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  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,485

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

Finished this and the wise mans fear and simply started this again...
Brilliant. Really cant wait for the doors of stone. And the reading is as good as it gets. Rupert Degas is an audible legend!

  • Wolf Brother

  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

6,000 years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunters and gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a world steeped in enchantment, menace, and powerful magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A howling bite of a book.

  • By Xander Duffy on 28-12-07

Brilliant accompaniment to Y5 stone age topic.

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

Listening to the story and plotting Torak's journey on the map. Being able to use Sir Ian Mckellen to model good reading to my 9 & 10 year olds was an absolute pleasure. He performs every single word. Thank you.

  • The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

  • By: Alex Bell
  • Narrated by: Dan Bottomley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages.... When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition, will they be able to cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read far to fast.

  • By richard on 18-12-18

Read far to fast.

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

Prior to this I listened Wolf Brother read by Sir Ian McKellen. If you want to know why I gave this a 1. Listen to that...

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,928

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Oh yes! Oh yes!

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

Spellbinding absolutely wonderful tale from the word of dark materials. What a performance from Micheal Sheen!

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by a very poor last third

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-18

Superb analysis.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

What made the experience of listening to Lost Connections the most enjoyable?

Johann is Morpheus you are Neo.

Who was your favorite character and why?

NA

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

No. I will be downloading 'chasing the scream' next.

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

Too busy for that.

Any additional comments?

Thank you.

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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,225
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,202

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Mastery.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Everything about this collection and its reading is quite simply full of mastery. Thank you.