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  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very disappointing, very repetitive.

  • By Lyn on 15-09-13

Pure Dan Brown

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

Reviewed: 04-12-13

If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

Intrigue, mystery, fascinating

What did you like best about this story?

Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.

Any additional comments?

If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.

  • Rush

  • The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable. only so so

  • By lizzy on 22-04-13

Very average in every way

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

Reviewed: 04-12-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Characters are quite flat and although it wasn't an unpleasant experience, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.

What was most disappointing about Maya Banks’s story?

Story is very predictable and no real surprises.

What three words best describe Adam Paul’s voice?

Took me a while to get used to having a male voice ina story I felt was more suited to a femine one, but he did grow on me...

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Out of curiosity yes, but I can't see it becoming a big success...

Any additional comments?

If you've read 50 Shades, you'll be disappointed.

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  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

Good twists!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-13

Enjoyed the slow start which set the background and the suspense. Enjoyed the twists and turns. Disappointed by the ending though...

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  • Blackwood Farm

  • The Vampire Chronicles
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm brings together the Vampire Chronicles and the story of the Mayfair Witches, and is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Rice at her best

  • By Brian on 30-04-08

Anne Rice et her best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-13

I love Anne Rice but felt that some of her recent novels were getting "samey". This one and Blood Canticle revive the spitrit and includes Vampires, witches and Taltos. Highly recommended if you are an Anne Rice fan and haven't come across these yet. You'll love them!