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T. Beran

London, UK
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  • Godsgrave

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff. Conquer your fear, conquer the world. Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it. Her position is precarious, and she's still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining but with some problems

  • By lloyd on 28-09-17

really enjoying this series so far!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

great characters that stay with you. twists and turns aplenty, fantastic world building... what more do you need?

  • Honor Among Enemies

  • Honor Harrington, Book 6
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, Capt. Honor Harrington has been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there's a catch. She must assume command of a "squadron" of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom's commerce.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - awful accents

  • By T. Beran on 31-05-18

Great book - awful accents

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

Reviewed: 31-05-18

I am a big fan of this cheesy space opera series and have read it many times.

The narrator is absolutely fine until she tries her range of random accents - the British is possibly the worst, but the German/French/Italian attempts are all bad enough to mar your enjoyment of the book.

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book - Not so good recording

  • By Avatre on 26-05-18

Great book, well read mostly...

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

What did you like most about Battle Mage?

Great value for money, classic sword & sorcery

What was one of the most memorable moments of Battle Mage?

Falco summoning his dragon

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Any additional comments?

The later chapters are a bit jumpy, some words are mis-read and have obviously not been "proof" listened to. These are a bit jarring and take you out of the story a bit

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Sword

  • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 3
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 291

It's 1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is emperor of France, his ultimate aim to rule Europe. After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, he wins a glorious victory against Austria at Austerlitz. He then deposes the Spanish king and places his own brother on the throne. But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain. Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) throws himself into the British campaign in Europe. After glory in Portugal, he commands the army in a series of triumphant battles across Spain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprise to me ....

  • By L. D. Otter on 04-06-17

Enjoyed it even more than the first 2

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

... and I really enjoyed them too! Can't wait for book 4! Well read and produced

  • Young Bloods

  • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 1
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris, he's thrust into the revolutionary army poised to march against Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simon Scarrow But Not As We Know Him

  • By Simon on 21-02-16

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Really enjoyed the story of their early lives, and am looking forward to the 2nd novel.