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  • Dreadnought

  • By: April Daniels
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Danny Tozer has a problem: She just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she's transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny's body into what she's always thought it should be. Now there's no hiding that she's a girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I needed this so so much

  • By Paige on 01-04-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 26-05-17

Loved this book. I eagerly await volume two. Great story and brilliant trans heroine written well

  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a ripping yarn

  • By L on 25-02-12

Clearly a labour of love

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

Reviewed: 16-05-15

Horowitz clearly loves the characters, and has done a truly excellent continuation of the voices and personalities of Holmes, Watson, and all Conan Doyle's others. However, this was often at the cost of the pacing and the plot. This book would have benefited tremendously from being 25-40% shorter.