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  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,122

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificatly awesome

  • By TERENCE on 12-01-17

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Really liking the story. It's a little out there but that's fantasy right?

The narrator is 99% perfect. He just over does the whiney characters, and after a while it grates on you. Other than that he is brilliant.

  • The Fate's Forsaken Omnibus

  • Books 1-2 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 37 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Books 1, 2, and the prequel novella of the Fate's Forsaken series. The series follows the adventures of Kael: a young man who is thrust from his home in the Unforgivable Mountains and onto a hero's path. The journey is long, the battles are fierce - nearly all of his companions are outlaws. And Kael's rotten bad luck seems to make everything worse. This is his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Lorraine M. on 27-06-16

Never again

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Just a rubbish story. This revuew has to be at least 20 words before I can save it. The story was so dry I don't even have that many to use in relation to it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern fantasy storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-11

Something a bit different.

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

Reviewed: 20-12-13

I was after something a little different and I found this. Listening to the sample I was not sure I would like the narrator but I thought I would give it a go. So glad I did, it is an excellent story with a good narrator. Really worth a listen.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Potter for Grown Ups

  • By Cosima on 18-11-10

Loved it,

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

This is a positive review I have enjoyed this book immensely. I almost didn't download it due to all the negative comments about the footnotes. However, I am glad I did the footnotes in my opinion fitted in seamlessly with the story and I hardly noticed them.

This is a sleepy sort of book, there is little to no action at all in the slightest. It is just a story about 'English magicians' and it is reasonably slow paced. The authors imagination tho is really excellent. I have thoroughly enjoyed the new ideas and fantasy lands introduced to me through this book.

Over all, really good book. Excellently read, and well written. However, if your after something fast paced then this isn't for you.

If your after something different, entertaining and something that really reaches into the depths of your imagination then this is for you.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unseen Academicals

  • Discworld, Book 37
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always so much more than fantasy

  • By Mary on 27-12-09

Genious

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

Reviewed: 03-07-13

I really love Terry Pratchett and feel confident in saying I have read / listened to almost all of his Diskworld books. This is one of my favourites.

It focuses around the Unseen University, and the staff of the Unseen University.

Enjoyed every second.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Daylight War: Demon Trilogy, Book 3

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen. Humanity has 30 days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war. Arlen Bales understands the coreling threat better than anyone. Born ordinary, the demon plague has shaped him into a weapon so powerful he has been given the unwanted title of saviour, and attracted the attention of deadly enemies both above and below ground.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • OH NO!!

  • By Nik on 27-02-13

Totally acceptable.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-13

I have enjoyed book 1 & 2, the change in narrator was slightly annoying. However, the new chap does a perfectly fine job. Yes I prefer the original narrator, but there really isn't anything wrong with Pete and he is easy to listen to.

The story is a little more gritty than the previous two, which is fine but can make listening a little difficult.

All in all, good story, good narrator.

  • The Painted Man

  • Demon Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter V Brett
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…. Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook. As dusk falls upon Arlen's world, a strange mist rises from the ground; a mist that promises a violent death to any foolish enough to brave the coming darkness, for hungry corelings - demons that cannot be harmed by mortal weapons - materialize from the vapours to feed on the living.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrater change in book 3!!!!!!!

  • By El on 10-05-13

Generally good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-12

This book really was good, and it had me downloading book two right away. I do however, have some concerns about some of the subject matter. For instance at one point a woman is raped by 3 outlaws and within 24 hours she is 'making love' . There were quite a few instances such as this which were weird, jarring and totally out of context. If these were removed I would say it was an excellent book, but these weird sexual oddities exist so it is simply a good book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Ambassador's Mission

  • Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Sonea, former street urchin, now a Black Magician, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, a land still ruled by cruel black magicians. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever, and besides, her old friend Cery needs her help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book awful narrator

  • By brittany on 25-04-12

It was ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-12

This book was fine, but it really didn't grab me, and I am not going to download book 2 right away. However, it was a good story and once you get used to the narrators voice it is well read. If you are at a loose end and after some fiction then this will do.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful