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  • Mistborn: Secret History

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. As such, it contains huge spoilers for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of MourningMistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterisation, events and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Listening to it without that background will be a confusing process at best.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • dissapointed it's not new!

  • By John on 22-01-19

Makes things a little clearer

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

Reviewed: 22-04-19

I enjoyed the book it was nice to be listening about Kell again and I loved that he hasn't lost any of his attitude.

  • 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 1,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

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

Binge listen to all books = make more sense

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

The core wanders all over the place leaving characters hanging at the end ....I guess room for book 6?
A lot of people have given this book bad reviews but I thought it had some great parts ...gruesome bits.... amd some “oh really do we have to go though these bits” 🙄 but on the whole I enjoyed it but feel that the story isn’t completely done. I feel that I got to grips with it better as I listened to one after the other so recommend doing that

  • The Daylight War

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Daylight War is book three of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen. Humanity has thirty days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Found the series runs out of steam.

  • By Howard on 12-07-16

Make sure you listen with your ear phones on!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

The story its self is really good and sees the characters develop HOWEVER the constant sex scenes and explicit content wasn't necessary at all, and to be fair got pretty much boring. All the different characters especially in Jardairs gaff are difficult to remember who is who. But anyway I'll keep my ear phones handy and press on with book 4

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,694

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story & brilliantly narrated

  • By Tom on 14-08-09

Simply fantastic

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

WARNING listening to this will get you completely hooked and forget listening to anything else till you get to the end of the series! Simply fantastic

  • Vicious Circle

  • Felix Castor, Book 2
  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after the case of the Bonnington Archive ghost convinced him that he really can do some good with his abilities ('good', of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead). But his friend Rafi is still possessed; the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him; and he's still - let's not beat around the bush - dirt poor....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vicious circle indeed

  • By Joanne on 26-02-19

Vicious circle indeed

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

Another stonkingly fantastic book, which hurtles along and has so many twists and turns it’s worth a second listen. I love all the characters the lovely Felix, Firey Pen and everyone in between I can not recommend this series enough love em

  • Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Two exciting short stories set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett.Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great listen and read.

  • By James B Lofthouse on 16-08-16

A good in filler to our hero

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

I found this little book a great in filler to our hero’s story definitely worth listening too as it explains the gaps which book one left out.

  • The Painted Man

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett. The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. Voted one of the top ten fantasy novels of 2008 by amazon.co.uk. Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Original Fantasy

  • By Dave on 01-06-15

Left me wanting to read the next book

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

This book took some settling in to but the narration was fantastic and I enjoyed learning about the characters. The story takes different peoples early years in to young adulthood in a land full of demons and hardship.
If anyone enjoys gritty no nonsense long haul yarn then you won’t be disappointed. The end of the book came to me too soon and I had to get the next downloaded quickly.

  • The Devil You Know

  • Felix Castor, Book 1
  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. At a time when the supernatural world is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane reality of the living, his skills have never been more in demand. A good exorcist can charge what he likes - and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle - but there's a risk: sooner or later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him. After a year spent in 'retirement', Castor is reluctantly drawn back to the life he rejected and accepts a seemingly simple exorcism case - just to pay the bills, you understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing and a grower

  • By Nik on 22-03-19

The devil indeed

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

I was looking for a new series having finished the Dresden files and although this isn’t Harry Dresden it’s a very close second. The narration takes a bit of getting used to however it suits the story of Felix Castor and chums, and I found be warming to the combination.
Don’t let the thought of him being an exosist put you off as there are flashes of humour and the story’s zoom along at a fantastic pace. Which I found me lurching from book to book. Highly recommended

  • The Furthest Station

  • A PC Peter Grant Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but

  • By Jeffrey Slater on 06-10-17

Not long enough

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Just as I was getting in too this it sadly ended. As usual nice plot intresting ideas but sadly it was over too soon. I hope Molly gets a bigger role in the next books.

  • Foxglove Summer

  • Rivers of London, Book 5
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,824

In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can take a city wizard to the country but...

  • By Sarah on 17-11-14

Best one yet

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

I loved this book and couldnt stop listening to it. It finds Peter out in the country tracking down some missing kids helped by a local police officer and other "friends" 😁