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  • The Grey Horse

  • By: R. A. MacAvoy
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. Into the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shape-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book. really enjoyed it

  • By Anonymous User on 03-05-14

excellent book. really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Grey Horse to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily better. But it helped understand how the old Gaelic was pronounced

Who was your favorite character and why?

Definitely Ruairi. A very likeable rogue. Full of mischief

Which character – as performed by Steve Coulter – was your favourite?

The horse

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Two moments. The end of the race. And after the capture of the little black king

Any additional comments?

You have to feel sorry for ruairi when they go to geld the grey horse

  • Daughter of the Empire

  • By: Raymond E. Feist, Janny Wurts
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 494

Enter the mysterious and exotic world of Kelewan.… Mara, the youngest child of the ancient and noble Acoma family, is about to take her pledge of servitude to the goddess Lashima when the ceremony is disrupted by news of her father and brother's deaths in battle. Despite her grief, as the only surviving member of her house, Mara must now take up the mantles of Ruling Lady. But she soon discovers betrayal at the heart of her family's loss, and the Acoma's enemies have brought her house to the brink of utter destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must LISTEN!

  • By Fab on 01-10-16

Plot within plot.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-14

Would you listen to Daughter of the Empire again? Why?

Yes. It is one of my favorite fantasy books.

How could the performance have been better?

The reader sounded like she had never seen the book before, and wasn't interested in it

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It took 2 work days (I drive motorways all day)

Any additional comments?

Can we have the next books in the series please. But with a different reader if possible

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

If society collapsed, could you survive?

When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A review for the whole series so far books 1-5

  • By Gary on 17-03-15

Going home. I was gripped form the start

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

Reviewed: 17-04-14

Where does Going Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed this. (and the next 2 in the series) I get through about 4 audiobooks a month. I would place this in the top 10.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Difficult to decide between Morgan and Thad. Both do what has to be done. but neither like doing it.

Have you listened to any of Duke Fontaine’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Other than the next books in this series, No. But I will look for out for some. I liked his reading style. It sounded like he was enjoying the book too

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ice Station

  • Shane Schofield, Book 1
  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal. Led by enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a team of crack United States Marines is sent to the station to secure this discovery for their country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Madly Marvellous Mayhem

  • By Simon on 25-10-15

Ice Station

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-12

This was my introduction to Matthew Reilly. I really enjoyed it. Slightly unusual plot. Action packed with blood, guns, whales, armys and plenty of battles. Also the odd bit humour. ( I'm the hero of this book. I can't die) I have since listened to the next two in the series (Area 7 and Scarecrow)
Sean Mangan is an exellent reader. The book just comes alive. And leaves you breathless.
I am now a Matthew Reilly fan