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  • The Revenge of the Dwarves

  • By: Markus Heitz
  • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Life has not been easy for battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But this heroic warrior can't rest yet, as he must now face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered. A new evil is terrorising the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous hybrid creatures are on the rampage, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. They are out to steal an artefact which is vital for the kingdom's defence, and whoever holds it could control the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Stuart M on 05-05-19

Great series

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

Reviewed: 05-05-19

I'm absolutely loving these books and really enjoying the world. I must say I much preferred the first two but this is still very good nonetheless. If you loved the first two you will enjoy this. I eagerly await the fourth!

  • The War of the Dwarves

  • By: Markus Heitz
  • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The dwarves have gone to battle, and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are at work. A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Brother Horus on 15-01-18

Fantastic follow up

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I really enjoyed this if you enjoyed the first one then you will love this one!

The story and character progression continues to grip and excite me and I look forward to seeing them develop further.

  • The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

  • Tales from Alagaësia Volume 1: Eragon
  • By: Christopher Paolini, Angela Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Mr Daniel Bodle on 02-01-19

The stories I didn't realise I needed!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

A lovely 'follow up', a must for any fan. Paolini is really starting to add depth to his world, I really enjoyed this.

  • 24: Deadline

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The time is 5:00 PM. One hour ago, federal agent Jack Bauer was declared a fugitive. If he wants to survive, he must get out of the country, and he doesn’t have much time. With his former colleagues in the Counter Terrorist Unit now dead, under arrest, or shut down, Jack has no resources to call upon, no back-up, and nowhere to go - only his determination can drive him on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t Feel Jack Bauer Goddam’it

  • By Paul on 04-04-19

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Good enough, not my usual sort of book but I love the TV show so i was really intrigued to read this. I really enjoyed how they tied up some of the 'loose ends' without contradicting anything that was to come up in the next season. It linked in nicely. A good listen for a 24 fan.

  • The Wolf

  • Under the Northern Sky, Book 1
  • By: Leo Carew
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Leo Carew's debut novel The Wolf, the first book in the Under the Northern Sky series, is a masterpiece in epic historical fantasy - a new voice to rival David Gemmell or George R. R. Martin. Violence and death have come to the land under the Northern Sky. The Anakim dwell in the desolate forests and mountains beyond the black river, the land under the Northern Sky. Their ancient ways are forged in Unthank silver and carved in the grey stone of their heartland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It had me addicted

  • By Thomas on 14-04-18

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The premise was appealing but I could not believe just how much I would enjoy it. I would definitely reccomend if you are also a fan of the genre. I'm looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Better as a documentary - read review to the end

  • By Elle on 04-10-18

A very magical book

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

This is unsurprisingly a very magical book. a perfect blend of magic, Harry Potter and history. A must for any HP fan wanting to delve further into Rowlings lore or even a non HP fan wanting to delve further into magical lore.

5 stars for the pure effort, depth and delivery of this production! Naturally some chapters will be more interesting to some rather than others but my interest barely waned throughout.

Clearly, I would reccomend!

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  • War of the Wolf

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audible got this very wrong

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-18

Just as good, if not better than the rest

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

These books continue to amaze. It is incredible how invested I feel in Uhtreds life now, Cornwell continues to deliver!

The way they evolve are amazing and every book feels different whilst still fundamentally keeping the same over and under tones. It is still the same Uhtred however due to his age his approach to the tactics may be a tad more conservative (well sometimes!), yet still being recoanisably him.

Fantastic book, fantastic series. I cannot wait for the next!

  • The Dwarves

  • By: Markus Heitz
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now.... Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the series

  • By TheTallDwarf on 29-08-18

Finally the Dwarves get their day!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I have waited years for an English audiobook of The Dwarves and I absolutley loved it! I look forward to reading the second and hope they release books 3-5 soon. Dwarves are my favourite fictional characters and Heitz has not disappointed.

Slightly juvenile in places but fantastically enjoyable nonetheless. This is an interesting and exciting story and world. I cannot wait to see how the story progresses.

I'm just hoping that they also release the Alfar books too in English audio.

Would highly reccomend if you are a fan of the genre.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

A great compliment to the main series

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

A very enjoyable read and adds great depth to the fictional world. A good story with elements of humour. Loved Dunk, a very likeable character.

Do not be put off by the fact this book is set before the main books, this is a great standalone yet manages to feel part of the same universe.

  • The Last Kingdom

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fate is unstoppable

  • By A D MCCLENAGHAN on 13-12-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Such a fantastic story that is wonderfully narrated. Would recommend to anyone. Better than the TV show, which is very good!

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