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  • Record of a Spaceborn Few

  • Wayfarers, Book 3
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat. Tessa chose to stay home when her brother, Ashby, left for the stars but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened. Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-07-18

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 31-07-18

I adored this story so much. I have loved all of the Wayfarers books and this was certainly no exception. The narrator is perfect and definitely adds something extra to it all. I highly recommend this series.

  • Blackwing

  • The Raven's Mark, Book 1
  • By: Ed McDonald
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow's Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long-dead sorcerer's legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard's paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent grimdark

  • By Dan on 05-01-18

Slow build fantasy

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

It took a while to get into the story but once I did it was good. Well paced with interesting characters. I recommend it.

  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Star Wars, The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 475

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first great disappointment

  • By MR B J WHITE on 05-10-17

Good backstory

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I enjoyed this book a lot, the narrator and additional sound effects were great. I really liked getting to know more about Phasma and where she came from. I especially like how the author didn't try to make her into a sympathetic character and showed instead the determination and ruthlessness which makes up her character.

  • Charmcaster

  • Spellslinger, Book 3
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The third book in the captivating Spellslinger fantasy series. Kellen, Reichis and Ferius are on their way to Gitabria, a city where amazing inventions are dreamed up and sold across the land of the Seven Sands. But when the three of them stumble across a tiny mechanical bird, magically brought to life, they quickly realise all is not as it appears. Meanwhile, two strange Argosi appear, carrying secrets from Ferius' past, together with an unlikely Jan'Tep ally. And as time ticks on, all the cards in Ferius' deck point to the emerging tides of war....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more!

  • By Silverleaf on 18-08-18

Another brilliant instalment

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

My love for this series honestly grows each time I read the next book - something I didn't think possible. The story and characters are amazing and Joe's narration simply adds to that. I highly recommend this series.

  • A Closed and Common Orbit

  • Wayfarers, Book 2
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body following a total system shutdown and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone. But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story wonderfully read!

  • By Dario Persechino on 24-12-16

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 22-06-18

I have to admit I was hesitant to read this as I adored A long way to a small angry planet but I am pleased to say I loved this one just as much. The performance was brilliant and I thought the narrator nailed the characters.

  • City of Bastards

  • By: Andrew Shvarts
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious university. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate - a friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic sequel

  • By Lis on 16-06-18

Fantastic sequel

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

Firstly I adore Brittany Pressley, she is the perfect voice for Tilla and I truly love her narration. The story itself is a good mix of drama, action and intrigue and I cannot wait for the next one. It's well paced and very well written.

  • Crooked Kingdom

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terribly read

  • By Marque on 18-11-17

Brilliant sequel

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

I really loved this duology. The performance by the narrators was brilliant and just so perfectly fitting. The story is a little slower than Six of Crows but still really clever and entertaining.

  • The Sandcastle Empire

  • By: Kayla Olson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Before the war, Eden's life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • By cupcake79 on 24-06-18

Enjoyable dystopian romp

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator did really well on giving each character a unique voice and I really liked the subtleties in the performance and inflections in tone. The plot and characters were well developed and while some of the story was a little predictable it was still enjoyable.

  • The Last Namsara

  • Iskari, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Narrated by: Pearl Mackie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

As a child, Asha's mother told her ancient, forbidden stories to drive away her nightmares - and the telling of them killed her. And when Asha repeated those stories, they summoned an ancient dragon which almost destroyed her city and left Asha horribly scarred. Ever since, she has protected her city and people by dragon slaying. And now she may have a way to both atone for the deaths she caused and to escape an arranged marriage: her father will free her in exchange for the head of Kovu, the ancient dragon.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is Amazing, but...

  • By Bianca on 17-10-18

Enjoyable and detailed

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

I loved this. It was rich in characters, world and the plot twists were brilliant. I really enjoyed Pearl Mackies interpretation and voices too.

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  • Fireblood

  • The Frostblood Saga, Book 2
  • By: Elly Blake
  • Narrated by: Jennifer English
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In this action-packed sequel to Frostblood, the future of Ruby's world and a court ruled by the love of her life depends on the uncovered secrets of her past. Perfect for fans of Red Queen and Throne of Glass. Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Series So Far

  • By lynsey on 02-10-17

Great sequel

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

Reviewed: 29-09-17

I loved this book. Once again the performance was spot on and at times my heart was really pumping. I wasn't keen on the love triangle aspect I have to be honest but luckily the story kept me gripped and I ignored the Ruby/Kai moments as much as possible. Really looking forward to Night Blood.

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