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Polly T.

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  • Glass Sword

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different. Mare's blood is red - the colour of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speechless

  • By Thanuja on 31-05-16

Middle book

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

I loved the first book - great characters, plot etc. This one seems to have fallen into the classic series middle book trap. It just doesn't do much or go anywhere. But I'm hoping the next one will pick up again.

  • The Toll-Gate

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More action, less manners - but vintage Heyer

  • By Maggie on 19-06-14

Another great Heyer.

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

Brilliantly written as always. The voices were occasionally a little off, but a very easy listen generally.