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  • Mort: Discworld, Book 4

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97

For Mort, a scythe is about to become one of the tools of his trade. Henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. He has received an offer he can't refuse. As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and use of the company horse. And being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be a love-life killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't realise this was the abridged version

  • By Becci Richardson on 23-03-18

Mort

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

This is one of my favourite Terry Pratchett books. Tony Robinson’s narration is brilliant, recording not the best quality. Death getting drunk? Who’d have thought it.

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  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio - white noise

  • By Frank on 29-07-14

Magic

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

Reviewed: 16-03-17

The story is brilliant, love the luggage.
A warningthe sound quality isn't brilliant and that might put off people listening.

  • Rise of Allies

  • The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: E.G. Foley
  • Narrated by: Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Every spring, the aristocratic magical families of Victorian England gather secretly at Merlin Hall to hobnob and to hold the annual Fey Parliament. While the adults of Magic-kind - from wizards to wood elves, fauns to fairies, giants to djinnis, and their human counterparts - debate matters of importance, the gifted youths must undergo the dreaded Assessments, testing their supernatural abilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jake trying to be a hero.

  • By Heather S on 28-02-17

Jake trying to be a hero.

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

Reviewed: 28-02-17

I enjoyed it, with new characters being introduced. Bless Red and his molt not an easy process. Loved the paintings chapter.

  • How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 9
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 217

The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs read by David Tennant. Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Alex on 13-11-13

Hiccup. .....

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

Reviewed: 25-01-17

Great listen, getting darker! David Tennant 's narration is brilliant. Hope Fishlegs will be alright. Hope Hiccup will save the day.

  • I Am David

  • By: Anne Holm
  • Narrated by: Struan Rodger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone – who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won’t catch up with him...David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people. He must learn to fend for himself in this strange new world. This is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas meets Jonathan Safran Foer for children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as I remembered

  • By Jenny Clifton on 25-03-15

A boy called David and his journey home.

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

I read the book years ago, and having listened to it, I'm still disappointed with the ending. Other then that it's good.

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  • The Dark Portal

  • The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: E.G. Foley
  • Narrated by: Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

From the imagination of New York Times best-selling author, E.G. Foley, comes Book Three in The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking, adventure-filled historical fantasy series that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wales

  • By Heather S on 03-01-17

Wales

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Really enjoyed listening to this one, it's a great story. I wish I had a couple of Brownies in my house!

  • Jake & The Giant

  • The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: E.G. Foley
  • Narrated by: Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Reunited with his aristocratic magical relatives, and finally getting used to his own supernatural powers, orphaned ex-pickpocket Jake Everton, the young Lord Griffon, travels on his first-ever holiday to beautiful Norway. There, at an amazing (steampunk!) Invention Convention, his cousin Archie, the boy genius, plans to unveil his marvelous new flying machine to the scientific world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Giants & Dwarfs

  • By Heather S on 02-01-17

Giants & Dwarfs

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Enjoyed the book , the discriptions were great. Hopefully Red will be well soon ready for the next adventure.

  • The Lost Heir

  • The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: E.G. Foley
  • Narrated by: Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he's started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family - with magical powers!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gryphon and his heir

  • By Heather S on 15-11-16

Gryphon and his heir

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

Reviewed: 15-11-16

Really enjoyed the story, the narration was interesting, my favourite character is the Gryphon once free.

  • Mouse and the Serpent Queen

  • The Willow Tree Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Tipp
  • Narrated by: Joella Berkner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Returning to the magical old willow tree after six months is both daunting and exciting for Mouse. Knowing the possible consequences of drawing a picture which could lead her into further adventure, what does she draw this time? Having not told anyone about her adventures in another world, Mouse braves drawing a second picture under the willow tree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mouse Book

  • By Heather S on 21-10-16

Mouse Book

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

Reviewed: 21-10-16

Really enjoyed it, looking to book 3 to find where's Mouse? has she returned home?

  • The Owl Service

  • By: Alan Garner
  • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

After hearing scratches in the attic, Alison discovers a dinner service covered in an intriguing floral owl pattern, and a series of events are set in motion that will change her life forever. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are forced into a cyclical replay of the tragic Welsh legend of Blodeuwedd, in which a woman is turned into an owl as a punishment for betraying her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About this book

  • By David on 02-11-10

Owl Service

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Enjoyed the Welsh accent, it was easy to follow , except the last chapter I didn't know who was comforting Ali was it Gwen or Roger.