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  • Nightlord

  • Shadows
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By glyn on 29-01-16

Not even sure I’m listening in correct order!

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

Think I am listening in wrong order, oh well. The narrator helps keep me grounded in the main character and I suppose you can listen in any order. Just like jumping around in a movie!

  • 10 Things Girls Need Most

  • To Grow Up Strong and Free
  • By: Steve Biddulph
  • Narrated by: Damien Warren-Smith
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

In answer to the crisis in girls' mental health, the UK's best-selling parenting author, Steve Biddulph, brings a guide rich in content and interactive elements to help parents be prepared and self-aware in providing for their daughters. In his groundbreaking new book, Steve Biddulph, million-copy best-selling author of Raising Girls, psychologist and parent educator, offers an interactive experience for parents to explore the relationship with their girls from the cradle to the teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good overview of how to raise girls

  • By Katherine Gifford on 09-05-18

Thinking ahead

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Though I was interested in toddler age group listening to the whole book have given me a lot more perspective than I was expecting.

Thank you, just recommended to a colleague with teens.

  • To Tempt the Devil

  • A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

For years, Rafe Fletcher wandered the world, an assassin-for-hire and one of Europe’s most feared swordsmen. It’s a fitting life for a man who once beat his own brutish stepfather half to death, one of many sins for which he hopes to atone upon his return to London. Yet redemption proves elusive when he reunites with Lizzy Croft. A child when Rafe left, Lizzy remembers her dear friend’s brooding brother all too well. And though dismayed to now find herself drawn to his dark good looks, she hasn’t forgotten how dangerous he can be. She dare not trust him - until the Master of Revels is murdered and Lizzy becomes the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the other hawkesbury books

  • By MRS on 21-09-17

As good as the other hawkesbury books

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

Reviewed: 21-09-17

Found the narrator immensely amusing, well done. I could not help laughing at the swagger and bravado he bought to the narration of the book. Hamming it up or not, it was a thoroughly good romp!

The essence of the book is the same as the other Hawkesbury books and likely would read the same, the narrator of this one completely changed the experience compared to the other two Hawkesbury books which are read by a woman in a more romantic young lady style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apothecary's Poison

  • Glass and Steele, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

When Dr. Hale is murdered, Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoying the continuing story

  • By MRS on 09-09-17

Enjoying the continuing story

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

Good narrative by Marian Hussey who is constant and steady throughout the telling. Enjoying the continuation of the Glass and Steele story, and looking forward to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Romancing the Inventor

  • A Supernatural Society Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent short story

  • By Claire on 05-08-18

Definitely a gentle romance

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

Reviewed: 25-01-17

If you like Gail Carrigers other books of the same universe then it's good filler with a sideways glance or perhaps a good nod to some familiar characters , though for me some thing was lacking...on reflection it was the action/adventure I've come to expect of the parasol protectorate and the finishing school books.

  • The Rift Walker

  • Vampire Empire, Book 2
  • By: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Set in a postapocalyptic world, this tale of courage, sacrifice, and heroism takes place against the backdrop of an age of steam and rational humanism, where the social elite have rejected religion and spiritualism as nothing more than quaint superstition. Brutal Vampire Clans rule half the world, keeping human herds for food, and Princess Adele, heir to the throne of Equatoria, is faced with grim choices. War is imminent and her marriage to the odious Senator Clark of America will cement an alliance uniting the Equatorian Empire and the American Republic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent second in the series

  • By Kathryn on 02-01-15

Chosen for the narrator...

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

Reviewed: 17-03-15

Bit of a Marsters fan after the Dresden books. Story and characters progressing well, would say as expected. clearly engaging as this was the second book I listened to and about to start the third.