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A Court of Thorns and Roses
    
    
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        Sarah J. Maas
    
    


    
    
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        Jennifer Ikeda
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    427 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My fav novel to read but not to hear

  • By Liz on 16-12-15

Must read series, at once!!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Having read her other series i was looking forward to this, and was blown away. Keeping you on the edge of your seat for the whole book and never wondering into slightly bored territory i could stop listening to this one. I would recommend to any one well worth the credit to listen.

  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 521

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than the first!

  • By Emma (Star Crossed Reviews) on 28-12-18

Even better than the first

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I loved the first book and this one was even better. What a fantastic author twinned with one of my favourite narrators! The story keeps going by taking turns you don't expect but in the end gets you where you want to be and having more than enjoyed the journey to get there!! Can't wait for the last book.

  • Afterlife

  • Afterlife Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

Afterlife...just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or afterlife...the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP. Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is trying desperately to find.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh good grief !

  • By Tracey on 11-01-16

Good opener

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I was recommended this series by a friend based on similar books we have both listen to. Not as blown over as was predicted and not too sure of the concept at the moment, but will keep listening to the series to see where it goes.

  • The Two Kings

  • Afterlife Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 33 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

After facing her nightmares head on, Keira soon finds her troubles have only just begun, and if she thought mortals were dangerous, then being hunted by the world’s most powerful beings will spin her further into a web of supernatural destruction. Keira can’t help seeing the handsome man before her. She can’t help the dreams that consume her, and neither can she stop him from wanting her. But the controlling man who follows her every move isn’t the man she’s dating but the man who's hunting her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stepping stone in series

  • By Beccy on 11-06-17

Stepping stone in series

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I like a good series as i like to watch how people progress through their lives/events in more detail. I got a little bit lost at one point where there may have been too much detail which over complicated a situation, but overall a nice stepping stone book in a series.

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  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,046

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Mr. P Shaw on 25-11-08

Something a bit diffrerent

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

A very different format used to move the book through years in an effective way. Very funny in places and not so dark as to be scary. I enjoyed this book and would recommend to others.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • don't mess with the wrinklies they're certainly not old in the head

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 12-05-16

Easy listening

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I love easy listening to get through housework and gardening. This is one that is interesting, funny and moves quickly enough that you don't get bored and move on to an old favourite. Will listen to others by this author.

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Ms on 20-03-14

Keep going

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

Reviewed: 20-01-16

This book was quite hard to get into for me but I kept going and it was a lovely story. You can guess the ending but with authors like Nicholas Sparks sometimes it goes another way! Overall very enjoyable. On to the next!

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  • The Rosie Effect

  • Don Tillman 2
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O’Grady
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project. As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, different and intelligent!

  • By Ann D on 09-11-14

More unexpected madness

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

Reviewed: 20-12-15

This continues the story of Don and Rosie in New York. You are taken on another ride that has you laughing and cringing. Another great book looking at a life situation most people will find themselves in. Buy and enjoy easy fun listening.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

A new look at love and relationships

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

Reviewed: 20-12-15

I picked up the Rosie Project as a book at a friends house and having to leave the book behind 3 chapters in i brought it on audible. I was hooked! It's a very compelling book that makes you look at relationships and the world in a different way. If you ever had a friend who computes the world in a different way this book will make you love them even more. It is well written, well read, funny, sad and just moreish! Please read/ listen you won't regret it.

  • The Single Undead Moms Club

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Widow Libby Stratton arranged to be turned into a vampire after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. It wasn't the best idea she'd ever had, but she was desperate - she's not about to leave her seven-year-old son to be raised by her rigid, overbearing in-laws.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still funny even if a slightly 'loose' story.

  • By Beccy on 06-12-15

Still funny even if a slightly 'loose' story.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

If you could sum up The Single Undead Moms Club in three words, what would they be?

Funny, esay listening!

What did you like best about this story?

It's a new and diffrent character. I like the fact that Lacey hasn't been referred to before, we don't have any pre-concived ideas as to who and what she is like. There are a few twists and a whole new idea explored about someone being 'changed'.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The big foot party. I can just imagine two little boys getting a glimpse of this mythical creature and being both awed and terrified.

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

It's a small and fairly irrelevant scene but when no one shows up to the party, i was so sad for both mum and son and hoped someone would help, and in true half moon hollow style - they do!

Any additional comments?

Like i said it is an easy book to listen to, it's not the most gripping of all the stories by Molly Harper write well and Amanda Ronconi narration brings it to life. Not disappointed.

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