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  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Potter for Grown Ups

  • By Cosima on 18-11-10

Devided

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

Beautiful language, lovely description and wonderful character. But soooooo many foot notes. Foot notes that include the entire life of a character not always pertinent to the story. So if, like me, your reads are often interrupted you will be entirely lost if your mind strays for 30 secs. Feels like it has all the ingredients for a great book but likes a little " je ne sais quoi". Maybe better for a read then a listen.

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  • When the Lion Feeds

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. Fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds a continent is awakening. And on its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By N. Harrison on 10-03-15

Interesting but...

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

Reviewed: 19-04-18

Couldn't get attached to the caractères even if I enjoyed the context. Lacking in the W.S twist that leaves you wanting more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vesik Series: Books 1-3

  • Vesik Series Box Set
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

This omnibus collection includes Days Gone Bad, Wolves and the River of Stone, and Winter's Demon. That's three complete novels of Damian's dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious urban-fantasy adventures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • lighten up this is fun (*^o^*)

  • By Megan on 13-11-16

lighten up this is fun (*^o^*)

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

Reviewed: 13-11-16

I hesitated a long time before getting this one because of the comments. I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books and it's hard to find something but doesn't feel like I have read it before. But this was a fun and refreshing experience. Sure it's no great classic and the narrator is a little over-the-top at times but he brings to life a cool but clueless necromancy, badass fairies and all kind of unimaginable beings in a fun but catching way. This was an easy listen that gave me a few surprises and lots of smiles. Why not, reading is supposed to be fun.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 726

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need more

  • By max on 04-07-16

I could not put in down

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

Reviewed: 26-08-16

I am usually a Sci-Fi person but this book just blew me away. An end-of-the-world story that not about despair on tragedy but all about hope and and humanity. Hope there will be a other book.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of Age Fantasy

  • By Simon on 15-02-17

Didn't hate it but didn't love it...

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I enjoyed the quick rhythm and fun characters of this book. the narrator really keeps you hooked and the intrigue keeps you coming back for more. But I read a lot of fantasy novels and this is nothing I haven't heard of before. It's no P.V.Brett or Rothfuss but the mane character chose potential.

  • A Rylee Adamson Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Priceless, book one: "My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker." When children go missing and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I'm on the FBI's wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and no need for anyone else in my life. But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this.

  • By samantha on 06-03-16

Good deal, fun story but regretful narration...

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

Reviewed: 16-06-16

A good old feel good, girl power kind of book. I enjoyed discovering a new world, full of nasty Supernaturals but regrets that the narration was so terrible. Surely the line " I went to the bathroom and brush my teeth " should not be read with the same intensity as "I could feel the life rush out of me !!".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cloud Atlas

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Jeff Harding, Steve Hodson, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 759

Cloud Atlas features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, brought to life better than any movie

  • By T on 25-02-13

there are no words only Beauty

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

Reviewed: 21-04-16

I came across this book from watching the movie I usually don't try out good films for books because you usually love one or the other . but I was enthralled by the story, Enchanted by the mystery and simply swept away by the beauty of an epic tail of love, struggles and Destiny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Blood - Omnibus

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend. There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars...or ending them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frothy Fantasy

  • By Steph Adams on 07-03-16

easy lisent and a good buy

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

A little magic , à little action and a little romance make for a easy lisent. Don't think à would get the books separatly but the 3 are just perfect for a peek in to a new univers

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Marked in Flesh

  • A Novel of the Others, Book 4
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new, closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Series

  • By Ali on 10-07-16

To much of the same spreads the story thin...

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

Reviewed: 25-03-16

the storm is coming the human world will never be the same. a great build-up and a wonderful plot ruined by everything in between. I grew tired and bored of long episodes of insipid and unuseful details. the end of the world as we know it may be coming so who cares what books they need to buy and who will clean up the vomit in the office or who will send an email who will go shopping and so on and so forth. the events would have been anticipating since book 1 finally come to conclusion but ruined buy a book that feels spread thin with details already well-known. all in all I'm disappointed

  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent approach and cracking characters

  • By Mark Gifford on 20-07-15

unevenfull...

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

18 hours and it's as if the story only just started. Lots of interesting plots but no awser s or even hits of à révélation...so i' m left hanging but i don't think i'll buy the next book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful