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  • Winter's Heart

  • Wheel of Time, Book 9
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

Millions of Robert Jordan fans will rejoice at the release of the ninth book in the phenomenally best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The sequel to the number-one New York Times best seller The Path of Daggers, which swept the nation like a firestorm, Winter's Heart continues a remarkable tale that is mesmerizing an entire generation of readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a great recording

  • By Robyn on 16-05-13

The one power goes full tilt

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

Reviewed: 27-06-17

The Aes Sedai have past peak annoyance! from awesomely mystic feminists in the early books to catty gossips, the decent of the Aesdai has pained me!

But the tide has turn in this book and the wheel of time really turns

You've made it this far in the series, keep listening!

  • The Wolves of London

  • Obsidian Heart, Book 1
  • By: Mark Morris
  • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 930

Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con forced into London's criminal underworld for one more job. He agrees to steal a priceless artefact - a human heart carved from the blackest obsidian - but when the burglary goes horribly wrong, Alex is plunged into the nightmarish world of the Wolves of London, unearthly assassins who will stop at nothing to reclaim the heart. As he races to unlock the secrets of the mysterious object, Alex must learn to wield its dark power - or be destroyed by it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one!

  • By Magenta on 24-01-15

Its a grower...

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

Intriguing if slow at first, the stories twists and turns kept me hanging in...

Some great characters (Benny!) but the lead felt a little off key..

Narrator felt out if kilter with the character

But was hooked like JM Barry by the plot... least enough to try the next!

  • The Axeman's Jazz

  • By: Ray Celestin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him. As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim. And as the case builds to its crescendo, the sky will darken and a great storm will loom over the city.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Promising story but poor narration

  • By Christine on 02-09-16

Awwww

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

Reviewed: 14-06-17

This book had so much potential but went nowhere. it had jazz, Louis, murder and gumshoes in New Orleans...

Even a true story line.....

Half way through.... ...okay only still listening 'cos its based on a real story right....

Almost at end....

lets google that...oh

Ps the ending cringe...

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,007

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Insert credit now!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

An 80s geekfest, wearing an elven cloak of sci fi as read by wil Wheaton

  • Fated

  • Alex Verus, Book 1
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 660

Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I expected

  • By Tod Werewolf on 25-04-16

Cunning and clever

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

Far from all powerful, infact probably the least powerful of all the mages around, alex verus augments his skills with fore thought and cunning...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Beat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 7
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 935

When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best audio book, and best narrator

  • By mr on 18-11-15

Dresden files continue...

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

A great take on the noir genre detective. dresden's world continues to be fleshed out... But this time with dead flesh...

  • The Name of the Rose

  • By: Umberto Eco
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 592

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sean Barrett does justice to this wonderful text.

  • By Booklover on 12-01-15

Gripping, complex

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

Reviewed: 25-02-15

Classic who done it, in a rich landscape of medieval monks and religious symbolism. Welcome to umberto eco's debut novel

8 of 9 people found this review helpful