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  • A Flicker of Steel

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Thrust into a new world full of magic and monsters, Layla has finally come to terms with her supernatural powers - and left her old life behind. But her enemies are relentless. Sixteen months after her life changed forever, Layla and her team are besieged during a rescue attempt gone awry and must fight their way through to freedom. It turns out that Avalon has only grown since their last encounter, adding fresh villains to its horde. Meanwhile, revelations abound as Layla confronts twists and betrayals in her own life, with each new detail adding to the shadow that looms over her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • please change the narrator she isn't very good.

  • By Steve on 21-10-18

Great story, Awful writing

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

It''s been written terribly! the author rehashes the same thing pretty much over and over again and uses weird ways of describing anger! The main character is constantly feeling 'anger bubble to the surface' or something along those lines. though written poorly, the reading of the book is quite good and the redeeming feature of this audiobook is that the world its based in is pretty interesting and the story though clichéd and predictable as hell is fairly enjoyable! if you like this kind of genre than you might enjoy listening to it but I don't think anyone could possibly enjoy reading it unless they're maybe under the age of 10.

  • Lady of the Lake

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski, David French - translator
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world...an Elven world. She is trapped, with no way out. Time does not seem to exist, and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and to try to conquer her worst nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It didn't need to be quite as long.

  • By Adam Beard on 31-05-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

this whole series is amazing! would definitely recommend for lovers of fantasy as this one is truly epic

  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing the ride

  • By Angela on 13-04-18

love the story, hate the writing

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

the story itself is great! kept me wanting to listen to more and more but the writing of the book is pretty bad and repetitive! very predictable and clichéd but again the story is really enjoyable and it also has a good sense of humour to it

  • The Well of Shades

  • Bridei Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

King Bridei is a man with a mission. His wish to unite his kingdom seems almost within his grasp but there are forces working to undo his dream. He sends Faolan, his most trusted advisor (who is also a master assassin and spymaster) out into the world to ferret out the truth of who is friend and who is foe. Along the way Faolan will uncover many truths. Some may hold the key to Bridei's future. But more important, they may unlock the secrets that Faolan has held deep within his soul for decades. And offer him the chance of redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By surreywench on 12-03-18

amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

the whole series is absolutely brilliant! after reading her other series I didn't think anything got top seven waters but this is just as good in its own right

  • The Ring of Solomon

  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Jeff Rawle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Fans of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus books will devour this book - a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that the reader can't help but fall for. We find everyone's favourite irascibly insolent djinni serving at the court of King Solomon in 950 BC Jerusalem, where he is causing his customary chaos and must help a girl assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba to steal the all-powerful Ring of Solomon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooray - Bartimaeus is back!

  • By Kim Randleff-Rasmussen on 09-04-13

love it

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

the series is absolute pure gold!! brilliant, witty and engaging! I loved every second of it and wish there were more adventures to read but alas I've read all of them!!!

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned. Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the thrilling and long-awaited final installment of the bestselling and acclaimed Mortal Instruments.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little too much information but well written

  • By Jusalp on 05-10-17

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-16

absolutely loved it! Great narrators and even better story so definitely recommend! The booms just get better and better

  • City of Lost Souls

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 5
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life but Jace's soul. Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eloise Oxer has ruined this for me.

  • By Holly on 04-09-14

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-16

This series just gets better and better! can't wait to download the next one! it isn't predictable

  • City of Glass

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves, and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic conclusion

  • By Nadia on 15-07-10

loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Though predictable in so many ways....it is also unique, creative and engaging! makes you laugh and cry! with lots of twits and turns

  • City of Ashes

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 2
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

With her mother in a coma and her father hell-bent on destroying the world, Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York City's terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning. Now the fate of the world rests on Clary's shoulders, but can she master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-01-15

unique

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

loved this audio book! The story though predictable in places is still unique and awesome