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  • Tears of Tess

  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Hannah Belle, Jacob Morgan, Punch Audio
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. For their two-year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world. But lusty paradise is shattered. Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Romance indeed

  • By Jake on 20-08-17

Dark Romance indeed

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

Reviewed: 20-08-17

My first book in this genre, normally i do fantasy or historical.
I must say Tears of Tess is a wild story, all the stop's have been pulled. The book stays clear of usual cliche's and is unpredictable which is great and its easy to get "captured" by the story.

The performance was exceptional, Hannah Belle's voice is so beyond perfect. Like liquid sugar for your ears.

Highest recommendations

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  • EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb but there is an issue

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-19

Too fictional for me

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

A very well written book with a high level performance from the narrator. However not a book for me.

I really wanted to like this book but the huge deviations and simplifications of history is too much. Julius Caesar did not have a simple life and the times he lived in were not simple either. I would have much prefer it done with greater emphasis on accuracy and made the book twice as long than a made up story in dressed like Caesar. I fear it will only get worse as Brutus here is even more fictional than the events around Marius.

in short I cannot recommend it

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf

  • Legend of Drizzt: Companions Codex, Book 3
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In the evolving world of the Forgotten Realms setting, the Sundering has given way to months of cloud-cloaked darkness, and war rages under that oppressive sky. The orcs have broken a hard-fought treaty that's held, however tentatively, for a hundred years, and the time to settle old scores has devolved into an all-out brawl for control of the ancient realms of the North.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Read

  • By MR MICHAEL KING on 10-05-18

Rushed ending

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

Reviewed: 18-05-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Mr. Salvatore is as always very good. I think it was maybe the book was too short

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was anti climatic. We all knew the orcs would lose ofcz. However with the massive build up and dire situation the Silver Marches were in, the final battle and ending was just too short and undetailed. Its hard to measure distances but the orc army had travelled for weeks out of Dark Arrow and an army simply isnt routed that far, that fast, no matter how many dragons are around, with no supplies alone for 100k orcs they would have all died of thirst and stavation. The retreat will slow and so will the hunting victorious army as men, orcs and beast's get tired. Then armies must reform and resume a steady progress, because if the routed army can rally before the chattered attackers you may yet lose the battle.

It just felt after the orcs where defeated, the ending couldn't come fast enough, and viola
ready for new adventures. Not at all as good or believable as the end to the Obuld war.

Did Victor Bevine do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Mr. Bevine did a good job as ususal, as i personally listen to audiobooks at work with noice and such, the very very soft spoken dialogue can been too whispered as times, but i understand the effect he tries to get.

Was Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf worth the listening time?

It was well worth the time, my criticism above aside it was a good enough book and another listen may soften me.

  • The Companions

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book 1
  • By: R.A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These are

  • By Sean on 05-01-19

Well done-Our fav. band is back

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

Reviewed: 25-06-14

That was just what i needed!
I listen to the books at work, when alone or driving, fortunately i was able to finish this book in 2 days, i could not leave it once i began.

I will be honest i havnt liked the books in the Neverwinter trilogy much, Last Threshold was not too bad. I also wasnt sure i could forgive RA Salvatore for making good old proud Pwent into a vampire without any seemingly deeper meaning. Some of us are sentimental you know.

Little did i realize it was all a plot hehe
I was dubious about the idea of reincarnation of the heroes, they did so well in life and how could a new life live up to that.

Again i was proven wrong
Amazing book!
Back with the swing of a notched axe!

I wont bring any spoilers but it brought me back to the days of the halflings gem, only this time i already love the characters and been thru so much.

Extremely well done Mr. Salvatore

1 of 2 people found this review helpful