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  • The Spire

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 205

Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Spire is a dark and powerful portrait of one man's will, and the folly that he creates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration lifted the whole work.

  • By Morganrandg on 11-03-15

Fab story great narration

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

Reviewed: 30-10-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Spire to be better than the print version?

I've never read the printed version but hearing Benedict Cumberbatch reading it makes the book come alive!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spire?

The very sad ending

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

Only Benedict Cumberbatch could give you the amazing voices, excellent narration that enhances the already brilliant writing of William Golding.

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

A bit of both!

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Lothaire: Immortals After Dark, Book 12

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness - until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lothaire: Immortals after Dark

  • By Royston on 13-04-13

AMAZING!!

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

Reviewed: 15-04-14

Where does Lothaire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's as good as all the rest of Kresley Cole's books!!

What did you like best about this story?

Brilliant!! A great mixture of storyline and lust!

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

He is brilliant!! I can't believe it's just one person reading the book, all the different accents he's amazing!

  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 2

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book exciting well read and written.

  • By Adele on 27-08-13

Erotic but frustrating!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-14

What made the experience of listening to A Hunger Like No Other the most enjoyable?

Very descriptive and very good story, but I felt Lachlean's frustration! In the end I just wanted them to get together properly and I was very relieved at the end!!!

Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favourite?

He's brilliant! I loved his scottish accent really good!! Great performance!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death in a White Tie

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The season had begun. Débutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn knew that something was up. He had already planted his friend Lord Robert Gospell at the scene. But someone else got there first...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great voice acting

  • By R. D'Averc on 07-04-13

Talented Writer, Talented Narrator

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

Reviewed: 14-02-14

What made the experience of listening to Death in a White Tie the most enjoyable?

Benedict Cumberbatch's narration was amazing, proving he is as amazing narrator as well as a talented and amazing actor!! More please!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death in a White Tie?

Excellent story, strong characters

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

Yes listened to them all, I'd love more, he's someone along with Tom Hiddleston I could listen to all day long!.....

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, couldn't bring myself to stop listening

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tricked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Druid Atticus O'Sullivan hasn't stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they've chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he's been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Iron Druid installment

  • By Cherry on 18-07-13

Druidry gets sexy!

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

Reviewed: 22-10-13

Where does Tricked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up there with the best!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Atticus is most certainly my favourite character with Oberon a close 2nd! Sexy, smart and totally badass I love Atticus. Bring on the film versions!!

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

Christopher Ragland is amazing!!!!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Being 2000 years old just got sexy! LOL

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for books 7,8 and 9!!

  • Neverwhere

  • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Adaptation

  • By flubb on 08-01-15

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 30-09-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Neverwhere to be better than the print version?

I've never read the print version!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved them all!

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

All different actors who brought the right performance to the book to bring it totally alive!

  • Hammered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he's ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he's asked his friend Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare. One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus's home base of Tempe, Arizona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Trinire on 01-06-18

Best group of books since Game of Thrones

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

Reviewed: 30-09-13

Where does Hammered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At least in the top 10! But, bear in mind I've listened to all of Game of Thrones, all of which are amazing! This is the best group of books since them!! Its taken ages to find a good set of books to get addicted to since GOT and these are brilliant!

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

Lord of the Rings meets World of Warcraft!

What about Christopher Ragland’s performance did you like?

Excellent a brilliant performance, all the voices are wonderful and animated.

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn't care much for witches. Still, he's about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty - when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they're badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light-hearted and enjoyable listen

  • By Christopher on 25-03-15

The best group of books since Game of Thrones

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

Reviewed: 30-09-13

What did you like most about Hexed?

I love these books, I've tried many chronicle books since I finished Game of Thrones, but haven't found anything!! These books are amazing and can get you very hooked. Strong characters, excellent names wonderful action!!

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

Lord of the Rings meets World of Warcraft

What about Christopher Ragland’s performance did you like?

Christopher is animated, excellent with different voices and reads perfectly!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love finding a great new series

  • By Philip on 04-11-13

Smashing!!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-13

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

Brilliantly read, great performance!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Oberon like a cheeky scooby doo!

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

Lots made me laugh!!

Any additional comments?

This is seriously addictive!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde, Nicole Spector
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Meet artist Rosemary Hall and follow her inevitable downfall brought by her lust for the famous Dorian Gray - a tale both familiar and new in this brilliant erotic mash-up of one of the world’s most beloved novels. With a mix of old fashioned Victorian debauchery and erotic 21st-century lust this cleverly sexed-up classic will leave you wanting more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gray by name Gray by nature!

  • By Susie on 08-08-13

Gray by name Gray by nature!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-13

Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray again? Why?

Yes! Its a good story

Any additional comments?

Good story, but narator is a bit monotone but the descriptions in the book are enough to keep the story enjoyable.