
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,724

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Stephen Fry makes Potter so much better!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I read it so many times and finally decided to give the Audio book a go. Fry makes it so much better and now I just want to start the next one!

  • The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (History Revealed, Series 1)

  • By: Jonny Wilkes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

As the pinnacle of antiquity's ability in engineering, architecture and artistic beauty, they still cast their shadow over human endeavour today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good bits of history

  • By Karolina Patrickson on 11-07-18

Good bits of history

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I really enjoyed listening about different events in the history. Most of them I wouldn't choose myself but that's why it was so good. I hope the second series will come out soon.

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Naomi Alderman, Thomas Judd, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535

'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.' Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Mrs Charlotte Gaeta on 22-02-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

Very interesting concept and definitely thought provoking. I liked all the characters and thought they were developed very well. The performance was really good and the accents were spot on. Worth a read.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Dance with Dragons. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative a little disappointing 😕

  • By Anna on 06-05-15

Sooooooo long!

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

It took me well over 6 weeks to finish this and I'm so proud of myself now! I liked it just like the others but now that the book 6 is not coming out this year I will have to wait to see what happens to all the characters. I agree with other people that the accents were changed by Mr Dotrice but I didn't mind that much and I will miss him from the next book.

  • The Nearly-Weds

  • By: Jane Costello
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

After being jilted at the altar, Zoe Moore flees to Boston, America, where she works as nanny to five-year-old Ruby Miller and her little brother, Samuel. Ruby and Samuel lost their mother in an accident; their father, Ryan Miller, is so wrapped up in his grief that he barely notices his two children. Whatever happened to the loving man she keeps hearing about from his neighbours?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a re listen

  • By Shauna on 13-03-17

Great Chick lit

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

I really liked this booked even if it was a bit simple and exasperating at times. There were some laugh out loud moments but also some unbelievable ones. Zoe was a lovely character but should have stood up to Ryan, Jason and her Mum much sooner. Maybe then I wouldn't be shouting at her in my car. Overall good book if you need a break from something heavier.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,899

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Love it, love it, love it!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Not for a long time has a book made me laugh, cry and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Timeless classic that I will definitely listen to again.

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A comic book in wolf's clothing

  • By Moominmamma on 17-08-13

Great book spoiled by narration

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

I loved the idea of this fairy tale and I thought it to be absolutely beautiful but unfortunately the narration didn't suit the book at all. The pronunciations and accents were very annoying and took me ages to get used to it. Glad I persevered with the book as it was amazing.

  • A Feast for Crows

  • Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Feast for Crows. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Feast for Crows is the fourth volume in the series. The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whats going on with the accents?

  • By Karen on 29-12-11

Good book but let down by performance

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I like the performance but some of the sound effects drive me crazy! The coughing is truly awful! I really liked the book and it was very easy to listen to, now that I know who everyone is.

  • The End of the World Running Club

  • By: Adrian J. Walker
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932

Do the impossible or lose your family forever.... Edgar Hill, unsympathetic husband and halfhearted father, finds himself in a hopeless situation. Despite all his best efforts, he hasn't managed to keep his family together. In fact they are further from him than ever - 550 miles, to be precise. And in a world near annihilated by a terrible disaster, leaving the UK harsh and brutal, uncrossable by car or bike, his journey to find his loved ones will be fraught with challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've listened to all year

  • By Jim Eccleston on 06-11-16

Great Run!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

The book was very involving and I care for all the characters. The performance was absolutely fantastic and I couldn't believe it was just one person reading it! Would definitely recommend it.