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  • The Quest of the Cubs

  • Bears of the Ice, Book 1
  • By: Kathryn Lasky
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow. Cubs First and Second don't know any of this. Although they're twins, they couldn't be more different. First loves imagining stories, while his adventurous sister, Jytte, wants to live them. When their mother is taken prisoner, the cubs' world falls apart. They know they have to rescue her, but how can two cubs who've barely learned to hunt survive a treacherous journey across the ice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Kristie on 05-07-18

brilliant

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Reviewed: 05-07-18

absolutely brilliant book. can't wait for the next book to be available. also waiting on the earlier series to be available on audio

  • Memnoch the Devil

  • The Vampire Chronicles 5
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

In this terrifying novel from the phenomenally successful Anne Rice, the illustrious vampire Lestat makes a Faustian pact with devil. Satan has come to New Orleans with an enticing proposition. Under the name Memnoch, this lord of darkness takes Lestat on a tour through the boundaries of space and time, offering an alternative and personalised account of the Bible, exploring the events which shaped our world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Memnoch the Bore

  • By Barbara on 24-01-18

Loved this book

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Reviewed: 15-06-18

As with all the books so far in this series I have loved listening to Simon Vance bring Anne Rice's words to life

  • The Tale of the Body Thief

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Lestat speaks. Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals - for centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Lestat is alone. And suddenly, all his vampire rationale - everything he has come to believe and feel safe with - is called into question. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Guilty Pleasure

  • By Barbara on 19-01-18

loved this book

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Reviewed: 07-06-18

As with the other books in this series so far I have loved this instalment

  • The Queen of the Damned

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to "save" mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the Best Piece of Vampire Fiction

  • By Melissa on 09-03-12

a great listen

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Reviewed: 10-05-18

loving this series of audio books, i would definitely recommend them to anyone who is interested in supernatural fiction

  • The Vampire Lestat

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By GMJ on 14-04-13

Once again 5 star hit

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Reviewed: 14-03-18

I am loving this series, well and truly recommended. Simon Vance is fantastic at bringing Anne Rice's words to life, this duo is unbeatable.

  • The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756

The thrilling second book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, read by the author and a full cast. In this stunning sequel to Northern Lights, the intrepid Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon, Pantalaimon, find themselves in a shimmering, haunted other world – Cittagazze where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. Here she meets twelve-year-old Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book... but why the changes?

  • By Kirsty on 06-01-08

Loved it

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Reviewed: 02-11-17

Loved it just as much as the first 1. Can't wait to listen to the next book.

  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,737

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

  • By Clair on 16-10-07

Great

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Reviewed: 05-10-17

I normally listen to unabridged audiobooks, but this version was fantastic I thoroughly enjoyed it, a definite recommendation to other listeners