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Ms K. E. Evans

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  • The Magician King, Book 2

  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really dull

  • By Mr. P. S. Gale on 10-03-17

Omg the narrator's attempt at an Australian accent

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

The story is brilliant. Mark Bramhall does an Aussie accent worse than Dick Van Dyke which is inadvertently hilarious.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Safiya on 20-12-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Bloody awesome. Tiffany Haddish reading it herself really makes it. Such a shame she met Roscoe when she was too young to see the person and not the disability. Hard to listen to her ableism, but at least its honest.

  • 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 9,467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,292

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

Where are the female characters?

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

Reviewed: 29-10-18

How in hell can a fantasy society consisting purely of human males exist? How can an author create something this well written and complex, purely only by and for people with penises and get it published in the twenty first century. Mind boggled.

  • Call the Midwife

  • A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By Jackie on 15-03-16

Abridged to the point of absurdity

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

The Audible version misses out huge swathes of Jennifer Worth's original story. It would be more accurate to call it "Half of Call The Midwife".

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  • The Bell Jar

  • By: Sylvia Plath
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

Read by the critically acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship at a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is not unabridged

  • By Mr N J Filer on 01-08-15

Shame about the racism and homophobia

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

It's a beautiful bit of writing. Shame about the depiction of "the negro" I mean, I know she's writing from the position of a white woman in the 1950s but it made my stomach churn.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything is great!

  • By Emma Kent Dion on 19-10-18

A gem.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

This is breathtakingly wonderful. Ruby Dee's performance brings Zora Neale Hurston's words to life. Just amazing.