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  • The Last Sun

  • By: K. D. Edwards
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Rune Saint John, the last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic listen in both story and voice.

  • By Naruj on 10-09-18

terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

this could be a good story. however i cannot stand the voice this chap is using. im sending this back

  • Pretty Pretty Boys

  • Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Gregory Ashe
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

After Emery Hazard loses his job as a detective in Saint Louis, he heads back to his hometown - and to the local police force there. Home, though, brings no happy memories. Hazard's new partner, John-Henry Somerset, had been one of the worst tormentors, and Hazard still wonders what Somerset's role was in the death of Jeff Langham, Hazard's first boyfriend. When a severely burned body is discovered, Hazard finds himself drawn deeper into the case than he expects. Determining the identity of the dead man proves impossible, and solving the murder grows more and more unlikely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, great narration

  • By Mary on 19-09-18

Very slow very confusing

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

I decided on this following other reviews. it is droll and long winded and I keep having to rewind as I keep getting lost. it's all over the place.. Very boring.. I've managed about 5 chapters and given up.. Very boring

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  • Murmuration

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In the small mountain town of Amorea, it's stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • could it get any more boring!!

  • By alex on 07-07-18

could it get any more boring!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

there is no way this is written by the same person that penned bear,otter and the kid. or the lightni g struck heart and there sequels..
nothing happens it just repeats over and over. it gets slightly interesting in the last chapter but fizzles to nothing in the end.. I realise the authors don't read these reviews as they don't really care about the people who buy there work,but really someone needs to tell him/her to be ashamed..

  • The Long and Winding Road

  • Bear, Otter, and the Kid Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

Family is not always defined by blood. It's defined by those who make us whole - those who make us who we are. And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they've never been before. There's a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to go. There's a phone ringing, bringing news they do not expect. There's a brother returning home after learning how to stand on his own. As these moments converge, all of their lives will change forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent series finale and read from Sean...

  • By BevS on 11-01-18

what can we say.. excellent as expected

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

Was a good final book.. as TJ himself says a good time to end. TO go further would spoil it .. this one is good as not only does it conclude but fills in a lot of gaps. I really enjoy TJ Klunes work.

  • A Destiny of Dragons

  • Tales from Verania, Book 2
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice, Sam of Wilds, got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. Until they're not.... Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Ever!.. Yes, it's Capitalised, so it must be true!

  • By Naomi on 07-04-18

Bit darker than last time

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

Reviewed: 27-01-18

book one was very funny and have listened to it about 6 times. this is ok but less funny and the voices are slightly different and they seem to get a bit mixed up at times. the real upset is it ends in the middle. I didn't realise I would need to buy the next one to find out what happens.

  • The Downs

  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

As the son of a wealthy man, Enitan Javed has spent his life frivolously - drinking, fighting, and making love. But after his father dies, Enitan is unjustly accused of murdering him and is given the harshest sentence possible. Judged irredeemable, he is banished to the Downs. As even young children know, nothing lives in the Downs except demons who delight in torturing the condemned. Brutalized by the men who transport him to his fate, Enitan has nothing left but his thirst for vengeance.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very poor even by Kim fielding standard

  • By alex on 14-11-16

very poor even by Kim fielding standard

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

got this one as KC Kelly is wonderful. I could listen to him all day.
I've got other titles by Kim fielding and they are not too bad , but this one is very poor. it never really gets going. maybe it could be cut down to a 30 minute yarn.
Oh and it seems I'm not allowed to return it!!!!
so much for the Audible return promise.

  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy sequeal

  • By Kirstine on 25-03-12

completely ruined by the change of narrater

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

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

no.. the male narrater is rubbish..

What didn’t you like about Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance?

alex Jennings characters where awful. complete change from the first book. I do wish these money greedy companies would stop changing narrators during a series..

Do you think The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

it has a follow up but I will not be buying it as alex Jennings is the narrater

Any additional comments?

the first book was very good and the story in this one was as good, however the narration in this one is awful so I will go no further with this series.. shame really as I think the story will improve from book to book.. mr archer and whoever decides to try and save money by choosing cheap actors, should be ashamed of their underhand actions.. a pity neither of them care about the people that give them money

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

nicely narated

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

What made the experience of listening to Only Time Will Tell the most enjoyable?

the narrators really brought the characters to life

Who was your favorite character and why?

harry of course.. oh and old jack..

What about Roger Allam and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

all the different characters stand out as individual

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

every time Harrys mother got knocked back ( spoiler.. it happens a lot)

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this audio book. and though was keen to get he next one in the series, I wish I hadn't bothered as yet again they have changed the male narrator and it is awful. I shall get no more. (see my views on 'sins of the fathers'

  • The Devil's Brew

  • Sinners Series, Book 2.5
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Miki St. John's life has been turned upside down, but it's the best thing that's ever happened to him. His best friend, Damien Mitchell, is back from the dead. He has a dog named Dude. And more importantly, he and his lover SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan now share Miki's converted warehouse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very disappointed

  • By alex on 21-10-16

very disappointed

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

Reviewed: 21-10-16

having listing to the main 4 in this series and enjoyed them, I thought I would try this to fill in the gaps . I have to say it was very poor .. very short therefore over priced

  • The Eskimo Slugger

  • By: Brad Boney
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

It's the summer of 1983, and Trent Days is Major League Baseball's rookie sensation. Since he was born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother, the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger, but a midseason collision at home plate temporarily halts his meteoric rise to the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • didnt realise it was part of another story

  • By alex on 20-09-16

didnt realise it was part of another story

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

Reviewed: 20-09-16

Would you listen to The Eskimo Slugger again? Why?

yes, names and places need rethinking

What other book might you compare The Eskimo Slugger to, and why?

though I didn't know it is part of 'the return' and 'the nothingness of ben'.. once I realised it was heading that way and who the characters are the story takes on another dimension ..

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes indeed, not wanting to spoil, but knowing their plans for the future can never be, puts a different slant on the story

Any additional comments?

I had to think about buying this book for a while. then decided to give it a try. at no point did I realise it is tied in with others.. when one character names a character from another book (Stanton Porter) I felt somewhat 'disappointed', why can authors not come up with new names.... (mr clune - the queen and the homo jock king).. then as it started to dawn on me that the character actually was part of the story I realised who the two main characters were, I realised I knew the ending.. it certainly puts a different slant on everything.. the characters, how they all fit, even the two unborn babies.. all in all a good story once I understood...