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  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: David Ahmad, Raghad Chaar, Mandana Jones, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

In Volume 2 of Arabian Nights we return to Sultan Shahriyar’s palace where Scheherezade is using her spellbinding storytelling abilities to save both her and her sister’s lives. As much as the Sultan wants to kill her, each night he is drawn in by her tales and spares them. Scheherezade weaves a long, winding and exciting tale about Sinbad the Sailor, a reckless young man who has inherited his father’s wealth and spends it foolishly. His debts eventually force him to leave Baghdad and find his way alone. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By sora on 17-01-19

Doesn't Live up to Volume 1

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

Volume 2 encompasses the tales of Sinbad the Sailor. There is much adventure but these adventures are accompanied by a great deal of shouting and screaming which was not terribly appealing. There was also no advancement of the relationship between Scherezade and her Sultan which was disappointing.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • May have been more enjoyable with another narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-18

What a Madcap World

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Having missed the movie, I thought I'd dip into this crazy world. Colourful, unbelievable and almost irresistible. If you're looking for a romp and a glimpse of Crazy Rich Asians, you won't be disappointed!

  • A Dangerous Fortune

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A splendid melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 22-05-14

Rollicking Yarn

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Great entertainment. Set against a background of the banking world of the mid to late 1800's - not very different from today! Peopled with intriguing and believable characters. Beautifully written and perfectly delivered. Thank you Ken Follett and Michael Page.

  • Lost for Words

  • By: Stephanie Butland
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people, and her job in a York bookshop is her refuge. If you look carefully, you might see the first lines of the novels she loves the most tattooed on her skin, but there are secrets Loveday will never share. Into the bookshop come a poet, a lover, a friend and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories she wants to forget. Turning the pages of her past will be the hardest thing Loveday has ever done. Can she trust those around her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Special

  • By Jordan Brewitt-Taylor on 13-08-17

Reaches Parts Other Books Don't...

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Not sure how I stumbled across this book of delights, but am so glad I did.The writing breathes exquisite new life into a tale of redemption, with the characterisations full of depth and originality and the narration fabulously nuanced. I was alternately moved and entertained by every unexpected development. Lovely.

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  • Drawing the Dragon

  • The GwenSeven Saga, Book 1
  • By: April Adams
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Drawing the Dragon is a genre-fusion tale of what happens after humans leave Earth - only scratching the star-strewn surface of what they discover about the universe and themselves. A story about the power of intention, galvanized by compelling villains and passionately charged heroes. Both sides learn that hate consumes reason, love can cross any distance, and reality is what you make it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Lovers of Sci-FI

  • By Angela C on 25-07-18

For Lovers of Sci-FI

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

Reviewed: 25-07-18

Love the plot, love the protagonists, the back and forth timeline and the neat twists. It's a cliffhanger and I'm really devastated that Book2 is not yet recorded! Guess I'll have to buy the book - it's just that driving, feeding, and even before sleeping I love listening to books. Incidentally, the detailed descriptions of the species, space ships etc are delightfully different and interesting. Congratulations April Adams.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

Even if Science Fiction isn't your Genre

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

Great characters, great storyline, neat twists and brimful of humanity. Humans, listen to this perfectly constructed tale of a man's desire to right the wrongs of his life by going back and back again to fix it, only to discover that in doing so he fixes something about himself that was way off kilter. Engrossing, clever and touching.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,253

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Both the writing and performing of these tales is breathtaking. Stephen Fry's talent knows no bounds. If you are already know the myths, it behooves you to listen to them again and if you don't know them, now is the time to familiarise yourself with the stellar Greek Gods. This book entertained me for 15 hours and 23 minutes from the first to last sentence. Stephen Fry is a genius!

  • The Bedlam Stacks

  • By: Natasha Pulley
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

An astonishing historical novel set in the shadowy, magical forests of South America, which draws on the captivating world of the international best seller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859, and India is ravaged by the disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting in a weird way

  • By Erica on 06-01-18

Cracking tale, unusual and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

It’s a struggle getting through the journey out to Bedlam but onice out there it’s curious, fascinating and finely crafted. Mysterious, touching and finally worth it.👍

  • The Course of Honour

  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

He has no money, no reputation and no famous ancestors.' The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period - the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero and Vespasian's rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, Caenis is embroiled in political intrigue, while Vespasian embarks on a glorious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a lovely story!

  • By cdw on 27-03-17

A Roman 'Triumph' for Lindsey Davis

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

A strong heroine illuminates the rise to power of Emperor Vespasian from such an unusual angle. We get the politics but also a story that touches the heart. Charmingly narrated by Diana Bishop I couldn't wait to listen to the next instalment. I absolutely loved this book. Accolades and wreaths to everyone involved.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered. Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop reading

  • By KomKem on 10-11-15

Young People's Murder Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

A hen party that no one wanted to attend. It's well told, atmospheric and I found the last part quite scary. Love the title, nice idea for a contemporary thriller about young people. Not my favourite but it was an easy read with a satisfying ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful