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Peter Sweeney

Durham
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  • Fall of Kings

  • Troy, Book 3
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 75

Darkness falls on the Great Green, and the Ancient World is fiercely divided. On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy, forces loyal to the Mykene King mass. Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat. Within the city, the Trojan king waits. Ailing and bitter, his hope is pinned on two heroes: his favourite son, Hektor, and the dread Helikaon, who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Jonathan on 29-10-18

One of my favourite Gemmell series so far!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Excellent story and characters I would love to see it turned into a tv show!

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,334

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Not my normal type of book but enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 22-03-18

Not like any other book I’ve listened to before but must say it’s very good, never knew where it was going to go and the characters (the bobs) are cool. Looking forward to starting the next one tomorrow!

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

Welcome dip into the 7 kingdoms

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

I thought this book was great and perfect for listening to on the move! Dunc the main character is another great character! A few twists and turns not on the same level as GoT but a good solid story! The narrator does a excellent job too!

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good quality books really enjoyed

  • By Trevor on 25-01-15

Took a while to get in to it!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

The idea behind these books is excellent and well thought out. The pace of the story is a good pace too.

I did struggled to connect with any of the characters as they are all very one dimensional, hard as nails marine types largely, with little to differentiate between them!

The narrator's English accent sounds Australian and his pronunciation of some places is off, like Folk Stone!

Overall I did enjoy these books and I am getting the next one, I think if I hadn't got the three book deal though I wouldn't have progressed with these but I'm pleased Idid.

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By David on 10-11-16

It's the end of the world as we know it...

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

What did you like most about Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

I enjoyed the different characters, it's a good mix of different people from various backgrounds and back stories but you can see people potentially will met up as the story progresses.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Some really good characters, my favourite would be a toss up between Ed and Boricio Wolfe. Both characters I want to know more about.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I really like having different narrators for each characters, however it really bothered me that when two of the characters met up the original narrator doesn't do their character's voice. So a character who's voice you are used to is suddenly completely different!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No as it's quite long as there are a lot of characters which is good but would be too much to listen in one go.

Any additional comments?

There are a few characters I didn't like. Luca for one he's badly written, he's 8 but I don't think the author has come across many eight year olds as he talks like he's about five at best which I found annoying! Overall the characters are very entertaining.

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  • Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou

  • The Tome of Bill Series: Books 1-4
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
  • Length: 33 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

There are reasons we fear the dark. Bill Ryder...isn't one of them. Gamer, geek, and legendary vampire - The Tome of Bill is the tale of an unlikely hero trying to survive in a world of undead horrors. Despite awesome supernatural powers, loyal allies, and an attitude the size of Brooklyn, the odds are still stacked heavily against him. Bill Ryder must fulfill his destiny and save the world from the ancient terrors that threaten it - all while trying to work up the nerve to ask out the girl of his dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill rules!

  • By Peter Sweeney on 23-05-16

Bill rules!

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

Reviewed: 23-05-16

Not only is this four books for the price of one, but it's more importantly four superb books!

The characters are really likeable, the humour is great and the story lines are surprising and well thought out! Can't recommend it enough and can't wait to get the next book either!

If I could find any negatives, the recap bits explaining what has happened in previous books is a tad annoying at times (maybe because I listened to them one after another) but also because why would you read/listen to book two, three or four without reading the previous!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of KungFu Mike and the Magic Sunglasses

  • A Confession by Michael Boulerice
  • By: Michael A. Boulerice
  • Narrated by: Mercury Welles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Remember that Halloween when you accidentally dressed up as an African American slave? What about the time you accidentally digested a piece of your dead father? The Adventures of KungFu Mike and the Magic Sunglasses is a collection of short stories, some of which are so hysterical they will make you laugh uncontrollably - and others so unfortunate they'll surely cause you to cringe or cry.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not very interesting stories from a not very likeable guy

  • By Peter Sweeney on 20-04-16

Not very interesting stories from a not very likeable guy

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

Reviewed: 20-04-16

I liked the sound of this audiobook, thinking it would be a series of funny interesting stories, It wasn't!

It's well written and there is the odd laugh to be fair but not enough! I didn't find the stories very interesting or remarkable, just everyday type stuff people get up to really.

The main reason I didn't like it though was I got the feeling the author was a bit of a douche bag!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful