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  • Great & Secret Show

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times best-seller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite book

  • By Jay on 03-09-16

Very Clive Barker...

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

Took me a while to get into but I really enjoyed it. Lots of winds and turns, just very much a Clive Barker book and that can't be bad!

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,298

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy....

  • By Robyn on 09-01-14

Addictive

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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: 05-12-18

I guess I am lucky to have only discovered Patrick Rothfuss in 2018 otherwise it would be an even longer wait for book three!! I couldn't turn this off and can't wait for the next installment... When it eventually comes! Can't recommend this book enough. Beautiful and artfully narrated, expertly woven plots and just generally a joy to listen to.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,907
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,701

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

Couldn't turn it off!

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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: 19-11-18

Absolutely loved this. I laid awake for hours because I wanted to hear more. The narration is great with many voices and a great pace and tone. The story is very addictive and well woven with excellent descriptions and imagery. I love hearing the story from the main characters perspective in first person. I already have the next book and can't wait to start listening.

  • Forge of Darkness

  • Kharkanas Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Now is the time to tell the story of an ancient realm, a tragic tale that sets the stage for all the tales yet to come and all those already told.... It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power…and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ponderous, rambling, brilliantly read

  • By Breakfast on 10-08-16

As always amazing

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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: 28-07-18

Fantastic story complemented by excellent narration. Couldn't stop listening and already have the next volume!

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,589

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just fantastic!

  • By Miles on 12-06-13

Sad it ended...

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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: 03-07-18

I love Neil Gaiman and I have read many of his books. I had seen the TV series based on American Gods but this surpassed all expectations. I loved it, every moment of it! Needless to say the story was fantastic - winding, exciting, suspenseful, and the characters engaging. Also the narration was perfect, the combination of voices really added to the narrative. I will be listening again I am sure... But first another Neil Gaiman ☺

  • Swedish Phase 1, Unit 06-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Swedish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Swedish Phase 1, Units 6-10 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 hours and I can converse in Swedish!!

  • By Karina F. on 16-06-18

10 hours and I can converse in Swedish!!

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

I absolutely love and can recommend this language course. I do the 25-30 min lessons whilst cooking or walking the dog. The pronunciation help is great and my Swedish friend says my pronunciation is perfect ☺. I usually do each lesson at least twice then move on. I already have brought the next set of lessons. If you want to learn a language this is an excellent way to do it!

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  • Swedish Phase 1, Unit 01-05

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Swedish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Each lesson of Swedish Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth every penny!

  • By Jason on 27-10-11

Awesome!

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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: 17-05-18

Loved this. Been doing it for about 10 days, it takes me about 3 goes at each lesson. I have a Swedish friend and they are very impressed with my pronunciations. Ordering the next set of lessons now! If you want to learn Swedish in your own time in an effective, useful way this is it!

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,534

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a read

  • By T. Owen on 19-11-17

Awesome book, awesome narration

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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: 07-12-17

Loved the story. Loved the narrators voices. Hard to put it down. I don't recommend it for bed time! Loved it!

  • Shadow of a Dark Queen

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Serpentwar series…Ancient powers are readying themselves for a devastating confrontation, and a dark queen has raised a standard, gathering armies of unmatched might.A band of desperate men are forced into this battleground of good and evil, and their only hope for survival is to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal.Among them are some unlikely heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic novel!

  • By neil on 22-11-15

awesome as always! the story continues...

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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: 17-01-17

top draw epic fantasy from the master on this genre! Feist weaves another epic tale that will leave you wanting more and more, brilliant!