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Mr. W. Inskip

Uk
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  • 10
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  • Red Seas Under Red Skies

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 25 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches.No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Stuart on 18-09-12

Lots of fun once it gets going.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

Started slowly and ended at break neck speed. Narration was great. Was a little surprised with Lockes early degeneration, over all very good.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern fantasy storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-11

Slow start...

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

It took a bit to get going and initially I struggled to care about the cast, but once hooked I ended fully invested. I really liked the spider, and the grey king a great set of opponents. The capers where interesting and well thought out and all the characters where flawed which I liked.

Preserve you wont regret it.

  • The Soldier

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

A hidden corner of space is swarming with lethal alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It's guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained at any cost - as it has the power to destroy entire civilizations. She schemes from her state-of-the-art weapons station, with only an alien intelligence to share her vigil. But she doesn't share everything with Dragon....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Answers some questions from previous books

  • By Jamie on 29-05-18

A great new chapter

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

A new story including many great characters old and new. Big reveals in the history of the galaxy and some fun interplay.

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  • The Camel Club

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

The Camel Club by best-selling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting first instalment of a breathtaking series. The man known as Oliver Stone has no official past. He spends most days camped opposite the White House, hoping to expose corruption wherever he finds it. But the stakes are raised when he and his friends, a group of conspiracy theorist misfits known as The Camel Club, accidentally witness the murder of an intelligence analyst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • slow to start

  • By VSK on 16-02-18

It was alright

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Damned by faint praise, it was fine, only fine though not a great story or a great performance.

  • The Warmaster

  • Gaunts Ghosts
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation's Reach, Colonel Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing as always

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-18

More losses for the ghosts

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

It's been awhile since I last read a gaunts ghosts novel but was very enjoyable. Dan Abnett doesn't pull the punches but without jeapody there is no excitement. Narration was good.

  • Barren

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

A new Demon Cycle novella from internationally best-selling author Peter V. Brett. After The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold and Messenger’s Legacy comes Barren, an enchanting new novella set in the much-loved world of the Demon Cycle series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Mr. W. Inskip on 01-12-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Beautifully written and emotionally taut. Listen enjoy and let make you think a bit, fantasy story that draws from real world issues.

  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

From the east came the Bone Giants. From the south, the fire-wielding Hathrim. It was an invasion that sparked war across the six nations of Teldwen. Now the kingdom's only hope is the discovery of a new form of magic - one that will call the wondrous beasts of the world to fight by the side of humankind. In the start of a thrilling new series, the New York Times best-selling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world of warring giants and elemental magic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NOT Iron Druid standard

  • By Tod Werewolf on 26-10-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

One of the best stories I have enjoyed for a long time. Very clever use of the Bard to effectively tell many short stories linked by a central narrative. Narration was great to with easily identifiable voices.

  • Midnight Falcon

  • Rigante, Book 2
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic Fantasy at its best

  • By Northern Boy on 07-04-18

Sequel from an author that avoided them.

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

I loved this book, it picked up beautifully from the first book and neatly introduced new characters.

The performance was spot on, while not essential I would recommend reading the first book before this. The third book is a more stand alone novel.

  • Line War

  • Agent Cormac, Book 5
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The Polity is under attack from a 'melded' AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus' wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess...and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great conclusion

  • By Mr. W. Inskip on 07-06-18

A great conclusion

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

The final chapter in the Ian Cormak stories. The full extent of the betrayals and Ian's abilities are laid out.

Fantastic stories and interesting geo-political standpoint. I love the individuality of various AI and the interplay.

Well performed but some of the editing could have been a little better. Swapping from different characters was a little abrupt.

Great overall.

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  • The Line of Polity

  • Agent Cormac, Book 2
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed by a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage suggests that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy as it is gigantic - is somehow involved. Sent out on a titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac must investigate the disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great!

  • By Stephen on 17-01-19

Great progression

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Story almost picks up from first book, many of the characters are progressed.

Lots of grand space opera combined with personal stories of change and some of redemtion.

Once again editing not perfect but overall very good.