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  • The Cruel Prince

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 1
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read!

  • By Vicky Hemingway on 21-01-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

What made the experience of listening to The Cruel Prince the most enjoyable?

From the opening to the epilogue I was intrigued. The characters are well crafted and beautifully narrative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think it would have to be Jude. Although she is a damaged character and you cannot always agree with her actions but you can understand.

Have you listened to any of Caitlin Kelly’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

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

Yes

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  • Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1)

  • By: B.T. Narro
  • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The first great war of Ovira is over, and the most hated king in centuries is dead, but his nephew still lives. However, Basen had nothing to do with the destructive war his uncle started. In fact it was his uncle who exiled him and his father to the territory of their enemies, where Basen's dreams of becoming a legendary mage now fade, as he must work all day just to eat. His only chance at regaining some semblance of the life he thought he would lead is to join an elite school that trains, houses, and feeds a thousand new young men and women each year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is humour, action, tension and magic.

  • By Tony Bough on 30-01-16

Good storyline but too short.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

I enjoyed the main character and the twist was good. Although I know it's part of a series it was still too short and I have downloaded the next book because I was not gripped

2 of 2 people found this review helpful