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  • The City of Mirrors

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life.... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful epilogue - don't listen

  • By Freddietheone on 15-02-17

WOW

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

Reviewed: 30-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The City of Mirrors to be better than the print version?

old listened to the book

What did you like best about this story?

The story is very big and wide reaching, however easy to understand and follow, if you like Stephen King then you will like this, if you like to immerse yourself in a story then listen to this.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?

hard to say

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When you realised that the little girl was Amy N.L.N , also, not that I am very religious, the biblical connotations were subtle but there.

Any additional comments?

You have to look at this as one big story with a few spin offs. I liked the Dr Fanning detail in book 3, almost forgot it was part of the same book. Will listen again. My advice, go for a run stick your headphones on and you will run for miles.

  • Passage

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Dr. Joanna Lander is a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences. She is about to get help from a new doctor with the power to give her the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping from start to end

  • By Val Durow on 02-07-15

Titanic Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 29-04-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I would, good story, took a while to get into it, however had a few twists but a good ending

What other book might you compare Passage to, and why?

Similar to her other books, past and present, very good detail and obviously lots of research.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I guess the ending, but cant say too much!

Was Passage worth the listening time?

yes

Any additional comments?

good listen while out on the bike!

  • Revenge

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money, and violence. He fights for what he wants and he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. For Michael, loyalty - and crime - pay. Michael Flynn rises to heights beyond anything the criminal underworld has seen. He owns everyone and he rules his empire with an even but fierce hand. No one would dare challenge him. Then the unthinkable happens. Perhaps Michael Flynn is not so untouchable after all.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Greg on 20-01-14

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 20-01-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Seems Martina has run out of ideas, having read most of her books this one is just the same old story and identical characters doing the same jobs, if you are looking for something different then you will be disappointed.

Would you be willing to try another one of Annie Aldington’s performances?

n o

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