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  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 951

Patrick Rothfuss narrates The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a companion novella to his bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels that shares an enchanting new perspective on the Four Corners realm. Renowned as a bastion of knowledge, the University draws the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex web of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent and delightfully joyful book.

  • By Angus Milner-Brown on 06-11-14

Should have listened to the author and not buy it

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

Reviewed: 30-04-15

What disappointed you about The Slow Regard of Silent Things?

Well, tbh, author said it him self the best - no story whatsoever.

What could Patrick Rothfuss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write a story like Name of the Wind

Have you listened to any of Patrick Rothfuss’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. Incomparable.

What character would you cut from The Slow Regard of Silent Things?

Haha, if you cut one you get 0.

Any additional comments?

If the author would not record his own thoughts about it at the end of the book about himself being aware of what this book actually is I would not feel bad about marking is so low. However, I do feel bad for giving it a low score cause I know author wanted it to be like this and that he is aware that some people will not like it. So, to sum up - this book was not for me - such is the way of things ;)

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Sheldon Cooper from TBBT searching for wife

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

Reviewed: 16-04-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would. Basically I would recommend it to anyone, but especially to the ones who are familiar with The Big Bang Theory show.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that the main character reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from the aforementioned show.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I laughed when someone came in the room when he was trying out the kama sutra positions on a doll. Ok, this seems like a weird reply so I'll just pretend I didn't write that :)

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Geek.find(wife);

Any additional comments?

Listen to it, you'll like it.

  • The Science of Getting Rich

  • By: Wallace D. Wattles
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book!

  • By Emil Popovic on 08-07-18

Don't buy this version of the book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-14

Would you try another book written by Wallace D. Wattles or narrated by Jim Roberts?

Written yes, narrated - hell no.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

By being the worst ever

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Good thing was I first listened to the one by Kevin T. Norris first.

Any additional comments?

Please just remove this version, for all other people sake.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,604

Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy...

  • By Robyn on 03-02-13

Easily my new favorite book and character

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

Reviewed: 08-12-13

What did you like most about The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)?

Though this genre is not my favorite, this book made me reconsider, as I was so drawn into the story and characters as if I were like there. Usually with fantasy I don't like the alienation from "human capabilities", but here in this book surprisingly so - I don't care if he (Qvothe) is so "almighty". Maybe it could be with the narration technique as yo u know he is not (anymore) so "almighty" but you wanna know why!? Also, I liked that the part two kept to the expectations of part one, and in my opinion it overcame them. All in all, I would recommend (and I already did to every one of my friends) this book series to anyone - even those (like me) who don't fancy this genre too much - you will be surprised.

What other book might you compare The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two) to, and why?

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss which is this books predecessor.

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favourite?

Qvothe - easily my new best fictional book character

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

There were a lot actually. One that springs to mind right now is his expulsion. Felurian. When thugs beat him up and he didn't even try to defend (now when he's older). Denna... I could go on...

Any additional comments?

I just love this book and can't wait for the final book! More of Patrick Rothfuss please!

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

Story so-so, performance blah

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

Reviewed: 21-06-13

What disappointed you about Into the Darkest Corner?

Performance, performance, performance!

I'm really sorry to say this, but this was the worst listen for me in like ever! It could be it's just me but the readers voice, tone, dialect just didn't fit in at all! I couldn't wait for the story to be over. And then, the story? Just too shallow. I may be spoiled with the kings like King for example but still I felt as if the story wasn't just indepth enough.

Would you recommend Into the Darkest Corner to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Mainly because of the performance.

What didn’t you like about David Thorpe and Karen Cass ’s performance?

David was fine, as he didn't have all that much (well, actually, very little) text, but Karen - I'm sorry but as I said, it could be just me but her voice, tone, dialect got on my nerves so much I couldn't wait for the story to end.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

It would be good to have excerpts of the more than just one passage of the book so that one would be able to hear more variations of the voice before buying.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,889

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a key Stephen King title

  • By karen on 13-08-12

Not for everyone

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

As you may have read tons of time - this is not a book for everyone. Having said that I can say I very much enjoyed it mainly because of the characters and the way how King manages to describe their inner selves with dialog and not with character descriptions like "he had brown hair, bla bla". I don't care how someone looks, I care about how they act in given situations and what they say or think - that in my opinion is what makes a character rememberable and not what kind of a shirt he wore. Anyways, exactly that is what King is doing and that's why I like this book so much. Also, I like the character development (Larry for instance) where he goes from being a really selfish $#"$%"# to a concious man. Anyways, if you like the book where the thing you'll remember later are the characters over the actual plot - you'll like this one!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,942

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

Gone Girl - must read for anyone who loves twists!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

I loved this book from the begining to the very end and what some people say they don't like the ending?! I do. Anyways, what I like the most are the twists, which are very cleverly plotted. And the main two characters Amy and Nick - booy will they stay in my memory for a loong time. I'm recomending this book to all my friends, so as a main "selling" point - if you like twists this book is for you.