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  • Crossroads of Twilight

  • Wheel of Time, Book 10
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. Crossroads of Twilight is book ten of Robert Jordan's best selling Wheel of Time series.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tediously slow....

  • By Robyn on 17-05-13

Not the greatest of reads

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Would you try another book written by Robert Jordan or narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

Having read all the previous books in this series, I will continue to the last one although it will be difficult to pick up the threads.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Jordan again?

Yes

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Many repeated passages & obviously missed sections.

Any additional comments?

Technical issues abound on this recording. Missing sections & numerous repeated passages have ruined this book.

  • The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

  • By: George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia Jr., Linda Antonsson
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice, Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

The never-before-seen history of Westeros and the lands beyond. With hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R.R. Martin.If the past is prologue, then George R.R. Martin's masterwork - the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time - warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not best suited to audiobook format

  • By Matt Styles on 17-10-17

Worst history lesson I've ever listened to!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Any additional comments?

This is nothing but a series of repetitions that is so boring.....
I would guess that this book was written as a way of riding on the back of Game of Thrones.
It fails miserably in every way.....I gave up listening about half way through.
It might be good for insomniacs but not if you are wanting an entertaining book to listen to.
Maybe George R R Martin should stick to finishing his next book....it can't be any worse than this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A Dance with Dragons (Part Two)

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, this recording is unabridged and split into two parts. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known, many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • song of fire & ice

  • By Gary on 23-12-12

Like a tree in autumn!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Any additional comments?

This whole story has gone into decline with the latest book.
I've listened to all of the series & put up with the accent changes & pronunciations but now the story has "lost the plot",
The story is like a tree in autumn where it started healthy & enthralling with plots & sub plot everywhere you look but now it's reached the upper branches & the tree is bare.
Some writers write themselves into a corner & find nowhere to go - GRRM has gone the opposite way & his plots & characters are all over the place (those that are left).
I really enjoyed the first books but got bogged down with Feast of Crows where it all seemed to go wrong.
Roy Dotrice has not helped with his narrative especially when you get Daenerys saying "I'm just a young girl" with the voice of an old crone.
If GRRM ever gets round to bringing out the next book I may just give it a miss

  • Excalibur

  • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 415

A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, Excalibur begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Now Complete"

  • By Lee on 10-04-15

A trilogy that stops before the end???

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

Reviewed: 22-07-14

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I loved the book (and the previous two) but it ended in the middle of nowhere!

Any additional comments?

It's almost as though part of the recording is missing.
The first & second parts of the trilogy are split into three parts - this is only split in two.
Such a shame because it ruins a very good story

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • I Claudius

  • By: Robert Graves
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful story - wrong narrator for my ears!

  • By MaDr8y on 27-04-09

Boring

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like diaries then go for this

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Graves again?

Not even if it got a rave review

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nelson Runger?

Not the narrators fault - he had nothing to work with to make this tomb interesting

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed in this book, especially after the TV series had such good reviews

Any additional comments?

One of the most boring books I've ever come across - not even a good story line