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  • Shadow's Edge

  • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

Kylar has rejected the assassin's life. In the wake of the Godking's violent coup, both his master and his closest friend are dead. His friend was Logan Gyre, heir to Cenaria’s throne, but few of the ruling class survive to mourn his loss. So Kylar is starting over: new city, new companions and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might be alive, trapped and in hiding, Kylar faces an impossible choice. He could give up the way of shadows forever and find peace with his young family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb.

  • By Ian C Dando on 06-06-15

Not great

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

I devoured the paperback version of part one to this trilogy and found this audio version of part two a huge disappointment. The narration was very poor and the storyline disjointed and increasingly ridiculous.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,942

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

offensively bad American nonsense

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

Reviewed: 14-12-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A semi-plausible storyline would be a good start.

What could Gillian Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write like an adult instead of a pretentious twelve year old.

What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance?

That she was reading such s dreadful book. It's not her fault I suppose...

What character would you cut from Gone Girl?

The lead. Oh and everyone else. All the characters were superficial.

Any additional comments?

Don't bother.

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,075

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

Worth sticking it out

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-10

This book took me so long to get into! The exceedingly slow pace and dull narration were, to begin with, so extreme that I listened to this book on my ipod to get myself to sleep. It worked so well that after just 15min or so I would doze off, it took months for me to get anywhere and I wasn't even sure what- if anything was happening. Then one night everything changed, I went from lying comfortably to sitting bolt upright listening avidly. I've been hooked since and have just downloaded the third in the series.
Slightly disappointing is that the erratic changes of pace are solely down to some graphic, at times gratuitous violence; leaving one feeling a little guilty about appreciating it. Sex and violence sell though and I doubt this would be a bestseller without it- it would be too boring. Hopefully the author will balance this out a bit in future so that his books are enjoyable all the way through and a bit less seedy.