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  • Running from the Deity

  • A Pip & Flinx Adventure
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

From science-fiction legend Alan Dean Foster comes a thrilling new Pip and Flinx adventure, wherein a certain red-haired, green-eyed young man blessed (or cursed) with strange powers finds himself and his mini-dragon sidekick on a top-secret mission concerning deep space, alien worlds...and a primordial horror intent on devouring all of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sy-fy adventure fun

  • By Peter R on 17-02-10

Sy-fy adventure fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-10

Another installment in the adventures of Pip and Flinx. You should listen to the series in sequence to get the full effect. The series allows you to follow the life of Flinx as he mature, while enjoying a stand-alone adventure in each and every book. The books are fun, nicely paced and filled with light hearted humor. Genuinely worth the listen if you are into sy-fy. This particular book in the series also takes a poke at humanities views on cults, while mixing in some of the pitfalls of politics in a humorous manner

  • Mid-Flinx

  • A Pip and Flinx Adventure
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Where Flinx and his flying minidrag Pip went, trouble always followed - that law had governed their lives through years of unsought danger and galactic intrigue. Now, an evil rich man was out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo, and Flinx and Pip were on the run again - this time into uncharted space, on a random course they hoped would foil their pursuers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light hearted Sy-fy adventure

  • By Peter R on 17-02-10

Light hearted Sy-fy adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-10

Another installment in the adventures of Pip and Flinx. You should listen to the series in sequence to get the full effect. The series allows you to follow the life of Flinx as he mature, while enjoying a stand-alone adventure in each and every book. The books are fun, nicely paced and filled with light hearted humor. Genuinely worth the listen if you are into sy-fy. And you really should give this particular book a try if you enjoyed the Movie Avatar.

  • The Gift of the Magi

  • By: O. Henry
  • Narrated by: Jane Alexander
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Set in New York at the turn of the century, the story centers on a young couple that sacrifices their dearest possessions to buy each other Christmas gifts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Peter R on 08-08-09

Lovely

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

Ever wanted to listen to a feel good story. Then this is it. A must listen to at Christmas time. It is the epitome of the spirit of giving. This is something the whole family should enjoy on Christmas eve by the fireside.

  • Faerie Wars

  • By: Herbie Brennan
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Henry doesn't think he'll ever be able to get his mind off his parents' divorce. That is, until he meets Pyrgus Malvae, prince of the faerie world. Now Henry must help Pyrgus return home to fight the evil Faeries of the Night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooks you in and keeps you wanting to hear more

  • By Julie on 04-06-08

Impressed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

I tried this book only because of a write up that it compared to the Artemis Fowl series. In reality the story bears little comparison. Brennan manages to create his own unique characters and universe. The story was entertaining, intriguing, and keeps you attention. Gerard Doyle does an excellent reading as well. Adults and kids alike should enjoy this. Fans of series such as Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl etc should enjoy this series. A big thumbs up!

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    Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    15 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Supernaturalist

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

In the not too distant future, in a place called Satellite City, 13-year-old Cosmo Hill, unwanted by his parents, is dipped in a vaccine vat and sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys: freight class.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Peter R on 08-08-09

Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

Nothing like the Artemis Fowl books. The characters are different and this adventure is set in the future not the present. More Sci-fi with less fo a fantasy element than Eoin's other books. Very entertaining and a truly enjoyable listen. The book in a way made me think of Oliver Twist meets the future. By the end of the story I could not help wondering if we will see more books about these characters. I certainly hope so. Enjoyable for kid and adult alike

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Purple Emperor

  • By: Herbie Brennan
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The emperor of the enchanted Faerie Realm has been murdered and now Pyrgus, his son, is the Emperor Elect. As Pyrgus contemplates his new responsibilities as emperor, his father's body is stolen! Hairstreak, evil leader of the Faeries of the Night, and his wicked henchmen have resurrected it as a zombie and plan to take control of the kingdom. Pyrgus and his courageous sister Holly Blue are banished from the realm and stripped of their magical powers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and light combined

  • By Peter R on 08-08-09

Dark and light combined

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

The second installment in the Faerie Wars series. Every bit as good as the first book if not better. Gerard Doyle provides and excellent interpretation. This series will probably appeal to those who like Artemis Fowl as well as Jonathan Stroud's Bartimeous trilogy. A cross-over between our reality and the fearie realm the story proves entertaining for both the kids and the adults in the house.

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  • The Amulet of Samarkand

  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bartemais - I like him

  • By Mr. S. Hyams on 01-04-07

Twisty!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

Was not sure what to expect when I tried this series out. Was delighted to find that it was really enjoyable. The series deals more with an Anti-hero that a hero, and for that reason will appeal to those that like series such as Artemis Fowl and Herbie Brennan's Faerie Wars. The characters are not shallow and manage to keep you intrigued through-out. Harry Potter fans may also enjoy this series.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ptolemy's Gate

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3 (Unabridged)
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 170

Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots, and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisors, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is for an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I will always love these books

  • By Maya Connell on 16-12-18

A nice final installment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

Having enjoyed the previous 2 books I wondered how Jonathan was going to tie up the loose ends. the stroy remains as good as those in the previous 2 books and manages to provide a satisfactory end with a bot of a twist. I you have enjoyed the other two books then I dont think you will be disappointed by the ending

  • The End of the Matter

  • A Pip & Flinx Adventure
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Accompanied by his faithful minidrag Pip and a most troublesome alien called Abalamahalamatandra - Ab for short - Flinx set out for Alaspin, the ruggedly primitive homeworld of his flying snake.There he hoped to find the giant man with the gold earring who somehow held the key to Flinx's mysterious past and to the strange powers he possessed. Chasing down his heritage was trouble enough, but Flinx didn't know what real trouble was until he realized that a deadly assassin squad was three steps behind him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frolicking good adventure

  • By Peter R on 08-08-09

Frolicking good adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

The first installment in the adventures of Pip and Flinx. More space adventure than science fiction the story never fails to entertain. Manages to keep you on the edge of your seat as you wonder what will happen next. A good listen for both adults and Juveniles alike. Dont skip this one if you like an adventure story

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