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  • Ep. 1 (Audible Presents: Live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017)

  • By: Mark Watson
  • Narrated by: Phil Wang, Fin Taylor, Sofie Hagen
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the biggest and best comedy festival in the world. 2017 saw it celebrate its biggest year ever – and its 70th anniversary. So whether you caught a show live in Edinburgh, or have never been before, sit back and enjoy the show! This episode features your MC for the evening, Mark Watson, alongside our acts: Phil Wang, Fin Taylor and Sofie Hagen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • very disapointing

  • By Jim on 08-02-18

very disapointing

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I got the impression that the comedians were simply out to shock. Failed and most unamusing. very sad, hopefully other episodes will be better.

  • 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 5,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,444

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

What an "equal"

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

Fabulous story. Brilliant Narrator. All in all best book I have read for ages. Gripping from the start.

  • Lusam

  • The Dragon Mage Wars, Books 1-2
  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Lusam grew up in the relative safety of the Elveen mountains with his grandmother. She taught him the basics of magic and discovered, quite by accident, that he possessed a unique skill never seen before: the ability to hide his magical aura from the mage-sight of others. Dark secrets surround Lusam's origins, and the dark agents of the Empire will stop at nothing to kill Lusam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling listening!!

  • By craig on 13-03-17

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I had to give up as the narrator had no variance in his voice. I found this off-putting and annoying

  • Chaosmage

  • Age of Darkness, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Aryan
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy violence and magic. Good stuff.

  • By Skegg on 09-12-16

Enthralling story.

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

Reviewed: 25-02-17

Voice range is impressive and gripping. Battle scenes are graphic at times. Characters are drawn well.

  • Feet of Clay

  • Discworld, Book 19
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,284

Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely

  • By Ann Ingham on 14-06-15

Another Brilliant production

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

Reviewed: 16-04-16

What made the experience of listening to Feet of Clay the most enjoyable?

Very well written and narration was excellent

What other book might you compare Feet of Clay to, and why?

All of Discworld series, no such thing as disappointment with this series

Which character – as performed by Nigel Planer – was your favourite?

Vimes

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

I would but not feasible

  • A Rylee Adamson Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Priceless, book one: "My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker." When children go missing and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I'm on the FBI's wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and no need for anyone else in my life. But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this.

  • By samantha on 06-03-16

Disapointing

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

Sorry but the narrators voice is almost monotone and becomes very irritating quite quickly A real pity as I was enjoying the story.

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  • Pathfinder Legends - Rise of the Runelords 1.1 Burnt Offerings

  • By: Mark Wright
  • Narrated by: Ian Brooker, Trevor Littledale, Stewart Alexander, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Sandpoint. An ordinary town on the Lost Coast of Varisia. When Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk arrive, seeking rest from their adventures, it seems the town’s annual Swallowtail Festival will give them what they need - until goblins attack during a ceremony to consecrate the town’s rebuilt church. After defending Sandpoint, the adventurers discover a sinister plot to return an ancient evil to Varisia.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pathfinder Legends1.1

  • By Jim on 10-11-15

Pathfinder Legends1.1

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

What would have made Pathfinder Legends - Rise of the Runelords 1.1 Burnt Offerings better?

Poor accents, too many "amusing asides" which I found to be tedious.

What could Mark Wright have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not a lot, poor story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Acting was terrible especially the American accent

Any additional comments?

All very stereotypical and full of clichés. Not at all enjoyable, I didn't even get to the end before stopping.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Age of Iron

  • Iron Age Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

Legends aren't born. They're forged. Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who's vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join ­- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good yarn

  • By graham on 12-11-14

A ripping yarn

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

Reviewed: 31-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Age of Iron the most enjoyable?

Very gripping story, though the violence is quite graphic at times. Excellent performance by Sean Barrett

Who was your favorite character and why?

Doug the warrior Pict(?).

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

1at class dramatic vocals and characterisation all excellent

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the other books in this series