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  • Anathema

  • Causal Enchantment, Book 1
  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots, and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn 18 and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone. When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she's found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie's assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and Steady

  • By DaBiffster on 17-03-16

Slow and Steady

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

Reviewed: 17-03-16

Found it a bit slow to start with, but 3 or 4 chapters in, I was hooked. Also not a book I would go for but the premise intrigued me to the point that I had to purchase this book.

The narrator made this book for me, as it is one of those cases like Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,992
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,777

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

A book I couldn't turn off

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

This is a book I could not turn off. It was one of the best stories iv'e listened to, most books are a little predictable of what is going to happen, this wasn't one of them. Probably due to the fact i don't know much about the 80's and I didn't get all the references, it was a completely new world to me, (despite being born a couple of weeks after the 80's ended). although small parts were predictable i wasn't able to predict how the story would get there adding more to my intrigue. normally a book this long would take me about 2 weeks, listening on my commute to uni, yet although Will Wheaton's voice did resemble paint drying to me at points during long descriptions, I listened to it in a few days, which surprised me.

  • 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 6,769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,291

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

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

One of the hardest yet most enjoyable listens I've ever had the pleasure to endure.

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  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565

When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual, which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Karen on 17-05-07

So glad I listened first (before seeing the film)

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

I'd been meaning to read/listen to this book for over a year, as it was recommended to me several times, and the moment I heard it was being adapted to screen, it gave me that push I needed.

And simply put, I LOVED IT, in my opinion, this is one of the few books in existence to have the perfect narrator, the only other time I have felt like this was listening to the Harry Potter series with Steven Fry.

This story also made me feel an awful lot of emotions, I was; laughing, scared, worried, happy, joyous, pity, relief plus many more. but the ending gave me a feeling that only this book has given me... *SPOILER* (scroll down to continue)















When the bombs hit Himmel Street and Liesel is the only survivor I was crying as she was making her way through the victims, I couldn't help but cry as I felt helpless and wanted to comfort and cuddle Liesel and when death describes taking Liesel's soul at the end, I was crying with happiness, and only this book has ever made me do that, as it takes a lot for me to cry over a book and I cried at the end of the film as all the emotions i felt from the book came back to me and it is even harder for me to cry watching TV/Movie.

Hope you love it as much as I did.

  • Shada

  • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
  • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
  • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By DaBiffster on 01-12-13

Absolutely Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

SHADA is one of the best books I have listened to so far. And with Lalla Ward narrating made it even more special for me, as she played Romana 2, alongside Tom Baker in the classic series.
At first I wasn't sure with the sound effects used, but after the first couple of chapters it grew on me, and it adds that extra bit to the book, as I felt it helped with the moods you should be experiencing at that point, and that makes the listening experience much more enjoyable and immersive.

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