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  • Dutch Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Dutch with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Dutch Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • clear but very short.

  • By Jade on 19-01-19

Worst language book I have ever had.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

This book was pretty much useless. The first chapter - which is about half the total length of the book - is just waffle with no actual substance or point to it. The second part I barely bothered listening to as it was a mumbled, garbled mess with yet more waffling by the incredibly irritating narrator from the first chapter. I will never purchase another title by this company and would not recommend it to anyone that wants to learn a new language.

  • 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 183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

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

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This is one of the best books I have listened to in a while, and I really hope it's going to be part of a new series. The choice of narrators is excellent, and the story itself is fantastic. It's, very witty and funny. I would definitely recommend this book.

  • The Spotted Dog

  • Corinna Chapman, Book 7
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners. Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in Corinna's apartment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - badly read

  • By The Secretary on 22-10-18

Not as good as the previous books.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

The story is a bit slow and plodding. I also can't say I'm a fan of the new narrator. She's okay but I prefer the original narrator for this series. It is also a little jarring to suddenly hear a new voice narrating characters you are used hearing a certain way. Not sure if I actually liked this book to be honest.

  • Murder in Montparnasse

  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The divine Phryne Fisher returns to lead another dance of intrigue. Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead ... under very suspicious circumstances. Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives and for those of the other three men.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of the best

  • By L on 16-11-18

Not one of the best

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

I really didn't like this book at all, and to be honest it made me really dislike Phryne as a character. She can across as selfish, spoiled and unpleasant, and in the end I just stopped listening to the book. I also found some of the behaviour of the other characters utterly unbelievable. For example the incredibly religious Dot being accepting of her boss carrying on an affair with a married man. I will try the next in the series but if this is how her character is developing I won't continue with the series.

  • The Haunting of Blackwood House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By L on 30-10-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

I enjoyed this book, although I wouldn't really say it's scary. It's more like horror lite than real horror, but still a great listen. My only issue really was the narration. The narrator herself is fine - and if this was a different book I'd probably enjoy her voice - however I think Darcy Coates is Australian so this book uses words like mum, torch and plait all of which the narrator seems to struggle with. An example of this is when she pronounces plait as plate. Still worth a listen though.

  • Hunter's Soul

  • By: Alex Rivers
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 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

I’m Lou Vitalis, dragon-robber, mobster-killer, end-of-the-world-preventer. Big job titles, and it’s hard to fit them on a business card, so most people just know me as “that weird alchemist down the street.” And I’ve got some problems. There’s this angry soul that occasionally takes over my body. I probably could have handled that, but Pandora’s Box is slowly opening in my apartment. Also, an Inkslinger is trying to kill me. Yeah, when it rains, it pours. In my case, it hails.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By L on 29-10-18

Okay

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

Reviewed: 29-10-18

This book was okay but a bit annoying. I found myself getting irritated or frustrated by the characters and wanting to shake them. It was all rather predictable as well. Good narration though.

  • Stolen Soul

  • By: Alex Rivers
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

There’s an underground magical vault, protected by sorcery, security cameras, guards, and whatnot. Think of the most impenetrable place in the world. Now triple it. It belongs to a dragon, and I was hired to break into it and steal his hoard. I might be an alchemist extraordinaire and the best burglar on the East Coast, but this is not a solo job. I’ll need a team for this one. Accompanied by a powerful sorcerer, a fortune teller, a scam artist, and a hacker, I embark on the heist of the century. If we succeed, we’ll be legends. If not - crispy dragon snacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-01-19

Okay

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

This book was okay, and the narration was good - apart from the Japanese man sounding more like he was Mexican. However it kind of felt like the group just drifted from one disaster to another, and any successes they had were pure fluke. Not really what you would expect from a group of people that are supposed to be the best at what they do. This book was enjoyable enough though, and I'll probably get the next in the series to see if it improves at all.

  • Box of Frogs

  • Fractured Faery Series, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

One corpse. Several bizarre looking attackers. Some very strange magical powers. And a severe bout of amnesia. Madrona is not having a great week. It's going to be okay, though. All she has to do is find out who she really is, protect a soap star from being attacked by a stalker, and work out why so many people seem so afraid of her. Because surely she's a good person. Right?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment

  • By Ula on 22-10-18

Okay

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This isn't one of Helen Harper's best books. It took a while to get into the story, and to be honest the main character is very annoying. There were several occasions where I almost gave up on the book altogether but managed to keep going, and the story did pick up towards the end, however I'm not sure I liked it enough to bother with the next books in the series.

  • Love and Other Wild Things

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Welcome to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and dragons live alongside humans. The town formed around the mysterious energy rift in the bayou, which helps keep the town’s magic in balance. But lately the rift has been widening and destabilizing - threatening to send the town’s magical population into chaos. Energy witch Danica Teel has been sent by the League to figure out what’s going on, with the help of bear-shifter Mayor Zed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as first book

  • By L on 12-09-18

Not as good as first book

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I have to say I was sadly disappointed by this book. I had been really looking forward to this as I usually love Molly Harper's books, and the first book of this series was great, but this fell short for me. I didn't really like Danica as a character, I found her rather tiresome and annoying, which meant I didn't really care about her at all, and the story itself was rather slow and lacklustre. The book was over halfway through before it felt like something actually happened, then it went back to just dragging along for a while before anything happened again. A real shame as, like I said, I'm a huge fan of Molly Harper and this could have been great, but it just wasn't.

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  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like the story, hate the narration

  • By L on 22-05-18

Like the story, hate the narration

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

I really like the story and purchased this audio book after reading the book, however I hate the narration style. Callie Dalton and Teddy Hamilton are okay by themselves but the style that has been used for this title - Callie doing the main narration with Teddy throwing in a word or sentence here and there - is terrible. It's jarring and annoying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful