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  • Clockwork Princess

  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Daniel Sharman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the them. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love can concor all

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-18

Shadow hunters from the past

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

Would you listen to Clockwork Princess again? Why?

I could listen to this trilogy again and again. I am sure that each time there will be new aspects I missed to start with. I loved the way the story had some links to the present shadowhunters of the mortal instruments series.

What other book might you compare Clockwork Princess to, and why?

If you loved the city of bones, mortal instruments series these are a great set to keep you going while waiting for the heavenly fire book. In the first book I was a little bit unsure Will seemed to similar to Jace, Tessa to Clary etc. Throughout the books though the characters developed in different ways. Then you realise that Will is related to Jace and so you may expect some similarities.

Which character – as performed by Daniel Sharman – was your favourite?

My favourite charater had to be Will. Even though I didn't want to like him to start with by the end I was rooting for him to get the girl.

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

Without spoiling the story there was a very emotional part where you find out what happens to Jem.

  • Wonder

  • By: R J Palacio
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Diana Steele
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 441

Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good

  • By Miss G L Salmon on 24-10-17

Heartbreaking and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What made the experience of listening to Wonder the most enjoyable?

The voices changed as the chapters for each character changed. It made it much easier to really feel and hear each characters voice.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The different voices and expressions.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was too long to listen to in one sitting.

  • Beautiful Darkness (Book 2)

  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Ethan Wate always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice. Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Sequel

  • By Lynn Worton on 01-09-14

Full of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Where does Beautiful Darkness (Book 2) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The acents fit perfectly with the characters. The feature of music playing so you know when it is a vision adds to the listening experience.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the fact that lena is turning dark and that for once it is a boy who is struggling with his love for her rather than the other way round.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I liked the scene at the county fair when Lena makes the bugs come out of the pies

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is far too long to listen to in one sitting.

  • Mockingjay: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Game Over... but do they live happily ever after?

  • By Laura on 15-06-11

Fantastic end to a trilogy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-13

The final book in the hunger games trilogy is fantastic. The development of relationships through the rebels fight against the Capitol is cleverly done. Katniss and Peeta are clearly pawns in everyones game. It is only in this book that Katniss eventually shows some selflessness.

  • The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, robotic reading.

  • By Rhiannon on 15-05-12

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Initially I was not sure I would enjoy this as I had read the book. I listened to it driving to work and wanted the journey to last longer as I was so gripped. As soon as the first book had ended I downloaded the next two. The story is fantastic and is great to listen to.