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Cathy Lewis

Aberdeen, Scotland
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  • Bright Ruin

  • The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Vic James
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

A gripping Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart, Bright Ruin is the third and final title in Vic Jamesโ€™ electrifying Dark Gifts Trilogy, following Tarnished City. In a world where the lower classes must endure 10 years of forced service to a magical aristocracy, a revolution is brewing that will transform - or destroy - the world. And not everyone will be saved....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this series

  • By james on 28-08-18

Brilliant trilogy!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

A bit weird and horrible in places, but a facinating story - I absolutely loved it! :-D

  • This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep

  • By: Professor K. McCoy, Dr Hardwick
  • Narrated by: Bruce Alexander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Random House presents This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep by Professor K. McCoy and Dr Hardwick, read by Bruce Alexander. Sleep smarter. This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep makes no claims to be fun or interesting. It is an audiobook you can listen to in full confidence that you will find absolutely nothing to stimulate your brain. An audiobook, like no other, that will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly effective

  • By Bookworm Mum on 27-05-18

Reminds me of some of my university lectures!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

You know when you're at a really boring lecture or talk and you can't help falling asleep? This is totally that! Can't say I've listened to much of it because it sends me to sleep in a few minutes. Brilliant book for those nights when you can't stop thinking. Perfectly performed in a clear but droney style - honestly idk how they made it without falling asleep themselves! Highly recommended.

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  • Gilded Cage

  • The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Vic James
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

A modern Britain. An age-old cruelty.Britain's magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for 10 years - and now it's the Hadleys' turn. Abi Hadley is assigned to England's most ruthless noble family. The secrets she uncovers could win her freedom - or break her heart. Her brother Luke is enslaved in a brutal factory town, where new friends' ideals might cost him everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magical power corrupts

  • By Beccameriel on 14-03-17

Not sure what to say ...!

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

What can you say?! Complicated and a bit of a weird story line - so many characters I got a bit lost in places. I think this would be better as one book instead of 3 installments because it feels like it ends half way through a story. I quite enjoyed it though :-)

  • The Griffin's Feather

  • Dragon Rider, Book 2
  • By: Cornelia Funke
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Cornelia Funke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The last winged horses are on the brink of extinction. At a sanctuary for threatened creatures, the home of a young dragon rider and his silver dragon, three foals lie curled up in their eggs. The foals are in great danger, and the only cure seems to be the sun-feather of a griffin. But griffins, creatures with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, are a dragon's fiercest enemy, and they live far across the world in the sweltering jungle. A dangerous and exciting adventure begins....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book

  • By Cathy Lewis on 06-09-18

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I love the Dragon Rider books soooo much - I can't wait for book 3!! ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ˜„

  • James and the Giant Peach

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! - But listen to it through headphones!

  • By Miss Sj Lewis on 18-07-18

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

A magical performance of an old favorite. Will inspire many generations to come (and a good listen for grown ups too!).

  • Undercover Princess

  • The Rosewood Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Connie Glynn
  • Narrated by: Olivia Cura, Irfan Shamji, Jane Glynn, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

When fairy-tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life. Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty - a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is so lovely and cozy, a story well told!

  • By Jennie on 21-08-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I loved this book so much! Can't wait to listen to the next one!! :-D :-D

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