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  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,182

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wow, was this overhyped

  • By Marie Murphy on 21-06-18

A thrilling novel beautifully narrated.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Richard Armatage does an excellent job at bringing the characters to life. This is a wonderfully well-balanced thrilling novel well worth listening to.

  • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome again!

  • By Steven M on 05-09-16

Powerful & gripping.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

A powerful & gripping story. The deeper in I get the more I want. The narrator gives a good performance & his confidence has grown with this volume.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shards of Pottery!

  • By Simon on 14-03-17

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Good but honestly not what I thought it would be. This is not the same as the movie. It is an A-Z of fantastic beasts.
Still it was very well read by Eddie & it was very enjoyable.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Dance with Dragons. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative a little disappointing 😕

  • By Anna on 06-05-15

Epic fantasy - made my commute enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

After having read the books years ago seeing the series on tv made me want to revisit the books.
What better way to do it than listen to the unabridged audio versions on my long commute to & from work. Instead of dreading to slog to & from work each day I actually revelled in listening to a great story which was well read.
Now I'm finished the 5th book, with the 6th yet to be realeased, I'll have to search for something else equally enthralling to listen to.
My only criticism would be that occasionally I found myself correcting the narrator when he mispronounced names & name places that he had previously pronounced correctly. But hey it's a long, long, long story to read outloud so I'll forgove him a few slip ups

  • A Feast for Crows

  • Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Feast for Crows. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Feast for Crows is the fourth volume in the series. The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst one yet for continuity of accents

  • By Tilly Sheridan on 16-01-12

great but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-17

Loved reading the books several years ago & now enjoying the audio books. However I wish the narrator got the pronunciations of characters names right and also be consistent with said characters names. I find myself getting slightly annoyed when he either pronounces them incorrectly/different to the first 3 books or says the names differently from one sentence to the next. Other than that very well read.

  • The Thief Taker

  • By: C. S. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy, witchcraft and blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most powerful magic of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for London dwellers

  • By Emily on 29-11-15

A good twist awaits

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

A very good book indeed. Well read with a nice twist or two. 5 stars

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