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Miss P. Croft

UK
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  • Permanent Rose

  • By: Hilary Mckay
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

It's a long hot summer - to Permanent Rose it seems never ending. Rose misses Tom, Indigo's friend who went back to America. New friend David is not a good enough replacement. Caddy's fiancé, Michael, tries to cheer her up by delivering a rose every day, but that just provides temporary relief. What with Daddy leaving her mother Eve for younger model Samantha, Caddy getting cold feet and adoptive sister Saffron deciding to find her real father, no one seems to have time to come to Rose's rescue. But Rose is determined, and in her heart of hearts is sure she will find Tom again - but what else will she find on the way?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why change the voices?

  • By Miss P. Croft on 10-12-18

Why change the voices?

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I swear the girl reading the book now didn’t listen to the last two at all. Even though they had different narrators both books had the same accents and clarity. For some awful reason this woman has decided that Sarah is suddenly northern, even though it sounds godawful and nothing like the Sarah from the books or the last two audiobooks. It’s super awful.

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 407

This is a world divided by blood--red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of godlike superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • In the spirit of twilight...

  • By Rosie on 04-12-15

I had no idea what I was getting into

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

Reviewed: 26-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend without a doubt. This takes the stereotype for young adult novels at the moment and changes it very dramatically in a way that is interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character was probably a mixture. I really liked Maven, but I also liked Kilorn.
Here's why: Maven was a complex, interesting character who wasn't what you expected at any point in the story. Genuinely likable and safe feeling. This went far deeper because of SPOILERS.
Kilorn is sweet and the typical best friend character and he does exactly the opposite of what was expected of that character and he doesn't just serve to advance Mare's narrative but has a far bigger role.

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

I enjoyed the voice actress. I probably would have experienced it in much the same way but I found her way of explaining the story very engaging and interesting. There was a lot of emotion in her performance which you don't always find with narrators.

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

Yes, it was. Sadly, I kept falling asleep but somehow that was better. I listened to it every change I got; on the way to work, on the tube, walking home from work, on my lunch break at work, when I went to bed...

Any additional comments?

Totally not what I expected. A nice change, I cannot wait to see where this leads.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • All That Glitters

  • Geek Girl, Book 4
  • By: Holly Smale
  • Narrated by: Katie Sobey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek. The fourth book in the award-winning Geek Girl series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: She's a sixth former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a top-secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Mel Mullally on 12-03-19

It makes me cry

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

every one of these books is very similar to my life. Not the modelling part, the other, usually sad, bits. I often find them both comforting and anxiety inducing. But overall, lovely narrator, great stories but always manage to grab me in my real life feels.

  • Running the Risk

  • Shapeshifter, Book 2
  • By: Ali Sparkes
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Falling out with his best mate wasn't exactly the start to the new term that Dax Jones wanted. But when Gideon's life changes, it seems that he's leaving Dax behind. And as if that's not bad enough, everyone at school has started acting weirdly. Is Dax really the only one who can see their strange behaviour?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By tp on 04-12-17

I love these books

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

Reviewed: 14-06-15

I love the detail and careful handling of a young audience. These books never talk down to the kids they're aimed at and deal with a lot of important issues that many people experience, whether in their teens or later. No one has to pretend to be tough and I like that. The characters have their flaws and it makes them believable, and people aren't insanely talented and magically more gifted than anyone else.

  • Throne of Glass

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good fantasy listen

  • By Robyn on 16-08-18

I love this series

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

I loved this book and I didn't have time to re-read it in physical form so I bought the audiobook. It more than met my expectations and was enjoyable to listen to. When looking back at it, I wish there had been more content as a whole, as in it could have been longer because I enjoyed everything about it. But, as a first novel it was excellent. I love the main character, because she isn't a stereotype and you should definitely at least listen to this one.