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  • The Hunter

  • By: Andrew Reid
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Attack is the only defence. The Hunter is an explosive debut thriller that splices the heart-pounding action of Terry Hayes' I Am Pilgrim and James Swallow's Nomad with a hero as deadly as Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X. A troubled genius who vanishes in a mysterious car crash. A disillusioned cop sensing conspiracy in the corridors of power. A ruthless team of mercenaries operating in the shadows. A billion-dollar business that wants the world in its grip. One link connects them all. A champion fighter. Betrayed and searching for the truth. Cameron King is The Hunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked from start to finish

  • By Daisy on 02-09-18

Hooked from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

This book was totally absorbing from start to finish with unexpected twist and turns along the way.
It is also a rare treat of a well written female perspective from a male author.
The plot was intriguing and went in a very interesting direction and the main characters had real depth and, crucially in my opinion, flaws, which always makes for much more believable characters.
Hard to believe this is a debut novel for this author!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Fantasy Online

  • Forever Fantasy Online, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron, Travis Bach
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In the real world, twenty-one-year-old library sciences student Tina Anderson is invisible and under-appreciated, but in the VR-game Forever Fantasy Online she's Roxxy—the respected leader and main tank of a top-tier raiding guild. Her brother, James Anderson, has a similar problem. IRL he’s a college drop-out struggling under debt, but in FFO he's famous—an explorer known all over the world for doing every quest and collecting the rarest items.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book with a stellar narration

  • By Lachlan Kendall on 12-06-18

I’m hooked already

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

What would happen if an MMORPG became real in an instant? This story follows the perspectives of two real world siblings in the MMORPG game when this happens, in their very different locations and situations.
As a long time player and raider in WoW, I found this full of hilarious references and very relatable situations. There was some significant character development but not a huge amount since the events of the book only cover a couple of days and I’m looking forward to more of that in the future books.
This book is dealing with the immediate effects of the change, of the game suddenly being real, with a cast of both players (now in their avatars’ bodies) and non-player characters (NPCs) suddenly freed from the restrictions of the game.
The two point of view characters are both likeable, relatable and flawed which is just how I like my characters. I hope we get things from more points of view in future books though.
Overall, this is a great start to a series and I’m excited for more to come!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and gripping

  • By M. Williams on 17-03-17

Edge of your seat stuff

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Any additional comments?

This is a book which has you wondering what you would do in the same situation, without ever asking you.
You are drawn in what is happening so throughly that it feels like this is something which really does happen

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Romancing the Inventor

  • A Supernatural Society Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent short story

  • By Claire on 05-08-18

Adorable

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

Reviewed: 27-03-17

Imogen is a very likeable point of view character and it's really lovely to read about Madame Le Fou after the end of the Parasol Protectorate.
Reading the series beforehand isn't necessary but I do recommend it.
Emma Newman's narration is perfect, with great characterisation of all the main characters. A great choice!

  • The Invisible Library

  • By: Genevieve Cogman
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant, Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission: to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Jan on 17-06-15

Great story, shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No, I would recommend they read it instead unless it is recorded by a different narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

Engaging story and a really interesting setting. It is testament to the story that I managed to persist through the narration.

What didn’t you like about Susan Duerden’s performance?

Her inflection was the same for every single sentence and it drove me mad

  • The Bone Season

  • By: Samantha Shannon
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Expected more

  • By Colette on 30-08-13

Can't wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 13-12-13

What did you like most about The Bone Season?

The world-building was fabulous. There was such depth in this alternate England in 2059 with the history of Scion explored in more detail through the book and the all the different abilities which voyants can possess was fascinating. The Rephaim are still shrowded in a lot of mystery and I can't wait to learn more about them through the rest of the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bone Season?

Without wanting to give spoilers for anyone reading this, the development of Paige's character and her ability, particularly towards the end of this novel is what will stay with me the most.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The showdown near the end with Nashira, anything could have happened then, it was totally unpredictable and absolutely riveting.

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

Too many moments to mention. I found a greater depth in the novel as well because I am a chronic migraine sufferer and the author also suffers from migraines - this came through in her writing and in the concept of Paige's ability as well.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the narrator telling this story with her Irish lilt and I in the most part her accents and voices were good. I think she will develop better in this area as she gains more experience in narration though and I was disappointed she didn't sing when she read out the song as a poem instead (especially as she is a singer!)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful