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  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mrs on 25-06-15

Glad to re-read

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I love this series and this book is thoroughly enjoyable. The narrator's voice is off putting in some areas, but he did a decent job of the conveying the tone of the book as well as managing the Greek. Didn't put me off reading, but it would have been nice to have a VA with a wider range. All in all, still a great read.

  • The Singing

  • Pellinor Series, Book 4
  • By: Alison Croggon
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

In an increasingly battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately search for one another as they make their separate journeys. The Black Army is advancing north, and even as Maerad faces a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail, all of the Seven Kingdoms are threatened with bitter and devastating defeat. Yet in Maerad and Hem lives the secret to the mysterious Singing, and legend holds that if they release the music of Elidhu together, they have the power to defeat the Nameless One.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best fantasy series I've ever read

  • By Leah on 27-03-17

the best fantasy series I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 27-03-17

fantastic in every way, loved it to pieces!! my favourite book series EVER and worthy of much more praise than it gets.
narrator was incredible, and the storytelling was amazing (if the song was a little dodgy) but nowhere near enough to make me give it any less than the 5 stars it deserves. a true pinnacle of fantasy writing.