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  • Dark Warlock

  • Arcane Inc., Book 3
  • By: Sean Stone
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Six hundred thirty-seven. That’s the number of children who have been taken in the last 30 years. All taken by one person. He never leaves any evidence. He never leaves witnesses. He leaves only a name: Mr. Panomie. And Panomie is far from human. Eddie is hired to solve the case and bring about an end to Panomie's machinations. He delves into a world in which magical creatures are in charge. But Eddie has problems of his own.    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Snarky warlock returns

  • By C. Rowlands on 01-04-19

Eddie is back and he’s bringing the darkness with him

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

Thoroughly enjoying the Eddie Lancaster books. An exciting addition to the urban fancy genre. Particularly enjoying the whole Neil Gaiman sounding twang to Hannibal Hills voice
Arcane Inc. books are just such fun to read.

  • Skin Game

  • The Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,210

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful. This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry in a smash-and-grab heist run by one of his most despised enemies, to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure horde in the world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still excellent

  • By Robyn on 09-07-18

Who doesn't like a good heist?

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

Reviewed: 14-07-14

Would you listen to Skin Game again? Why?

Without a doubt I've relistened to the other books in the series many times. They are great stories that grab you and don't let go and beautifully performed by James Marsters

What did you like best about this story?

It's a tie between the feel of the book replicating a heist film perfectly and the return of characters I enjoy reading about and have missed

What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

Everything. James Marsters is Harry Dresden, simple as that. The whole theng has a passion and enjoiment you just can't fake

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

In places I cried like a baby, it also made me cheer and I lost count of how many times i burst out laughing.

Any additional comments?

It's a great book that I can not recommend highly enough. Jim Butcher is second to none

  • Terra

  • By: Mitch Benn
  • Narrated by: Mitch Benn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

An SF fable for the young-at-heart from stand-up comedian and satirical song-writer Mitch Benn. No-one trusts humanity. No-one can quite understand why we're intent on destroying the only place we have to live in the Universe. No-one thinks we're worth a second thought. And certainly no-one is about to let us get off Rrth. That would be a complete disaster. But one alien thinks Rrth is worth looking at. Not humanity, obviously, we're appalling, but until we manage to kill every other living thing on the planet there are some truly wonderful places on Rrth and some wonderful creatures living in them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, touching and beautifully read

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-13

A Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 31-08-13

I am far from being the target audience for this book, but being a fan of Mitch Benn i wanted to see what it was like. In a word Spellbinding and his performance only enhances the experience. I wish I could read this when I was eight it would have been perfect, as it was it made me feel like a kid. You will smile a lot when you are listening to Terra it's just that kind of book.

  • Guards! Guards!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,237

If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eminently Re-readable

  • By mollyeyre on 08-07-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

What made the experience of listening to Guards! Guards! the most enjoyable?

A great and funny story being told well

What other book might you compare Guards! Guards! to, and why?

None it's very much it's own book and defies comparison

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

A wonderful range of voices

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

It's a million shot but it might just work

Any additional comments?

For coming so early in the series it is still is one of Pratchett's best works and well worth taking the time to listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and narration after first hour.

  • By Kieran on 17-11-12

Wonderful Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-13

Loved it from start to finish a must for any RPG fan only reason I didn't give it five stars was I felt the language lacked polish and it was long-winded in places