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  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ER on 07-11-12

Superceeds its prequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-12

Deborah Harkenss's first novel was sort of a guilty pleasure. This squeal however is something much better written and less about a love story than personal grows and development. It transports you into a time in England of Shakespeare, Marlow and Sir Walter Raleigh. I was taken in to the world of 16th England... and very much enjoyed the journey...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Kate on 02-08-12

Mesmerizing and Thought-provoking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-12

I was thoroughly entertained by this novel, Graham Joyce is a magical storyteller. It is well read and captivating from beginning to end.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,604

Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy...

  • By Robyn on 03-02-13

A Song of a book!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-12

Patrick Rothfuss's storytelling is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - to me, this novel is a dance between light and darkness. A symphony of a story. It takes you to a place within yourself...

I have had the pleasure to listen to both books of this trilogy and anticipate the third eagerly...

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ascend

  • The Trylle Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself. If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe. But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind… even if it’s the only way to save them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great end to the trilogy

  • By Becky L on 09-11-17

Cheesy

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-12

I enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy but was left thoroughly disappointed by this one, it rushed through the storyline, lacked depth and felt almost as if the author already working on something else and this was just a quick goodbye...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A Wizard of Earthsea

  • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbeatable fantasy classic

  • By Macwoman on 13-04-15

Magic like it ought to be!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-11

This is a very thought-provoking read. Splendidly written and for once includes the responsibilities and consequences that come with great magical power.

I wish the 2nd and 3rd book were available on audible...

I was mesmerised.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful