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  • Red Seas Under Red Skies

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 25 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches.No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Stuart on 18-09-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 27-07-16

great story great characters great narration. I lost count of the amount of times I laughed to myself while I listened to the antics of Locke Lamora and co

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern fantasy storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-11

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 30-06-16

I heard of this book by pure chance and I am so glad of that chance. brilliance pure brilliance

  • The Secret of Crickley Hall

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

There is an old, empty house in Devil's Cleave, a deep gorge that leads from the high moors down to the harbour village of Hollow Bay. The house is Crickley Hall and it's large and grim, somehow foreboding. It's rumoured to be haunted. It's thought to hold a secret. Despite some reservations, the Caleighs move in, searching for respite in this beautiful part of North Devon, seeking peace and perhaps to come to terms with what's happened to them as a family. But all is not well with the house....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proper thriller!

  • By Mrs. D. I. Reynolds-hale on 25-10-12

audio issue's

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

great story and a good performance, let down by the audio quality. the start of each chapter was like watching your favourite TV show when the adverts kick in so so loud. But getting more and more quiet as the chapter progressed until BOOM next chapter.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,625
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,561

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Where you been living, under a horcrux.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

You don't get better audio books than this, every single thing is perfect. Great narration made even greater if you have seen the films ( who hasn't ) you really do picture each and every character to every word.

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Back to being a professional wizard

  • By GhostMuppet on 19-03-15

Great concept

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

What did you like most about Spell or High Water?

The concept behind this book is just great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spell or High Water?

When Martin first looks in the mirror and realizes what is happening

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  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,573

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is no 'Ready Player One'

  • By Hannah on 06-08-15

On its own merit

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Armada to be better than the print version?

This is a great listen and good story in its own right. But if you listen to this thinking it will be as an enjoyable experience as 'Ready Player One' then you will feel a sense of loss as this story pales in comparison, but it is still a enjoyable.
Unlike Ready Player One I did not read the print version of Armada but went straight to the Audio book based on my previous experience with the audio of Ready Player One which was enhanced by Wil Wheaton's performance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I never had a favorite character as all the characters suited the story brilliantly, another great job by Mr Cline.

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

I have listened (Once or twice lol) to Ready Player One, both performances are brilliant

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

O Yes

Any additional comments?

If you like 80's or Sci-Fi or easy to listen to stories that grip you straight away then get this book. If not then erm..................

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,022

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-10-14

Where does Ready Player One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ranks number one for me

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ready Player One?

The whole concept of this book is what I will always find so memorable

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Joust................!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ready Player One is already a great tag line

Any additional comments?

Great narration by Wil Wheaton of a fantastic story :)