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Rio Carnival Girl

Liverpool
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  • Samantha Shannon

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive interview
  • By: Sophie Plateau
  • Narrated by: Samantha Shannon
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Samantha Shannon joins Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interview with the author

  • By Rio Carnival Girl on 06-02-19

Interview with the author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-19

Always interesting to hear from the author, what inspired her and her thoughts on narration for audiobooks.

  • Cinder

  • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen and temptation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful <3

  • By Nada on 12-02-18

Interesting concept but needed better editing

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I liked the concept but the main character is far too self absorbed and the plot twists are far too obvious.

The narrator does well to bring out the positives in the main character but her accents are cringeworthy and I am left feeling that this book could have been so much better.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

Oh wow, what a story and story telling :)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-16

Would you listen to In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story again? Why?

To enjoy the story again.

What other book might you compare In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story to, and why?

I can not think of an equivalent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes !!

Any additional comments?

An original amazing story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of All Things

  • By: Andreas Eschbach, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

They are just children when they first meet: Charlotte, daughter of the French ambassador, and Hiroshi, a laundress’s son. One day in the playground, Hiroshi declares that he has an idea that will change the world. An idea that will sweep away all differences between rich and poor. When Hiroshi runs into Charlotte several years later, he is trying to build a brighter future through robotics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than Sci-fi

  • By Alejandro Poleo on 11-11-18

Amazing story about nano technology

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Where does Lord of All Things rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent science fiction book and narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hiroshi, because of the moral dilemmas he faces as in trying to get nano technology to work for everyone and then the implications of his success.

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

He brought the characters to life and kept the momentum going through the story,

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment on the ice when the nano's reacted to the presence of the expedition.

Any additional comments?

This is a long rambling story stuffed full of science and technology hung on an unusual framework of personal relations. Sometimes the story stumbles but the narrative arc pulls the story back into step.
I liked the ending, a prescient warning about implications of new technology.

  • The Masked City

  • The Invisible Library, Book 2
  • By: Genevieve Cogman
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant, Kai, goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction, and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai but for whole worlds. Kai's dragon heritage means he has powerful allies but also powerful enemies in the form of the fae. With this act of aggression, the fae are determined to trigger a war between their people - and the forces of order and chaos themselves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excruciating narration!

  • By N. D. Taylor on 04-06-16

Delightful story, excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

Delightful follow up with much more focus on our intrepid heroine but corresponding less about libraries. Some of the prose was rather woolly, could have done with firmer editing.

Loved the narration, brought the chapters alive for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful