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Isobel

Somerset, United Kingdom
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  • The Blood Debt

  • Wolf of the North, Book 3
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good i didnt want it to end

  • By Mary on 12-03-18

it just gets better and better.<br />

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

The bitter sweet final part of the story. If you are emotionally driven by writing this chapter in the life of Wulfric and his friends will move you to eextremes of laughter and tears.
I admit as I often do, that I think the ending is rushed. I am no expert but I reckon there was another book in there. But regardless, this is a gripping read and I found it hard to put down.

  • The Greatest Knight

  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

From humble beginnings and a narrow escape from death in childhood, William Marshall steadily rises through the ranks to become tutor in arms to the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, this is the story of William Marshal, the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By JW on 04-08-11

wonderful story of French and English history.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I had not heard of William Marshal before. My eyes have been opened. He is one of the people I would invite to my 'special' dinner party. Brilliantly read and written. Now looking for more by this author!!

  • The Widow's Promise

  • The Families of Fairley Terrace Sagas 4
  • By: Jennie Felton
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The Widow's Promise is a powerful new saga from Jennie Felton and part of her Families of Fairley Terrace series. She'd do anything to keep her children safe.... Carina Talbot's life is shattered when her beloved husband, Robert, is found dead in mysterious circumstances. Suddenly she must take on sole responsibility for their two young children and find a way to continue running the farm which was Robert's pride and joy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The usual heart warming story from Jenny Felton

  • By Isobel on 22-12-18

The usual heart warming story from Jenny Felton

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

Reviewed: 22-12-18

Nicely read. Happy ending. Easy listening. Death and romance with a few mini plots thrown in. What more could you want?

  • A Monster Calls

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs, Patrick Ness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book, very powerful and emotional.

  • By ian mcnamara on 26-12-16

One you need a tissue with you to listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I read this book solely onthe basis of the recommendations. I didn't understand immediately what it was about, but I was interested. Boy am I glad I listened to the end. Very highly recommended!

  • The Core

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing end to a series that petered out.

  • By Tom on 18-02-18

oh my word!! This needs to be a film!<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

what a climactic ending to the best series of books I have ever read. twists and turns, sadness and laughter. it has filled my spare moments with excitement. love the underlying commentary. WRITE MORE please!!!!!

  • Silver Road

  • The Shifting Tides, Book 2
  • By: James Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Chloe's quest to escape the Oracle's prophecy leads her to a magus with a secret: the eldren are not the only race to use magic in warfare. An ancient power is rediscovered, and a forgotten people will return. Meanwhile, cursed by his birth, Dion tries to forge a new life at sea, away from both the eldren and his former life in Xanthos, but the one thing he can't leave behind is his heritage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exceptional listening

  • By Isobel on 02-08-18

exceptional listening

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I would love to meet Dion and Chloe. Excellent story to match if not surpass the first book. not a single boring moment in the whole book-something i can rarely claim.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

A sticker

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

This is one of those books you have to wade through the middle of in order to get to the good stuff.

  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable - an absolute must listen

  • By Londongirl on 12-06-17

brilliant took you can't put down<br />

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Just as good as the first book. I am now downloading book 3.
love that narration and the subtle humour. had me chuckling a lot!

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours of Awesome in a 12 hour audiobook

  • By Bob on 23-03-17

Evocative, provoking and can't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

One of those books that grabs just. Characters you can understand a fair bit of violence - but I suppose its in context. The pictures conjured in your imagination are amazing. Off to get the next in the series!!

  • The Blackhouse

  • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Utterly Compelling Atmosphere of Desolation

  • By Simon on 16-02-18

twisting Scottish drama<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Took a while for me to get into this but boy was it worth sticking with! A haunting crime novel like nothing I have read before. written based on Lewis and read in a gentle Scottish accent. cracking ending. off to find another one!

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