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  • The Binding

  • By: Bridget Collins
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Orsolya Gyorfi on 19-01-19

Not at all what I expected, but a good read.

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

There is a beauty to this story that is hard to put into words and not really evident until the whole tale has been spun. It’s worth your patience and indulgence. It’s a little over-written for my taste, a little laboured in places, but I was moved by the story and it’s fascinating characters and setting.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,821

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

Could barely force myself to finish it.

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

I love a good rip-roaring story and Dan Brown is usually very good at it. But I found this book slow and entirely predictable. I saw the end coming almost straight away. The science vs religion thing is also starting to grate and the end of the book sounded like propaganda from Elon Musk. Hugely disappointing and an entirely predictable ending.