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  • The Eternal Kiss

  • Twelve Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
  • By: Holly Black, Libba Bray, Rachel Caine, and others
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Cassandra Morris, Eileen Stevens, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

There's an allure to vampire tales that has seduced readers and listeners for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance, or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what listeners want! This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling writers of young-adult fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something to sink your teeth into

  • By Nadia on 29-10-09

Teen stuff

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-10

Mostly good short stories. Very teen though.

  • Red Mars

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic, intelligent, hard sci fi

  • By AHeath on 01-08-18

Big Snooze

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-09

The books flits about from one (of the many characters) to another without going into depth and allowing you the chance to empathise. This makes their petty squabbles as to how the planet should be handled irrelevant to the reader. You never really get to understand the reasoning behind each characters stand point only their actions as to what they will do to protect their way of thinking. I also bought the sequels Green and Blue - and it doesn't get any better or more interesting.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Villa of Mysteries

  • The Rome Series: Book 2
  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

When a young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the river Tiber, Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she is the victim of an ancient pagan ritual. Inspector Leo Falcone, however, knows this case is recent history and the horror is still very much alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I agree with Gwen

  • By Sarah R. on 29-02-08

The best of the 5 books...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-08

... but read the book instead. After just finished listening to the 5th book in the series, this second book, in my opinion has actually the best plot and story line. However, the 'shuta uppa ya face ah' accents of the narrator is truely awful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Notes From a Small Island

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Note From A Small Islander

  • By Jo on 05-11-08

His best book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

All his books are great, but this one is by far my favourite.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Treasure of Stonewycke

  • By: Michael Phillips, Judith Pella
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Reunited after their harrowing time spent apart during World War II, Allison and Logan have successfully patched their marriage and discovered a new level of commitment to one another. But when Lady Joanna dies in 1971, changes begin to reshape the lives of the Stonewycke descendants.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Go for Diana Gabaldon's books instead

  • By Danielle on 07-03-08

Go for Diana Gabaldon's books instead

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

It's almost as though Diana Gabaldon read these series, and thought that the plots were good, but she could do better! The Stonewycke books do have interesting plots and characters, sprinkled with a bit too much God is love preaching for my liking. However, the Outlander series by Gabaldon are 100 times better, expanding on similar plots but richly enhancing the characters and their relationships. Do yourself a favour and save some time - drop the Stonewycke books and go for Diana Gabaldon's books instead.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Season for the Dead

  • The Rome Series: Book 1
  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Sean Baker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

The first in an Italian crime series set in Rome. Whilst Sara Farnese pours over ancient texts in the silent and beautiful Vatican reading room, a crazed man enters carrying a bloodied bag. He walks up to Sara's desk. He has something he would like her to see. Sara is inextricably linked to a series of horrific murders, each one representative of the death of a martyr of the Church. Enter Detectives Costa and Rossi. They must protect Sara whilst hunting down the killer, and time is running short.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An extraordinary and gripping story

  • By Kirstine on 28-02-08

Brilliantly written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

When I read Gwen's review, I was initally put off, but decided to go ahead and listen to this book anyway. I was glad I did. David Hewson brilliantly reveals chapter by chapter a complex and intriguing crime story. His knowledge of Rome, the Vatican and art is amazing and woven very skillfully into the plot. I actually think that the narrator has lovely rich voice ala 'Mr Kippling makes exceedly good cakes' and in my opinion is quiet ingenious making use of regional English accents - the book is afterall in English not Italian.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I knew I'd never read it

  • By Judith on 09-08-08

Might be a great book, but terrible Narrator

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-07

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with the previous person's review, this might be a great book, but Frederick Davidson?s narration makes it unbearable to listen to. My recommendation to you is to buy another version.

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

The Fallen Angels
    Crowning Mercy, Book 2
    
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        Bernard Cornwell
    
    


    
    
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        Anna Bentinck
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    47 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Fallen Angels

  • Crowning Mercy, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The gilded family had been the envy and the pride of England for centuries. Never had the Lazenders seemed more powerful or more wealthy. And never had the unseen means of their destruction seemed so close! Yet the heir to the estate was absent. Toby Lazender worked for the British in Revolutionary France, where he hunted down the men who had murdered the innocent girl he loved. It was his sister, Campion, who oversaw the family's affairs at the "little kingdom" of Lazen Castle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, if a bit 'tense'

  • By P. D. Smith on 30-05-08

Hooked from start to finish

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-07

Brilliantly written (as usual), a bit more 'girly' than his other books - all of which I throughly enjoyed. Great plots and twists.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Wuthering Heights

  • By: Emily Bronte
  • Narrated by: Janet McTeer, David Timson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A near perfect Reading.

  • By Colin on 28-04-09

No wonder it's a classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-07

If you haven't read this classic, you're missing out. Cleverly written, and the two narrators carry off the storytelling in a way that makes the story come alive.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Azur Like It

  • By: Wendy Holden (Romance Author)
  • Narrated by: Helen Lederer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Kate, a journalist in a small northern town, is fed up with covering black-pudding championships for the Slackmucklethwaite Mercury and living with Mum, Dad, and Gran in a semi called Wits End. When evil tycoon Peter Hardstone takes over the paper, slashes budgets, and sacks staff, Kate's career hits an all-time low. However, gloom turns to glamour once Hardstone's sexy son arrives to work on the Mercury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, yet a little obvious

  • By Danielle on 26-05-07

Funny, yet a little obvious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-07

If you liked Bridget Jones, you like this. Similar, funny off beat style, yet the characters and plots are a little obvious. Great accents by the narrator.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful