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Liz

Ashford, United Kingdom
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  • Insurgent

  • (Divergent, Book 2)
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever...because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing dystopian fiction

  • By Mrs. P. L. Norris on 09-12-13

Captivating and exciting, well read

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

Reviewed: 18-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Insurgent the most enjoyable?

The story is really interesting and very easy to follow in audio form. The characters are built up brilliantly and there is always something to make you want to listen further. The author doesn't hold any punches, and there are a lot of twists and turns in the plot. The main character is interesting and seems invincible! There were lots of ahh moments for the romance, and lots of oo! moments for the exciting bits and awwwww! moments for the sad bits. Even a tear or two was shed!

What other book might you compare Insurgent to, and why?

It's as exciting as the series by Rodererick Brown called Tunnels. It's at that level, some love interest, some excitement and pretty gritty with slight gory descriptions.

Have you listened to any of Emma Gavin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, haven't listened to any others, but she is excellent. Her performance is outstanding and expressive at the right time. I had to return a book previously because the narrator was so awful, but Emma Gavin does not disappoint.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think the moments that her parents were killed were really heart breaking. And also the point where Tobias was pointing a gun at Tris in the control room. Very gripping.

Any additional comments?

Have downloaded the other two, can't wait to listen to them!

  • Angelfall

  • Penryn and the End of Days, Book One
  • By: Susan Ee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different, refreshing, exciting and enjoyable.

  • By Mr Robert Butler on 26-07-13

Can't wait for the next instalment

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

Would you listen to Angelfall again? Why?

Brilliant story with good narrator. The book is available in the US....just need it to come over here. Exciting and mature fiction for the older teenager.

What does Caitlin Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great neutral narration with good voices

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The point where Raphael has had bat wings sewn onto him....functional but tragic

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  • Terminal

  • By: Roderick Gordon
  • Narrated by: Paul Chequer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In this sixth and concluding book of the Tunnels series, the Styx and their cohorts of deadly Armagi have swept across England, leaving death and devastation in their wake. It seems nothing can stop them now. Only a miracle can save the day and, in the inner world at the centre of the earth, Will and Elliott might just have stumbled upon one as they uncover ancient secrets that are fundamental to all human and Styx life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping all the way!

  • By Liz on 03-12-13

Gripping all the way!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

What was one of the most memorable moments of Terminal?

The most memorable moment was when Elliott sprouted insect arms!

What does Paul Chequer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think his reading makes the story a lot more lively

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was very tense at times, I shed a tear when Drake was shot...

Any additional comments?

The whole series is brilliant. I listen to audio books in the car, but I've had to listen to it in the house, the story is so exciting. The main characters are very well built up, you feel you know them by the end....and the story doesn't hold any punches, the tragic twists and turns are shocking and make the characters so believable. Such a shame it had to end....might listen to them all again!