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  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope thear it a second book

  • By Frosty_Wolf94 on 27-11-17

Cheerful, cheeky and so much fun!!

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

This book takes the charming fairy tales of our youth and re-writes them into more cynical, adult stories, without removing their appealing magical charm (both literally and figuratively!).

The use of multiple narrators can leave a book feeling stilted and difficult to listen to, but not here; the narrators worked exceptionally well together and provide a fantastic range of voices for their magical creatures.

To sum this book up, it breathes fresh, original ideas into old magical tales. The characters are complex and flawed (and all the more likable for it!), and i would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy books with a twist.

All in all, great fun!!

  • FantasticLand

  • A Novel
  • By: Mike Bockoven
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where "Fun is Guaranteed!" But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Gillian on 02-02-18

Like nothing you'll EVER read again

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

Reviewed: 17-08-18

So utterly different from anything else I've ever read. FANTASTIC LAND documents, from several different interviews with park "survivors" what happens when society breaks down and the fight for survival kicks in.

After hurricane Sadie hits, the employees find themselves stranded in a flooded theme park and all semblance of conventional order quickly crumbles. To survive, they form groups, but as they find themselves abandoned they turn on each other, with a frightening realism that we as readers can not only understand but empathise with.

This book is gory and horrific in places, and has a gritty realism about it that you can feel in your gut as you listen to the unfolding chaos.

Hats off to the genuinely spectacular narration; two narrators who not only gave convincing changes in accents but managed to convey totally different characters.

PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. From It's unique interview style and it's gritty realism, to the horror and emotions it invokes in its listeners, Fantasticland paints a very beleivable picture of what could happen to anybody when you're desperate to survive.

  • Rose Madder

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Roused by a single drop of blood, Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her. And she takes flight - with his credit card. Alone in a strange city, Rosie begins to build a new life: she meets Bill Steiner and she finds an odd junk shop painting, Rose Madder, which strangely seems to want her as much as she wants it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly 'unturnoffable'. Very well read

  • By Paula on 13-04-11

Unique, provocative and beautifully written!<br />

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Just wonderful and entirely different from any other King novel I've read. Like genuinely being in the head of a domestic violence victim, this book is insightful, sensitive and of course, has a beautifully engineered conclusion.

Rosie decides to leave her abusive policeman husband, and becomes more than she ever thought possible. Her husband however, does not want to let her go, and is determined to find her, with devastating consequences.

NO review I could write would do it justice, so best advice is to give this book a try. It's magical.

  • Survival Quest

  • Way of the Shaman Series # 1
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Sub-Genre

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-04-16

different and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

loved a book that is ultimately about role played gaming. interesting take to add a prison, and I enjoyed the "friends" Man made.

  • Kick

  • The Jenkins Cycle, Book 1
  • By: John L. Monk
  • Narrated by: Steve Phelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

They say suicides are damned for eternity. But if possessing the bodies of violent criminals is Hell, then Dan Jenkins will take it. And he does every time a portal arrives to whisk him from his ghostly exile. Dan rides the living like a supernatural jockey, pushing out their consciousness and taking over. He doesn't know where their minds go while he's in charge, and for the most part doesn't care. He's just happy to live again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quantum Leap

  • By s1 on 13-04-17

Good fun and a different type of story.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Likable and yet flawed main character with a refreshingly different type of book. Funny in places and thought provoking in others, I found myself relating to Dan. Good fun to read!

  • Staying at Daisy's

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Staying at Daisy's from Sunday Times best-selling author Jill Mansell is essential reading if you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Milly Johnson. Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who's about to get married there, she isn't worried at all - her friend, Tara, absolutely promises there won't be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn't seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By barbara on 18-08-16

talented narrator

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

Reviewed: 19-05-16

I loved this book, some of the best narration I've heard and a story that's very easy to relax and sink into every time you pick up audible. A soothing read; very predictable but wonderfully enjoyable.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 410

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

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

easy to listen to, although plot twists were quite predictable. I will definitely be buying the next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful