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  • The Long War

  • The Long Earth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 905

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mitchell Quinn on 06-08-13

Awesome Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

If you haven't read this pick it up - the characters the story and the narrator are great. Occasionally some characters sound similar but it is very minor criticism. Also goes without saying you need to have read 'Long Earth' (book 1) first.

  • Half a King

  • Shattered Sea, Book 1
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 705

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff

  • By Robyn on 14-09-14

A great listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

Would you listen to Half a King again? Why?

I would definitely listen to Half a King again, I really like characters also I wasn't sure about the narrator at first so may have not been listening as closely at the beggining, but I got used to him... he did great job.

What did you like best about this story?

I really like the development of the characters I really think Prince Yarvi is a great protagonist he grows so much as a character.

Have you listened to any of Ben Elliot’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to Ben Elliot before, but I think he did a good job. Not sure if he was as good Steven Pacey in the previous Abercrombie books, by comparison his character voices sounded relatively similar to one another.

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