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  • As Old as Time

  • A Twisted Tale, Book 3
  • By: Liz Braswell
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind - memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different reader?

  • By christina on 13-04-19

Amazing Beauty & the beast re telling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-19

I loved this re telling of Beauty and the Beast - it was very original while at the same time sticking to many parts of Beauty and the Beast.

  • Stain

  • By: A. G. Howard
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

After Lyra - a princess incapable of speech or sound - is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest...disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in a rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight - for she is his true equal. As Lyra finds her way back to her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting and beautiful

  • By Rosa on 26-03-19

Enchanting and beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-19

Absolutely beautiful story, I’ve seen it described as a cross between high fantasy and fairy tales, inspired by Snow White, Cinderella, Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, and other fairy tales.. and yes it is all that, and so much more. I was enchanted from the very first line, the descriptions are so beautiful and vivid and the scope of the story is wide reaching and imaginative. I’ve never read anything quite like it. Vespa and Lira stole my heart 💛

  • Enchantée

  • By: Gita Trelease
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When 17-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In desperation, she survives by using the petty magic she learnt from her mother. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Using dark magic Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine‘ and presents herself at the court of Versaille, where she soon finds herself swept up in a dizzying life of riches, finery and suitors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing

  • By Rosa on 17-03-19

Absolutely amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-19

What a wonderful debut novel by Gita Trelease! Set in France, it’s a historical fantasy YA novel, with really interesting characters and twists and vivid descriptions, I was completely absorbed!

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  • The Everlasting Rose

  • By: Dhonielle Clayton
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Sophia's Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies - a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely - and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider's Web, Camille must use her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Rosa on 11-03-19

Wonderful

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-19

This is a great sequel to the Belles! And it is also narrated very well.

  • Four Dead Queens

  • By: Astrid Scholte
  • Narrated by: Amy Shiels, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Rosa on 04-03-19

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I was hooked from the beginning! There’s so many twists that I didn’t guess.. and combined with the wonderful fantasy elements and world of Quadara, it was amazing! Highly recommend to fans of YA, fantasy, mystery 😀💛

  • Warrior of the Wild

  • By: Tricia Levenseller
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

As her father's chosen heir, 18-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Rosa on 01-03-19

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I absolutely loved it! Another great story by Tricia Levenseller.. I really enjoyed daughter of the pirate king, and this was another fantastic read. 😊

  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad's finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot's coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father's wedding, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • nice and sweet

  • By Antri Theodosiou on 29-05-18

Really cute and happy story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-19

A really cute and happy story. I enjoyed listening to it and would recommend for fans of YA and romance :)

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice companion to the film - how it was made

  • By sean beesley on 01-12-18

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-19

I really liked this audiobook - it was, as I expected, a documentary type audio show with the cast and behind the scenes looks at the film. I really enjoyed it, and I’ve listened to it alongside reading the Crimes of grindelwald screenplay. But, Pottermore, please also release audio versions of the actual screenplays too! I know it’s not like narrating an actual story, but if you got different actors to play and “act out” the different voice parts on audio, it would be an amazing audiobook!

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange the story

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-07-17

Absolutely incredible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-18

A unique and incredible story from an author which I already liked (her daughter of smoke and bone series is great too), but this was even better - so different to anything I’ve read before! Gods and creatures, fantasy worlds, astonishing characters and a plot which sucks you in and doesn’t let go until the book is over (well not even then.. as there’s a second book) - this book has it all!

  • Empress of All Seasons

  • By: Emiko Jean
  • Narrated by: Hanako Footman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

In each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace's enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, and you can marry the prince. All are eligible to compete - all except yokai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human Emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become Empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yokai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Rosa on 16-12-18

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Amazing YA fantasy inspired by Asian mythology. Ending was very different to what I expected! Very well narrated and I was hooked in from the first chapter. Would recommend!

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