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  • The Pants of Perspective

  • One Woman's 3,000 Kilometre Running Adventure Through the Wilds of New Zealand
  • By: Anna McNuff
  • Narrated by: Anna McNuff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

Anna was never anything like those "real" runners on telly, but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometer-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder...perhaps being a "real" runner was overrated. Maybe she could just run it anyway? The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colorful, and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story that will lead you on a roller-coaster ride through fear, vulnerability, courage, and failure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, inspiring, down-right brilliant!

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-19

An adventure that I want to join

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

An excellent book full of adventures, stories, troubles and friends. Makes you believe anything is possible with a bit of determination.

  • Eden's Gate: The Omen

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 5
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

After the turmoil in the Arena, Gunnar retreats from Highcastle and attempts to maintain a low profile while the heat regarding Reborns subsides. Avoiding the human cities, he sets out to unexplored lands with guild mates and a potential new recruit. But when his Great Beast goes missing, a simple quest turns into a troubling chain of events that spawns several unanswered questions. Why is Sora unresponsive? And why are dragons threatening the inhabitants of Eden's Gate? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By ChristopherHart on 05-02-19

great next book

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Gripping all the way, though wanted more from his guildmates.

Can't wait for the next part of the story.

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By BM on 19-11-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 24-03-18

Was a refreshing take on fantasy, showing that it doesn't need to be filled with epic battles or magic to make a great book.

5 stars was a great book.

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs - once thought of almost as gods - were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The tag line says it all...almost

  • By Mike on 07-07-15

excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-01-18

Gripping book with twists and turns at every corner. Great narrator too, looking forward to the next one I've already bought.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More cinematic than the others

  • By cg on 29-12-17

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 20-12-17

Really does not disappoint, great back and forth with the characters and a gripping story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first 2

  • By lloyd on 09-12-17

loved it, I need more.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-17

I loved the book and want more! Will start listening to them all again just to keep me going for a while.

  • The Desert Spear

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear is book two of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. The Deliverer has returned, but who is he? Arlen Bales, formerly of the small hamlet of Tibbet's Brook, learnt harsh lessons about life as he grew up in a world where hungry demons stalk the night and humanity is trapped by its own fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing 2nd instalment

  • By Susan on 29-07-15

gripping, couldn't stop myself

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

book just takes you into the core and makes you one. a book to recommend to alk

  • The Painted Man

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863

The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett. The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. Voted one of the top ten fantasy novels of 2008 by amazon.co.uk. Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Original Fantasy

  • By Dave on 01-06-15

best book in awhile

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I wasn't sure what to listen to before this book, buying a few and not getting into them. but this book drew me in straight away now I got a whole series to listen to.

The Crown Tower
    Riyria Chronicles, Volume 1
    
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    Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    461 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Crown Tower

  • Riyria Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that their employer is after; if he can keep them from killing each other, they might just get him his prize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent Prequel or Sequel to the Riyria series

  • By R. J. Barnes on 11-12-13

love it

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Found the book after looking for more from Tim Gerald Reynolds he really is a great narrator.

Michael Sullivan creates an amazing first book thst makes you laugh while at same same time keeping the reader interested with mysterys of the character and what will happen next. really a great book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,310

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificatly awesome

  • By TERENCE on 12-01-17

A must read /listen.

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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: 13-02-17

gripped from.the first book this did not disappoint. one of the fastest books I've ever been through and can't wait for the next installment.