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  • Flanagan’s Run

  • By: Tom McNab
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

During the Depression the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles 2,000 runners from all corners of the earth, to run from Los Angeles to New York for prize-money of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face 3,000 miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of 50 miles for three months.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging story, brilliantly narrated

  • By JanAtNotts on 08-12-15

Fabulous book, brilliantly read - ahh Rupert Degas

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-19

Suggested this book to my book group, was so pleased that most loved it and were delighted at recommendation. it's always such a thing to present one book a year to a select reading group and this was my choice.

it might take a while to get into the characters and what is happening then suddenly you find yourself sucked into an epic tale of running through all sorts of scenarios, landscapes, characters, shenanigans with Flanagan. :)

  • Assassin's Code

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By fran on 30-12-18

interesting if gory on occasion story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-17

interesting if gory on occasion story. seemed to flow and change enough to keep me reading

  • Ship of Destiny

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 33 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant!

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-03-15

would've been great without the weak woman stuff.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I was mostly enjoying this although am a bit depressed by long war scenes in so many fantasy novels. I got really angry though at yet another writer advocating rape by including an appalling scene. Then the appalling disbelief of her nearest and dearest. So unnecessary in a good book.

This type of scene has occurred in the last 4 books I've read. I am going to have to find a genre that promotes a healthy equality and respect. You can forget romances that's boring.

Come on fantasy writers - great worlds and imagination do not have to include the cringworthy side of life. Move on from that...

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of Age Fantasy

  • By Simon on 15-02-17

fantastic, hard to put down. excellent narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, made many mundane tasks really OK to do. An intricate tale without losing the story progressing. excellent narrator, will definitely listen to more read by Tim Gerard Reynolds and written by Jonathan Renshaw.