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  • Protector of the Realm

  • Supreme Constellations, Book One
  • By: Gun Brooke
  • Narrated by: Hilarie Mukavitz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

With the fate of entire civilisations at risk, the galactic battleground makes for unusual alliances and unexpected passions as two women from very different worlds join forces. When Commodore Rae Jacelon of the Gamma VI space station apprehends the alluring but dangerous Kellen O'Dal, it is the start of an unlikely alliance and a breathtaking attraction. Against all advice, Jacelon decides to trust the mysterious O'Dal, risking her career and her life, and a daring intergalactic romance ensues, set against the backdrop of a space adventure filled with suspense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Kirsty on 19-11-17

Great series

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

Reviewed: 19-11-17

I’ve read all the books in this series, several times and was eagerly anticipating the first of them being in audio. However, I have to agree that the narration is bad. When voicing characters for audio books are the narrators given any direction as to who the characters are based on? I always find that when listening to lesbian fiction in audible most of the narrators seem to think one of the two main leads has a deep voice. Please, we are not trying to be or sound like men, we are women and speak with normal female voices. Just because of one the characters acts butch, doesn’t mean their voice is as well. Let’s try and be realist here audible. So far your best narrators are Lisa Cordileone and Hollie Jackson in this genre.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,533

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Masterful

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

Reviewed: 19-11-15

Stunning story well told and written. Completely captivated by the unraveling story. Brilliant, thrilling and full of humour!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,215

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

Great classic mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-12-13

What did you like most about The Cuckoo's Calling?

I bought this before all the hype of who the actual author was, but I have to say having read all the Harry Potter books I was a bit dubious about this book. Could she pull it off? The simple answer to this is yes, and in bucket loads. Without giving any of the story away, this books is a classic whodunnit, there are elements of Dashiell Hammett and Rex Stout to name a few of the great authors from the past. Our intrepid hero is captured perfectly by Rowling in this tale of secrets and lies. Our hero has his trusty sidekick who is just as accomplished as he in gathering information. The dynamic between our hero and heroine is well balanced and you can practically see the cogs turning when they collaborate together on the case.

The narration is well done, Glenister lends his talents to allowing you feel each of the characters in turn through his narration.

Having listened to the audio version I really want to read the book myself...

What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

The narration is well done, Glenister lends his talents to allowing you to be a part each of the characters in turn through his narration.

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  • Arrows of the Queen

  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Carole Edie Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Talia has always known that she isn't suited for the life her elders have chosen for her. As part of a small, conservative community, she's never been allowed beyond the boundaries of her father's lands. Her only window to the outside world has been the few books she's been allowed to read, but this only fuels her desire to know more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Escapism pure and simple

  • By Sydney on 25-08-13

Great Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-12

This is a great book to read and listen to. When will the remaining two books in the series be produced?