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  • Truthwitch

  • A Witchlands Novel
  • By: Susan Dennard
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery", a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble - as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It's a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially among the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Aman Custom on 12-04-16

Not good

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-19

Cannot get into this story. It starts as if you missed chapter one and over explanation of unimportant things. Narator is not too bad.

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race is trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible - assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story - highly recommended

  • By TomzMullen on 18-12-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

What a brilliant performance. I truly enjoyed this story even though I am not a fan of space stories. Also, Sophie Aldred does an excellent job of bringing the story to life. Doomslug and M-Bot being my favourites.
Hats off to Brandon Sanderson!

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    A Sam Dryden Novel
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    48 ratings
    Overall 4.6
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  • A Sam Dryden Novel
  • By: Patrick Lee
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal - to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the 11-year-old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn't know much beyond her own name, Rachel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!

  • By Juls Sims on 14-05-15

Runner

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Great plot and excellent performance! It was easy to listen to and difficult to stop. I wish it didn't finish...

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,902

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By katherine on 30-01-16

Loved Rosamund

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

Loved Rosamund's narration - there are so many versions of this book in film and actors, but I truly enjoyed how she'd done it. I hope she will do many more books - especially, perhapd, classics?

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,037

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murakami sparkles as ever

  • By Nick on 22-01-12

Different world

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

Reviewed: 26-02-15

Would you listen to 1Q84 again? Why?

Sometimes I could not wait to get home and start listening to where I had to stop the previous night. The surreal world that Murakami describes is ridiculous and yet I found believing it actually be possible as the storyline progressed.

What did you like best about this story?

The performance of the speakers are really well done and I could follow them very easily.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

All the Narrators were good but I did like Allison more - her impersonation of the characters were vivid and the voice changes always the same.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful