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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,304

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Absolutely marvelous

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Loved it so much Stephen Frys performance is outstanding would recommend this book so much

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  • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

  • Glass and Steele, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whiny new narrator

  • By Nazrana Issa on 21-01-19

Needs more action and excitement

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Not very exciting narration ok but needs more excitement to keep me listening a bit flat.

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  • Amnesia

  • By: Michael Ridpath
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Alastair Cunningham wakes up in hospital with almost total amnesia. But he knows that something terrible happened in his past, something that haunts him still. A young family friend, Clemence, is called in to help rekindle his memory. Retreating with Alastair to his remote cottage, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript hidden away from prying eyes. Reading the prologue, she discovers a murder by someone very much like a young Alastair. The victim? Clemence's grandmother, Sophie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great "who dunnit"

  • By CW on 19-08-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

I really loved it very enjoyable and full of suspense and a good narrator extremely easy listening

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • As I Fall

  • One Breath at a Time, Book 3
  • By: Leilani Bennett
  • Narrated by: Susan Eichhorn Young
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

In the past: Brielle Eden is doing all she can to recover her lost memories-and to convince a doctor of her true identity. All while learning the identity of a stalker, and stopping a sadistic nurse hellbent on keeping her in the past. In the present: Brielle is profoundly drawn to two connecting hearts carved by nameless young lovers many decades ago. Soon she is inspired to discover who the lovers were, and why there is a mysterious hole in the center of one of the hearts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By jo on 26-07-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Quite good this one was a little bit long winded and needs to be wrapped up now but was quite enjoyable.

  • As I Breathe

  • One Breath at a Time: Book 2
  • By: Leilani Bennett
  • Narrated by: Susan Eichhorn Young
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Brielle Eden doesn't know what to believe. She wakes from a coma and inexplicably finds herself in the psychiatric ward of a mysterious Parisian hospital with no memory of how she came to be there. She can't fathom why one of the nurses would want to kill her, or why the psychiatrist in charge of her care thinks she stole the identity of a recently murdered young woman. And just who is this god-like man, whom only she can see and hear? Is he a friend or foe? His voice haunts her every waking moment. Has Brielle lost her ability to comprehend between reality and what is real?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By jo on 26-07-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Good second book if not a little long winded but enjoyed it a lot. Narrator was good.

  • As I Fade (One Breath at a Time: Book 1)

  • By: Leilani Bennett
  • Narrated by: Susan Eichhorn Young
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Brielle Eden, a successful novelist living in New York City, is drawn to Paris for reasons unknown to her. Once there, she will quickly discover that not all is as it seems. When she wakes up in a hospital for the mentally insane, Brielle's perfect nightmare is about to begin. Confused and badly injured, she's being held against her will by a psychiatrist who believes she is impersonating a young woman who'd died six months earlier. As her world threatens to spin out of control, a mystery man appears promising to rescue her...and to give her the answers she desperately seeks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By jo on 26-07-15

Good story

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Enjoyed the story if not a bit confusing at times but we'll worth the read.

  • Spirit Legacy

  • The Gateway Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: E. E. Holmes
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

"The Gateway is open…." These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality. Jess' life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn't exactly make for a storybook childhood. But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Ms Fiona Moriarty on 25-06-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Really enjoyable book looking forward to listening to the other two books in this series on audible...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful