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Mr. D. W. Silk

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  • Twelve Days

  • John Milton, Book 14
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight. But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb..

  • By Salter on 12-03-19

Twelve Days, should have spent 14 days

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

Reviewed: 26-03-19

Standard style, no surprises . the book was short and predictable. It's a shame that this wasn't up to the normal standard.

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  • The Stress Solution

  • The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose
  • By: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • Narrated by: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 282

'It's thought that between 70 and 90 percent of GP consultations are related to stress.' This has to change. Dr Rangan Chatterjee knows this better than anyone. As a practising GP he's seen firsthand how stress affects his patients and has found simple but effective methods to help them. Now he's on a mission to show that combating stress is easier than you think. He shows how a small change in the way you approach your body-mind relationship's purpose can help you lead a more fulfilled, calmer life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really thought provoking and easy to follow

  • By CraftBookAddict on 22-12-18

Nothing New

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

Reviewed: 15-03-19

This is the same as other books in this line.
It's strung out to fill out the book. There are many better and clearer.

  • Legacy

  • The Terran Cycle, Book 4
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

 

They wiped out humanity's ancestors. They laid waste to the Terran Empire. They destroyed Earth. Now, they have come to harvest what remains. The Conclave has been preparing for war, but no one guessed the scale of what waits on the edge of the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good Final instalment

  • By Mr. D. W. Silk on 05-03-19

good Final instalment

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

Good finish to an enjoyable series. a little predictable . a good pace to the story.

  • Relic of the Gods

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 3
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The final days of hope have come and gone. The kingdoms of Illian stand on the edge of ruin, threatened by the armies of Valanis. As evil spreads across the land, too few are left to hold the line. A world away, the children of fire and flame may be the only hope for the realm. But the dragons have been defeated before, and Verda’s future now hangs in the balance. Reeling from their losses, Asher and his companions journey north, trying to outrun the savage Darkakin. A confrontation awaits the ranger, but even with Paldora’s gem, he dare not challenge Valanis yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned fantasy

  • By C. B. Walker on 28-02-19

Relic what relic

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

The relic if the gods was a suitable climax to an excellent series, a few more twists and turns in the plot, and good story telling.

  • Lord of the Silver Bow

  • Troy, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 135

Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, narrator a bit weak

  • By K. M. Woodhouse on 06-05-18

lord of the silver bow

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

well written story, It was not my usual type of book and found it very entertaining.

  • Eve of Man

  • By: Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Ritchie, Josh Dylan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in 50 years. They called her Eve...Described by Tom and Giovanna as an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future, Eve of Man is the tale of what happens when you turn 16 and realise you're the most important person in the world. Do you embrace your fate - or do you run from it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read!!!

  • By Stephanie on 04-06-18

Eve of Man Great start to a series,

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

can't wait for the next book, not at all what I had expected. very well read and an intriguing story line. what more can you ask for.

  • Born to Run

  • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Born to Run

  • By Gilmonkey on 23-05-12

insperational

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

I was surprised how good this was, a great listen, the story follows the trail.

  • The Daylight War

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Daylight War is book three of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen. Humanity has thirty days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Found the series runs out of steam.

  • By Howard on 12-07-16

book 3, got better near the end.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Struggled to finish the book, seemed to go on a bit. however the finished strongly.

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  • Bookworm IV: Full Circle

  • Bookworm Series, Book 4
  • By: Christopher Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Having escaped from the Golden City, Elaine, Johan, and their friends - including some strange allies with goals of their own - race desperately towards Ida, hiding place of the ancient Witch-King. Behind them, the armies of the new Emperor - a man permanently poised on the verge of madness - give chase, unleashing monsters and spells from the long-buried past on everyone who stands in their way. Ahead of them, the Witch-King waits, biding his time as he prepares for his ascension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • book IV Two to many

  • By Mr. D. W. Silk on 18-01-18

book IV Two to many

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-18

repeatative, author kept going back and reiterated themselves to fill it out. The story line was good.

  • The Sword of God

  • John Milton, Book 5
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

A man called Milton walks into town.... On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. He's not looking for trouble, but trouble's looking for him. He finds himself up against a small-town cop who has no idea with whom he is dealing and no idea how dangerous he is. But Milton is double crossed and badly injured. Unarmed and alone, he flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought they could hunt him down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good listen

  • By Sally on 11-09-17

Saint John rides again

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

Reviewed: 29-08-17

as always very entertaining, the plot twists and turns but and leaves you in suspense until the end.